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February 4, 2013

Viva la Scibilia

Former Starpoint, Brockport QB is playing pro ball in Europe.



“The competition is laid back, like the people. We only practice twice a week. The food? Pete and I are in love with the bread here — and the croissants are amazing,” Scibilia said.
His Starpoint head coach, Al Cavagnaro, said his former three-year starting quarterback is a gifted all-around athlete.
“Halfway through his sophomore year, we brought him up to varsity. He had never even played organized football until he was in ninth grade,” Cavagnaro said. “Joe finished second in New York state as a junior in the pentathlon and the guy in front of him graduated, so Joe could have won the state championship had he not concentrated on football after his senior season at Starpoint. He was that good of an athlete.”
Scibilia helped the Spartans win five games in a row his sophomore year, including a bowl consolation game, then an okay junior year at QB gave way to a record-smashing senior season, as he broke Spartans records, among many others, for the most touchdown passes, most completions in a season and most completions in a game.
“Joe worked extremely hard with (assistant) coach (the late Bob) Boudeman. Bob’s the one who groomed him. He came up to us as a raw, but gifted kid who could throw every type of pass, just didn’t understand the game,” Cavagnaro said.
“Bob did a wonderful job with Joe’s confidence and ability. In Bob’s offense, Joe could audible at any point in any game — that’s how far he came from a kid who never played. He’s just a wonderful kid.”
The Dauphins (France’s answer to the Miami Dolphins) will open their season on Feb. 16 and will compete in the EFL through June 1 in the regular season. They are coached by Frederick Chameroy.

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