On Saturday, March 27, the Benedictine football team beat Fork Union Military Academy, 57-0, accomplishing a perfect 4-0 record. The last time the Cadets managed to go undefeated was in 1962.
Wrapping up a short season, the Cadets showed perseverance and toughness throughout the football season." I'm going to miss playing with the seniors, and I'm going to miss Coach Fogarty,'' said sophomore Nick Hanley.
The season went by fast, but it was a very successful season. Going 4-0 was great, but playing in memory of Coach Fogarty meant the most and the team made him and his family proud.
Practicing six times a week, the Benedictine Cadets prepared to play games every Saturday with a four-game schedule. The first game the Cadets played was against St. John Paul the Great, on March 6. The Cadets beat the Wolves ,49-6, scoring all of their points in the first half.
Moving on to their next victory, the Benedictine Cadets beat Trinity Episcopal 27-20. Jay Woolfolk, threw 156 passing yards in leading the Cadets to a 2-0 record. On March 20, at St. Christopher's, the Cadets rolled by the Saints, winning 45-7, and bettering their record to 3-0. In the last game of the season, the Benedictine Cadets played Fork Union Military Academy at home on Senior Day. The Cadets put up a whopping 57 points, leaving Fork Union with a goose egg.
"The Season was very interesting of how it was put together, '' said Senior UVA-commit Jay Wooflok. "Most people didn't think we would have a season but we had one and went 4-0. " Every game, emotions were high. I'm used to hearing a pregame speech before every game from Coach Fogarty, and not hearing that made a lot of us miss him. I pray to him before every game, and beating St. Chris was just more than a win: we did it for Fogarty."