St. Mary Crusaders Football


2016 Football Season News

Pasta Dinner Night:

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first annual Pasta Dinner night.  It was a huge success!  Thanks to our sponsor The Express Italian Eatery in Westdale for making such an amazing meal.  Thanks to the players who were the food and beverage servers as well as clean up crew.  Special big thanks to the Coaches for leading the charge and making tonight a special night.

We had a few special guests in attendance tonight...

  • Mr. Len Gargarello was the head coach of both of our current head coaches.  Mr. Gargarello was a teacher at St Mary's and he coached the Crusaders from 1971-1974 and then again from 1983-1994. 
  • Mr. Courtney Stephen is a Defensive Back with the Hamilton Ticats. He was very gracious and took several photos with players, families and Coaches too!

This week is our bye week so that means no games for your Crusaders.  Our next game will be on Friday October 28th when we take our game down the road to Cathedral for their Charity Game.  Seniors will play at 1pm and the Juniors will take the field at 3pm.  See you there!

Coach Dennison, Coach Len Gargarello ('71-74, '83-94), and Coach Guidice

Coach Dennison, Ticats DB Courtney Stephen, and Coach Guidice


Crusaders Football Pasta Dinner

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time:  6pm

in the St Mary Cafeteria

Served up by your Crusaders Players

Tickets available from the Crusaders Players for $15 per person.

Next Games are on Friday October 14th:

We are on the road this week where we will face St. Jean de Brebeuf. The school is located at 200 Acadia Drive in Hamilton.  The Juniors are up first at 1pm followed by the Seniors at 3pm.  Come on out and support your Crusaders on their road!

Friday October 7th Games:

Come on out to our home games on Friday October 7th.  It is our Charity Day and the school will be having their annual "buy out" to attend.  Seniors play at 1pm and the Juniors take the field at 3pm.  This week we are hosting Cardinal Newman.  We will have a BBQ on site selling jumbo hotdogs, chips and water.  Buy one of each for a combo price of $3.00!  See you there!

Next Games are at Home on Friday September 30th!!

Come on out and cheer on your Crusaders as they face the Bishop Tonnos Titans on Friday September 30th.  The action starts at 2pm when the Junior team hits the field.  The Senior team game is scheduled for 4pm.  

Also a reminder to all parents and fans that the schedule for games can change weekly. Please check out the school board's website for the latest schedule and team standings.  The link can be found on our 2016 Schedules & Standings page.

Next Games are at Home on Wed. Sept. 21st!!

Next Game Day is Wednesday September 21st.  The Seniors will be hosting the BR Celtics at 2pm. The Juniors will be having their first regular season game hosting the Celtics at 4pm. The Booster Club will be serving up BBQ hot dogs, chips and water for sale.  Come on out to our first home games of this season and cheer on your Crusaders! 

Senior Game: Friday Sept. 16th @ 7pm at STM

Come on out to the Senior team's first regular season game for this year!! It will be held at St. Thomas More High School at 7:00pm on Friday September 16th.  Weather promises to be good and the venue is great. So join us and cheer on your Senior Crusaders!!


A huge thank you to our sponsors for the 2016 season.  You help make our program strong!

Businesses and organizations looking to sponsor the Crusader Football teams this year are encouraged to read the information on the Sponsors page.  Contact information for sponsorships is on the link on that page.

Senior Player Information and Fees:

Senior players and parents please read the document found HERE for information on the senior season including practice information and fees.

Junior Football players - Preseason Practice Schedule:

All Grade 9 and 10 students are welcome to try out for the Junior Football Team on the following dates.   Please report to the football field.  NO EXPERIENCE nor EQUIPMENT REQUIRED!! 

August 29 & August 30 @ 3 pm 
August 31 @ 1 pm
September 1 @ 10 am 

Senior Football players - Preseason Practice Schedule & Meetings:

  • Senior team practices will start on Monday August 29, 2016 from 3 pm - 5:15 pm for the entire week.  Meetings will be on Tuesday August 30th AND Wednesday August 31st at 1:30 pm. Location to be announced by Coach Dennison via Remind.

Senior Football players ONLY - Equipment Distribution:

  • Equipment distribution will take place on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 11 am - 3:30 pm.  Please report to the football portable to pick up your gear.

Booster Club:

Parents, our teams need your help. Find out how to support your Crusaders Football Teams and players this season. See the Booster Club tab on this website for more information.