2019 St. Ignatius Wildcats

Restifo has to go. Question is, is he guaranteed to remain on as long as he wants to while Kyle is coaching?

I just see zero effort to not be predictable.

They catch on to Welsch and you dont try some misdirection?

Cmiel is a threat but isnt utilized truly on that side of the ball. Back to back weeks you see how he can break a screen for example, and you throw maybe 1 a week?

When you need to press the gas, you dont. When you need to go slow and try to shorten the game, you do the opposite.

I dont get it.
The guy sitting next to me at the Mentor game had a good line:

"If you went to Half Price Books and found an Ignatius playbook from the 1990s, you would see that they are running the same plays today."
 

ColinCat

Member
The guy sitting next to me at the Mentor game had a good line:

"If you went to Half Price Books and found an Ignatius playbook from the 1990s, you would see that they are running the same plays today."
While I agree the playcalling is terrible at times, Ignatius is NOT running some of the great plays that would still be successful.

In particular, the TE over the middle, behind the LBs. You have a 6'5 TE now and they run digs with him
 

ColinCat

Member
Mark Ruddy is calling the plays.

Would like to see him calling plays for the Varsity.

Yes Hoban's other RB #33 was outstanding.
 

tom 48

Well-known member
What changes were made in the second half of the Hoban game, which led to the huge comeback:

Most notably, 11-time state champion Offensive Coordinator Nick Restifo handed over the playbook to his quarterback.
“He made playcalls,” Restifo said after the game. “We practiced it, but he made the playcalls and he made the plays. He deserves a lot of credit.”
 
Having seen some comments that that was one of the best games in Ignatius history (and agreeing, given that 25 points was the largest comeback (second half comeback?) in the program's 106 years), I'm inspired to list a few of my favorites that definitely belong in the Pantheon.

Wins
2008 vs. Glenville, 8-7 (second round at Lakewood, rematch of a great game that was a season-opening loss)
2002 vs. Massillon, 29-21 (Anthony Gonzalez's performance was reminiscent of Cmiel's vs. Mentor)
2001 vs. Warren Harding, 40-33

Losses
2012 vs. Mentor, 57-56, 3OT
1998 vs. Canton McKinley (the Pete Koch catch:
)
1997 vs. Canton McKinley (just watch it here:
)
 

arizonawildcat

Well-known member
The demise of so many QBs in the NFL this early in the season has proven benefical to second string QBs. Ignatius' own Flyin' Brian has left his clipboard in New England while keeping his Super Bowl ring and has signed with the Colts in what has been reported to be a 3-year 15 million contract, with 9 million of that guaranteed.
 
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