“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
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. “
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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.
You may have noticed the fan t-shirts that say “IT’S MORE THAN JUST FOOTBALL”. One of the fans asked, “if it’s not about football then what is it about?”
It’s about developing character in our young men. How better to develop character and strength in our young men than to study perseverance, alertness, obedience, humility, and decisiveness on the gridiron?
It’s about homeschoolers from all over the city coming together. It’s about problem-solving and addressing challenges. Players have to learn the rules of six-man football, learn the plays for their team and their opponents. With scores like 112 to 66 (FEAST vs. NYOS) and 60 to 60 (FEAST vs. Wilco) heading into overtime, things happen swiftly on the field. Players have to access, analyze and implement without delay.
It’s about families and what the families represent; Christ in all situations even football. Parents and coaches set examples of responsibility, self-control, forgiveness, and gratefulness. All parents and even some siblings volunteer for one or more of the dozen volunteer positions for every home game, as well as, the half a dozen positions for away games. We have five families that have players in both middle and high school which means they chose to volunteer twice as much.
Join us November 3, 2018, for Senior Day. We will recognize Senior Football Players and their families at 1:30 pm. The game begins at 2 pm at The Winston School, 8565 Ewing Halsell. The traditional after-game meal is at Fuddruckers 9845 IH-10 W at Wurzbach. This will be our last home game of the season.
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.