“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE!!!!
The Varsity team began the season with a retreat in the Hill Country. The players and coaches spent time getting to know each other. They shared meals, board games, and devotionals. They are ready to begin practice on August 8th.
Mark your calendar. The schedule can be found on the Athletics Calendar so come to a game.. Check Facebook for any changes to the schedule. HOMECOMING is OCTOBER 12TH, 2019. We will see you there.
Home games are played at The Winston School, 8565 Ewing Halsell. Home game admission is $5/adult; $3/age 6-17; $3 military/senior citizen; Free/ age 5 and under.
The FEAST Football team is part of the TAIAO organization. What is TAIAO? The Texas Association of Independent Athletic Organizations was formed in 2018 by a group of like-minded Six-Man football coaches that for various reasons, did not “fit” in with existing football or athletic leagues in Texas. For their first year, they had 8 members. In
2014, they expanded to 19 teams, separating into two divisions so smaller organizations would not be at a competitive disadvantage. They’ve grown to over 35 organizations for the 2017/2018 school year. They feel they have a great offering for all types of organizations, Private Schools, Charter Schools, Home School Organizations, and Public Schools. They currently have organizations in all of the major metropolitan areas of Texas: Houston, Dallas Metroplex, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Waco, as well as many areas in between.
NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!
Football Registration for 2019-2020 is now open. Informational meetings will take place on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 and Thursday, August 1, 2019. Both meetings will begin at 6 PM at 7735 Mockingbird Lane (New FEAST offices). It is MANDATORY for parents to attend one of these meetings.
NOTE: You must be a Patriot Pass holder in order to participate in any FEAST sport. Click here to read more about the Patriot Pass.
Founding Coach Rush Cone is alongside Cody Beck during the Harding University signing ceremony. Congratulations Cody!! #7 Cody Beck was featured in the 2018-2019 FEAST Yearbook hurdling over his opponent.
Congratulations to the 2019 Senior Football players. May the Lord bless your next endeavor.
NAME: Cody Beck
POSITIONS PLAYED: I played several positions but mostly Center.
PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: I plan to study business and play football for Harding University.
FAVORITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: Getting my first ever hurdles this year.
ENCOURAGEMENT: “Stay Hungry, Don’t Quit”
NAME: Christian McDonald
POSITIONS PLAYED: Running back
PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: I plan on studying cybersecurity at UTSA.
FAVORITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: Winning the Stephenville game!
ENCOURAGING WORDS FOR TEAM: Score one for me. Remember the words of Vince Lombardi “Winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is.”
NAME: Isaiah Hudgens
POSITIONS PLAYED: Running back, Receiver, Quarterback, Defensive safety, Defensive cornerback.
YEARS WITH FEAST: 8 years
PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: I plan on running track for the University of Incarnate Word, and studying business.
FAVORITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: After game meals, hanging out with friends and messing around.
ENCOURAGEMENT: “For everyone coming onto the team in 2019, just remember that no matter the outcome of the game/play/practice the only thing that truly matters is that #1 you improved, #2 your faith grows, and #3 you had fun!”
NAME: Roman Garcia
POSITIONS PLAYED: Defensive End
PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: After high school, I plan to take a gap year, continue the legal business, attend a college to primarily study political science, and later become a politician.
FAVORITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: My favorite memory was during my middle school year with FEAST. I was on the kickoff team and stripped the ball from a kick returner and scored a touchdown.
NAME: Chris Guerra
POSITIONS PLAYED: Defensive End, Running Back, Linebacker
PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: I plan to study nursing at Pensacola Christian College
FAVORITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: The Game against Stephenville because our entire team displayed competitive greatness and teamwork. And Coach Cone’s rhetorical and grandiloquent knowledge of etymology.
NAME: Dean Campos
POSITIONS PLAYED: various
If you have any questions contact Coach Benitez at Robert.Benitez@sbcglobal.net.
Six-Man football by its nature is a wide-open contest where speed, strength, and agility are strongly correlated to success on the playing field. 70% of the player’s success (or lack thereof) in the Fall season can be traced back to his off-season activity (or lack thereof).
The off-season is a wonderful opportunity for athletes to set goals then plan and execute these goals. The FEAST Track Program is a great way to build speed and agility. If you are not able to take advantage of the FEAST Track program then find other ways to work on your abilities. Workout at home or a local gym.
Below is a list of possible exercises to work on. If you have any questions on the proper form or technique for these contact Coach Benitez or one of the team captains. 2019 FEAST High School Football Team Captains are Issac Benitez, Mitchell Sandidge, Josiah Dagerath, and Chase Hill.
30 yard backpedal – directional change every 10 yards
10 x 10 Agility Square – cones are placed in 4 corners that are 10 yards apart. The player moves from corner to corner and attempts to do it as quickly as possible. Total of 10 moves/segments from corner to corner.
Push Ups – Good form is required for it to count. Sternum must touch a football that is on the ground underneath the player. Back needs to be relatively flat.
Burpees – The push up must be good form.
Wall Squats – Players puts his back against a wall and forms a 90-degree angle with his knee joint (like sitting in a chair). He holds this position for maximum time.
Swing Kicks – Player must swing his leg over a small chair positioned in front of him. The chair is 36” high.
Jump Rope – minimum number of stops within 60 seconds
Distance Run– Player runs 1-3 mile(s)
DISCLAIMER: You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.
Athletes can record five months (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May) of improvement before camp begins in May. If you are interested in workouts with our players contact Coach Benitez Robert.Benitez@sbcglobal.net for more information.
FEAST Football is a State-wide recognized program. If an outstanding character on and off the field and developing a sense of belonging are goals for your son, then consider joining our football program. Football requires an unselfish attitude where individual achievement is merited based on its overall impact in contributing to the common goal of the Team. Character traits such as leadership, preparedness, endurance, dedication, and discipline are all key components in building confident and considerate young men. Men who are prepared for life’s challenges as leaders, husbands, fathers, and friends. We use the Gridiron to build the character with grace.
FEAST designed the football program to be supported by donations and volunteers. Parents volunteers build relationships with their sons and eliminate paying extra by serving as timekeeper, scorekeeper, admissions personnel, statistician, announcer, sideline personnel, etc. FEAST offers homeschool families the opportunity to participate in the football program by keeping the fees at a minimum. These fees are used to rent and maintain the practice field and game day field, meeting rooms, equipment replacement, helmet certifications, insurance, referee pay, league dues, field paint, first aid equipment, and supplies, etc.
One way to reduce fees is through sponsorship. Sponsorships and donations are tax-deductible gifts. If you know of a business or individual interested in sponsoring the football program please contact Coach Robert Benitez 210-393-0327. Sponsors have the option to reserve advertising spaces in our Football Program, on football practice jerseys, and/or mentions in the MANNA Magazine that reaches thousands of families.
Well Done Boys
As the 2018 high school football season comes to an end, the Patriots closed the season with eight wins and three losses. It’s also time to say farewell to the many families that come together to pray for the needs of our team and volunteer. Thank you FEAST Patriot families.
Though the season is over, the Coaches from Bastrop Tribe Warriors, FEAST Patriots, Corpus Christi Wings, Austin Royals, and Mt. Carmel Bulldogs came together to select the top players to make up the Division 1 All-Star South Team. CONGRATULATIONS to the seven players selected from FEAST. #23 Christian McDonald is the overall leading rusher with 1,703 yards rushing and 222 total points scored. #22 Isaac Benitez was the 2nd leading rusher with 1,198 yards rushing and 3rd leading passer with 891 yards passing. #7 Cody Beck was selected as the leading center with 426 receiving yards. #12 Mitchel Sandidge was the 4th leading tackler even though he missed part of the season recovering from an injury. Kicker #28 Daniel Abrams made 76 out of 86 attempted kicks for a total of 2,861 yards tying for this position. Abrams opted to have his placeholder, #18 Nathaniel Crenwelge, and deep snapper, #9 Josiah Dagerath, join him. Dagerath was also able to step in as guard during the All-Star game. With his first season as Head Coach, Robert Benitez was selected Assistant Coach to the Division 1 All-Star South Team.
Division 1 South Vs. Division 1 North played in Bryan, Tx on December 8, 2018. It was a chilling 40 degrees with light rain and winds. Dedicated parents from all the teams sat wrapped in blankets and cheered with teeth chattering. The Division 1 South won with a score of 54 to 32.
Seniors #7 Cody Beck and #23 Christian McDonald also played in the Senior All-Star game on December 15th in Marble Falls. Several of the FEAST Patriots went to cheer them on.
This month will be the high school banquet where players will receive their letterman jackets. Captains and teammates will also share their highlights of the season and bid farewell to the senior players leaving. Coaches will pray over players and the future before them. Praying they seek God first, and remember the lessons learned and apply them to their future endeavors.
Mat 6:33-34 “but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. “
Check back here for information about upcoming football camps, conditioning instructions, eligibility requirements, 2019 season, etc.
THE FEAST PATRIOTS
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM
BATTLED TMI (TEXAS MILITARY INSTITUTE)
FOR THE DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP
Everyone in the family came to cheer on the FEAST Patriots. Whether it was parents or grandparents in the stands ringing bells or shouting through megaphones, fans were excited for the team. It was encouraging to see the high school Captain Josiah Dagerath on the sidelines. He was joined by Crenwelge, Abrams, and Beck who had younger brothers on the team. #20 Collin Booker and #6 Cruz Garcia had their little brothers acting as ball boys. #54 Asa Peebles had his little sister helping with water. It truly was a family event.
Tackle after tackle we saw #11 Brayden Dinh putting forth all his ability along with several others to keep the TMI offense from progressing down the field. There were two kickoff returns for touchdowns; one by #10 Jacob Crenwelge and the other by #40 Jake Sasseville. Before the end of the second quarter, #10 Jacob Crenwelge intercepted the ball. With a lead of over 20 points, the coach gave the signal to allow the “B” team to take over. #2 Jackson Saul reminds us of former player Bryce Benitez (Coach Benitez’ son). He is fast, can read the field, and is driven. Both #20 Collin Booker and #2 Jackson Saul recovered fumbles. Both #5 David Jumes and #2 Jackson Saul were quarterbacks. In the 2nd quarter #5 David Jumes was running near the sideline for a 60-yard touchdown when near the 20-yd line he almost fell. With the balance of a gymnast, he regained his balance and scored. It was awesome when he scored a 50-yd touchdown in the last 50 seconds of the game. We won 58 to 39. CONGRATULATIONS Middle School.
AT the beginning of the November, high school senior players #23 Christian McDonald, #7 Cody Beck, #16 Christopher Guerra, and #11 Roman Garcia were recognized on the field before the game. Players spoke of their plans after high school and gave their parents gifts. During halftime Student Council senior members Rico Duran, Rudy Duran, and Savannah Stutevoss were recognized and presented with gifts for supporting the football program.
November was filled with victories. High School played Austin Royals for the TAIAO Quarterfinals. The weekend after Thanksgiving they then played THESA (Texas Homeschool Educators Sports Association) for the Semifinals. December will continue the high stakes games with the Finals on December 1st and the All-Star game on December 8th.