Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Joe Koch profiles the North Catholic football team. Click here to read his story.
"Avonworth football coach Duke Johncour and his Antelopes knew what to expect when they met Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in the WPIAL Class A football quarterfinals last Friday night at Hampton High School's Fridley Field.
Now Neshannock's Fred Mozzocio and his 9-2 Lancers will have the same concern as they prepare for a semifinal game against the Trojans at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mars Area High School. In a non-conference game on Oct. 18, North Catholic held off Neshannock's charge for a 21-14 win.
Knowing about the Trojans' dynamic P.J. Fulmore is one thing. Stopping him? Well, that's become quite an issue for Trojans opponents since this 5-foot-8, 180-pound junior returned from a high ankle sprain that sidelined him for four games this season.
"He's a great athlete," said Johncour, moments after his Antelopes fell to the Trojans, 14-7. "We kept him contained, and he didn't break [a big run]""