Last season, Quigley Catholic was sixth in a seven-team Section 5-A, winning just four games overall, just three in section. This season - with almost a month left to go in the regular season – the Spartans have crushed those numbers.
Quigley is now 7-2 overall and 5-2 in section play, losing only to perennial power Sewickley Academy and upstart Freedom (those two teams meet Tuesday). Outside of those two losses, the Spartans have been dominant – they have allowed goals in just two of the seven wins and have only been held to less than three goals twice.
Quigley hasn't depended on just one scorer to get this far, either – a facet that could be crucial if the Spartans want to make some noise in the playoffs. Brandon Scott picked up the pace early and Jeremy Kazmierczyk and Dan Pieffer have been scoring lately.
The Spartans will prepare for that potential playoff run with a tougher non-section schedule in the second half, playing Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic and Eden Christian.