For the first time in Jesuit's 116 year history, the school has fielded a Freshman team to augment their football program which had, until 2015, only Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. Under the leadership of Head Coach Steve Costa, Offensive Line Coach Dan Clark, Defensive Coach Owsu, and Coach Krist, the Freshmen Tigers made the long trip to Manatee County to play against the Lakewood Ranch High School Mustangs on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.
The Freshman Tigers, on their very first possession, of their first game, of the first season of their team's existence, scored a touchdown on a pass. Jesuit's first freshmen team went on to post a shutout 14 - 0 against the Mustangs. I hope this was a sign of things to come.
My son, Victor Anderson c/o 2019, was honored to be selected as a team captain to represent the Offensive Line for this inaugural game. Victor started at right-guard, playing there throughout the first three quarters. In the fourth quarter, Jesuit's center was injured and Victor took over at that position for a few snaps until the second string offensive line was put in to give them some reps.