YOUNGSTOWN OH- The last two years may have been tough for the Ursuline Fighting Irish, but it seems that a turn around is on its way. Quarterback Brady Shannon joins this Fighting Irish edition of the YSN Player Profile. Brady Shannon has been the quarterback now at Ursuline for the last two seasons since taking over in 2018 for an injured Glenn Griswold and has gotten the attention of not only the Valley, but now even the Akron Zips as they gave him an offer on Tuesday.
While last season may have been a disappointment for Shannon and the Irish, he still managed to complete nearly 51 percent of his passes, threw for 968 yards and had ten touchdowns in his sophomore campaign. Last week against the Chaney Cowboys, he had three touchdowns and made one of the biggest plays that made the highlight reel, scrambling out of the pocket under pressure and finding his receiver Matthew Reardon for a big gain. The Irish went on to win by the final of 29-6 in week one, their first season opener win since 2016. Not only does Shannon play football, but he to plays basketball and baseball. Due to the pandemic, the basketball season was cut short, along with the baseball season that he was waiting for.
During this edition of the Player Profile, Brady talks about week one and how they can get better, his past few seasons as an Irish, the positive leadership that happens with all of his teammates, the six game season mentality and if it changes anything and much more. Brady Shannon and the Irish look to move to 2-0 as they face the Austintown Fitch Falcons at Stambaugh Stadium this Friday at 7pm.
*Contributed By YSN’s Ian O’Brien