Friday, February 8, 2013
Four seniors made their selections official in ceremony at school on Wednesday.
Don Sebestyen, principal of Providence Catholic High School, highlighted the achievements of senior football players Brian Fordon, Jack Fordon, Tony Petta and Kevin Ward. They each committed to continue their football careers at the collegiate level. “We are extremely proud of these student-athletes who are leaders among their peers and have worked hard in the classroom and on the field. We wish them the very best in college and in the future,” said Sebestyen. Brian Fordon Brian Fordon, son of Brian and Kristin Fordon of Frankfort, committed to continue his football career at Dartmouth College where he plans to major in Economics. Brian is an an honor roll student and a member of the Student Council, Augustinian Youth Ministry (AYM) and …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Brian Fordon, of Frankfort, will play football at Dartmouth in the coming school year.
Next fall, Frankfort resident and Providence Catholic High School senior Brian Fordon will join the Ivy League as a linebacker for the Dartmouth College football team. Meeting the athletic and academic demands necessary to be accepted by an Ivy League school isn’t exactly an easy task. During the football season, Fordon typically worked nearly nonstop from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, balancing school, football practice and the significant amount of homework required for his many advanced placement classes. Fordon began playing football in fifth grade on the Frankfort Falcons youth team. By the time he reached the end of his first season at Providence, he was on the field at the 2009 Illinois state championships. “I love being part of a …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Marist football standout Nic Weishar outpolled nine others in voting for the Southland's Patch MVP, Oct. 8-14. He is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.
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Saturday, September 15, 2012
Loyola 41, Providence 21: Turnovers prove costly as Celtics lose for the first time this season Saturday in Wilmette.
Breaking It Down: Providence Catholic's football team kept within striking distance as the Celtics began the fourth quarter only trailing, 21-14, against Loyola Academy on Saturday in Wilmette. But things unraveled quickly early in the fourth quarter of a 41-21 setback for Providence. Loyola quarterback Peter Pujals connected with a wide-open Kristopher Coker for a 49-yard touchdown with 10:08 remaining to make it 28-14. But that wasn't the worst of it. On the Celtics' next play from scrimmage, they fumbled the ball back to the Ramblers. Loyola didn't waste any time in taking advantage as Pujals scampered for a 16-yard touchdown run on the next play and the Ramblers were in command, 34-14, with 9:36 remaining. Patch’s MVP: Peter Pujals, …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Sports Editor Ron Kremer takes a stab at predicting the winners in all 11 high school football playoff games involving Southland Patch teams. Check out the power of his crystal ball.
Homewood-Flossmoor (6-3) at Marist (7-2), 7 p.m. Friday. Quick take: Terrific first-round matchup, one that pits two quarterbacks (H-F’s Tim Williams and Marist’s Ian Woodworth) and two explosive offensives. First team to 50 wins? Pick: Marist. Sandburg (6-3) at Brother Rice (6-3), 7 p.m. Friday. Quick take: Sandburg has the defensive front to make life tough on Brother Rice running backs Andrew Walker and Martez Walker. Stop them? That’s another story. Pick: Brother Rice. Plainfield South (5-4) at Lincoln-Way East (9-0), 7 p.m. Friday. Quick take: Look for Lincoln-Way East to put the pedal to the metal here in a bid to get its starters out early. Griffins will face Providence or Wheaton Warrenville South in Round 2. Pick: Lincoln-Way East…
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The Illinois High School Association announced first-round football playoff matchups during a live telecast on Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus Saturday night.
Upper Bracket Southland Patch Qualifiers: #12 Homewood-Flossmoor (6-3) at #5 Chicago Marist (7-2); #11 Sandburg (6-3) at #6 Brother Rice (6-3). Favorites: Loyola Academy (9-0) and Maine South (9-0). When they would meet: Semifinals. Keep an eye on: Marist (7-2) and Bolingbrook (8-1). Marist is rolling following back-to-back wins over Carmel and Joliet Catholic Academy. Bolingbrook would like nothing better than to settle a score with Mount Carmel in Round 2. Upper Bracket Southland Patch Qualifiers: #16 Plainfield South (5-4) at #1 Lincoln-Way East (9-0); #9 Providence Catholic (6-3) at #8 Wheaton Warrenville South (6-3); #14 Shepard (5-4) at #3 St. Rita (7-2); #11 Andrew (6-3) at #6 Eisenhower (7-2). Favorites: Lincoln-Way East (9-0) and …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Brother Rice 38, Providence 31 (2 OT): Crusaders pull out 38-31 road win thanks to big plays by running back Martez Walker and linebacker Cody Stull.
Breaking It Down: Any win a team can get in the rugged Catholic League Blue Conference is a quality win. But winning a game the way Brother Rice did at Providence Catholic on Friday night—38-31 in double-overtime—makes it all the more worthwhile. After both teams failed to score on their first possession in overtime, the Crusaders scored the only points of the overtime on a 4-yard touchdown run by Martez Walker. Then, on defense, the Crusaders picked up an interception by Cody Stull to end the game. Both Walker and Stull had big plays in regulation as Walker scored two touchdowns and Stull had an interception that led to a score. The score off of Stull’s interception early in the fourth quarter gave the Crusaders what looked to be an …