YOUNGSTOWN OH- Key players can make the difference in a team, and that is exactly what senior Matthew Reardon is doing after him and his family left Canton McKinley to move back to help Ursuline win again. With him at Ursuline, there seems to be much greater leadership, something that the Irish were struggling with for a few years. In 2019, Reardon caught 28 passes for 448 yards and seven touchdowns. He also threw for 642 yards passing and five touchdowns on the season. That same year, he broke Paul Kempe’s record against Bishop Watterson in week seven throwing for 351 yards and three touchdowns. At season’s end, Matthew would be named third team All-Ohio and All NEO-Inland District.
In March after taking time to decide on where he wanted to play college football. He announced that he would commit to the Miami (OH) RedHawks, because of how it fits him as a receiver. He chose Miami over schools like Toledo, Princeton, Bowling Green, Army, Air Force and the hometown Youngstown State Penguins.
On this episode of the player profile, Matthew talks about what the team has to do better in week three against Boardman that they struggled with against Austintown Fitch, what his major wants to be when he gets to Miami along with why he wanted to play for them, the meaning behind his jersey number being eight, and how much it means to him to play under his dad and three-time state champion coach Dan Reardon, plus more.
Ursuline (1-1) heads to Boardman stadium on Friday to face off against the Boardman Spartans (1-1) this Friday at 7pm. It can be streamed on YSN Live.
*Contributed By YSN’s Ian O’Brien.