Spellman honors former coach, drops ball against Nazareth
(Photos by Gary Quintal)
Cardinal Spellman honored former football coach Joe DeSimone on September 27th with a half-time ceremony at this year's Homecoming against Nazareth.
Coach Desimone was honored for his eight years of leading Cardinal Spellman football from 2001 to 2008, including 2 CHSFL Championships in 2006 and 2008. DeSimone was accompanied by friends and family as well as many of the former football alumni he had coached.
As for the game itself, Spellman scored 10 points in the final 2:48 of the first half, including a 44-yard field goal and a 51- yard touchdown run to put Nazareth in the hole with a 27-6 halftime lead.
Spellman would need every point as Nazareth scored 20 unanswered points in the second half falling just short 27-26. Spellman now stands a 1-2 as they next host Kennedy Catholic on Saturday, October 4th at 1:30.