This story originally ran in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Aug. 24, 2018
Mike Orlando said there were plenty of times when he wondered if it would ever happen.
After all, when he got to Archbishop McNicholas High School, the field was dirt. When the team practiced, he called the field a mud hole. As for the practice field, there were rocks.
But on Friday night, there were no rocks. There was no dirt and no mud hole. Instead, the football field that used to not have stands had packed bleachers, and for the first time in school history, lights illuminated the Penn Station Stadium turf field, where McNicholas lost 21-7 to Goshen to open the new season. (continue reading here)