Reilly growing into leader at BG
Name: Patrick Reilly
School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic
Athlete of the week achievement: Reilly had three catches for 72 yards in Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s comeback victory over Juniata Valley in the District 6 Class 1A championship game. Reilly had a 15-yard catch on a tipped pass on fourth-and-9 that extended what turned out to be the game-winning drive, and he also caught a 55-yard pass to set up the Marauders’ first touchdown.
Season update: Reilly has 18 catches for 320 yards and two touchdowns this season.
Coach Justin Wheeler’s quote: “He’s really excelling right now and he’s really playing with confidence. It has been fun to watch him transform from a guy who replaced Haiden Garner in the starting lineup to a guy leading us and one of our stars. Against Homer-Center he was our go-to guy on several big third downs, and his transformation has been really special to watch.”
Favorite teacher: Miss Ollinger
Favorite subject: Accounting
Favorite movie: “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite song: “Glycerine” by Bush
Outside interests: Fishing, hiking and lifting
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Odell Beckham Jr.
Best athlete I ever competed against: Central’s Parker Gregg
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Ryan Reilly
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class 1A championship game over Juniata Valley.
How I got my start in football: Started flag football in second grade.
Future goal: Become a millionaire.