Please consider joining us this weekend for our annual Gator Walk. Our friends in Dominica need our help. Mass begins at 9 am and the walk will follow.
By Bernd Franke, The Tribune - October 8, 2015
After kicking off his high school football career by being a key player on a Lakeshore team that won it all in his rookie season, Enzo Lariccia has become used to the Gators doing the swamping, not being swamped.
As a Grade 10 call-up, Lariccia kicked the game-winning field goal that gave Lakeshore the provincial Golden Horseshoe Bowl championship in 2012.
The three-way standout — offence, defence, special teams — was heartbroken the following year when the Gators, still at the top of their game, were upset by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Premier Division final, and he was disappointed with a first-round playoff loss to the Saint Paul Patriots last season.
Despite the Port Colborne school’s much-deserved pedigree as a perennial pigskin powerhouse, Lakeshore has been pedestrian of late, and overtaken by the likes of the A.N. Myer Marauders.
The Gators started the senior triple A season with two lopsided losses — at home to Myer, on the road to the Blessed Trinity Thunder — and appeared well on their way to going 0-3 before scoring 19 unanswered points in a 28-25 victory over Notre Dame on Thursday in Welland.
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