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Football Alumni Reunion Night

Posted by Atif Lodhi at Sep 10, 2004 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
The De La Salle Football team will be holding a Football Alumni Reunion Night on September 24th when the Pilots take on the Brother Rice Warriors at the Warren Community Center at 7:00 PM. This night is specially dedicated to the alumni who gave their time and effort into making De La Salle football what it is today and gave their blood, sweat, and tears to their school by playing high school football. Alumni who RSVP before September 24th will be allowed in the game for free, form a "student" tunnel, welcoming the 2004 De La Salle football team to the field, honored at half time, and have a group photo with the present team celebrating over 75 years of Purple and Gold football tradition. This event is open to former De La Salle football players, coaches, managers, trainers, doctors, and any other auxiliary staff. If you would like to attend this special event, email your RSVP to pilotfootball@hotmail.com or call the De La Salle Athletic office at (586) 778-2207, ext. 229. Alumni are requested to come to the front gates by 6:30 PM. Alumni who are willing to help with the football alumni night, again, email your contact information to pilotfootball@hotmail.com As of right now, there are approximately 60 former De La Salle football players and coaches who have said they will attend. Please spread the word to others!!! Please mark this game on your calendar and help De La Salle remember the past, while looking to the future. As always, Good Luck and GO PILOTS!!!
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Pilots Bounce Back In A Big Way

Posted by Atif Lodhi at Sep 10, 2004 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
After struggling both offensively and defensively the past two weeks, the De La Salle football team bounced back in a big way, beating Windsor Sandwich 48-6 at the Warren Community Center. The Pilots did not waste any time scoring, as Bryan Murawski returned the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown, marking the first time since the 1999 season where De La Salle had returned a kickoff for a touchdown. (Last time: Brad Thomas vs. Dearborn Fordson for 93 yards) From there, the Pilots cruised, scoring 15 points in the first quarter, 14 in the second quarter, 13 in the third quarter, and 6 in the 4th quarter. Sandwich got their only touchdown midway through the 3rd quarter on a 5 yard run. Among those joining Murawski in the scoring spree were John LaRocca with three rushing TDs, Danny Kosho with a 3 yard run, Craig Sorgi with a 17 yard run, and Ryan Sarnowski with his first varsity catch and touchdown on a 18 yard pass from Bryan Murawski in the 4th quarter. Now the Pilots turn their attention to U of D, who is 3-0 after beating Notre Dame 17-10. This is the opening game of the Catholic League Central Division league season. The game will be on Saturday, September 18th at 7:30 PM at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck. Direction to Keyworth can be found under "Locations" on the left side of the website. Please come on out to this game and support the Pilots in this pivotal early season game. So until next Saturday, Good Luck and Go Pilots!!! News and Notes: The 48 points De La Salle scored tonight were the most since scoring 48 on U of D Jesuit in 1998...Passing wise, Cecil St. Pierre ended up 7 for 11 for 145 yards...Bryan Murawski had a huge game, with the kickoff return for a touchdown, catching 5 balls for 120 yards, and throwing an 18 yard touchdown pass to Ryan Sarnowski in the 4th quarter...This was the first time De La Salle played a Canadian team since 1994 when the Pilots beat Windsor Kennedy 43-0...This was only the second time in school history De La Salle had played a team from Canada with De La Salle having a 2-0 record against the Canadians...Last year, De La Salle beat U of D 23-6 at the Warren Community Center...The next De La Salle home game will be on September 24th against Brother Rice, which is also the De La Salle Football Alumni Reunion Night...
In an ugly, ugly game at Dearborn Crestwood High School, the Pilots went down hard against the Divine Child Falcons 46-21, the first loss against DC since 1984. The game did not start off on a good note when DC QB Matt Forsteyk hit Josh Truax on a 66 yard bomb and put the Pilots behind the 8-ball early in the game 6-0. It did not get much better for the Pilots as they found themselves down 19-7 at the half and 33-14 after three quarters. De La Salle finds itself in a 0-2 hole for the first time since 1968 when De La Salle was on its way to an 0-7 season, the last time De La Salle did not win a single game in a football season. So, now its on to Windsor Sandwich, a team that the Pilots have never faced, but will surely be another test for the Pilots as they try to climb out of the hole they have created for themselves. The game will be on September 10th at 7 PM. It is also Grade School Night, where children of grade school age (Kindergarden to 8th grade) are allowed into a game for free with a $5 adult admission. Please come on out, both young and old, and root the Pilots on to victory. So until Friday, Good Luck and Go Pilots!!! News and Notes: The all-time series between DLS and DC now stands at 7-4...Cecil St. Pierre's three touchdown passes were the most for a DLS QB since 1992 when DLS QB Steve Teodecki threw three touchdown passes, all of them to present DLS Receivers Coach Jim Kerr against U of D Jesuit...St. Pierre and Jake Jakubek hooked up for another long touchdown pass against Divine Child, this time for 65 yards, tying the school record for the longest pass completion in school history...The 46 points allowed by the DLS defense were the most allowed by DLS since allowing 49 points against Brother Rice in 1989...This was the worst loss, point wise, since a 35-0 loss to Catholic Central in 2002.
The 2004 De La Salle football season started off on a rather odd note as a lackluster first half, a fast and furious second half, a lightning delay, a game postponement, and the first varsity football game at De La Salle High School since the school moved to Warren marked the Pilots painful loss to Detroit Pershing on August 27th/28th, 25-23. The first half was marked by sloppy offensive and defensive play by De La Salle which Pershing took advantage off as the Doughboys raced out to a 19-0 lead by halftime. The second half started, but was delayed a little over a minute into third quarter by lightning. After a lengthy delay, the game was postponed until Saturday, August 28th at De La Salle High School at 10 am, marking the first time since 1982 De La Salle had played a home game at De La Salle. After making some crucial adjustments, a different De La Salle team emerged on Saturday, with the defense stiffening and stifling the Pershing attack and an offense taking advantage of great field position. The De La Salle scoring attack started with a safety when a bad snap went over a Pershing punter's head. Then the offense came alive, led by junior RB Danny Kosho, who scored 3 touchdowns on De La Salle's 4 ensuing offensive possessions, the last one scored with 10 minutes left the 4th quarter. The lead lasted until late in the 4th quarter when Kosho fumbled the ball at the De La Salle 40 yard line. Seven plays later at the DLS 21 yard line, Pershing QB Pat Wilson threw a 21 yard TD pass with 57 seconds left in the game. De La Salle proceeded to drive the ball down the field, but DLS QB Cecil St. Pierre was sacked as time ran out and Pershing escaped with a 25-23 win. With the tough loss, the Pilots look to take the second half momentum from Pershing on to Divine Child on Saturday, September 4th at 7:30 PM at Crestwood High School. Please note the date change of the game. The last time De La Salle played Divine Child at Crestwood, it was 2002 and De La Salle pulled off the upset against the Falcons, 21-14. So until Saturday, Good Luck and GO PILOTS!!! News and Notes: Other than the fumble, Danny Kosho had a great game, rushing for over 120 yards and three touchdowns...The De La Salle defense caused its first safety since OLSM in 2002...The series versus Pershing now stands at 1-1...De La Salle is 7-3 lifetime versus Divine Child...this week's game against Divine Child will have De La Salle alumnus Mike Girskis, class of '75, coaching the Divine Child defensive secondary...the De La Salle freshman football team lost to Malow Junior High 26-8 last Wednesday, August 25th...the De La Salle JV football team won their first game of the season, a 56-20 romp over Divine Child on Thursday, September 2nd at De La Salle...Pictures from the Pershing game can be found on www.MrMack.com.