Keough looks to continue good play
By RACHAEL PROTZMAN
Coming off a stunning shut-out tie with Keenan on Sunday, Keough will look to the continue its defensive domination with a win over Morrissey tonight.
The Kangaroos were able to keep Keenan from scoring, resulting in a 0-0 tie.
"Clearly, our strength is defense. We are the first team to shut-out Keenan in a few years," Keough captain Wade Laffey said. "We're obviously proud of that."
Leading the Kangaroo defense is Kevin McAbee and Travis Alexander, who contributed key interceptions in the Keenan game. Linebacker Mike Perrone and corner Paul Didio add to the effective Keough defense.
"Our offense hasn't been able to compliment our defense's hard play," Laffey said. "We're looking to improve that against Morrissey."
With a record of 1-1-1, the Kangaroos are uncertain of playoff action.
"A win increases our chances of being in the playoffs and a loss doesn't help," Laffey said. "A win is critical."
Morrissey fell to 0-3 following a loss to Alumni on Oct. 3 and hopes to improve offensively as it looks for a win today.
Alumni vs. O'Neill
Alumni looks to remain undefeated as it faces O'Neill, which has yet to gain a win.
The Dawgs, following a 14-0 victory over Stanford, are now 3-0. O'Neill stands at 0-3.
"We're not going to be satisfied unless we end the season with a win," Alumni captain Pat Paquette said.
With the Dawg defense having yet to give up a point this year, that goal is very possible.
Freshman Jason Halverson added to both the offense and defense in Alumni's win over Stanford.
"Our goal was to get to the stadium this year and now it's very realistic," Paquette said. "We have a good shot at winning the whole thing. We could have the No. 1 seed. We are playing to win against O'Neill."
"Our whole team has been playing well," O'Neill captain Drew Lais said. "We're just out there having fun."
O'Neill looks to gain its first win, coming off a 15-0 loss to Dillon.
"Alumni could be too confident coming in," Lais said. "This could work to our advantage. We hope to get the surprise effect."
All Sports Stories for Wednesday, October 13, 1999