Tuesday, July 15, 2008

PrepNation 101 Preseason FB Countdown: No. 98 St. Joseph's Prep

98. St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia)
Last season’s record: 10-3, lost in Catholic Red final
Coach: Gil Brooks
Key players: OT Mark Arcidiacono (6-5, 270, Sr.), LB/FB Mike Pereira (6-1, 234, Sr.), OG Mike Pinicotti (6-3, 285, Sr.), QB Mark Giubilato (6-2, 220, Sr.), DT Andy Marshalick (6-1, 270, Sr.)
Biggest strength: Offensive line, defensive line
Question mark: Defensive secondary, wide receivers
Outlook: For the second straight year, the Hawks were upset in the postseason in ’07 but they were able to extend their regular season league winning streak to 55 games. SJP also dropped early season contests to suburban power North Penn and nationally ranked Don Bosco Prep (N.J.). Eleven starters are back including Penn State recruit Arcidiacono. Giubilato was the backup quarterback last season but still was offered and has accepted a scholarship offer to play at nearby Temple. He is a good athlete and is expected to be one of the top weapons in SJP’s running attack this fall.
Toughest games: Aug. 29 at Parkland, Sept. 6 vs. St. Anthony (N.Y.), Sept. 12 at North Penn, Oct. 17 at O’Hara, Nov. 1 vs. Roman Catholic

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