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This Saturday, August 31st, 2002, the De La Salle football team will kick off its 75th season when the Pilots take on the Alpena Wildcats, completing the home and home series. The game will be at East Detroit Memorial Field at 7 pm, completing a triple header of De La Salle football games for the day. The Freshmen team plays Alpena at 2 pm, while the JV plays at 4 pm. The Pilots will be looking to return to prominence after two down seasons that left De La Salle with a combined record of 5-13. But this season is a new beginning for everyone and the Pilots will try to go out and prove that they can play with anyone in the state, no matter who the opponent is; to play with determination, intensity, focus, and most importantly, pride. This game will also mark the beginning of the Paul Verska era in De La Salle football history. Coach Verska is the 17th football coach in De La Salle history and he is looking to make the same mark on De La Salle football that coaches like Bob Maniere, Tom Bonino, John Maronto, and Ross MacDonald made during their tenure as head coaches. So come on out to East Detroit Memorial Field on 10 Mile between Hayes and Gratiot and watch the 2002 De La Salle Pilots battle with the Alpena Wildcats. De La Salle students can attend the game for free if they show their I.D. cards at the gate. It's sure to be a fun game and a fun season. GO PILOTS!
When Winners make a mistake, they say, "I was wrong, I take responsibility."; When Losers make a mistake, they say "It's not my fault." A Winner says, "I'm not done yet, I can do better."; A Loser says, "I'm done, that's good enough." A Winner makes commitments; A Loser makes promises. Winners listen; Losers just wait until it's their turn to talk. Winners have the courage to do the right thing, even if it makes them unpopular; Losers often do the wrong thing, out of fear of becoming unpopular. Winners find a solution to a problem; Losers are usually part of the problem. Winners find a way; Losers find an excuse. Winners earn respect; Losers wonder why they don't get any respect. De La Salle Pilots are winners on and off the field. What are you?
After much waiting and anticipation, especially after the hiring of Head Coach Paul Verska, the 2002 Varsity football Pilots will begin practice at 6:30 AM sharp today. The Pilots look to make some waves in the Catholic League and the State after finishing a combined 5-13 the last two years. But that was then...this is NOW. The 2002 season will see the Pilots play with enthusiasm, heart, intensity, and most importantly, pride. With the start of practice, that means the regular season is not that far behind. The 4-way scrimmage at South Lyon is now on Thursday, August 22nd at 4 pm. The first game is August 31st against Alpena at East Detroit, or, in other words, just 19 days away. Also, there is a parent meeting in the DLS cafeteria on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 pm. The moment many people have been waiting for since January is now here. It is time to heed these ten two-letter words: If it is to be, it is up to me. Good luck and GO PILOTS!
Tuition at De La Salle: $6,650 Football Shoes: $50 Football T-Shirt, Shorts, and Socks: $25 Jock with a cup: $10 Time between the 2003 season and the 2004 season: 9 months Time spent at speed and agility training and 7 on 7 passing camps: Tens of Hours Time spent during practice perfecting Coach's gameplan before and during the season: Hundreds of Hours Time spent working out to get bigger and stronger for the 2004 season: Hundreds of Hours Time spent thinking about the upcoming 2004 football season: Countless The feeling of utter joy, exhuberence, and excitement of being a CHAMPION: PRICELESS THERE ARE NO MORE TOMORROWS, BUT THERE CAN BE PLENTY OF "WHAT IF'S." IT'S YOUR CHOICE AS TO WHAT YOU WANT.