Football

Varsity Football Team 2016
Varsity football team with coach Wiley

Varsity Football

By: Bryan 
7th grade student

Holy Trinity flag football has been a big part of the Holy Trinity traditions. It all started back in the 70’s and 80’s when our school won multiple championships. Ever since then our players and coaches have taken it into their hands to keep this football spirit alive. Our players strive for victory in every game no matter the conditions. Our players fight until the final whistle blows. This game has bound itself to all the hearts of our students, athletes, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and the families of Holy Trinity.

As of today Holy Trinity has ended up with multiple alumni graduating and currently playing in college, such as Mark Gray (Cal); Benny Weischedel (Willamette), Kenny Potter (San Jose State QB), and Ryan Brockway (Chapman College). Holy Trinity has also had alumni drafted into the NFL. Those athletes include Bryan Bero (retired), fullback for the Chicago Bears; and current tight end for the Tennessee Titans, Craig Stevens. These athletes have paved the way and inspired many other students at Holy Trinity.  Working hard and improving skills provides a conduit to possibly playing at the same level as these Holy Trinity alumni.

Our students are eligible to participate in flag football from 4th grade until they graduate in 8th grade. The 4th graders play on the “C” team which focuses on the development these Charger athletes.  The 5th and 6th graders play on our “B” team. When the students reach 7th and 8th grade, they are eligible to play for our Varsity team.

Our “B” team is a team that allows 5th and 6th graders to get a feel for the Charger style of play in football. The majority of the teams from the Los Angeles area play in the CYO League. The “B” team practices three days a week with our own Athletic Director, Vince Dileva and his coaching staff. The team plays a rigorous schedule in the CYO League.

In 7th graders the students are eligible to play on the Varsity team. The Varsity team practices 2-3 times a week, with games on the weekends and occasionally a weekday. The varsity team plays in the CYO League and the FIYA League. The FIYA League is comprised of public and private schools in the southern region of Los Angeles.

Both the “B” team and the Varsity have done well in the CYO League. The Varsity team holds a strong record and is competing for CYO title . Both teams keep the Holy Trinity name high in the standards every year.

If you have any stories of past seasons, here at Holy Trinity, that you wish to share with us, please send them in to the Holy Trinity athletic department at htfootball@hotmail.com. We will share them on this page.  (Please leave your name and contact information with the story.)

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Both of the Holy Trinity football teams preformed well this season.

Players from the Varsity team and B team were interviewed about the season:

Varsity Football 

CYO competing for the title.  

FIYA 3rd place

“At the beginning of the season, I thought that our team was not going to make it to the finals and we didn't have the confidence to make it as far as we did. My coaches taught me the real value of the game, and that’s just to have fun. We pulled it together at the end of the season. I was surprised that our team had the ability to make it, but it turns out we did.”

-Jack M (2014 player)

 

“We did very well. We went undefeated in the regular season of FIYA and only lost one game in the CYO league, against American Martyrs. We had an amazing team that cooperated really well at practice and on the field.”

-Eduardo C (2014 player)

 

B Football

 

“At first, we didn't know what we were doing. But then we got our act together and only lost once to American Martyrs and had a record of 12-1. After that, we won every game. We cooperated very well and tried our best.” 

-Dylan K

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