St. Thomas Football team

St. Thomas High School Football team. 

The St. Thomas High School football team will have the chance to participate in a select private-school showcase early next season.

The Eagles were selected to play Plano St. John II on Sept. 4 in Frisco as part of the inaugural four-team Catholic Bowl, the school said in an April 16 news release. Its game, which will be St. Thomas’ second of the 2021 season, will be played at the Ford Center at The Star indoor stadium connected to the headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys.

The showcase, which is being hosted by international football promoter Global Football, will also feature Fort Worth Nolan Catholic and Little Rock Catholic from Arkansas as part of a doubleheader. St. Thomas is coming off a 7-3 season that produced the program’s third straight district title and a trip to the TAPPS 6A state semifinals.

“St. Thomas is proud to team with Global Football to not only present our school to a much broader audience but also partner in what will quickly develop into a premier event,” St. Thomas athletic director Mike Netzel said in a news release. “Our scholar-athletes are thrilled about the chance to play in an outstanding venue. We’ll travel and participate in a way that resembles a college bowl game experience.”

Since 1996, Global Football has produced games and tours in more than 20 countries on six continents, according to its website. In 2012, 2014 and 2016, the organization staged high school and college showcases in Ireland alongside major NCAA college football games that were held in Dublin.

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