LEXINGTON CATHOLIC FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER Knights Football, Vol. II – March 2008 www.lexingtoncatholic.com/sports/football/football.htm email: email@example.com “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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 th 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 email@example.com. 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. nd 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 Vs 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 2008 Quarterback Camp Youth Football Camp __________ June 9th – June 12th June 13th – June 14th Get a Brochure at Get a Brochure at www.lexingtoncatholic.com/sports/football/football.htm www.lexingtoncatholic.com/sports/football/football.htm Doubters drive ex-Knights star Revere AT 5-9, TWINS PROSPECT CAN DO MORE THAN RUN By Mark Maloney (Herald-Leader) MMALONEY@HERALD-LEADER.COM 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."