Football preview: Spillane to anchor Fenwick's postseason push

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

OAK PARK – Fenwick made the postseason in 2012 after missing out in 2011. The Friars are expecting to return to the postseason with Western Michigan recruit Robert Spillane leading the offense at running back. Gino Cavalieri is back at quarterback to give the Friars a veteran backfield.

AT A GLANCE

Class: 7A

Coach: Gene Nudo

2012 record: 8-4

Conference: Chicago Catholic White, 3-0, 1st

TOP RETURNERS

Gino Cavalieri sr. QB

Danny Cooney sr. OL

Chris Hawthorne jr. DL

Richard Schoen sr. WR/DB

Keshaun Smith sr. DB

Ryan Smith sr. TE

Robert Spillane sr. RB/LB

2013 SCHEDULE

Aug. 31 St. Joseph, 7:30 p.m. (Morton West)

Sept. 6 at Bishop Lynch (Texas), 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 13 at Brother Rice, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 Bishop McNamara, 7:30 p.m. (Morton West)

Sept. 27 at St. Ignatius, 7:30 p.m. (St. Xavier)

Oct. 5 at Gordon Tech, 1:15 p.m. (Lane Stadium)

Oct. 12 Providence, 1:30 p.m. (Concordia)

Oct. 19 at De La Salle, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 St. Laurence, 1 p.m. (Morton West)

FIVE-YEAR RECORD

year  w-l   conf. playoffs

‘12    8-4    3-0    2nd round

‘11    4-6    3-1    DNQ

‘10    8-5    2-3    1st round

‘09    3-7    0-5    DNQ

‘08    7-5    3-1    2nd round

BY THE NUMBERS

1,416: Passing yards for returning quarterback Gino Cavalieri as a junior

15: Total touchdowns scored by Western Michigan-recruit Robert Spillane in 2012

6: Fenwick playoff appearances since 2004

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