Madonna (Weirton, W.Va.) improved to 8-0 on Saturday with a come-from-behind 22-17 win over Steubenville (Ohio) Catholic Central. The game featured a gutsy performance by Blue Dons quarterback Ross Comis, who played through a shoulder injury, and a clutch fourth-down catch by senior receiver Marcello Biondillo to set up the game-winning score.
"This senior group doesn't know the meaning of the word quit," Madonna coach Doug Taylor told the Steubenville Herald-Star. "They fought back and I am so proud of all of them. That catch Marcello made there at the end was just fantastic."
Biondillo's catch, which was SportsCenter Top 10-worthy, came on a 4th-and-11 play with 1 minute remaining. Comis, who landed hard on his left shoulder in the first quarter, scrambled in the backfield before finding Biondillo for a 28-yard reception near the goal line. Comis scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 30 seconds to play to put Madonna ahead for good.
Comis received a pep talk from one of his lineman at halftime, with the Blue Dons trailing by nine.
"I gave him a hug and told him I got his back," Madonna senior lineman Josh Martin told the Weirton Daily Times. "He has the biggest heart on that field and it's an honor to play with him. I love him."
Comis may have the biggest heart, but Martin is the biggest dude on the field at any given time. According to the Daily Times, he's 7-foot-2. Martin says he's 7-foot. As the defender below can attest, Martin is plenty tall.