“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
If any of these qualities describe you then football needs you. Whether you are a football fan, sibling or parent of one of the players the FEAST Football Team needs Team Managers. The Team Manager is responsible for keeping the team hydrated. Duties also include transporting water equipment to all practices and games (home and away).
Team Manager Savannah Perez is graduating! She has been serving the team since 2015. She will be available to train or answer questions during the spring camp in May. Look for more information in future Manna’s.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FEAST PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN THE TAIAO ALL-STAR GAME REPRESENTING THE DIVISION 1 SOUTH TEAM.
#28 Daniel Abrams is MaxPreps Special Teams Player of the Game five times this year with 69 PATs and three Field Goals for a total of 78 kick points for 156 total points and 2,421 yards. His longest kick-off yard is 55 yards. Daniel received the 2019 Gus Award for winning the TAIAO Kicking Battle with a 50-yd field goal. Mr. & Mrs. Abrams are grateful for Daniel’s achievements but most proud of his character.
#9 Josiah Dagerath is MaxPreps Offensive Player of the Game twice. His love of the game showed when he completed ten TDs for a total of 60 points. Josiah would encourage both the fans in the stands, and players to cheer for the team. Mr. & Mrs. Dagerath are so proud of Josiah’s growth and achievements.
#39 Chase Hill is MaxPreps Defensive Player of the Game twice. He made nine kick-off returns, eleven TDs for 66 points, and his longest return is 68 yards. Mr. & Mrs. Hill love seeing Chase’s passion and dedication on the field and are so proud of all he has accomplished.
#11 Gabriel Sones is a new player this year. Gabe was chosen for his blocked field goal; two kick-off returns and one tackle for loss of yards. Mr. & Mrs. Sones are grateful for the patience and flexibility he’s learned while playing five different positions at any given time.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIORS ISAAC BENITEZ, MITCHEL SANDIDGE, AND NATHANIEL CRENWELGE. THEY WERE SELECTED FOR THE TEXAS PRIVATE SCHOOL SIX-MAN ALL-STAR GAME 2019.
#6 Isaac Benitez is MaxPreps Player of the Game three times. He completed 66 passes. He scored 14 touchdowns for 84 points. His total rushing yards is 601 yards and total passing yards of 830 yards. A first for FEAST, he was the starting quarterback for all four years. Mr. & Mrs. Benitez are so proud of his achievement, over his high school football career.
#18 Nathaniel Crenwelge is MaxPreps Defensive Player of the Game once. He had 13 Pass Defense, five interceptions, and two Touchdown Interception Returns. He made five TDs for 30 points. Mr. & Mrs. Crenwelge appreciate the mentors that helped develop Nathaniel into an honorable young man.
#12 Mitchel Sandidge is MaxPreps Player of the Game eight times. His 1,665 rushing yards, three interceptions, 30 touchdowns for 180 points, scored two touchdowns on kick-off returns, and scoring on an interception return places him on the Senior All-Star Team. Mr. & Mrs. Sandidge are proud of his achievements both on and off the field.
If you are interested in playing FEAST Football, there will be a spring camp in May 2020. Contact email@example.com or look in future Manna articles for more information.
Congratulations to Winter Fox, The Most Spirit Football Fan! She was awarded a movie gift card and a $25 gift card from Student Council. Monique Jensen and Jael Ramos were the runners-up, each receiving a movie gift card. Thank you, ladies, for attending the game and showing your dedication.
“The object of the game in football is for the quarterback, otherwise known as the Field General, to be on target…..reaching his receivers with pinpoint accuracy…into enemy territory balancing his aerial… and ground offenses… in the enemy’s defensive line.” These actions take initiative, endurance, alertness, dependability, and enthusiasm. These qualities create wonderful memories for the FEAST football team. FEAST Senior Football players shared the character trait that best describes them and their favorite football memory:
#6 – ISAAC BENITEZ’S CHARACTER TRAIT IS ENDURANCE. My freshman year playing against WILCO, when we came back and won after being down 36 points going into the second half.
#9 – JOSIAH DAGERATH’S CHARACTER TRAIT IS DEPENDABILITY. “I believe that many of the positions that I have been put in, whether in football or otherwise, have given me many opportunities to adapt to the circumstances around me and rise to become my best self.” In week 3, when we played Austin Veritas, I had ﬁve receptions for 41 yards and 3 Touchdowns. I feel like that game was one that changed the rest of the season for me as a player and as a person. Through that game, I realized the importance of having a team that knows how to operate as a team and not as individuals wearing the same color. That night, I gained conﬁdence in myself as a player and also as a person.
#18 – NATHANIEL CRENWELGE’S CHARACTER TRAIT IS ENDURANCE. “I do my best to maintain the same level of activity throughout the game. What is your favorite football memory? “My favorite memory was when we played Austin Achieve this year. I was able to score three times and intercepted four times. As a result, my folks bought me an ice cream cake and milkshake. I hoped for three ice cream cakes and four milkshakes.”
#17 – BEN JENSEN’S CHARACTER TRAIT IS DISCIPLINE. “I do my best to stick with a goal or plan and commit to achieving or fulﬁlling it. My favorite memory is coming back from 16 points to beat Veritas by 4 with 5:00 left in the 4th quarter.”
#16 – NOAH MAST’S CHARACTER TRAIT IS RESPONSIBILITY. My favorite memory is the team bonding during camp.
#23 – GABRIEL PROCHKO’S CHARACTER TRAIT IS COMPOSURE. “I ﬁnd it very easy to stay calm under pressure. After playing for two different teams, I think the best memory from football is the brother-ship that is created between all the players.”
#28 – DANIEL ABRAMS’ CHARACTER TRAIL IS LOYALTY. “I always have my teammate’s and family’s backs no matter what. My ﬁrst season and the ﬁrst game were in my 7th-grade year against Castle Hills. Near the end of the game, it was raining hard with a strong wind coming right at me. The ﬁeld was covered with mud, and we had just scored. I went out to do a PAT, and Josiah Dagerath was my holder. The snap was high, and he jumped up, caught the ball, and got it down just in time. I made the kick, we won, and it will forever be my favorite PAT and probably football moment.”
TEAM MANAGER – SAVANNAH PEREZ’S CHARACTER TRAIT IS RESPONSIBILITY. “Every time the coaches gave me something to do, I would do my best to fulﬁll the task that was given to me. It’s hard for me to choose just one because I truly enjoy being out there with the team daily, but the best favorite memory that stands out the most would have to be during a few of the practices last year when it was pretty cold, Coach Cone decided to put me in on defense a few times. Funny thing it was always when my mom wasn’t looking.”
Thank you Seniors for making this season memorable!
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr! The chill in the air and cheers in the stands means it’s time for FEAST Football Homecoming. The stands were full of enthusiastic families cheering for the young men of two homeschool teams- FEAST Patriots vs. Austin Royals
Captains Isaac Benitez, Josiah Dagerath, Chase Hill, and Mitchel Sandidge led their team in a victory over Austin Royals. Varsity score was 86 to 40. Mitchel Sandidge scored 5 touchdowns for the win. The Patriot team consists of center Josiah Dagerath, holder Nathaniel Crenwelge, and kicker Daniel Abrams. The Varsity Patriot team successfully completed 100% of the points after touchdown. Ben Jensen made some great tackles!
The JV team also won their games with a score of 28 to 20. All FEAST families were there to cheer them on.
It was all hands-on deck during halftime. Football, Softball, Co-op, and Student Council came together to provide energizing carnival games. Students and parents tried their hand at football bowling and found treats at the Fishers of Men booth. A Student Council member used her artistic skills to paint faces.
Before the Varsity Homecoming game, Former Coach Michael Dagerath was recognized for his 9 years of service from 2008-2017. He implemented a weekly character study based on Scripture to encourage personal growth. He also applied standardized skills and formations in both the middle school and high school program. With an 83-24 record as head coach, he led the middle school team to the Southwest Conference Championship and to the TAIAO State Championship in 2017. Coach Robert Benitez presented him with a signed Patriots helmet. Thank you, Coach!
In a formal ceremony before the Winston Eagles vs FEAST Patriots game the Football Seniors thanked their parents for supporting their journey in sports. Daniel Abrams, Isaac Benitez, Nathaniel Crenwelge, Josiah Dagerath, Ben Jensen, Noah Mast, Gabriel Prochko, Mitchel Sandidge and Team Manager Savannah Perez.
November can only mean two things—Thanksgiving & Playoffs! Read more in the next Manna issue.
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.