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.
Congratulations to 2016 Chicago Catholic League All-Conference players Dino Borrelli, Branden Houston, Brian Gannon, Xazavian Valladay, Aarion Lacy, and Brian Olsen, highlighted by the Offensive Player of the Year Ricky Smalling. This is the third year in a row that Brother Rice has captured the Offensive Player of the Year Award – 2014 recipient was Marcus Jones and 2015 recipient was Camren Miller.
Saturday, October 29, 2016, marks the beginning of the playoff run for the varsity Crusaders with a home game against Fremd High School. Kickoff is at 1:00 P.M. so don’t miss it! Please note that this Brother Rice home game is part of the official IHSA State Series, and, unlike the regular season, NO PASSES are allowed. This includes our students, as well. Admission to the game will be $5.00 for ALL students and adults, without exception, as per the IHSA. We hope to see a full crowd on Saturday!
It might as well be a game of flag football on the playground the way Brother Rice throws the ball around, and the Crusaders just have too many threats to sufficiently cover them all.
Loyola countered with the universal playground rule.
The biggest guy took the ball and dared anyone to stop him. Nobody could.
Jake Marwede, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end who doubles as a Wildcat quarterback, rushed for five touchdowns and No. 1 Loyola played from behind all night before riding the Duke recruit to a 48-37 victory over No. 3 Brother Rice and the Catholic Blue championship on Friday night on the Southwest Side.
The sophomore football also defeated St. Rita 38 to 7 Friday night, to improve to 8 and 0. Quarterback John Bean rushed for one touchdown and threw two touchdown passes to Tommy Tavrides and Dylan Summers. Jesi Plunkett and Trevian Gladney each rushed for one touchdown, while Jack McMahon added a 23 yard field goal. The defense held St. Rita to one first down, led by Richie Seavers and Dom Murphy. The sophomores host Loyola, in a battle of unbeaten teams, Friday, a t5:00, to decide the CCL Blue title.
The freshman football team took the third game of the weekend from St Rita on Saturday by a score of 29-0. Marquis Jackson had 2 rushing touchdowns. Colin Smyth had 2 touchdown passes, one to Giacomo Iraci and one to Greg Foster. The defense was strong all day and was led by Christian Tellez, Errington Lyons, and Justin Jefferson.
The freshman orange team defeated St Rita by a score of 24-6. Malachi Dameron, Jake Sullivan, and Matt Rascop all had rushing touchdowns. The defense was led by Bill O’Connell, who had an interception and a fumble recovery. Tommy Gorman also had an interception. The freshman football team plays at Loyola on Saturday to close out the season.