(Photo: Central Catholic's Leo Loughrey, trying to get around Seneca Valley's Zach Bredl, has been the leader of a strong Vikings defense this season. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette.)
"For Leo Loughrey, putting on a Central Catholic uniform every Friday night was a given.
Loughrey's father, Keith, was a former Vikings player, as were Leo's brothers, Mack and Sam. Both Mack and Sam played on teams that won WPIAL and PIAA titles.
"It means a lot to me," Leo Loughrey said. "Growing up, I went to every game since I was in second grade. [Playing for Central Catholic] is very important to me."
It's very important to Central Catholic, too.
Loughrey, a Shaler resident, is the undisputed leader of a Vikings defense that has helped the team reach the postseason with a 7-2 record after a third-place finish in the Class AAAA Northern Eight Conference."