Football Team Makes School History
***Information contributed and written by Mr. Mike Stevens - Football Parent, Assistant Athletic Director - Crystal Clark, Head Football Coach Prukop.
The fall of 2019 has been a tremendous year for the St. Dominic Savio Eagle Football team. As the year 2018 came to an end, the team closed the door on a chapter of adversity and opened the door, filled with possibility, determination, and a strong work ethic. The rising senior leadership worked with the coaches to form a nucleus of dedicated players who began the year literally doing the heavy lifting in the weight room.
Forging A Team
The Spring and Summer practices brought by Coach Prukup and his staff, provided organization, precision, and unification to the team with continued conditioning and strength training. Many new plays were learned, new members joined, and formed this cauldron of recruits came a synergistic team who at their core were forged to “Love like Christ” in everything they do.
Coach Prukop commented, "It is amazing what a group of people who come together for a common goal can accomplish. In February of this year, 12 young men attended the first off-season workout. They committed themselves to make sure that not only would Savio Football have a team this Fall, but that it would play well and bring honor to the school. Because of their efforts, others were inspired to join the team as well and now we have 24 young men and 2 lady managers who are participating in Varsity Football for the Eagles. And the results have been fabulous!"
The squad of 24 young men has taken their #1 rule, “Love like Christ,” to perform beyond all expectations. Seven games into the season, the formula has been proven by the overall health and success of this team. As the team has bravely ridden into each game, they have always been outnumbered and usually outsized, but their unity, skill, precision, and determination, has resulted in a season filled with accomplishments, that are unique in the ten-year history of Savio Football.
Making School History
The Eagle football team continues to make school history moving their record to 7-0 after an outstanding game against TMI Episcopal in San Antonio Friday night. With over 400 rushing yards, the Eagles dominated the game-winning 53-20. Troy Foster racked up four Touchdowns, Mattvey Carter #3 and Quarterback, Chris Janak snuck in a touchdown as well. With this win, the boys have clenched 1st place in the West Zone, and they will play for the Division V Championship on Saturday, November 9.
The team has improved each week and has now qualified to play in the TAPPS Division 5 Championship Game on Saturday, November 9 at a site to be determined in Houston, TX. Most importantly, through the ups and downs of the football season, this group of young men and women have had a chance to learn how to "Love like Christ". In many countless ways, we have seen great examples from each of them, "giving everything they have to benefit another without regard for themselves, said Coach Prukop.
Celebrating Seniors & Future Eagles
We encourage everyone to attend the game v. Northland Christian this Friday, November 1st at the Westwood High School Field. We will be celebrating our Seniors and Future Eagles. If you are a future Eagle family, join us for the pre-game tailgate festivities beginning at 5:30 pm. Please follow the link for more information and to register.
The Football Season Game Scores
Below is a list of scores from the seven games that Savio has won. We are proud of the Football team and their accomplishments!