Boston High School: Kevin Donohue

At Holy Name, toughness built on 'The Rock'

August, 27, 2010
A quick look at Holy Name sophomore Quron Wright can be deceptive. Like the football program he plays for, his size doesn't tell you the whole story.

Holy Name coach Mike Pucko generously lists Wright at 5-feet, 7-inches, 160 pounds. But there wasn’t much on the field that he couldn’t do as a freshman last season, leading the team in scoring with 18 touchdowns from his running back position and picking off four passes at cornerback.

Like Wright, when the Naps line up on the sideline on Saturdays, the other team might underestimate its opponent when it sees only 24 or 25 Holy Name players dressed for the varsity game. That might be a little more common in Division 2, where Pucko led Holy Name to a pair of Super Bowl wins in his first two years at the school, turning around a program that had won just two games in 2004..

But in 2007, the Naps moved up to Division 1, where teams like St. John’s (Shrewsbury), Leominster and Wachusett often dress three times the number of players for a varsity game. That hasn't stopped Holy Name from achieving success, as the Naps won the Division 1A Super Bowl in 2008 and have made the playoffs each year since making the jump. Last year, the Naps lost the Division 1 Super Bowl to Thanksgiving Day rival Wachusett.

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