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									                       LEXINGTON CATHOLIC FOOTBALL
                                             Knights Football, Vol. II – March 2008

                                        “Tradition Never Graduates”
       Semi-State Champions                                                                  Regional Champions
               2007, 2005                                                                           2007, 2005
         District Champions               STATE CHAMPIONS                                     Regional Finalists
         2007, 2006, 2005, 2004,                                                              2006, 2002, 2001, 2000,
         2003, 2002, 2001, 1998               2007, 2005                                         1999, 1998, 1997
    Undefeated Regular Season                                                                LCHS Overall Record
               2001, 1998                                                                      163 Wins – 43 Losses

Dear Football Alumni, Players, Parents and/or Fans,
   We would like to welcome you to the Lexington Catholic Football Newsletter. The newsletter will be sent periodically in
the offseason and weekly during the season. The newsletter will be a great way to stay informed with Lexington Catholic
Football. If you know of any football alumni that has not received this Newsletter or any interested fan that would like to
receive it, please forward it to them and have them send their email address to

                 Kentucky All-Stars                                            CHAMPIONSHIP POSTER
   Three Knights made the Kentucky All-Star Team.                 The football team is putting together a 2007 State
Andy Mahoney (#70) will play on the offensive line,           Championship Poster to offset the cost of rings. The poster
Shane Israel (#34) will play running back and Winston         will contain a football alumni section. As a Lexington Catholic
Guy (#5) will play defensive back. The game will be           Football Alum or friend of the program, you can support the
played on Friday, June 13 at the University of                program and make a donation of any amount. A special
Louisville’s Papa Johns Stadium.                              thanks to those who have already contributed. If you have
                                                              any questions, please contact Coach Kevin Bruggeman at
                                                              (859)277-7183 ext. 303 or email
                                                              You can mail checks to:
                                                              Lexington Catholic Football
                                                              Attn: Championship Poster
                                                              2250 Clays Mill Road
                                                              Lexington, KY 40503

                                           Meet Head Coach Bill Letton

   Coach Bill Letton just finished his fifth season at LCHS, while leading the Knights to it’s second State Championship in
three years. It was his second season as Head Coach, and third as defensive coordinator. Prior to joining the Knights,
Coach Letton served as Head Coach at Prestonsburg High School, Paris High School, and Montgomery County High
School over a period of fifteen years. His tenure at LCHS marked his first stint as an assistant coach. Over his career, he
has guided his teams to three Regional Championships, seven District Championships, and a State Runner-up finish
(Prestonsburg) in 1993. Coach Letton has received Coach of the Year recognition at the district, regional, and state levels
from various publications and organizations.
   Coach Letton is a 1987 graduate of Centre College, where he was a four-year starter at tight end. While at Centre, he
set school records for a single game, season, and career receptions. He was also a two-time All Conference selection
and received the team’s award for special team’s play. Coach Letton played his high school football at Montgomery
County High School where he was Team Captain and Most Valuable Player his senior year. Letton earned a B.S. degree
in Economics while at Centre and holds a M.A. degree in Guidance and Counseling and Rank I degree in Educational
Leadership from Morehead State University. At LCHS, Coach Letton works in the Guidance Department.
Coach Letton and his wife, Lori Garland Letton, have three sons: Will (Senior to be – FS, WR & QB), Nate (Sophomore to
be – LB & TE), and Sam (Ball Boy).
                                                    Alumni Player Profile
                                                        Ross Mann
                                                        #52 (1995 – 98 Seasons)

   Ross is a ’99 graduate of Lexington Catholic. He still holds the LCHS record for the longest fumble recovery of 66
yards for a touchdown against Prestonsburg High School in the 1998 Bluegrass Bowl. In the 1998 season, Ross helped
lead the Knights to their first undefeated regular season. He was a three year starter and earned All-City as a senior.
Ross attended the University of Michigan, where he played in two Rose Bowls and won three Big Ten Championships.
He was twice awarded the Special Forces Award for grading out at a high percentage for the season. Among Ross’s off
the field accomplishments, he was named academic All-Big Ten.
   Ross is currently a 2 year law student at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He also clerks for a judge on a part-
time basis, and has made the Dean’s List 2 out of 3 semesters. He also received the Brian A. Freeman Scholarship for
Excellence in Constitutional Law.

                                                                                    Make Plans to See a Game!
       The 2008 Bluegrass Bowl                                                           2008 Schedule
                 Saturday, August 30                                       Date       Opponent
                                                                    Fri.   15-Aug     at South Oldham                 Scrimmage
                 Game 1 – 5:30pm                                    Fri.   22-Aug     at Louisville Trinity           Scrimmage
                                                                    Sat.   30-Aug     Indianapolis   Bishop Chatard   Bluegrass Bowl
                  Hazard Bulldogs                                   Fri.   5-Sep      Scott County                    Gridiron Classic
                        Vs                                          Fri.   12-Sep     at Louisville St. Xavier
               Green County Dragons                                 Fri.   19-Sep     Pikeville
                                                                    Fri.   26-Sep     Boyle County                    District
                                                                    Fri.   3-Oct      Harrison County

                 Game 2 – 8:35pm                                    Fri.   10-Oct     at East Jessamine               District
                                                                    Fri.   17-Oct     at Fort Thomas Highlands
                                                                    Fri.   24-Oct     West Jessamine                  District
             Bishop Chatard Trojans
                                                                    Fri.   31-Oct     at Owensboro Apollo
                                                                    Fri.   14-Nov     TBA                             First Round Playoffs
            Lexington Catholic Knights
                                                                    Fri.   21-Nov     TBA                             District Final
                                                                    Fri.   28-Nov     TBA                             Regional Final
                                                                    Fri.   5-Dec      at TBA                          State Semifinal
                                                                    Sat.   12-Dec     TBA                             State Final

                      Complete QB                                                   LEXINGTON CATHOLIC
              Quarterback Camp                                                              Youth
                                                                                        Football Camp
                                                                                     June 9th – June 12th
              June 13th – June 14th                                                            Get a Brochure at
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Doubters drive ex-Knights star Revere


By Mark Maloney (Herald-Leader)
Ben Revere heard the whispers.
The Minnesota Twins made a mistake by picking him in the first round (28th overall) of last year's draft.
Sure, he had an outstanding high school career at Lexington Catholic, and he was the fastest player in the draft.
But he was projected by many to be a second-round pick. His 5-foot-9 frame was considered too small.

Even the Twins seemed to have doubts, signing him for $750,000 -- the lowest guarantee for a first-rounder since Adam Kennedy
signed with the Cardinals in 1997 for $650,000.
And then Revere went out and disproved his doubters.
Helping the Gulf Coast League Twins to a division title, he hit .325, drove in 29 runs, scored 46 and had more stolen bases (21) than
strikeouts (20).
He didn't homer but showed plenty of pop by ripping six doubles and 10 triples.

"People look at me, and I'm 5-9. I'm not playing like guys 6-3 and 6-4," Revere said. "But I can tell you this: They aren't stronger than
me, they aren't faster than me. ... They won't be better than me.

"I'm going to compete against a pitcher who's throwing like 95, 97 (mph). Hey, you can throw me right down the middle of plate and,
hopefully, I may take one over the fence.

"It really motivates me, and really got me up at 5 o'clock in the morning down in the GCL, (to think) 'Hey, people are doubting you right
now. Be focused and prove them wrong.' And that's what I did. So I've just got to thank God for that."
Revere is due to report March 6 to Twins camp in Florida. Three weeks later, he'll move to High-A Beloit (Wis.) of the Midwest League.

He hopes he'll do well enough to earn a mid-season promotion to High-A, and to reach the big leagues by 2009 or 2010. Baseball
America rates the 19-year-old center fielder as the sixth-best prospect in the Twins organization.
Revere spent the winter months working out with his dad, John, a former Eastern Kentucky football player and coach. He sometimes
joined Austin Kearns of the Nationals and John Shelby of the White Sox organization, among others, to hone his skills.
Improving his throwing arm has been mission No. 1.
"I've been working on that all off-season with my brother (J.R.) and my dad, and I've been hitting a lot," Revere said. "My dad told me,
'Your hitting will be there.' Because if for some reason you ... slump or something, I'll know what I'm doing wrong."
Revere said the key factor for him to reach the majors is wise use of his speed. He needs to get on base, then cause havoc for pitchers.
And he needs to keep his head in the game when he struggles. Ten games into last season, he was batting .262.

"I looked at my stats. I was like, 'You got to be serious; I can't go out like this,' " he said. "So I just started working really hard, and that's
when I came up to bat .325."
He rattled off three straight two-hit games and never looked back. He also put together a 10-game hit streak.

"All the scouts were proud of me and said (if I) keep this up, I'll be in the majors in no time," Revere said. "So, hey, I'm just going to
continue doing that."

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