Brother Rice football coach Brian Badke and his team members David Moses, Frank Herman, John McGlynn, Danny Fitzgerald, Mick Badke, Brendan Ryan, and Patrick Sullivan help out the Easter Bunny at the annual BAPA Easter Egg Hunt at Ridge Park on Saturday, March 24.
Brother Rice High School is pleased to announce that two student-athletes from the 2017 football team have signed letters of intent.
Nick Marozas signed with Indiana University. Marozas is a 6’5” 275 pound offensive tackle from Christ the King Parish in Chicago. He was a two-year starter, one of the varsity team captains this year, and made All Catholic League and the Southown All Area First Team.
“Nick has tremendous potential with his size and athleticism,” said Head Coach Brian Badke, “He will compete for playing time in the very near future at IU.”
John Richardson also signed a letter of intent with Northern Illinois University. Richardson is a 5’11” 175 pound kicker/punter from St. Michael Parish in Orland Park. He is a three-year varsity starter who broke several records. Richardson has the state record for most consecutive extra points made in a row (101 points), made All Catholic League, and received Honorable Mention All-State.
Coach Badke had high praise for Richardson: “Johnny had a great career at BR. He’s is one of the best kickers to come out of Illinois in a long time. NIU did a great job keeping him close to home and they plan on him competing for the job right away.”
Congratulations to both Crusaders as they make their way to the collegiate football arena.
BR Football Freshman + Sophomore Football Banquet
When: Tuesday, 10/24
Where: BR Cafe
Dress: BR students in BR school uniform
Cost: $15.00 (pay the night of-cash preferred) per family-please limit to parents+athlete
We ask that the following be donated:
Sophs: 12 or 24 bottles of water (please bring the night of)
Fresh: Small desert (cookies are fine)
Any questions, email Coach Lyons, email@example.com or Coach McCarthy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The banquet is mandatory program function. We look forward to reflecting on a great season with you.
Your varsity Crusader football team played a very hard fought game on Friday, August 25, 2017 vs. the Maris Redhawks losing 23-14. The defense played well, led by defensive line Myles Ruffin, Kyle Jackson, Dale Williams, Mark Green, Joe Fitzgerald, and Zach Wareyko. The offense scored on a rushing touchdown by Davion Poindexter and in the air from Evan Sullivan to Arthur Veal. The Crusaders play on the road Friday, September 1, at 7:00 P.M. vs. ranked Crete Monee. Their first home game will be on Friday, September 8, at 7:30 vs. Aurora Christian.
The sophomore football team defeated Marist by a score of 21 to 6. The offensive line was dominant. Colin Condon rushed for 174 yards, Jahlil Pettis added a 40 yard touchdown run, as did Giacomo Iraci, scampering in from 11 yards. Quarterback Colin Smyth was 11 for 13 for 210 yards and a touchdown. The defense held Marist scoreless twice inside the 10 yard line. Congratulations on an outstanding victory. The sophomores travel to Crete Monee, Friday, September 8, at 4:30 P.M.
The freshman football team defeated their archrival Marist Redhawks 28-21 in front of a capacity crowd at Tom Mitchell Field on Saturday, August 26. Quarterback Ben Somers connected with receiver Scott Lascody for three touchdowns. Running back Willie Shaw added great runs along with the game winning touchdown for the Crusaders. Linebacker Justin Palmer secured the win with a huge interception. Myles Jones, KJ Love, Ryan Whelan, Austin Veal, and Jeremiah Powell played stellar on defense to lead the Crusaders. The freshman football team return to action at Brother Rice on Saturday, September 9, at 9:00 A.M. vs. Crete – Monee.
Varsity Image Galleries:
Image gallery by Noreen Hosty, click here
Freshman Image Gallery:
Image gallery by Noreen Hosty, click here
Congratulations to these Crusaders who were named to the Daily Southtown All-Area team.
Bother Rice senior Ricky Smalling always wanted to be the best.
A 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame gave Smalling a good foundation to achieve that ambition. So did running a 4.69 in the 40-yard dash.
But Smalling also realized it takes more than physical ability to ascend to elite status as a wide receiver. He needed to critique his opponents, finding cracks in defenses that allowed him to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
“I studied a lot of film,” said Smalling, a Homewood resident. “That helped me get open a lot. By watching film, once the ball was in my hands, I knew what to do after the catch.”
The Brother Rice football program will be hosting its annual Winter Football Fundamentals Camp for 7th and 8th grade boys on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The camp is focused on teaching fundamentals for all positions. Each player will receive a quality, high energy, one-on-one, instruction from our Brother Rice coaching staff.
The cost of camp is $10, and all participants will receive a Brother Rice football camp t-shirt. Registration begins at 6:30 P.M., and will run from 7 – 9 PM. Please enter through the north entrance off 99th Street.
Congratulations to the sophomore football team on their second undefeated season, winning the CCL Blue in an impressive fashion by defeating previously unbeaten Loyola 27 to 8 on Friday, October 21, 2016.
Dylan Summers returned the opening kick for a touchdown, while quarterback John Bean connected with Anthony Arquilla for a touchdown. Jack McMahon added two big field goals, while Ty McCoy’s scoop and score touchdown on defense put the sophomores up 24 to nothing.
A special shout out to the entire defense, who held Loyola to a season low of 8 points. The sophomores now stand at a two year record of 18 and 0. This is the first time in school football history that a class has gone undefeated back to back.