When it comes to success on the field, one team--a Catholic high school team, the De La Salle Spartans--"Stands Tall" and is the subject of "When The Game Stands Tall" which opens in theaters on Friday, August 22.
- NFL: 21 games, New England Patriots
- NCAA: 47 games, Oklahoma Sooners
- High School: 151 games, De La Salle Spartans
If you remember "Hoosiers" and "Remember The Titans," this movie is all about life's great moments, especially when it's most challenging. "When The Game Stands Tall" is about how a group of committed people and a great goal can work together to become more than they could have ever dreamed. This is true in sport--to wit, the De La Salle Spartans--and it's true in life.
Check out the trailer...
...an inspiring movie with the ironic message that the most important
lesson to be learned from 151 straight victories is that there is so much
more than winning at all costs! The marvelous story of Coach Bob
Ladouceur and the De La Salle High School football team is a must-see
for players and coaches of all sports."
The movie teaches that champions are at their best not when everything is going their way, but when times are most challenging. This is an important lesson for all
--especially Catholics--concerning family, faith, and football.