Last November, the Bishop Dwenger Saints walked off the field with the state championship title. They went into 8 quarters against Evansville Central, but this story is about what they did off the field.
Bishop Dwenger head coach Jason Garret was forwarded an article about their opponent after the game. The article shared some of the hardships the team faced, including two players essentially being homeless.
This touched Coach Garrett, especially since one of the photos in the article showed his player consoling an Evansville Central player after the loss.
Coach Garrett sent a call-out asking what Dwenger could do for the team. They came up with the plan to raise money for the two players.
“We often tell our guys you never know what’s going on in the lives of other people around you, especially and in this case, namely your opponent, giving the fact we were blessed to win that game, and the opportunity to celebrate. Meanwhile, these guys have experienced so much adversity… it extends to us the need for us to reach out and show compassion,” says Coach Jason Garrett.
The Bishop Dwenger community raised enough money for two $1,000 scholarships. Dwenger football player Tavehon McGarry gave up a portion of his own scholarship to help.
Those scholarships were sent to the school in the names of the two players facing homelessness.