You could hear the disappointment in Archbishop Hoban football coach Ralph Orsini's voice. Recently, the veteran coach watched all preseason long how hard senior nose tackle Joe Zazo busted his butt to earn a starting spot. Zazo was a model player, teammate and senior leader.
But during one of the last practices of preseason, when practice was almost over, Zazo suffered a season-ending knee injury.
``It's sad,'' Orsini said, in a soft, somber tone. You could tell Orsini was one of Zazo's biggest fans. ``He was working really hard.''
Orsini also said sophomore sensation and defensive end Greg McMullen will miss the first game of the season Thursday at home against Garfield. McMullen had surgery on his wrist earlier in the summer and he's slowly healing. Orsini said he was hoping to have McMullen back for Week 2, but, ``We'll see what happens,'' he said.