Catholic Memorial coach John DiBiaso reached out to an outdated buddy in an effort to assist discover a new opponent.
With the prospects of not having a recreation in back-to-back weeks, DiBiaso had a dialog along with his former assistant Tony Gulla, who recommended wanting in Florida (the place he’s at the moment an assistant coach and steerage counselor). One factor led to a different and the Knights have been in a position to land a recreation in opposition to Cardinal Newman Friday evening in West Palm Beach.
“We looked in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and couldn’t find a game.” DiBiaso mentioned. “Tony said there is a site in Florida where they listed teams looking for a game and we found Cardinal Newman.”
Cardinal Newman (2-0) opened its season with one-sided wins over Monsignor Pace (42-17) and Belen Jesuit (41-0). Luke Warnock has accomplished 28-of-36 passes for 481 yards and 7 touchdowns, whereas Jaylin Brown (20 carries for 133 yards) and Xanai Scott (9 carries for 53 yards) are the highest rushers. The receiving group is deep and gifted with Nae’shaun Montgomery (9 catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns) and Dallas DeSouza (six catches for 88 yards and a rating) main the way in which.
“We do spread the ball around, we have six or seven kids who will be going Div. 1,” mentioned Cardinal Newman coach Jack Daniels. “Sometimes, it’s a problem getting those kids enough touches, but I guess that’s a pretty good problem to have.”
Catholic Memorial earned its thirtieth consecutive victory with a powerful 41-7 victory over a gifted Mansfield group. Mehki Dodd ran for greater than 100 yards and two scores, whereas Peter Bourque ran the offense like a seasoned veteran.
“We had a lot of sophomores and junior step up,” DiBiaso mentioned. “A lot of them were playing in their first varsity game and they did very well.”
Cardinal Newman’s secondary may be very gifted, led by cornerbacks Ricky Knight (Florida State) and Kevin Levy (Rutgers), whereas junior Josh Philostin already has 25 Div. 1 provides. It’s no shock that DiBiaso, who has been blessed with standout ability place gamers in his 4 many years on the sidelines, says the Crusaders possess challenges he won’t see in Massachusetts.
“They have tremendous skill position players,” DiBiaso mentioned. “We’re definitely going to have to take care of the ball. We’re going to have to do what a lot of teams try to do against us and that’s control the ball.”
Elsewhere on Friday evening, the early chicken particular at Manning Field (5 p.m.) options Winthrop and St. Mary’s (Lynn). Heading into the Merrimack Valley space, Methuen seeks to get again on the successful observe when it hosts Marshfield, whereas Tewksbury travels to Haverhill. The greatest recreation within the Hockomock League pits Foxboro and North Attleboro.
There is just Eastern Mass. recreation on the docket for Saturday however it’s a great one as defending Div. 1 state champion St. John’s Prep hosts Central Catholic.