The Saint Mary’s School community held it’s 44th annual Steak Supper fundraiser and scrimmage on Aug. 17 at the school’s new football field. This event has become a beloved local tradition that brings Tiger supporters of every age together to enjoy a superb meal, see some hard hitting football action and raise money for St. Mary’s athletics.
The evening started with the traditional steak supper served in the school’s cafeteria. An intra-squad scrimmage of the elementary school aged players started the action, followed by the junior high team. The Tiger varsity squared off against Farmerville’s D’arbonne Woods Charter School at 6:00. The scrimmage featured each school doing a set number of offensive and defensive plays. A fired up crowd of St. Mary’s families, alumni and supporters filled the stands and sidelines.
The Steak Supper is the main fundraiser for Tiger athletics. St. Mary’s School fields teams in 10 sports for its 382 students, a truly remarkable accomplishment for a school of its size. Those teams have been perennial playoff contenders and have amassed an enviable record over the years. The Natchitoches Parish Journal extends its best wishes for gridiron success to the St. Mary’s football family this season. Go Tigers!