Football Preview: Fenwick


2012 record: 8-4 overall, 3-0 Catholic League White

2012 playoffs: Lost in the second round of Class 7A to Rockford Boylan 22-21

Head coach: Gene Nudo, entering second season

Game to watch: Fenwick at Dallas Bishop Lynch, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

The two Dominican schools meet to celebrate Lynch’s 50th anniversary under the famed Friday Night Lights of Northern Texas.

Who made the most of the offseason?

“There are a few select people that made a big difference, but we did everything together. I think we all have improved better from last year. It think we will be a lot better as a team, and individually. We obviously have good stars that will help, but as a team we will be great,” said quarterback Gino Cavalieri.

What adjustments did the program make during the offseason?

“They had a year of my system since everything was new last year. Last year, they knew nothing about our terminology going into the season. This year, we were well ahead of ourselves when we started 7-on-7 this year,” said coach Gene Nudo.

Who took the best trip during summer vacation?

“Everyone has lake houses on the weekend and we usually all go up there. We go together. That was about it. I went to a few friends’ lake houses over the summer in Michigan,” said Cavalieri.

Who will be the difference maker this season?

“Richard Schoen will be an all-state football player. He is a football player, flat out. You look up football player in the dictionary and there will be a picture of him,” Nudo said.

What I did over my summer vacation … Richard Schoen

I actually went to some Philadelphia schools around the Ivy League. I went to Penn and Princeton and then I ended up making a visit to Villanova also. Besides that, I worked out for football every morning. I definitely liked Princeton’s campus the most. I liked the coaches there and I liked the people there. I liked the players. They seemed like good guys. Penn was kind of more in the city. I liked Princeton how it was not in the middle of a city. (The most fun) part was being out here with the team and getting better.

— Schoen is a senior wide receiver/defensive back.

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