Before Jamie Young was named the head football coach at St Mary’s, the Crusaders went an abysmal 7-50 from 2003-2009. Throughout the last nine years, habits and culture have adjusted with Coach Young. The Crusaders have gone 44-40 over the last nine years, a far cry from their tumultuous recent past.
Going into the 2019 season Coach Young has one of the most talented teams he has ever coached, and with the league-wide open seemingly, they have a real chance at bringing home a league Championship.
We talked to Trevahn Foster, star wide receiver and D1 recruit, about the status of St Mary’s football. “The key for St Mary’s to be successful this season will rely on a mixture of a strong senior class and a few underclassmen stepping up and filling voids on both sides of the ball. I think this year as seniors we are really trying to come together and create some positive leadership and get the rest of the team pumped up. We want that title more than anyone else in our league this year and we feel like we have something to prove”.
Foster also added, “teams don’t know what’s coming from us”.
Foster, when asked of the teams matured mindset, “now we are focusing on one game at a time, and after a big loss to Amity last year we are determined to make the game go our way. It’s the first game of our season we want this to help set the tone for the rest of the year”.”
St Mary’s Medford is returning a big senior class involving TE Cobey Aldrich. Foster’s excitement for Aldrich’s upcoming senior campaign was apparent, “he dominated at the tight end position and it takes a lot of guys to bring him down”.
Foster when asked about anyone flying under the radar the state needs to look out for, “Brady Eiler really showed up last year in multiple positions and this year I think he will step into the running back role that Gavin Rajagopal left open”
“I think a major addition to our team is some of the younger guys coming up. We have a large freshman group that plays way above the freshman level. I think you will see some names like Jaden Foster (Trevan’s brother) and Tyson Delplanche doing some damage with some varsity time”.
As far as colleges recruiting Foster, most interest right now is coming from Oregon State, Portland State, and Utah State. He is also getting interest from UCLA, Oregon, Montana, Montana State, SOU. Most schools are interested in Trevahn playing Tight End, not a wide receiver, at the next level.
Key Players for St Mary’s Medford in 2019
Trevahn Foster 12 (WR/DE), Cobey Aldrich 12 (TE/LB), Brady Eiler 12 (OL/SS), Jaden Foster 9 (WR/SS), Tyson Deplanche 9 (CB/RB). Josh 12 Covington (WR/CB)