Brick: Q&A with coach Rob Dahl

Brick: Q&A with coach Rob Dahl

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Brick: Q&A with coach Rob Dahl

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Rob Dahl enters his second season as Brick’s head coach after a 6-4 mark in his rookie campaign.

Q: What newcomers could play a key role this season?

A: Joe Phillips combined for 20 touchdowns rushing and passing for the freshman team. He’s the fastest kid we’ve had in our program for many years. He’s like a rabbit out there. You have to account for him, not only with his arm but with his feet. We’re expecting big things from Ray Fattaruso. We’re putting a lot on his plate. He’s going to play the slotback and outside linebacker. Mark Salerno will be our starting center. Mike Meortore at corner broke his wrist last year in his second game at safety. There are others.

Q: As a former Brick player, what game do you remember the most?

A: As a junior, winning the 1989 South Jersey Group IV championship. I was on the bench rooting my team on. We had a senior-dominated team. It was a very tight game. Very exciting. We’re hoping to bring that back to the team. I don’t think we’ve had a playoff win since 2000. The only way to have the kids comprehend any type of tradition is to get them to the playoffs and take that next step.

Q: How do you feel about Brick coming back into Class A South?

A: Coach Wolf used to say back in the day, “You want to beat the best, you have to play the best.” So, if you get to the playoffs and want to beat some of those better teams that are going to be there, these are the caliber of teams you need to play.

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