"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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Location: Bedford, Texas, United States

I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Blue/White Day at SVCS

Yesterday we celebrated our Blue/White Day at St. Vincent's School. This spring our middle schoolers began preparing for our first season of six-man tackle football next year (and as we all know, you don't have a real Texas secondary school until you have tackle football!). Yesterday's game allowed the team to debut their new helmets and pads. The White team won the scrimmage 8-0.
Also participating in the festivities were our pep band and lower school cheerleaders. The whole event very much had the feel of small town America about it, and a good time was had by all. Photos by R.D. Foster. Go Eagles!


Blogger Scott Jackson said...

How does one play "six-man" football (i.e., what positions are ommitted)? And does that large bird in the picture count as one of the six?

6:02 PM  
Blogger texanglican said...

Howdy, Scott! Glad you stopped by. The big bird is Vinnie, mascot of the St. Vincent's Eagles. I was pushing for a young man in a fourth century dalmatic carrying a Bible and raven in honor of our patron, St. Vincent of Saragosa, deacon and martyr. But they went with the eagle suit instead.

Here are some of the variant rules of six man football:
1.) Field is 40x80 yards vs. 50x100 2.) 15 yards for a first down 3.) All players are eligible receivers
4.) There must be a 'clean exchange' of the football. The quarterback must hand off, pitch or throw the ball before it can cross the line of scrimmage. 5.) Field goal is worth 4pts, kicked PAT is 2pts and a run/pass PAT is 1 pt. 6.) If at any point after halftime, a team leads by 45 points or more, the game is over.

Further info can be found at www.sixmanfootball.com

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Fr Stephen W Jones said...

Wonderful piece, Randall. St Vincent's certainly has come along way and it is a sight to behold. It seems like just yesterday that we fielded our first middle school flag football team. While I love my current cure I sure do miss St Vincent's. Go Eagles!

4:36 PM  
Blogger texanglican said...

Yes, indeed, Father, St. Vincent's is really moving! Next year we add our ninth grade (seven are already enrolled in our freshman class, but there is plenty of room for more), officially starting our high school. And actual construction on the second floor of the upper school building starts in just two weeks, giving us hope that some classrooms will be ready by the start of school in the fall! Glory to God in the highest! Thanks for stopping by, Father.

7:28 PM  

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