Bonis Named Coach of the Week

Crusader Head Coach Mark Bonis has been named The New Orleans Saints/ Louisiana National Guard Coach of the Week! The Crusaders had a thrilling come from behind victory in their homecoming game against Archbishop Shaw on Friday, Oct. 24 at Tad Gormley Stadium. The Crusaders scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to give them a 36-29 victory with winning touchdown coming with only 18 seconds remaining in the game. Brother Martin will face Read more »

Brother Martin Wins Homecoming Thriller

On Brother Martin’s (8-0, 3-0) Homecoming, the Crusaders scored the go-ahead touchdown with only 18 seconds left to take a 36-29 victory over the Shaw Eagles. Shaw took an early 3-0 lead, but Kyler Johnston returned the next kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. The teams would each score another touchdown before the end of the first quarter.  Shaw shutout the Crusaders in the second quarter and took a 20-14 lead into halftime. After Shaw took Read more »

Crusaders are 7-0 with 42-10 Win

Friday night marked the first game the Crusaders (7-0, 2-0) were under the lights of Tad Gormley on a Friday night this season, and they were ready to play.  The Brother Martin defense dominated the Tigers in a 42-10 win. On the game’s first play, Holy Cross hit an open receiver in the middle of the field as he raced 74 yards to the Brother Martin 6. The Crusader defense regrouped and held the Tigers to a field goal for a 3-0 lead. On the Read more »

Crusaders Take District Opener

On a wet Saturday afternoon, the Crusaders (6-0) added to their win streak with a convincing 41-29 Catholic League victory against the Purple Knights at Tad Gormley Stadium. St. Augustine got on the board first with a first quarter drive capped by Lanard Fournette’s four-yard touchdown run to lead 6-0. Brother Martin (6-0, 1-0) took their first lead on a scoring drive by Jordan-Swilling’s two-yard run early in the second quarter.  The Crusaders Read more »

Crusaders Tame Terriers in 49-0 Win

Brother Martin (5-0) continued its early season success as they piled up four first-half scores and took advantage of three Vandebilt turnovers to down the Terriers 49-0 on Friday night. After forcing the Terriers to punt, the Crusaders finished a four play 69 yard drive with a 43 yard TD run from Bruce Jordan-Swilling for the first points of the game.  Jared West got his turn on the Crusader’s next drive, scoring from 11 yards out to give Brother Read more »

Football Championships
1969-1970 – Miracle Strip Bowl
1971-1972 – District, State
1972-1973 – District
1975-1976 – Shrimp Bowl
1977-1978 – District
1978-1979 – Turkey Bowl
1983-1984 – District
1985-1986 – District
1989-1990 – State Runner-up
1992-1993 – District
2007-2008 – District
2008-2009 – District

The Football Program consists of five levels of competition: seventh grade, eighth grade, ninth grade, junior varsity, and varsity. Team selections for the varsity and junior varsity teams are made through a tryout process.

Participation at the junior high and ninth grade levels is limited only by medical or physical concerns.

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Crusaders charge the field against Rummel

Crusaders charge the field against Rummel



Mr. Mark Bonis – Head Coach
Mr. Tommy Clapp ’83 (C)
Mr. Justin Franks
Mr. Dalton Hilliard ’09 (C)
Mr. Mike Leblanc – Offensive Coordinator (C)
Mr. Jeff Lupo ’92
Mr. Jon Norris – Defensive Coordinator
Mr. Aaron Paladino
Mr. Daniel Roane
Mr. Ryan Zeringue

Freshmen Coaches:
Mr. Richard Bourlet (NF)
Mr. Jeff Howard (NF)
Mr. Don Riley (Head Coach) (C)
Mr. Malcolm Robinson (C)
Mr. Jon Zeringue ’09 (NF)

Junior High Coaches:
Mr. Sal Brocato ’88 – (Head Coach – NF)
Mr. Michael Cappo ’00
Mr. Joey Lupo ’99 (NF)
Mr. Stephen Lewis ’03
Mr. Duffy Rousselle
Mr. Scott Senner (NF)
Mr. Chris Stromboe ’98 (NF)

Film Manager - Mr. Stephen Lewis ’03
Equipment Manager - Mr. Daniel Roane

(C) CECP Coach
(CS) College Student
(NF) Non-Faculty