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Coach Spagnolo '98 Chats with 98.7-FM ESPN New York's Mike Quick; Edwards '19 Earns Player of the Week Honors

Varsity football coach Joseph Spagnolo '98 was on with 98.7-FM ESPN New York's Mike Quick and his High School Football Report on Sept. 22, hours before the Gaels would race out to a 24-point lead and then hang on to defeat Cardinal Hayes 51-48 for a 3-0 start. The segment started with senior Jimaar Edwards, who was named 98.7-FM's High School Player of the Week.

Edwards recording 11 tackles and a fourth-quarter interception that he returned for the game-tying touchdown against defending state champion Stepinac on Sept. 15. Quick remarked on how impressed he was with the senior's athleticism, as well as fellow senior Matthew Panker's toughness--he had a 60-yard touchdown reception against the Crusaders after fumbling on a hard hit earlier in the game, and added three more touchdowns versus Hayes.

He also commented on sophomore Franklin McFadden, whose move-the-pile pushes for extra yardage have made him seem virtually unstoppable. McFadden would have two scores against the Hayesmen.

Listen to the announcement and interview by clicking the link below.


Source: Jeff H. Skopin, ESPN New York
Posted on September 23, 2018