Football: Bishop McLaughlin 26, Merritt Island Christian 6



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Fri. September 24, 2010 | Derek J. LaRiviere

In Matt Nardo’s first season as Bishop McLaughlin coach, he has been named the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Coach of the Week and led the Hurricanes to their best start.

Friday night’s 26-6 victory over Merritt Island Christian not only marked a big win for the program as far as the Sunshine Athletic Conference standings, but was the first time the team has started 3-1. The Hurricanes were led by the dynamic duo of quarterback Mitch Ritter (three rushing touchdowns) and running back Giovanni Perone (one TD). The two combined to rush for almost 200 yards.

“We were clicking on all cylinders,” Nardo said. “We were able to run our option game, and that was where we had our success.”

Christian Nummy (two interceptions) and Isaac Meyers (one sack) stepped up to help shut down the opponent in a road game that took the Hurricanes 152 miles away.


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