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The other Notre Dame pulls off road upset

Will there be an update every time my kid’s high school team wins a game?  Probably not.  But for a squad that was freshman-heavy and victory-challenged in 2011, Friday night’s opener for a very small Catholic school on the road against a much larger public school was a no-lose proposition, since everyone expected Clarksburg Notre Dame to lose.

They didn’t.

Florio Jr.’s team gutted out a back-and-forth 30-27 win.  Up 14-0 and eventually behind 20-17 with the home team in the red zone, a fumble recovery turned into a six-play, 90-yard drive that turned the thing around for good.

I could go on.  (And on.)  But if you’re inclined to get more details you can check out the highlights in Part 3 of the WDTV Fifth Quarter, hosted by a guy whom you may remember from our old PFTV days.

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15 Responses to “The other Notre Dame pulls off road upset”
  1. pftcensorssuck says: Sep 1, 2012 9:21 AM

    I was all set to bust on you about posting Florio Jr.’s high school game, and then I saw Joe Brocato!!!!!

    This site needs more Joe Brocato!!!!!!!

  2. stac266 says: Sep 1, 2012 9:32 AM

    Love it!

  3. kslife1986 says: Sep 1, 2012 9:33 AM

    Cool stuff. Congrats to them. On any given friday…

  4. umbali says: Sep 1, 2012 9:40 AM

    That is awesome. I personally dont mind the updates, it nice to see parental pride. Congrats to JR.

  5. doe22us says: Sep 1, 2012 10:10 AM

    As long as Joe Brocato is in there, I am good. Hope he still plays a huge role in PFT now that you are big time. On another note where is Greg?

  6. benacci says: Sep 1, 2012 10:13 AM

    For us that have been here before nbc, we have seen both this site and Jr grow, proud to see him doing well! Is the band still together?

  7. vietnambob2473 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:28 AM

    Doe22us, Greg got a job as a writer for months ago…where have you been?

  8. buckybadger says: Sep 1, 2012 10:50 AM

    Great stuff. I have been following the site since about 2006 maybe longer and it is funny that I have seen this kid play in a rock band and now football. Proud of Florio Jr.

  9. steviesteeler says: Sep 1, 2012 11:14 AM

    It’s your son so feel free to ramble on and on any chance you get. Time goes fast with kids and as a father with your resources (this site) you should take advantage!

  10. boyshole25 says: Sep 1, 2012 11:46 AM

    Nothing like Friday night lights!

  11. raidmagic says: Sep 1, 2012 12:17 PM

    Congrats!! Be proud and update us as often as you would like.

  12. dbones750 says: Sep 1, 2012 1:03 PM

    Whatever happened to Taco Bill? Haven’t seen a pic from him in quite some time.

  13. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 1, 2012 1:18 PM

    West Virginia is not exactly a powerhouse of High School football.

  14. packhawk04 says: Sep 1, 2012 1:32 PM

    Neat story mike. You dont have to apologize or remind us that youre not going to let us know about each of your sons games. I think its cool that you show some fatherly love and being proud of your son. Congrats to his team.

  15. sfsaintsfan says: Sep 1, 2012 1:57 PM

    I was half expecting to see Dante Alighieri, a real blast from the past. Joe Brocato is a more recent addition and subtraction from PFT….

    Good job to Florio, Jr. Glad to see he isn’t playing soccer!

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