WEEK 2 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK These teams used their struggles during Fall II as a springboard to a strong start in 2021 By Brendan Kurie Globe Correspondent,Updated September […]

WEEK 2 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK

These teams used their struggles during Fall II as a springboard to a strong start in 2021

Cathedral was 0-5 in the spring, but this fall the Panthers have already equaled their win total from the last three seasons combined (2-22), aided by a temporary exit from the Catholic Central League, instead playing an independent slate while building the program back up.

“We’re excited about this year,” coach Derrick Beasley said. “We’re going to try to keep the ball rolling and keep trying to upset some people.”

Beasley, a fourth-round pick by the Patriots in 1987, said that being in the second year of a co-op with Matignon and Cristo Rey has helped increase participation numbers from around 20 to 43 this season.

“The kids came out, but they don’t come out unless other kids talk about it,” Beasley said. “We made conditioning fun, they wanted to be out and that number turned into a football number.”

 

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