John Q. Public
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No problem at all. Mater Dei has always had players of ALL nationalities and backgrounds including fantastic Samoan and African American players. What I have a real problem with is the FACT that these programs are now being operated like D1 College Football Programs which means they are literally paying for the very best football talent they can recruit to the detriment of the local Catholic School kids that built these programs.cruiser wrote:Domingo, you have a problem with African Americans and Samoans?
Bosco will start ONE player this year that attended a Catholic School K-8. Trent McDuffie went to St. Bonaventure in Huntington Beach. His mom attended Mater Dei. How many starters for Mater Dei this season attended a local Catholic School? I'll patiently await the response to my question.
Thanks Jason Negro and Bruce Rollinson. Thank you for what you've done to this game.
Servite didn't do that in the 60's, but the earliest Friar program I have that does, is the 1973 season. In the 1973 programs, Servite had 56 varsity players. All 56 had their pictures in the program, and beneath 54 of them was listed a Catholic elementary school. There was ONE player listed as "Protestant" and ONE listed as "Lutheran."
I believe Domingo mentioned that Mater Dei used to do the same thing. I also know for a fact that St. Paul did so in the 70's also, because I saved the cover pages that showed the first 5, sometimes 6 Swordsmen with their Catholic elementary listed.
Going back to my day, I only remember one non-Catholic student in the entire school...he was Jewish, and he wasn't an athlete.
Perhaps you should see someone about that.
The point is that these schools were founded to allow Catholic students to continue their Catholic education for four more years. There was no law that said they couldn't accept non-Catholics...they just didn't, with rare exceptions. And there weren't that many Catholic high schools around. So the argument against boundaries was that "yeah, we have no boundaries, but we are limited (by choice) to Catholics, and there are a lot of great football players who aren't Catholic."
These schools (including Servite) all now accept students of all religions, and there are many Catholic high schools around now, so that argument no longer is valid. So they need geographical boundaries, just like every other school.