St. Patrick can match last seasons win total by beating St. Joe on Friday

Coach Joe Rocconi and his Fighting Irish enter week two of the high school football season on a high note.

Senior running back Ian Magandy scored the games only touchdown a 2-yard plunge helping propel St. Patrick over McLaurin on a wet sloppy field.

Roconni said, "Leadership from our seniors will be a key for us. Those guys have been around, they are leaders and kind of have learned how to do things their way.  I can't say enough about the senior class.  They have committed themselves since the last game last year."

Senior Jeffery Holt has been playing quarterback since his sophomore season and is ready to sling the football.

"He's a key member to our offense," stated Roconni.  He added, "There's no secret now we run the spread and don't mind throwing it and we feel like we can throw it when we want to throw it. You know he was thrown into the fire his sophomore year at a 120 pounds and now he's about 6-1, 180 and hopefully that will make for a difference."

Besides playing wide receiver 6-foot-1, 200 pound senior Ricky Malone will double-up as a defensive back.  Senior's Nick Wyrosdick and Zach Waldrop will play key roles in the Fighting Irish passing game.

Roconni said, "If we can stay healthy, we don't have a lot of depth, if we can stay healthy I think we do some really good things this year."

St. Patrick is back on the road Friday night traveling to Madison St. Joseph.  The Fighting Irish are hoping for dry weather to unleash their passing attack

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