Football Defensive Athlete of the Week
Patrick Vidal, Catholic (Senior, Sussasunna, N.J.)
Senior defensive lineman Patrick Vidal anchored a staunch defensive effort that forced five turnovers in a 16-10 win over Utica in its home-opener, the first career win for head coach Mike Gutelius. Vidal was a monster defensively as he racked up game highs with 12 total tackles, four tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. On two Utica fourth-quarter drives, Vidal and the Cardinals forced a turnover on downs by the Pioneers on their first and then went four-and-out on their to win the game.