Deja vu potential as Minooka travels to Providence
By Dick Goss firstname.lastname@example.org August 30, 2012 9:18PM
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Robeson at Joliet Catholic
Lincoln-Way East at Montini
Updated: October 1, 2012 5:06PM
It sets up as deja vu all over again.
A year ago, Providence and Minooka met in Week 2, and Celtics improved to 2-0 with a hard-fought 7-0 victory. The Indians were coming off a tough loss to Morris in their opener.
This time, the No. 3 Celtics are riding an adrenaline rush from a 40-34 season-opening victory over Joliet Catholic, while the No. 7 Indians are attempting to regroup from a stinging 14-6 loss to Morris. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Matt Senffner Field in the Season Pass Spotlight Game for the Herald-News.
“I’ve got to do a better job leading our team,” Minooka quarterback Joe Carnagio said after the Morris game. “I’ve got to make plays. They made one big play and we didn’t. Our defense did a really great job and we didn’t on offense.
“As a senior captain, I’ve been through this before. We’ve got to bounce back now and win at Providence.”
While Carnagio and his teammates seek the first victory for first-year coach Paul Forsythe, Providence would like nothing better than to open 2-0, what with the rugged Catholic League Blue schedule awaiting.
The Celtics unveiled their new quarterback last week in untested Dominic Lagone. The former running back playing quarterback for the first time completed 8-of-12 passes for 135 yards against Joliet Catholic.
With a performance like that, did Lagone set the bar almost too high?
“He’s that type of kid,” coach Mark Coglianese said with a smile. “Yes, we will expect a lot from him in the future.”
Providence hurt Joliet Catholic with a double pass for a touchdown, and also set up the only TD in last year’s Minooka game with a similar double pass. As Carnagio suggested, a big play or two may be vital again Friday night.