The Return of the Sauce: Joe Marinaro is back on the field


Maddie Kurtovitch

Sophomore Joe Marinaro hopes to return to the field before the end of the season

Stella Fortier, Writer

Sophomore Joe Marinaro was on the verge to be a varsity football starter until he recently was injured. Doctors thought Marinaro would be out the whole season, but he is now on the path to having a quick recovery to make it back for playoffs.

Marinaro feels determined to return to his positions––running back and outside linebacker. He enjoys the perks of being on a varsity sport including hanging out with the friends that he has made while being on the football team and the competitiveness of the varsity level. “I love football because it’s so fast paced and intense,” Marinaro said.

Over the summer while the team was in Duluth for football camp, Marinaro was running down the field and his legs got tangled from under him and he suffered a plateau fracture on the top of his tibia. He then had surgery to put 8 screws into his tibia to heal the fracture. The accident has caused Marinaro to be out for months. Although this put a damper on the season, the young sophomore hopes to return before playoffs.

According to Marinaro, the hardest thing about the injury is the fact that he is not able to play and having to watch from the bench. He misses the feeling being out of the field with his friends. “I view the team as a family and can’t wait to come back,” Marinaro said.

Marinaro is constantly getting noticed by his team members working hard and striving to improve his injury through physical therapy and rest. “We don’t call him ‘Sauce’ for nothing,” Captain Braeden Fitzgerald said.

He hopes to continue to play college football because of the fun he has had at BSM. The team as well as the coaches look forward to see the return of Marinaro and his accomplishments throughout his time on the team and his future football career.