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Friday, September 12, 2003

Mulcahy-Kashetta Friendship/Rivalry Draws More Press

With one day to go before Saturdays UConn-Boston College football game, the friendship/rivalry of longtime Westport pals Sean Mulcahy and Dave Kashetta is getting increasing press.

TodayҒs New Haven Register is the latest to focus on the UConn defensive tackle and BCs backup tight end and includes these tidbits:

NFL scouts are already calling UConn following MulcahyҒs eight tackles in the teams season-opening win again Indiana.

Staples Wrecker Coach Marce Petroccio said he plans to bring his team’s 20 seniors to UConnҒs Rentschler Stadium in East Hartford for the game.

“Im like a proud parent,” Petroccio told the newspaper. “IҒve got two sons the two nicest kids in the world ח playing against each other in the biggest game in the history of UConn football.”

It also notes a few non-football facts about the two, including word that they are so popular in Westport that Fortunas Deli has named its outdoor patio after them.

Then there was the time they engaged in a different kind of fun on the Staples playing fields.

ғOne spring afternoon, late in their senior year, they took a friends Jeep on a joyride through the Staples athletic fields, buzzing past the girlsҒ lacrosse team, doing a few doughnuts for kicks, the newspaper said.

It also reported they would phone Coach Petroccio in his office and pretend to be Mafioso on the other end, making threats.

Petroccio eventually caught on.

“I mean, come on, Marcellino Petroccio?” Mulcahy said, “It doesnԒt get more Sicilian than that.

Today’s Boston Globe also has a story focusing on the two Westporters, noting that “in last year’s game, a narrow 24-16 BC victory, Mulcahy proved to be a one-man distraction for Kashetta.”

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