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Reilly growing into leader at BG

Name: Patrick Reilly

School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

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.

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