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Sacred Heart Cathedral head coach Barry McLaughlin celebrates a Stanfel Cup win with his team on Oct. 19, 2018 at…

KEZAR STADIUM — Heading into Friday’s Stanfel Cup game between Archbishop Riordan and Sacred Heart Cathedral, junior fullback Danilo Ruiz had just 13 carries on the season for 73 yards.

The job description for the 5-foot-11, 205-pounder was to plow the way for running back Anthony “Speedy” Heard, and the relationship had been fruitful, with Heard rushing for 766 yards on the season. Then, Heard went down with a concussion on a screen pass late in the Irish’s win over Bellarmine Prep last week.

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