Five questions with Ocean City's Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino has made plenty of big plays for Ocean City High School this season.

The wide receiver and defensive back caught the winning touchdown in last week's 13-12 win over Millville. The senior played some quarterback in that game out of the Wildcat formation.

The 6-foot-1, 191-pound Fiorentino plays cornerback on defense, and he intercepted three passes in a 14-6 win over Vineland on Oct. 2.

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On the season, Fiorentino has caught 15 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns. He's made 21 tackles on defense.

The Red Raiders (2-3) host undefeated Egg Harbor Township (6-0) at 7 p.m. today. The game will recognize breast cancer awareness month. The yard lines will be painted pink. Pink ribbons will be painted in the end zones, and various fundraisers will be held.

You seem to always be around the ball on offense and defense. What's your secret?

I find myself in the right places at the right times. Chris (Curran, Ocean City's quarterback) trusts me enough to throw the ball in my direction. On defense, the week before I made three interceptions, our other cornerback had interceptions, so we knew (Vineland) was going to attack my side.

What's been your biggest thrill on the football field for Ocean City?

Probably our game with Mainland (Ocean City lost 22-16 in triple overtime Sept. 25). That was the most exciting game I ever played in. There were a lot of people there. We lost the game, but we grew as a team.

What was it like playing quarterback in the Wildcat formation last week?

I never played quarterback before in my life, even when I was younger. When we lined up the first time, I was waiting for the quarterback (to call the signals). All of a sudden, I realized I am the quarterback.

What do you think about tonight's game recognizing breast cancer awareness month?

It's for a good cause. There's lots of people in our community affected by it. Maybe somebody on the team's aunt or grandmother.

What's the best thing about attending Ocean City High School?

I don't know. I like being by the beach. Being in the new school is fun. I visited the old school when I was younger, and it was pretty gross.

Michael McGarry

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