Queiro leaving it on the field

Kyle Queiro was a key part of helping his Bergen Catholic (NJ) team to a long-awaited victory over rival Don Bosco Prep, setting the Crusaders with an appearance in the sectional title game. The Northwestern commit plans to leave everything on the field for his final high-school game.

Kyle Queiro had been a part of six consecutive Bergen Catholic (NJ) losses to rival Don Bosco Prep. The senior got last laughs, as his team eliminated its nemesis in the state semifinals, earning a chance to play for the sectional title.

"It was about time," Queiro said of the 28-14 semifinal victory.

But the joy of victory was short lived for Queiro and his Bergen Catholic teammates. The coaching staff cut short the team's celebration, turning its focus to the championship game against Paramus Catholic, played at MetLife Stadium.

Queiro wasn't in the mood to celebrate, even after the thrilling, long-awaited victory.

"You still have that gut feeling that there's more work to do," said Queiro.

It will be the final game of Queiro's high-school career, with a trophy up for grabs. He's ready to leave it all on the field.

"I want to do something to be remembered by, to be honest," Queiro said. "This hasn't been my best year, but this is going to be a game that I remember for the rest of my life. I told my team I hope they remember me, and that I can remember them We promised to give everything we've got for each other."

Queiro gave his verbal commitment to Northwestern in June, selecting the Wildcats over a long list of other options.

Since the commitment, Queiro may be receiving interest from other schools, or he may not—he's not sure.

"If a letter comes, my dad throws it away before I can even see it," he said.

Once his high-school career comes to an end, Queiro will begin work for his collegiate tenure with Northwestern. He's eager to make an impact—however that is possible.

"I would like to improve the program anyway I can," he said. "Whether it's as a young player on special teams or in the scout team."

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats. He resides on Chicago's north side.
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