The Pacelli Vikings have been 4-0 before, but they have a different feel about them this year, and for that, they are the latest Headquarter Nissan Athletes of the Week.
Pacelli won its fourth game, 35-16, on the road at Greenville last Friday.
“We played really well,” said senior offensive and defensive lineman Joseph Wiley. “We’re vey in-sync. Everybody knows their blocks, knows their keys, so we’re more in-sync this year.”
The last two years, the Vikings have started 4-0 before region play, but stumbled in the tough 4-A. They think they’re past that this year.
“We’re having a great season, playing as a team, playing hard,” said junior linebacker/fullback Ben Davis. “We haven’t even played our best football yet. There is more to come.”
Randy Grace hopes that starts this Friday. Pacelli hosts a tough Dooly County team.
“We’ve never beaten them in school history, so it’s always tough when you play them, because they’re loaded with athletes year-in and year-out,” Grace said. “They were state runner-up a couple years ago and they play in region 4-A. Every team in our region can beat anybody on any given night.”
You can catch highlights of Pacelli/Dooly County Friday night on the PrepZone.