The Saint Mary’s School community held its 47th annual Steak Supper fundraiser and scrimmage on Aug. 20 at the school’s football field. This event has become a beloved local tradition that brings Tiger supporters of every age together to enjoy a superb meal, see their Tigers in hard-hitting football action and raise money for St. Mary’s athletics.
The evening started with the traditional steak supper served in the Knights of Columbus Hall. The Tigers then squared off against Opelousas’ Westminster Christian Academy at 6:00. The scrimmage featured each school doing a set number of offensive and defensive plays and a shortened game. A fired-up crowd of St. Mary’s families, alumni and supporters filled the stands and sidelines. The St. Mary’s student section gave the opposing sideline no peace with a volcanic barrage of cheers and noisemakers.
The Steak Supper is the main fundraiser for Tiger athletics. St. Mary’s School fields teams in ten sports for its 323 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!
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