Keys to a homecoming victory

Five minutes with Coach Bitto


Hannah Hilbert

While some people are stressing out about their plans for homecoming, football coach Andy Bitto is concerned about one thing: tonight’s game.

The goal is always to win every game, but homecoming and playing a long-standing rival add to the challenge. Bitto broke down the game plan to rushing effectively and scoring at least three times.

“Anytime we score three touchdowns we pretty much win,” Bitto said.

Keeping the ball out of the hands of one of Viator’s key players is also on the agenda.

“We gotta limit the touches of their All-State tight end, Cole Kmet,” Bitto said.

Of course, he notes that such a long-standing rivalry also weighs heavily on the team.

“I don’t know if you want to call it bad blood, but I would say that ever since I was even in school here Saint Viator has always been our biggest rival here–and even before that.,” Bitto said. “And I’m not even that young anymore.”

Bitto said he knows that the hype is real for the players when the varsity game kicks off tonight at 7:30 p.m.

“Our football players really focus on homecoming because it’s really the pinnacle game of the year,” Bitto said. “They are going to remember it for the rest of their lives.”