The similarities between shifty St. Thomas wideouts – and close friends – senior Dan Noehring and junior Dan Ferrazzo are numerous. The Dan duo were both: -Captains of their high school football teams (Noehring hails from Lakeville South, and Ferrazzo’s a Mahtomedi product).
If you head over to Palmer field at O’Shaughnessy Stadium it’s pretty quiet these days. That will all change in a few short weeks as the St. Thomas football team prepares for the start of the fall season. Camp starts in early August for the Tommies, who went 14-1 last season. That one loss prevented St. Thomas from winning its first national championship.
When you’re undefeated, every game is your biggest game of the year. Last week, the St. Thomas football team played its best overall game of the year in its biggest game of the year so far.
Glenn Caruso could have lamented the mistakes the St. Thomas football team made in a 28-14 win over Gustavus on Saturday to remain unbeaten on the season. Instead, he focused on the positives of a team that made several mistakes, yet still beat a conference opponent handily.
While teams around them at the top of the MIAC football standings are fighting out close games, the St. Thomas football team came off its bye week with a 47-24 win at Carleton to improve to 4-0.
The winning tradition has been established, now it’s up to a newer crop of talent to keep it going. That’s the challenge that lies ahead for the St. Thomas football team this fall.
When Glenn Caruso took over as St. Thomas football coach four years ago, he expected to have success. Every coach does, but I think even he is surprised at what his program has accomplished since he took the reins.
The St. Thomas football team, ranked No. 3 nationally, beat Gustavus 20-7 on Saturday at O’Shaughnessy Stadium to clinch at least a share of the MIAC title.