On National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, seniors Rhett Fleetwood, Zachary Breaux and Jared Gaudet signed their Letters of Intent to play football at the collegiate level. These three members of the Crusader football team have the unique experience of playing football together since their seventh grade year at Brother Martin. Prior to the signing of the letters, Duke Carter of WWL- TV, kicked off signing day by interviewing these three young men in the Conlin Gymnasium before the start of school. All outstanding student athletes, Fleetwood, Breaux, and Gaudet make Brother Martin incredibly proud and we are all looking forward to watching their football careers continue to grow in a collegiate environment.
Announced by Football Head Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics, Coach Mark Bonis, Fleetwood, Breaux and Gaudet were recognized during the ceremony for their athletic leadership and achievements throughout the years on the football field. Coach Bonis asked the parents of the young men to stand up and commended them for their love and service to their son. The three honorees were surrounded by faculty/staff, friends and family in the Brother Mark Thornton Terrace on one of their most exciting days of their high school career. An excited group of current Crusaders cheered along during the ceremony and even piled in for a ‘fan group’ picture at the end.
Coach Bonis recognized each player for his positive impact on the Crusader football team and announced each of the player’s letter of intent for collegiate football. Rhett Fleetwood ’18 signed his letter of intent to play with Itasca Community College, Zachary Breaux ’18 signed his letter to play with University of Louisiana Monroe and Jared Gaudet ’18 signed his letter to play with Southern Arkansas University.
Coach Bonis noted, “Jared Gaudet, Rhett Fleetwood, and Zach Breaux all epitomize what it means to be a Brother Martin football player. They have set a tremendous example for our underclassmen, and they will be greatly missed. These young men have worked with a consistency of purpose and a sense of urgency to live by our program principles of Team, Tough, Compete, and Finish. It truly has been a gratifying experience to watch them mature throughout their journey here at Brother Martin and within the Process of our Football Program.”
Congratulations, Crusaders and their families!