My first stop this morning was at Iona Prep, where I expected to see longtime Harrison coach Art Troilo Jr. helping out Harrison resident Vic Quirolo. Troilo Jr. was nowhere to be found (more on that later…or HERE)
Instead, here are two other quick items of note:
1. Bill Tribou, the longtime Horace Greeley coach, was there coaching for Iona Prep. After a stint as an assistant at Peekskill, Tribou battled cancer. I didn’t get a chance to speak to him, but he looked healthy and seemed to be enjoying coaching again. He worked with the kickers and will likely help the offense as well.
2. Senior quarterback Robert Madison did not participate at practice. Much is expected of Madison this season, but he will certainly miss the beginning of it and does not know when he’ll return. Madison broke his fibula during the 7-on-7 at Stony Brook while jumping to defend a pass on defense. A teammate slid underneath him and Madison’s leg broke when he came down.
It’s the second straight year with a broken leg for Madison, who arrived with significant hype before his sophomore season. He served as a backup as a sophomore and was then scheduled to split time with senior Nick Kryza last year. He did exactly that early on before breaking his fibula (the other one) and missing the remainder of the season.
Madison said he will visit the doctor again on Sept. 8. That means he will miss Week 1 at a minimum. Lyle Bennett, who came on in relief of an injured Kryza in Iona’s quarterfinal loss at Stepinac, is the likely starter.
I will have more from Madison about his injury and what otherwise looks like a very promising season for Iona Prep in a bit…