High school’s athletics chronicled in book

It’s a boost for Scotus Central Catholic High School in Columbus.

Two graduates interviewed dozens of former and current Shamrock players and coaches about their days on the field and in the gym to produce a book titled, "I Played For Scotus."

Self-published, the book by John Kopetzky, now a member of St. Theresa Parish, and Mark Kurtenbach, a member of St. Joseph Parish, both in Lincoln, is available online at Half the profits will go to the school, said John Schueth, principal.

"They’ve been interviewing coaches and players, getting statistics, going as far back as they can," Schueth said.

That’s to the 1940s, at a school where athletics began in 1931. In that time, Scotus Central teams have captured 43 state championships in boys and girls sports, and many more district and conference titles, Schueth said.

The book is a boost for the school in fundraising and other ways, Schueth said.

"Anytime we celebrate the tradition we have in our school, it helps pull our alumni base together," he said. "It’s a storied tradition that you want to celebrate."

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