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Florio Jr.’s team pulls off a season-opening win

OK, so with plenty of meaningless NFL games still be played, it makes sense to share a little info about a meaningful high school game, right?

If you disagree, keep scrolling.

Florio Jr. played his first varsity game tonight for Notre Dame High School, and he spent plenty of time on the field, on offense, defense, and special teams as the Fighting Irish repeatedly applied a shillelagh to a hive of Hundred Hornets, 67-12.

Highlights are available thanks to our friends at and WDTV.Β  You may recognize that one of the hosts is my former PFTV partner Joe Brocato.Β  And at the 4:20 mark of the segment, you may recognize Florio Jr. (No. 52) getting away with a block in the back.

Florio Jr. and his teammates are back in action next Friday.

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38 Responses to “Florio Jr.’s team pulls off a season-opening win”
  1. southyank7 says: Aug 27, 2011 12:57 AM

    What # is Sal Lopez?

  2. richm2256 says: Aug 27, 2011 12:59 AM

    Todd Haley thinks your coach is piling it on.

    By the way, you don’t mean THE Joe “Pass the Potato’s” Brocato, do you????

  3. techvet says: Aug 27, 2011 12:59 AM

    What’s their nickname?

  4. hobartbaker says: Aug 27, 2011 1:35 AM

    Fine him.

  5. elwaysbrain says: Aug 27, 2011 1:52 AM

    So this is your “inside source”?!

  6. pondbridge says: Aug 27, 2011 2:47 AM

    Soon to be known as Comcast NBC Sports Notre Dame High School.

  7. thehatefulnerd says: Aug 27, 2011 3:39 AM

    Congrats dude! (4:20!? Forreal!?)

  8. wvucolumbus says: Aug 27, 2011 4:25 AM

    Techvet-fighting Irish

  9. arkadyrenko says: Aug 27, 2011 6:31 AM

    I appreciate you’re proud of your son, and I wish him all the best in football and life, but at the same time I’m also hopeful I’m not going to have to read any more stories about your son or his high school football team on PFT. Thanks.

  10. curtisfyre says: Aug 27, 2011 6:56 AM

    I love it…keep your post your reporting …love even more the personal aspect you bring to it…will be backing your son for sure..keep being you, its what keeps me coming back for sure

  11. TheWizard says: Aug 27, 2011 7:21 AM

    I thought Brocato was the real star of those early segments.

  12. conseannery says: Aug 27, 2011 7:39 AM

    It was closer than the final score indicated…it was more like 75-20.

  13. httr73 says: Aug 27, 2011 7:57 AM

    Rudy. Rudy. Rudy!

  14. jshipolito says: Aug 27, 2011 8:05 AM

    There is not a better feeling than being a proud parent.

  15. melonnhead says: Aug 27, 2011 8:06 AM

    Black socks?

  16. seneca1ss says: Aug 27, 2011 8:17 AM

    It’s only a penalty if you get caught

  17. DonRSD says: Aug 27, 2011 8:17 AM

    BIG JOE!!!
    Bring Brocato back

  18. tomsd1 says: Aug 27, 2011 8:24 AM

    Good for you – proud Pops. How much does the kid outwiegh you by? πŸ™‚

  19. tomsd1 says: Aug 27, 2011 8:28 AM

    BTW – that was more of a love push than a real clip. πŸ™‚

    And what grade is your son? Getting good grades I presume?

  20. jenniferxxx says: Aug 27, 2011 8:45 AM

    If I were this kid I know I’d be using the phrase, “Dad, for the love of god … please stop.” … a lot.

  21. minnysoda says: Aug 27, 2011 8:55 AM

    Is there any truth to the rumor that Favre threw some passes during a Notre Dame practice? If so how many interceptions?

  22. j0esixpack says: Aug 27, 2011 9:27 AM

    techvet says: What’s their nickname?

    The Fighting Amish

  23. benh999 says: Aug 27, 2011 9:44 AM

    I didn’t know Ggreg was in high school already. Time flies.

  24. selgaeinla says: Aug 27, 2011 9:55 AM

    Be proud!

  25. kmart0319 says: Aug 27, 2011 10:08 AM

    He needs to be fined for that obvious cheap shot.

  26. jgg81 says: Aug 27, 2011 10:30 AM

    Jr. gets the talent from his Mom! There is an Inside the Irish page on this site. Keep all of us NDHS Alum’s updated.

  27. barneysbullet says: Aug 27, 2011 10:49 AM

    Here we go, every Saturday morning with Jr. this and Jr. that… πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  28. wte1 says: Aug 27, 2011 11:29 AM

    Do the parents smoke corn cob pipes in the stands down there in West Virginia?

  29. richm2256 says: Aug 27, 2011 11:45 AM

    Aug 27, 2011 11:29 AM
    Do the parents smoke corn cob pipes in the stands down there in West Virginia?
    I’m just wondering how they got all the boys to wear shoes!

    And yes, BRING BACK JOE BROCATO!!!!!

  30. MichaelEdits says: Aug 27, 2011 12:03 PM

    Whoomp! There it is!

  31. bringbacktheflex says: Aug 27, 2011 12:36 PM

    Be sure to let Junior do whatever he wants when he’s not playing. He can’t be expected to behave when he’s not actually IN the football program.

    And sue the HS coach if he makes Junior run laps or anything.

  32. hobartbaker says: Aug 27, 2011 1:05 PM

    Kid got a lot of snaps. Along with the other 8 players who showed up for game on his team.

  33. trbowman says: Aug 27, 2011 1:07 PM


    No one is forcing you to read it…don’t click on the stories if you don’t want to read them.

  34. dangeralert says: Aug 27, 2011 1:07 PM

    @damnskins703 apparently you care if you’re posting about this story. You knew what to expect when you clicked the link. Skip over it next time if you don’t want to read it.

  35. elleclouds says: Aug 27, 2011 1:57 PM

    That dirty hit looks like it could set you back $20,000 when Goodell sees this. Wait, what do you mean that’s only for pro football? This is PFT right? Stories about Pro Football? Ah screw it, fine the kid and let’s be done with it.

  36. elphantasmo says: Aug 27, 2011 2:47 PM

    Even Warren Sapp thinks that was dirty…

  37. jporter15 says: Aug 27, 2011 2:58 PM

    Honestly people why are you hating on this ?
    Hell I would do the same thing if it was my son the beauty of it being in the public eye is that you don’t have to read it if you don’t want to. I will never understand why people read things they don’t want to read only to complain about it being written in the 1st place smh. Just scroll past it if you don’t care.

  38. tomsd1 says: Aug 27, 2011 6:35 PM

    Rather than such a strong/in vogue term as “haters” – I would characterize it as giving ole Mike the needle – aka Rasberry. πŸ™‚

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