“Coming in we were a young team,” Schumer said. “We were a little inexperienced and we took those lessons we learned at the beginning of the year and used them to our advantage. We worked on the little things and it has turned out to be good for us.”
The St. Vincent football season may have ended a little sooner than the coaches and players may have wanted, but that doesn’t make it any less successful. The Indians fell to Marionville 38-7 in the Class 1 State semifinal on Saturday.
Marionville had not lost a regular season game in four years and Schumer thought his team gave good effort despite the loss.
“Marionville is a very good team and we did a lot this year that hasn’t been done here in a long time,” St. Vincent coach Tim Schumer said. “It was a very successful season.”
St. Vincent finished the year at 9-4, which is the most wins the team has had in nearly two decades. The team captured its first district title since 2009 with a 45-14 victory over Crystal City and the program’s second straight conference title.
“There’s a lot to hold our head high about,” Schumer said.
St. Vincent was playing its best football at the right time of the season. The Indians have won their last seven games, and had not lost since Sept. 22 to Valle Catholic, before the loss in the final four. The Indians started 0-2 with losses to Thayer and Scott City by a combined five points. The team had to replace 10 seniors from last year and Schumer said it took a few weeks to gel together as a team.