VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY)- Bishop Sullivan Catholic high School may have a new coach this season, but the Crusaders look a whole lot like they did last season when they finished 12-0 and won the schools first ever state championship. “We have more kids coming out than ever before. We started a winning tradition and I hope I can continue that winning tradition,” said head coach Patrick Cavallario.
After two years as an assistant, Patrick Cavallario takes over as head coach. The Chesapeake native played his college ball at CNU. “We just have to practice every day with a purpose. And I really believe that. Friday night is a reflection of what we do Monday thru Thursday,” added Cavallario.
Despite losing this past weekend at Benedictine, the Crusaders offense has scored 103 points in 3 games this season.
Blake LaRussa returns for his senior season. Last year, LaRussa threw for nearly 3800 yards. “Every week teams are coming after us. We are not really underdogs. We have to play like we have been playing before,” said LaRussa.
Bishop Sullivan reloaded in the offseason when they were joined by Norfolk Christian transfers receiver George Wahee and running back Kevin Hicks. “We have a great group of receivers and a really good running back, so I think with a good balance and just putting it all together and flying around,” added LaRussa.