Bishop Fenwick at Malden Catholic Thanksgiving Eve preview 

Bishop Fenwick junior Stefano Fabiano is one of numerous wideouts that the Super Bowl bound Crusaders can go to in the passing game.Rose Raymond/photo

BISHOP FENWICK (9-2) AT MALDEN CATHOLIC (2-8)

Wednesday at Brother Gilbert Stadium, 6 p.m.

All-time Thanksgiving series: Malden Catholic leads all-time series, 2-0. This will be their first Thanksgiving contest against one another.

Bishop Fenwick Points For/Points Against avg.: 31.2 PF, 11.7 PA

Malden Catholic For/Points Against avg.: 18.8 PF, 31.3 PA

Bishop Fenwick's top players: David Cifuentes, Sr., RB/DE (115 rushes, 733 yards, 16 TDs); Chrys Wilson, Jr., QB/LB (68-for-108, 1,168 yards, 15 TDs); Jason Romans, Soph., QB/WR/FS (25-for-50, 350 yards, 4 TDs); Angel Martinez, Jr., WR/CB (31 carries, 515 yards, 4 TDs); Joe Rivers, Sr., RB/OLB (17 catches, 300 yards, 5 TDs; 25 carries, 221 yards, 2 TDs).

Bishop Fenwick keys to victory: Get off to a good start; simple as that. There's no question Fenwick is the more talented and experienced team, but MC has certainly turned in some strong performances this fall. If the Crusaders can score early and often and control the pace of the game from there, they'll be in great shape to earn their 10th win of the season. 

Malden Catholic keys to victory: The Lancers have been outscored by an average of nearly 13 points per game and are allowing as many points against (31.3 ppg) as Bishop Fenwick is putting up. If a two-win Lancers' team is going to keep pace with the Super Bowl bound Crusaders, they'll likely have to slow down the flow of the game and win a defensive battle. 

Potential Unsung Heroes: Keep an eye on Fenwick sophomore receiver Jason Romans. The second-year standout has spent time at quarterback this fall and been successful, but he'll likely line up at wide receiver come Thursday. Romans is extremely athletic and has a lot of poise for an underclassman; look for Wilson to get him involved in the passing game. 

Bishop Fenwick seniors: David Cifuentes, RB/CB; Carl Thomas, WR/FS; Joe Rivers, RB/OLB; Sonny Gosselin, DT/G; T.J. Hazard, G/DT; Dan McGrath, DE/FB; Andrew Wallace, G/DT; Jake Miano, SS/SB; Tim Lee, OL/DL. 

BISHOP FENWICK OFFENSE

No. Name Yr. Pos. 

34 Angel Martinez Jr. WR

20 Stefano Fabiano Jr. WR

73 Liam Andrews Fr. LT

71 Andrew Wallace Sr. LG

70 Matt Juneau Jr. C

56 TJ Hazard Sr. RG

50 Jimmy Espinal Jr. RT

12 Jason Romans So. WR

84 Jordan Maurice Jr. WR

14 Chrys Wilson Jr. QB

 8 David Cifuentes Sr. TB

  

BISHOP FENWICK DEFENSE

No. Name Yr. Pos.

81 Dan Richard Jr. DE

65 Dan McGrath Sr. DT

30 Sonny Gosselin Sr. DT

83 Ethan Gonzalez Sr. DE

50 Jimmy Espinal Jr. LB

14 Chrys Wilson Jr. LB

52 Andrew Wilson Jr. LB

34 Angel Martinez Jr. CB

 7 Jake Miano Sr. CB

20 Stefano Fabiano Jr. FS

 2 Jake Connolly Jr. SS

MALDEN CATHOLIC OFFENSE

No. Name Yr. Pos.

 2 Daps Olatunbosun Jr. TE

55 Dom Bono Sr. OL

58 Jenarro Herbert Sr. OL

78 Ben Goodell Jr. OL

50 Sean McDonough Sr. OL

52 Jason McGrath Sr. OL 

84 Chris Gill Soph. TE

 9 Nikolas Paganis Jr. QB

11 Sean Kelley Sr. RB

 8 Zeke Bragg Jr. RB

 6 Brenden Brown Sr. RB

MALDEN CATHOLIC DEFENSE

No. Name Yr. Pos.

84 Chris Gill Soph. DE

55 Dom Bono Sr. NT

60 Kenny Williams Sr. DE

26 Cam Marino Jr. OLB

45 Mike Azzari Soph. ILB

11 Sean Kelley Sr. MLB

34 Ciro Carbone Sr. ILB

 8 Zeke Bragg Jr. OLB

 2 Daps Olatunbosun Jr. CB

13 Ryan Constantino Jr. CB

 6 Brendan Brown Sr. S

  

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