The Cadet football team reign as champions and now have the bling to back it up. Last summer, the Benedictine football team received championship rings. These rings lionize the Cadets' victory in the VISAA championship in football.
“I feel like all of our team’s hard work paid off,” said Senior offensive lineman, Jake Bartholomew, “We earned the ring.”
The championship rings have a wide green gemstone on the top with a silver Benedictine logo in the middle. Surrounding the gemstone is, "State Champs," in bold lettering, with two additional gemstones. The right side of the ring has a football and a goalpost. Above the football is the player's name, and below the football is inscribed, "2019". On the football is the player's number. On the right side of the ring is a silver clover with a gemstone in the middle. Above the clover it reads, "Old BC," a popular moniker for the school. Below the clover it reads,"10-2," the record of the 2019 Cadet football team. The entire ring has a silver luster.
The Benedictine football team was awarded this ring for winning the VISAA championship last November. The Cadets beat the St. Christopher Saints 14-6. The Benedictine football team finished their season undefeated in the state of Virginia. Benedictine earned a spot in the title game by beating Trinity in the first round of the playoffs. It was the second win of the year for the Cadets over the Titans.
As for any future fortune? "I'm hype as heck for this season," said Bartholomew, "I think we are going to go undefeated this year!"
This fall Cadet football has already started practice for the delayed season. The Benedictine football program is planning to start interscholastic play again in February. Until February the Cadet football team will continue to hone their skills, while taking the right precautions, which include Cadets bringing their own water bottles and wearing masks.