Bruce-Jordan Swilling ’17 to Serve Country on the Gridiron

Bruce Jordan-Swilling, a senior running back from Brother Martin, will serve his country by participating in the U.S. Army All-American Game presented by American Family Insurance. A formal jersey presentation took place on Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Conlin Gymnasium with representatives such including Staff Sergeant Rodriguez, Staff Sergeant Woodworth, Ms. Yolanda Wade (Sergeant Major; Army Reserve), Garret Becker, Derek Kovach, and Ms. Sara Read more »

Crusaders Tame the Tigers with a Win

On Friday night, the Crusaders (4-3, 1-2) extended their winning streak by defeating the Holy Cross Tigers by a score of 42-10 at their Homecoming game at Zephyr Stadium. Head Coach Mark Bonis and staff led the Crusaders to a victory against the Tigers while reaching his 50 win milestone while at Brother Martin. Another impressive stat of the night was the Crusader defense limiting the Tigers to -1 rushing yard on 23 attempts. Quarterback John-Paul Read more »

John Paul “JP” Pierce ’18 Named Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to John Paul “JP” Pierce who was voted as | The Times-Picayune’s Male Athlete of the Week for Week 6 of prep football in the GNO area. Pierce, who is the quarterback for the Crusaders, went 272 yards and made five touchdowns during the Sulphur vs. Brother Martin football game last Friday. The Crusaders defeated the Golden Tors with a score of 58-13 after three previous losses on the gridiron. Watch Pierce and the team Read more »

Crusaders Bring Home a Win from Sulphur

On Friday night, the Brother Martin Crusaders (3-3) took their show on the road and defeated the Sulphur Golden Tors (4-2) by a score of 58-13. With the Tors defense committed to stopping running back Bruce Jordan-Swilling, quarterback John-Paul “JP” Pierce carefully picked apart the Tors secondary by completing 11 of 12 passes for 272 yards and 5 touchdowns. Jordan-Swilling still managed to amass 124 yards on 18 carries without playing much in the Read more »

Crusaders Defeated by Purple Knights on Saturday

The Brother Martin Crusaders were defeated by the St. Augustine Purple Knights at the Archbishop Hannan Classic on Saturday night at Tad Gormley Stadium. St. Augustine (2-3, 2-0) defeated the Crusaders (2-3, 0-2) by a score of 25-18 on a game-winning punt return for a touchdown.  Bruce Jordan-Swilling ’17 led the offensive attack for the Crusaders with 25 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns.  Jeremy Singleton ’17 notched six catches for 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
2014-2015 – State Semifinalist

The Football Program consists of four levels of competition: eighth grade, ninth grade, junior varsity, and varsity.

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


Crusaders charging the field in Sulphur.

Crusader Record Book  


Mr. Mark Bonis – Varsity Head Coach

Varsity Assistants:
Mr. Dustin Almond (C)
Mr. Tommy Clapp ’83 (C)
Mr. Justin Franks
Mr. Mike Leblanc (C) – Offensive Coordinator
Mr. Lance Ledet – Defensive Coordinator
Mr. Jeff Lupo ’92
Mr. Jon Norris
Mr. Aaron Paladino
Mr. Daniel Roane
Mr. Ryan Zeringue

9th Grade Coaches:
Mr. Don Riley (NF) – Head Coach
Mr. Richard Bourlet (NF)
Mr. Jeff Howard (NF)
Mr. William J. “Billy” Rieger, Jr. ’95
Mr. Malcolm Robinson (NF)

8th Grade Coaches:
Mr. Sal Brocato ’88 – Head Coach
Mr. Michael Cappo ’00
Mr. Stephen Lewis ’03
Mr. Duffy Rousselle
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

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