Brossart Vs. Dayton
August 23, 2014Bishop Brossart High School
A tumultous summer was put to rest this Friday night as our Mustangs were finally able to take the field and take their aggression out on someone other than their teammates. With the amount of publicity the program received throughout June and July one may have thought Tim Tebow was in town. As the naysayers were writing Bishop Brossart football off as just another small school who couldn't make a go of it in football, the core group stuck together. Athletic Director Adam Franzen and Principal Dan Ridder made the difficult decision to stick it out and keep the program alive.
Thankfully, the decision was made easier with a group of veteran juniors and seniors who still had the desire to compete. Refusing to throw in the towel, leaders like Justin Schack recruited some talented athletes from other sports such as; basketballer Clay Kramer, track state champion Joe Donnelly, and baseballer Garrett Ahlbrand to name a few. Along with veterans like Craig Pferrman, Frank Cetrulo, Logan Schoulties, Griffin Goepper and Paul Williams there is a core group of young men committed to representing our school in a positive manner.
Leading these young men is a familiar face, Paul Wiggins, who has coached the Colts program for several years, and Coach Vincent Nerone, who assists in Track as well.
Friday started off as most would have predicted; the team was dug into an early hole falling behind 18-0. When it seemed as if a loss was inevitable, just as they have all summer the team fought back. Scoring 2 unanswered touchdowns and storming back to within a score of the lead. The first touchdown on a 40 yard fumble recover by Frank Cetrulo, and the second on an 18 yard pass from Clay Kramer to Garrett Ahlbrand. With 29 seconds left on the clock the Mustangs hope lied in an on-side kick. Unfortunately the Green Devils recovered and were able to go into the victory formation to run out the clock.
Although in the scorebooks it will go down as an L, the team should be very proud of how they competed. The team has some very winnable games in the near future and we know they will continue to work hard and represent us well. Game statistics will be posted later.
- Written by Chris Davis