Ask the Coach with Head Coach John Franco: Week 3

Every week of the football season, Eagle Eye writer and junior football player Matt Clifton will interview Coach Franco.

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Eagle Eye: You lost four starters within the first five minutes of the game. How do you think the team played despite these losses?

Coach Franco: “Losing four starters in the first couple of minutes of the game felt like getting knocked down in the first round of a boxing match. Your head starts spinning and your eyes get glossy, but you have to pick yourself back up and continue to fight. I felt this was exactly what we did. I was extremely proud of our players who did not quit and still took the fight directly to Central and came within an eyelash of winning the game.”

EE: The end of the game was really controversial to many. What’s your own personal take on the final few plays?

CF: “Although the ending was controversial, I would prefer not to comment on that. Rather, we can’t be jumping off-sides at the 1 yard line when we have a sure touchdown.”

I was very proud of our players and how they faced adversity and overcame it.”

— Coach Franco

EE: What was your biggest takeaway from the game with Central?

CF: “We did a great job in having only 3 penalties during the game, but one of them cannot come at the 1 yard line when you’re going in for the score.”

EE: Looking ahead to Bishop Carroll, what do you hope to improve upon?

CF: “I was very proud of our players and how they faced adversity and overcame it. I think we’re becoming a good team. Although, we need to overcome all of our injuries and we have to bond together to help the team. Everyone on the team has to do a little bit extra, and I have zero doubt that each and everyone of them will.”

EE. Without revealing too much, does your game-plan offensively or defensively change at all?

CF: “They have a very large offensive and defensive line along with a good QB. This is the best Bishop Carroll team in many a year. I think our team is ready for the challenge. We have had a very good week of practice and we are getting better every day.”

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