State Championship Bound

November 14, 2021

The high school at Donahue Academy has 86 students. Yet, with such a small student body, it sent not one, but two teams to Championships this past week.

The Boys Cross Country Team, coached by Mr. Graham, flew through the Regional meet in Lakeland on November 4th to secure a spot at the State Championship on November 12th at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. This is only the third year of the High School team and is their first appearance at the State level. Our team is: Leo Borjon, Joseph Cooper, Winston Fairchild, Ben Freeze, Andrew Graham, Stephen Hart, Dominic Jahnke, Cameron Millward and Dominic Williams.

The Eight Man Football Team, coached by Deacon Kinnick, also competed in the Class 3A Championship, their third consecutive appearance in the playoffs and their first appearance in a Championship since winning it in 2019. The game was played at home on the AMU football field on November 12th. Our hometown heroes are Paul Bruno, Connor Cameron, Leo Cantwell, Manuel Capetillo, Jacob Gordon, Noah Gordon, Stephen Halisky, James Kelly, Samuel King, Isaiah Loboda, Declan McManus, Aidan Minter, Thomas Patterson, Matthew Scheck and Samuel Schneider, the team manager is Kayla Dang.

Donahue Academy, Ave Maria Parish’s school, prepares students to encounter Christ and pursue excellence in all things.