By Jacob Mathias
After a disappointing 2014 season with only one victory under the belt, the Pacelli Cardinals football team, under the guidance of new head coach Drew Nelson, are working hard toward success in the new season.
Nelson has been an assistant coach at Pacelli for 10 years, but this is his first go as head coach.
The Cardinals’ only win last year came in the first game of the season, a preseason match against the St. Mary’s Central High School Zephyrs.
More experience should bring more wins for the Cardinals who have seven returning seniors starting on offense and six on defense.
Last year’s starting quarterback, #7 Christopher Shibilski, has moved to running back where Nelson hopes his speed and six foot, 175-pound frame will help move the ball forward.
|2015 Pacelli Cardinal Varsity Football Schedule|
|Friday, August 21||7:00 PM||@St. Mary’s Central, Neenah|
|Friday, August 28||7:00 PM||Home vs. Aquinas Catholic|
|Friday, September 4||7:00 PM||Home vs. Weyauwega-Fremont|
|Friday, September 11||7:00 PM||@Wittenberg-Birnamwood|
|Friday, September 18||4:30 PM||Home vs. Amherst|
|Friday, September 25||7:00 PM||@Manawa|
|Thursday, October 1||7:00 PM||Home vs. Shiocton|
|Friday, October 9||8:00 PM||Home vs. Iola-Scandinavia|
|Friday, October 16||7:00 PM||@Bonduel|
The Cardinals travel to St. Mary’s Central High School in Neenah on Friday for the first preseason game of the season. Kickoff is at 7 PM.