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Bishop Dunne's Swim Team is having an exceptional year and will compete in the state competition on February 13, 2016, in San Antonio. Head Swim Coach Robbie Zeske says it's the highest scoring and fastest team she's coached in her nine years as Head Coach.

Bishop Dunne Swim Team Heads to State Competition

Personal bests and school records were set all day Friday January 29, 2016, at the TAPPS Regional swim meet in Mansfield, Texas. Both the men and women competed well, with the men placing sixth and the women placing seventh.

The women’s 200 medley relay team set a positive tone for the Falcons with a point scoring, fifth place finish. The women’s relay team then shattered their personal best time in the 200 freestyle relay by a whopping nine seconds (1:54.55) and placing sixth.

Individually, the women’s team did extremely well, with several personal best times. Cat Day set a new personal best in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:18.03, a full eight seconds faster than her previous best time. She also set a new personal best in the 100 yard freestyle, posting a 1:01.45, which is more than four seconds faster than her previous record. Emily Ranspot placed twelfth in the 100 yard butterfly with a personal best 1:23.43, and Ekaterina Boucher posted a personal best of 1:07.75 in the same event. Lauren Weese (100 yard backstroke) and Lexie Dunn (100 yard breaststroke) scored points for the team with eighth and seventh place finishes respectively.

The men’s team looked equally as strong and also shattered several personal and team records. The relay team has been consistently getting faster all season and the trend continued in Mansfield. The 200 yard freestyle relay team placed third with a personal and school record time of 1:39.36, which also qualifies them for a spot in the state meet. They also set a school record and placed third in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:50.13.

Thomas Lincoln (25.60) and Kyle Sivinski (25.97) set personal records in the men’s 50 yard freestyle, finishing eighth and tenth respectively. Ricardo Monroy and Arvin Oquindo both set personal bests in the 200 yard freestyle with times of 2:31.24 and 3:06.59. Elijah Recinos scored nine points for the men’s team in the 100 yard butterfly with a first place finish and a lightning fast time of 56.98. He has qualified for the state meet in this event and is seeded fifth. Angelo Bianco scored for the team as well with a fourth place finish (1:07.48) in the 100 yard breaststroke.

The Falcons will swim in the TAPPS state championship meet on Saturday February 13, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas. You can follow all of the action on Twitter (@dunnesports).

Below are the full results from the TAPPS Regional swim meet:

 

Swimmer(s)

Event

Place

Time

Lauren Weese, Lexie Dunn, Cat Day, Ekaterina Boucher

Women 200 Yard Medley Relay

5

2:07.13

Cat Day

Women 200 Yard Free

11

2:18.02

Ricardo Monroy

Men 200 Yard Free

12

2:30.49

Arvin Oquindo

Men 200 Yard Free

16

3:05.35

Lauren Weese

Women 50 Yard Free

9

27.67

Lexie Dunn

Women 50 Yard Free

13

29.08

Ekaterina Boucher

Women 50 Yard Free

18

29.45

Emily Ranspot

Women 50 Yard Free

31

33.10

Thomas Lincoln

Men 50 Yard Free

8

25.60

Kyle Sivinski

Men 50 Yard Free

10

25.99

Ricardo Monroy

Men 50 Yard Free

21

29.34

Arvin Oquindo

Men 50 Yard Free

26

33.93

Emily Ranspot

Women 100 Yard Fly

12

1:23.43

Elijah Recinos

Men 100 Yard Fly

1

56.98

Cat Day

Women 100 Yard Free

9

1:01.45

Ekaterina Boucher

Women 100 Yard Free

17

1:07.75

Lauren Weese, Lexie Dunn, Cat Day, Ekaterina Boucher

Women 200 Yard Free Relay

6

1:54.55

Thomas Lincoln, Kyle Sivinski, Angelo Bianco, Elijah Recinos

Men 200 Yard Free Relay

3

1:39.36

Lauren Weese

Women 100 Yard Back

8

1:07.60

Lexie Dunn

Women 100 Yard Breast

7

1:18.24

Angelo Bianco

Men 100 Yard Breast

4

1:07.48

Thomas Lincoln, Kyle Sivinski, Angelo Bianco, Elijah Recinos

Men 400 Yard Free Relay

3

3:50.13

For more information on the swim team contact Coach Robbie Zeske at rzeske@bdcs.org or Assistant Coach John Groden at jgroden@bdcs.org. The team practices at the Duncanville Natatorium.

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GEO TECH February 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m. 
National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore will present and discuss his beautiful photos of animals near extinction. Tickets to the event are available: www.bdcs.org.
 
TAPPS District 1 Back-to-Back Football Champions
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L-R: Senior Wide Receivers Chandler Rashbrook and Geraud Sanders helped the Bishop Dunne Falcons to an undefeated regular season and a second consecutive state championship game. Both scholar-athletes have multiple college offers to play next fall.

Senior Wide Receiver Chandler Rashbrook to compete in AT&T Cowboys' Stadium with 2016 U.S. National Team

Senior Chandler Rashbrook has been selected to play on the 2016 U.S. Under-19 Select Team, assembled by USA Football. The team will compete on January 31, 2016, in the seventh annual International Bowl against Canadian national teams at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas.

The 2016 International Bowl is a collaboration of the sport’s national governing bodies in each country—USA Football and Football Canada—featuring top student-athletes in football’s greatest annual international competition. U.S. National Team alumni include DT Malcom Brown (Texas/New England Patriots), RB Todd Gurley (Georgia/St. Louis Rams), QB Kevin Hogan (Stanford), RB Samaje Perine (Oklahoma), QB Bryce Petty (Baylor/New York Jets), QB Jameis Winston (Florida State/Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and OL Brian Winters (Kent State/New York Jets).

Players will practice for a week before competing in a series of jamborees and official international games.
 
Indianapolis-based USA Football (www.usafootball.com) is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school, and other amateur players. The independent nonprofit partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy, and sports to establish important standards rooted in education USA Football advances coaching education and player skill development for safer play and positive experiences through athletics.
 
For more information on tickets, check the USA Football Facebook page: www.facebook.com/usafootball or Twitter @USAFootball.

The Bishop Dunne Falcon football team had an undefeated regular season and is back-to-back District 5A-Division 1 Champions. For more information on the school's sports programs see: www.DunneSports.com.

Bishop Dunne Catholic School is closed for Christmas Break. Faculty and staff return Monday, January 4, 2016. Classes resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. For more information see the school's website: www.bdcs.org.

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L-R: Rebecca Fernandez Hererra, class of '09, with Bishop Dunne parent Lynn Merlino and Arturo Hernandez, '09, at the 15th Annual Bishop Dunne 100 Dinner in October at the Hilton Anatole. Arturo was the Alumni speaker at the event, and thanked the Bishop Dunne faculty for the education that helped him soar through Rice and Trinity universities. He works at Methodist Medical Center as Director of Physician Development.

Bishop Dunne and Rice University Graduate Earns Graduate Scholarship to Trinity, Job at Methodist Medical Center

Arturo Herrera, Bishop Dunne class of ‘09 shared his past experiences as a Bishop Dunne student and now as the Director of Physician Development at Methodist Dallas Medical Center during his speech at the annual Bishop Dunne 100 Dinner in October.

After graduating from Bishop Dunne in 2009, Arturo set off to study Philosophy and Public Studies at Rice University which he says helped him “think logically, and understand the grand scheme.” Through a great deal of hard work and dedication, Arturo was awarded the John Hornbeak scholarship by Trinity University. The John Hornbeak scholarship is awarded to only one student each year based on academic achievement and leadership potential. As a recipient of the John Hornbeak scholarship, Arturo went on to attain his master’s degree in healthcare administration at Trinity University.

“I had a year and a half of didactic classes for my Master’s and was working day-to-day as an intern here at Methodist, learning the ins and outs of running a big hospital,” he says. His Philosophy and Policy degree taught him to “think big” and also realize the importance of being detail oriented, both thought processes important to his position in the hospital. “Every day is different,” he explains. “I attend a lot of meetings, work on decreasing our Emergency Department times, work with the Vice President of Finance, and just work alongside the different department heads to see every area of the hospital and how each works.”

With his master’s degree, Arturo landed his first “real world” job as an administrative resident working alongside the Methodist Dallas president, Stephen L. Mansfield. Generally a yearlong engagement, the hospital president decided to end his residency early and offer Arturo the position of Director of Physician Development. Arturo now spends his time working alongside physicians creating strategy and providing them with the support needed to provide all patients with compassionate quality care.

He said his education at Bishop Dunne was top notch. “I truly enjoyed every teacher I had. They all challenged me and cared about me. I never had a bad teacher. I was very prepared to go on to Rice.”

Prepared for His Future

His interview with Methodist was a bit unusual, however. “About 30 hospitals come to the campus at Trinity after our year and a half of classes, and we meet with the representatives in sort of a ‘speed dating’ format. I got through the first interview with Methodist, and travelled to Dallas for my second interview.”

Planning ahead, Art got to the hospital an hour early for his meeting. “I wanted to check out the hospital and as I was waiting, I began to feel bad. Within the hour, I was worse and went to the emergency room. It turned out to be my appendix, which was about to burst.” He was wheeled into surgery and had the operation. “So of course my interview was moved. That was on a Monday. So the plan was for me to interview that Friday.”

But on Thursday he was back in the hospital feeling sick again. “My intestines were swelling from a bacterial infection that required a second surgery, so I was in the hospital for another week.” All that first-hand, inside knowledge of being a patient helped him land the internship, however. “The president by this time said he’d checked my references and it seemed I’d be a good fit, so I got the position without ever making it to the interview.”

His formal education ended last December, with his graduation from the Master’s program and soon after a job offer at the hospital.

His wife, Rebecca Fernandez, another Bishop Dunne graduate, finished her degree at the University of St. Thomas and is a 3rd grade teacher in Richardson. “Rebecca and I met while we were on the wrestling team at Dunne and became friends, then something more. So I guess you could say we were high school sweethearts.” Like Art, she returned to school, attending Dallas Baptist University to attain a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction.

This Falcon is grateful for the good education he got at Bishop Dunne, the friends he made there and his new challenge at Methodist Hospital. “A hospital can be a scary place,” he admits. “My job will be to make it a more efficient business, a friendlier place, the best hospital it can be.”

Bishop Dunne Alumni will gather for a monthly networking Happy Hour on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Eno’s Pizzeria in the Bishop Arts District. All Bishop Dunne Alumni are invited to attend. For more information see the school’s website: www.bdcs.org or contact Liz Hernandez, class of 2011, at eherndandez@bdcs.org or or (214) 339-6561 x4005.

Bishop Dunne is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the school located at 3900 Rugged Drive from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. For booth information contact Michael Alfers at malfers@bdcs.org or see the school's website: www.bdcs.org. 

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The award-winning Bishop Dunne Falconettes completed their fall season while cheering for the football team in the state championship on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 in Bastrop Stadium. Now the dance squad will cheer on the Falcon Basketball teams. The Second Annual Craft Fair this Saturday supports the Basketball program at Bishop Dunne. See the school's sports website for schedules of all the winter teams.

Don't Miss this: Bishop Dunne’s Second Annual Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, December 12, 2015 

The holiday season is quickly approaching and Bishop Dunne will be hosting its Second Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 12, 2015, 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

The community can shop for various gifts for Christmas and other events from vendors who will be selling great items. Vendors such as Savvy Boutique Clothing,​ Fatbaby's, Tastefully Simple, Collectibles by Rick Kubes, It Works Global, Scentsy, Poppy's, Afghans by Angela, Gypsy Girls, and others have confirmed.

Booth space is available. Contact Michael Alfers at malfers@bdcs.org or 469-291-1845 for a space. Proceeds go to fund the Bishop Dunne Basketball program.

The SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR will be held at the school located at 3900 Rugged Dr. Dallas, TX 75224.

Events Include: A Wine Tasting in the afternoon presented by Wine Shop at Home.

For more information see the schools website: www.bdcs.org. For information on the school’s athletic programs see: www.DunneSports.com.

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Stephanie Brieno played in the Maypearl Panther Classic Golf Tournament in November. A senior at Bishop Dunne, Stephanie also played on the women's volleyball team for four years and is a leader in a number of clubs on campus.

 

Senior Stephanie Brieno: A Leader in the Classroom and on the Links, Embodies Bishop Dunne's School Spirit

Stephanie Brieno grew up in Cedar Hill and came to Bishop Dunne from St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

A volleyball player at Dunne, she was on the junior varsity team for two years and the varsity team her junior and senior years. She’s the only girl on the Falcon golf team.
 
Stephanie is active in three clubs: the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Latinos Unidos, each for four years, and the National Art Honor Society this year. She is president of Latinos Unidos for the 2015-2016 school year, an ambassador for the school, a Eucharistic Minister, and a retreat leader.
 
She is busy applying to her three top choices for college, which are the University of North Texas, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Baylor. She plans to study biology and business in college and then attend dental school to become a pediatric dentist. Stephanie has been accepted into the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry summer enrichment programs for the past three years.
 
Stephanie first came to Bishop Dunne on an 8th grade class visit and she attended a few football games. She describes Bishop Dunne in three words: diverse, family, and spirit.

The Bishop Dunne Golf team participated in the Maypearl Panther Classic on November 16, 2015 at the Golf Club of Dallas located in Oak Cliff. Stephanie, the only female falcon golfer, finished with a 96.

The varsity boys posted their best – lowest - team score in over five years with a combined 329 - good for a fourth place tie.  The four freshman golfers whose scores counted towards the team total were Chance Mulligan (round of 77 and tied for 5th place), Ethan de la Garza (83), Angelo Bianco (84) and Ben Cores (85).  All of these 9th grader golfers were competing in their first high school tournament.

Also competing were juniors Joseph Buford (91) and Landon Munchrath (103). 

Head Coach Tom Perez said the team’s good start bodes well for a great golf season.

Bishop Dunne's fall sports season ends Saturday, December 5, 2015 as the Falcon Football team plays in the State Championship game at Bastrop Stadium in Cedar Creek, Texas. Kick off is at noon. The Winter sports season has already begun and includes archery, basketball, soccer, swimming, and wrestling. All sports have teams for both boys and girls.For more information see the school's website: www.bdcs.org or www.DunneSports.org. To advertise in the school's Winter Sports Media Guide contact Judy Porter at jporter@bdcs.org or 469-291-1784.

 

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PHOTO: Bishop Dunne Catholic School Cheerleaders who will be cheering for their final football game at the State Championship this Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Bastrop Football Stadium include 2016 Seniors from left to right: Giselle Gomez, Hailey Kriska, Captain Sarah Massey, Co-Captain Maria Nieto, Amber Morrison, and Amaya Clark (not Pictured: Victoria Mack.)

Bishop Dunne Falcons Return to TAPPS State Championship Game for Second Year in a Row

Bishop Dunne Catholic School is undefeated for the first time since 1990 and will return to the TAPPS Division I State Championship game for the second straight year. The Falcon football team is now 13-0 after beating the St. Pius Panthers of Houston 38-21 on November 28, 2015, in Manor, Texas.

Senior quarterback Caleb Evans was 16 for 28 with 183 yards and three passing touchdowns. On the ground, Evans rushed for 114 yards and one touchdown. Evans connected with junior Reggie Roberson, who led the team with five receptions, senior Chandler Rashbrook, and junior Jacques Hawkins for touchdowns. Junior Mene Khepera was responsible for the other Falcon rushing touchdown.

The Bishop Dunne defense shined throughout the game, forcing four turnovers and keeping St. Pius contained. Senior Houston Little caught two of the three Panther interceptions. Senior Josh Drayden helped the Falcons pull away in the fourth quarter by returning a missed field goal to the St. Pius six yard line.

Bishop Dunne will face Plano Prestonwood on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at noon at Memorial Stadium in Bastrop, Texas. This will be the second year in a row the teams will be playing for the TAPPS Division I Championship. Last year Bishop Dunne won 41-10 in the Championship.

For the most current news in Bishop Dunne athletics, follow @dunnesports on Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Bishop Dunne see the school’s website: www.bdcs.org or sports website: www.DunneSports.com  Bastrop Memorial Stadium is located at  755 TX-21, Cedar Creek, TX 78612. 

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Bishop Dunne Falcon senior quarterback Caleb Evans runs for yardage in the Prestonwood game during the regular season. Last year the Falcons beat Prestonwood twice, the second game in the State Championship. Both teams are in the playoffs again this year.

Senior Quarterback Caleb Evans “Built Ford Tough Player of the Week," Leads Falcons to am Undefeated, 10-0 record

In its tenth consecutive year, Ford Motor Company’s Player of the Week program honors six outstanding student-athletes each week of the 2015 regular season, recognizing one player in each of the state’s six athletic classifications.

 
In week seven, Caleb Evans, senior quarterback for the Falcons, was chosen by Ford for his outstanding play against Prestonwood Baptist away at their stadium during their Homecoming.
 
In what Ford Motor Company described as a déjà vu moment, a rematch of the 2014 TAPPS Division 1 State title game, Caleb led the No. 1-ranked Falcons to another victory over their arch-rival. Fourteen points down in the fourth quarter, losing 21-7, Caleb completed 14 of 19 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown, and rushed another 22 times for another 160 yards and a touchdown. Caleb has many other commitments. Besides earning a 3.2 GPA he is a member of the track team, an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club and the youth group at his church.
 
Coach Johnson noted Caleb’s strong work ethic and reminded everyone that he was sacked seven times in the Prestonwood game, but said Caleb would get the job done and get a win - and he did!lcons

 

The Bishop Dunne Falcons play at home at Early Hayes Stadium located behind the school at 3900 Rugged drive on Saturday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets for the game can be purchased at the gate. This is the school's first play off game of the 2015 season. The Falcons had a bye last week, and is the only undefeated team in the TAPPS Division 1 category. 

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Soccer team captain senior Cesar Paz scored two of the five goals in the home opener for the Falcons.

The Bishop Dunne men’s soccer teams opened the 2015-2016 season Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at home with a 5-0 win over Grapevine Faith. The Falcons were led by Jose Zertuche and Aaron Marquez Hernandez who had a combined three goals and three assists in the victory.

Joshua Benavides added two assists of his own while Luke Hawkins and team Captain Cesar Paz scored the other two goals. The Falcons’ goal keeper, Justin Santos, had five saves in 55 minutes and Angelo Bianco recorded two saves in 25 minutes.

Head varsity coach Joe Martel said the win was a total team effort, noting that the defense played really well, which allowed our offense to keep the pressure on.

The JV Falcons also won their first match of the year, beating Grapevine Faith 1-0. Cedric Wilson scored the lone goal which was assisted by Sebastian Herrera. Keeper Sebastian Herrera played a strong match, stopping all seven shots in the win.

The Falcons look to keep the momentum going, as both JV and Varsity play at Cistercian at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Cistercian is located at 3660 Cistercian Road in Irving. TX 75039.  The Falcons' next home game is Tuesday, November 17, 2015 against Home School Athletic Association (HSAA.)

For more information see the school's website: www.bdcs.org or www.DunneSports.com.

For the most current news in Bishop Dunne athletics, follow @dunnesports on Twitter and Instagram. 

Varsity  Game Stats:

1st goal scored by Aaron Marquez Hernandez; assisted by Robert Elizondo and Jose Zertuche. 18th minute. 1st Half

2nd goal scored by Jose Zertuche; assisted by Joshua Benavides. 24th minute. 1st Half

3rd goal scored by Cesar Paz; unassisted. 38th minute 1st. Half

4th goal scored by Aaron Marquez Hernandez; assisted by Joshua Benavides. 46th minute. 2nd Half

5th goal scored by Luke Hawkins; assisted by Jose Zertuche. 54th minute. 2nd Half

 

 

 

Photo: Senior Cesar Paz, Soccer team Captain.

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Payton Matous at UTA on oct 22 2015 Innovation Day Bishop Dunne juniors Payton Matous, Robert Elizondo, and Tristan Newton designed and built a car that was propelled by torsional spring in less than two weeks to compete in the Innovation day at UTA in October. Bishop Dunne boasts a cutting edge science department and sponsors a nationally recognized conference, Geo Tech, each February.

Bishop Dunne Falcon Trio Compete at Innovation Day at UTA, Meet Arlington's Mayor

Bishop Dunne was invited to compete in an engineering competition on October 22, 2015, at the University of Texas at Arlington as part of their Innovation Day.

The challenge was to build a self-contained car, no larger than 8” by 8” by 8”, which could travel through a 25-foot path that included a 30-degree ramp. In addition to those requirements, the bill of materials was to be under $50. In less than two weeks, juniors Payton Matous, Robert Elizondo, and Tristan Newton designed and built a car that was propelled by torsional spring that met all of the requirements.

A torsion spring is a spring that works by torsion or twisting; that is, a flexible elastic object that stores mechanical energy when it is twisted. When it is twisted, it exerts a force, actually torque, in the opposite direction, proportional to the amount or angle it is twisted. The common mousetrap is a simple example of a helical torsion spring.

Their project was at the level of, if not higher, than some vehicles at the university level bracket. Unfortunately, they did not win the top prize, but they gained valuable experience from the competition and enjoyed wonderful speeches about innovation from the mayor Jeff Williams of Arlington and other speakers.

 

Interested in learning more about the Engineering, Robotics, GIS Mapping, Physics and other science courses at Bishop Dunne? You can be a Falcon for a Day! For more information: www.bdcs.org or call 214-339-6561.

National Geographic Photographer Joe Satore is coming to GEO TECH February 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at Bishop Dunne.

GeoTech: Where Earth, Technology, and Exploration Meet.

The conference is now in its 28th year. For more information contact Monica de la Cerda: mdelacerda@bdcs.org.

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Friday Night Lights shone bright for the Bishop Dunne Falcons even in the rain at Midland Christian last week when the Falcon football team capped their undefeated season with a win and became District Champions for the second year in a row. The team's final district game is tonight, November 6, 2015 at home. -- Photo credit: Elena Rodriguez

Bishop Dunne Falcon Football Team is the 2015 TAPPS Division 1 District 1 Champions for the Second Consecutive Year


The Bishop Dunne Falcon football team clinched the 2015 TAPPS Division I District 1 Championship last week in an away game against Midland Christian. The team’s final regular season game is tonight, Nov. 6, 2015, at Bishop Dunne as the Falcons compete to finish their first undefeated season since 1990. 

Friday Night Light Fans Feeling Déjà Vu

Falcon Fans might feel a sense of déjà vu this year as they watch the one-two punch of passes from senior quarterback Caleb Gabriel Evans to senior receiver Geraud Isaiah Sanders. Much like the dynamic duo of Micah Simon to A.D. Miller – both 2015 graduates of Bishop Dunne and in college now on scholarships, BYU and OU respectively – the two are connecting on the field for touchdowns and connecting in school as best friends.

In fact, the teammates feel as if they’ve known each other all their lives, and are more like brothers than classmates. But the two come from different ends of the metroplex.

Caleb was born at Methodist Hospital in Oak Cliff, the fifth of nine children. Three of his four older siblings are in college, and 27-year-old Trey is out on his own. Caleb is big brother to Simeon, Titus, Nathaniel and Naomi, and often babysits as needed. His parents, Efram and Kim, met in college. The two can be seen at every home game, sitting in the end zone so that Nathaniel, who needs a wheelchair, can see his big brother play. Caleb attended Moats Elementary in DeSoto through 4th grade, then Merrywood School, ending up at Mansfield High. By sophomore year he knew he needed a change, and he searched for a more academic setting and found Bishop Dunne.

Geraud was born at Plano Presbyterian and grew up in the North Dallas area, attending Legacy Christian School, Spark Elementary, Pioneer Middle School and Frisco High School where he played quarterback before transferring to Bishop Dunne. With over 900 students in his class, he felt like just a number. He bumped into Caleb on their shadow day sophomore year, and then met again at the first day of summer football practice.

They’ve been inseparable ever since.

Both boys have had multiple college offers to play football next fall, but are concentrating on the current season to play the best they can and be the best students they can be. That may be the only thing they have in common. Last year the team won the state championship for the first time since 1990, and Geraud has a state championship ring, but Caleb doesn’t; he said he wanted to contribute more before he got one – he wanted to truly earn it. Caleb’s trip from DeSoto is about ten minutes to Bishop Dunne, while Geraud is part of a car pool that departs at 6:30 a.m., which means he has to be up by 5:30 a.m. And while Caleb is surrounded by siblings, Geraud has one little sister, Genaye, who he proudly notes is a track star at Pioneer Middle School, and he hopes she will follow him to Bishop Dunne. His parents, Glen and Gwen, who met in college, attend his games with her.

Both Caleb and Geraud are in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club, and Geraud, is also a member of the National Honor Society. Caleb hopes to play in the NFL one day, while Geraud hopes to be an orthopedic surgeon, in order to help hurt athletes get back on their feet.

A dream for Geraud would be to end up at the same university as Caleb, so they could continue to play as teammates and even room together in college. But for the next five weeks, as the two play their final high school football games, their sights are set on completing an undefeated season, the first since the legendary Falcon team of 1990, and back-to-back State Championships.

Two champions on the field, working to bring two Championships to Bishop Dunne: a win-win for all.

Game recap:

Bishop Dunne remains undefeated with a win (Bishop Dunne 51, Midland Christian 29) at Midland Christian. Bishop Dunne (9-0, 6-0) clinched the No. 1 seed in TAPPS 1-I and district championship for the second consecutive season. The Falcons jumped out to an early 21-0 first quarter lead before surrendering its first points on a safety. After a 17 point 2nd quarter by Midland, Caleb Evans connected with Jacques Hawkins as time expired to take a 16 point lead heading into halftime. The Falcons never trailed in the game and controlled the second half by forcing 6 turnovers.-- Summary Courtesy of Sports Day HS

Bishop Dunne Coaching staff’s pick for Offensive Player of the Week: Geraud Sanders with five receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns.


Key Offensive Contributors included:  

Caleb Evans with 10 of 19 for 188 yards and 4 touchdowns and 13 carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns;

Jordan Butler with 13 carries for 72 yards and a touchdown;

Jacques Hawkins with 3 receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown;

Chandler Rashbrook with three receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Defensive Players of the Week: Damion Daniels with eight tackles, three sacks, a safety, and one forced fumble, and Houston Little with 12 tackles and two interceptions.


Key Defensive Contributor: Shaine Hailey with 12 tackles, one tackle for loss, and one pass break up.


Special Teams Player of the Week: Houston Little with two downed punts inside the 10 yard line.

Special Teams Key Contributors: Joshua Drayden with a 73 yard punt return and Travis Robb with a fumble recovery.
 

The Falcon’s final regular season district game is November 6, 2015 at home vs. TCA (Trinity Christian Academy of Addison.)  Kick off is at 7:30 at Earl Hayes Stadium located behind the school at 3900 Rugged Drive, Dallas 75224.

An Open House at the school is Sunday, November 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Potential students and their families are invited to come to the school for a tour and to learn more about the academic programs, Fine Arts and Athletics at the 6th - 12 school. For more information: www.bdcs.org/openhouse or call 214-339-6561.