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The Future Starts Today

 

“The Future Starts Today, Not Tomorrow.”
-Pope John Paul II

With these words in mind, the Scecina Athletic Department welcomed over 60 CYO football players and cheerleaders from our East Deanery partner schools to the 2014 football home-opener against conference rival Speedway High School. Proudly sporting their team uniforms, the boys and girls filled the stadium at Manual High School. Each athlete was given free admission, dinner and a Crusader t-shirt to commemorate the evening courtesy of the Athletic Department and Scecina Booster Club .


The "Crusader Cuties" cheered on the team.at the 2014 CYO Night.

As the Red & Gold kicked off against the Sparkplugs, thirty young cheerleaders joined the Scecina Varsity and JV squads to pump up the crowd and root on the boys. These young ladies represented cheer squads from Holy Spirit and Our Lady of Lourdes, as well as cheerleaders who attended the Scecina CYO Summer Camp. Outfitted in their red and gold Scecina camp shirts, the girls wowed the crowd with the routines they learned this summer. Rounding out the group were the “Crusader Cuties”, a new cheer squad comprised of Scecina siblings, daughters and granddaughters of alumni, faculty and staff, and other future Crusaders from Catholic schools throughout the Indy area.

While the cheerleaders entertained the fans, the CYO football players occupied an exclusive spot on the sidelines to watch the Crusaders in action. The obvious excitement of the boys to see their role models in action was exhilarating. Some of the young players were even able to serve as water boys and ball boys for the varsity team. The highlight of the evening for the grade school football teams came when they got to shake the hand of each Crusader football player as the team headed into the locker room at the end of the second quarter.

During the halftime break, football players and cheerleaders from Little Flower, Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Spirit and the Mother Theodore Guerin Catholic Academies took the field to be recognized in front of their friends and families for their commitment and achievements in CYO sports.

We cannot wait to have all of our grade school football players and cheerleaders enter our doors at 5000 Nowland because with them our future is very bright indeed.

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