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2023 Season Review

It was a bit of a rebuilding year for the Royals, as the team went 4-7 against a tough schedule. After a great summer of conditioning and practice, the team progressed well through the first four weeks of the season. The injuries came quickly for many of the guys, which plagued the Royals for the remainder of the season. The underclassmen stepped up when needed though, which allowed them to gain a ton of experience. There is a lot of momentum going into next season.. 

The Royals were led defensively in tackles by seniors Dylan Henry (Defensive MVP) and  JJ Prendergast and sophomore Casey Horton. Casey was also one of the leaders in tackles for a loss, along with juniors Sam Neu and Nathan Turner. Leaders in pass breakups and interceptions were senior Ben Brandenburg and juniors Sam Roeder and AJ Richardson. When the starting quarterback went out early with an injury, sophomore Collin Ash (Offensive MVP and the 2023 Karl Damon Andrews Heart and Soul Memorial Scholarship recipient) stepped in to lead the Royal offense for the bulk of the season. Senior Ben Brandenburg and junior  Henry Adams led the team in rushing yards and touchdowns. More seniors leaving their mark on this season were Christian Swiezy and Charlie Elsener, who were the leaders in receiving yards. 

Though it may not have been the season the Royals were hoping for, many players were recognized with end-of-season awards. All-Circle City Conference honors went to Ben Brandenburg, Dylan Henry, Sam Neu and  JJ Prendergast. Players recognized as All-Marion County include seniors Ben Brandenburg, Dylan Henry and  Levi Wisler (Special Teams MVP) and sophomore Carter Sitzman. Dylan Henry was also nominated as a Colts Academic All-Star. Individual Roncalli awards went to the following seniors: Ben Brandenburg (MVP), Charlie Elsener (Mental Attitude Award), Dylan Henry (Leadership Award) and Christian Swiezy (Sportsmanship Award). 

Head Coach Eric Quintana said, “The team is thankful to have been led by a great group of seniors! Overall, we are extremely proud of them and the dedication that they have put into Roncalli Football. They have continued to build the legacy of Southside Catholic Football. I, along with the entire staff, was honored to have coached them.”