Masonry industry sponsored Veterans High School football game
Golden Trowel Trophy presented to Menendez High School football team
By Al Herndon
On Friday, October 10, 2014, at Veterans Field in Saint Augustine, the Menendez High School football team defeated Nease 36 to 23, to win the Masonry Industry Veterans Trophy (A Golden Trowel).
Menendez came back from a 23 to 0 deficit in the half to winning the game 36 to 23. Menendez and Nease are crosstown Rivals they have been playing for the Masonry Industry Veterans Trophy six years with Nease taking home the golden trowel from 2009 -2013. Menendez has won the trophy in 2013 and now in 2014.
This game is dedicated to the North Florida Veterans past and present and to the First Responders in North Florida. This year’s game was dedicated to Katie Jones, a member of the Sparkler Cheerleader Squad who passed away before school started this year. Katie attended both Nease and Menendez and was on both Cheerleading Squads.
The Masonry Industry Veterans Trophy was presented to the Captains of Menendez football team on the fifty yard line at the end of the game by Lt. Colonel Mike Beville Retired. Colonel Beville has presented the trophy all six years. Mike is a retired masonry instructor and helps the masonry industry with education of young masons.
The game was well attended and everyone stayed for the presentation of the Golden Trowel Trophy. Congratulations to both teams, and good job to Menendez on their victory.
About the Author
Al Herndon is the Northern Representative at the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation.