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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

Posted Wednesday, December 20, 2006 by The pit reporter

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR

With 2006 coming to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helps to make Stepinac Football the hidden gem that it is. We are just coming off a great win over White Plains HS on Thanksgiving Day. Spirits are high, the weight room is busting at the seem, with next years players believing they can make a difference on & off the field. We are starting a new Football leadership committee; it will consist of players from each level who will meet monthly to talk about the different issues that face HS football players throughout the year. This past season started off with some real tough games, our kids kept working hard. By season end we were the team many teams didn't want to play. We took the best teams in our league to the max, winning 4 of our last 7 while starting 4 soph. & a freshman. The future at Stepinac is very bright. Our seniors are working hard on their college applications, many colleges are stopping by to talk to them about there college football possibilities.
We had many firsts this past season; we switched to the "I "offense. More open Pro style offenses which will help our young athletes move on to the next level & give our opponents something completely different to prepare for. We invited the WP Bernie's & the Eastchester Blue Devils to Stepinac to use our facilities. The WP Little Bernie's even played the Joe Riverso Bowl at Halftime of our night game this year. It was a great event seeing all those little guys running around Babe Ruth stadium. We had the leading rusher in the CHSFL & Westchester County & he is only a junior. We have a Soph QB who threw the ball all over the field in his short 1st season. We also had a freshman start both ways on Varsity, striking fear in the hearts of our opponents who faced him.
So things are looking up at Stepinac, we are bringing in an outside company Velocity Sports performance to train our athletes in the off season. This will enable our young athletes to reach their ultimate capabilities & athletic performance. All of our coaches are coming back many are former Stepinac Crusaders themselves. We have been very lucky to add a few ex Crusaders to the teaching staff at school. This has really helped us strengthen the bond with academics & athletics. We are working very hard every day to instill the family values that make Stepinac such a great place to go to school.
We started the Stepinac Grid iron club & honored a group of celebrated Crusaders. What a great evening, over 150 former Players & coaches showed to spend a grand evening together. After a few short speeches, everyone spent the rest of evening watching some football & remembering old times. Don't miss out on this year event in Sept. Details will follow. Our Athletic Golf Outing also will be coming up in June; we thank you in advance for your support. We hope everyone has had a great 2006 & that 2007 brings even better things for you & your families. Stay in touch.

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