Duryea’s Joe Fahey - one of Greater Pittston’s most well know varsity sports spectators - will soon get to watch one of his own perform at high school football’s highest level.
Fahey’s grandson Scott has been selected to play in the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix, AZ on January 3, 2012.
The Semper Fidelis Bowl, which will be held in conjunction with Fiesta Bowl Week, is part of a partnership between Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Junior Rank. The bowl game, which will be nationally televised by CBS, will be an East-West format game featuring the top 100 high school seniors that participated in Junior Rank camps throughout the year.
Fahey, the son of Joseph and Monica Fahey of Chesapeake, VA, was selected after his performance at a Junior Rank Diamond Flight Camp in Virginia Beach, VA in May. A 5-foot-11, 275-pound senior center at Hickory High School this coming fall, Fahey won the leadership award at the camp.
According to recruit757.com, Junior Rank founder Shaon Berry had this to say about the player with Greater Pittston roots.
“Scott Fahey was a guy who was picking up his teammates all weekend long. What we noticed with Scott was once he understood his role, he started to help his teammates with their role. He’s a solid kid. He’s well put together. He just displayed exceptional leadership for us and he’s a kid that we thought very highly of.”
The Diamond Flight Camp took place at the Virginia Beach Field House and Sportsplex, and was three days of football instruction and evaluation, and training by the USMC.
Scott is also the grandson of Ann Fahey of Duryea, and Martha McShane of Virginia.