Providence 42
Fenwick      7

His team’s 45-20 victory over Leo on Sept. 25 had Fenwick head football coach Joe DiCanio upset with his players. “It’s quit or commit,” he declared after watching his club win the Catholic League crossover game handedly but not without several miscues along the way.

DiCanio was much more reserved following Fenwick’s 42-7 loss to Blue Division foe Providence on a cold and wet Friday night. “We gave a good effort but we’re just outmatched right now,” he said. “We’re playing very good football teams, so there’s really no room to err. Turnovers can lead to touchdowns, like they did in this ballgame.”

It was either a Providence player with the last name of Houlihan, Hanrahan or Huguelet causing havoc much of the night for the Friars. Peter Houlihan intercepted Fenwick quarterback Joe Romano twice for touchdowns and caught a 56-yard touchdown pass on offense. Celtics running back Tim Hanrahan carried 13 times for 122 yards and three touchdowns. Defensive end John Huguelet accounted for four of the six times Fenwick quarterback Joe Romano was sacked in the game.

Romano’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Nico Krajecki with 7:17 left in the first quarter was the only time Fenwick was able to get on the scoreboard.

The Friars, who trailed 35-7 at halftime, were held to just 208 yards of offense, while the Celtics racked up 325.

“The cold and wet conditions didn’t help us, but Providence had those same conditions and managed to move the ball,” said DiCanio. “We just got in a hole early with the two interceptions and couldn’t find a way out.”

Things don’t get much easier for the Friars this week as they host Loyola Academy at Benedictine University in Lisle on Friday (7:30 p.m.). The Ramblers are 5-1 overall after crushing Brother Rice 24-7 on Saturday.