“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
N E V E R G I V E I N !
is the motto for the 2019 FEAST Football Team. Whether it is seeking excellent on the gridiron, in their classes or in life, players are encouraged to “Never Give In” to defeat or inadequacy. Seek the Lord in all things. He has created them sufficient for a purpose.
Join our football families at any of the “home” games: All HOME games are played at The Winston School, 8565 Ewing Halsell, 78229
Friday, August 30, 2019 Kickoff 7:30 pm Varsity vs Jubilee San Antonio
Friday, September 13, 2019 Kickoff 5:00 pm JV vs Lee Academy – CANCELLED
Friday, September 13, 2019 Kickoff 7:30 pm Varsity vs Austin Veritas
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Kickoff 7:00 pm JV vs Calvary
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Kickoff 5:00 pm JV vs Austin Royals
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Kickoff 7:30 pm Varsity vs Austin Royals (HOMECOMING)
Friday, October 18, 2019 Kickoff 7:30 pm Varsity vs Winston (Senior Players Recognition)
$3/student, senior citizen, Active Duty Military (with I.D.)
Free for children 5 years and under.
Bring your entire family to the Homecoming game between two homeschool teams. There will be fun games for everyone
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.
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.