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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 6:10 pm

Saint Francis celebration Jan. 16

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Saint Francis will hold a celebration for its 2017 NAIA national football championship, the program's second in a row, at noon Jan. 16 at the Hutzell Center.

Fans and the community are invited to attend. 

The Cougars finished 14-0 with a 24-13 win over Reinhardt (Georgia) in the title game Dec. 16 in Daytona Beach, Florida. 

Also, members of the championship team were recently honored by Victory Sports Network. 

Kevin Donley was named the 2017 VSN National Coach of the Year, while running back Justin Green (offense) and linebacker Piercen Harnish (defense) were named VSN Players of the Year. 

In addition, defensive tackle Eric Hemmelgarn and linebacker Eric Dunten were named VSN All-Americans, along with Green and Harnish.