Franciscan University Of Steubenville Quarterback Exclusively Throwing “Hail Marys”

November 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Parish Life

Steubenville, OH––Franciscan University of Steubenville, best known for their strict adherence to the Magesterium of the Catholic Church, has decided that their football playbook will continue to contain no other play but the “Hail Mary”.

“Even in football we’re called to heed the words of St. Paul when he says, ‘Pray without ceasing,'” University President Reverend Terence Henry told EOTT just moments after he released every running back and tight end from the roster. “No matter the situation, our quarterback will continue to exclusively throw a ‘Hail Mary’. And in this way shall we proclaim the power of the rosary.”

And while some have criticized Henry, calling his eccentric decision to continue to limit his play book to “Hail Marys” nothing more than a publicity stunt for the small Catholic college, Henry believes otherwise. “Look…people only tend to pray in desperate situations, and that’s wrong…so why only use this play in desperate situations? All we’re trying to do is to show people that just as you ought to pray without ceasing, so then should you also use this play without ceasing…you following me?”

But the radical decision made for a humiliating defeat in a game last month against Ave Maria University when, with Steubenville down by three points with one second left in the game and just one yard from the end zone, Quarterback Rich Vaughan stepped back to pass and launched the football through the uprights and clear into the stands.