Brother Martin ready to move on from bitter 2015 season - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Brother Martin ready to move on from bitter 2015 season

Bruce Jordan-Swilling verbally committed to play at Georgia Tech in 2016. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Bruce Jordan-Swilling verbally committed to play at Georgia Tech in 2016. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Brother Martin's 2015 season ended in bitter fashion with Bruce Jordan-Swilling getting stopped before the end zone going for two. The one-point triumph in the quarterfinals catapulted Catholic to an eventual state title.

"We haven't talked about it during training camp. Me and my brother definitely talk about it home. Just because we were that close to beating them, and they won state. I just want to put that in this past and focus on this season," said senior running back Bruce Jordan-Swilling.

"One point away from basically being in the state finals, state champs, bad taste still in my mouth," said senior wide receiver Jeremy Singleton.

"I'm actually glad they have a bad taste in their mouth, coaches still have a bad taste in their mouths. The most important thing is learning from mistakes, and getting better," said Brother Martin Head Coach Mark Bonis.

The Crusaders are stacked in 2016 with the return of the Swilling Brothers. Bruce at running back, and Tre in the secondary. Both verbally committed to Georgia Tech last week, and it appears their pledges are solid.

"USC has still been talking to me. I haven't been hearing from other schools. It's probably going to be the last decision," said Jordan-Swilling.

Bruce will play linebacker for the Yellow Jackets, but at Brother Martin he's too valuable at the running back spot.

"We're in a situation where we are depending upon some guys going both ways, him not being one," said Bonis. "The setup for our football team the best thing for us logistically is for him to be a one-way player. He might carry the football 35 times a game. I think it's tough for him to carry the ball 35 times a game effectively, and play the linebacker spot."

Brother Martin kicks off the 2016 season Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium against Plaquemine High School. The Crusaders are #1 in the preseason 5A rankings. 

Copyright 2016 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Black and Gold Breakdown: Week 12 - Rams

    Black and Gold Breakdown: Week 12 - Rams

    FOX 8 GraphicFOX 8 Graphic

    It’s been 23 years since the Saints last journeyed westward to take on the Los Angeles Rams. The home team was in Anaheim then when the Saints scored a 31-15 victory. They’re back in L.A. now when the two meet as the two biggest surprises in the NFL.

    more>>

    It’s been 23 years since the Saints last journeyed westward to take on the Los Angeles Rams. The home team was in Anaheim then when the Saints scored a 31-15 victory. They’re back in L.A. now when the two meet as the two biggest surprises in the NFL.

    more>>
  • Day later, same Saints injury report

    Day later, same Saints injury report

    Marshon Lattimore missed practice for the second day in a row. Source: Nola.comMarshon Lattimore missed practice for the second day in a row. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints injury report on Thursday mirrored the report on Wednesday. Cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) missed their second workout in a row. The Saints added corners Sterling Moore and Dexter McDougle this week in anticipation of injuries at the position. Lattimore suffered the ankle injury in the first half against Washington. He returned briefly in the second half, but the injury was too overwhelming. Crawley only missed two defensive snaps in the co...more>>
    The Saints injury report on Thursday mirrored the report on Wednesday. Cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) missed their second workout in a row. The Saints added corners Sterling Moore and Dexter McDougle this week in anticipation of injuries at the position. Lattimore suffered the ankle injury in the first half against Washington. He returned briefly in the second half, but the injury was too overwhelming. Crawley only missed two defensive snaps in the co...more>>
  • Cornerbacks Lattimore and Crawley miss workout Wednesday

    Cornerbacks Lattimore and Crawley miss workout Wednesday

    Lattimore missed Wednesday' s workout with an ankle injury. (Source: Mark LaGrange)Lattimore missed Wednesday' s workout with an ankle injury. (Source: Mark LaGrange)

    Cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) missed practiced Wednesday. The Saints added corners Sterling Moore and Dexter McDougle this week in anticipation of injuries at the position. Lattimore suffered the ankle injury in the first half against Washington. He returned briefly in the second half, but the injury was too overwhelming. Crawley only missed two defensive snaps in the contest. Terron Armstead (rest) also missed practice Wednesday.  A.J. Klein ...

    more>>

    Cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) missed practiced Wednesday. The Saints added corners Sterling Moore and Dexter McDougle this week in anticipation of injuries at the position. Lattimore suffered the ankle injury in the first half against Washington. He returned briefly in the second half, but the injury was too overwhelming. Crawley only missed two defensive snaps in the contest. Terron Armstead (rest) also missed practice Wednesday.  A.J. Klein ...

    more>>
Powered by Frankly