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Tommies playing their 'best' football

St. Thomas senior Fritz Waldvogel says the Tommies are playing their best football right now. The Tommies play St. John Fisher in the Division III quarterfinals this weekend. It's St. Thomas' third straight trip to the quarterfinal round.
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St. Thomas senior Fritz Waldvogel says the Tommies are playing their best football right now. The Tommies play St. John Fisher in the Division III quarterfinals this weekend. It's St. Thomas' third straight trip to the quarterfinal round.

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