2021 Inductee THE 1989 FOOTBALL TEAM

Few teams, if any, in the history of Saint Edwards School did more in one season than the 1989 football team. The dynamic offense put up an average of 38 points per game in the historic season that led to that led them to the District, Regional and Sectional Titles and ultimately the State Championship Game in Daytona Beach. It is more than appropriate, for this accomplished group of football players who fielded the best football team in the history of the school, to be the first team to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in school history. Going 12-1 on the season, opponents had no answer for the ground attack of Chris Bedford, who amassed more than 2,000 yards and 40 touchdowns that season. But as we all know, football is a team sport and This dominance would not have been possible without an absolutely stellar offensive line. A stout defense also kept teams at bay, with most opponents able to muster only a handful of points against the Pirates and not to mention the dedication and commitment of the coaching staff led by Head Coach Howie Decristofaro. It is important to note, that the seniors who were on this team for three years earned an incredible 34-4 win/loss record resulting in 3 District Championships, 3 Regional Championships, a Sectional Championship as the Best Team in South Florida, and a trip to the State Championship Game. The 1989 football team will forever be remembered for what they accomplished. They played the game of football to near perfection throughout the season and serve as a barometer for excellence for all teams past and present. It is with great pleasure that we induct the 1989 football team as the first team into the Saint Edwards Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2021.