Belen Jesuit Wolverines set to compete in Ireland

MIAMI (WSVN) - A South Florida high school football team is training long hours in preparation for their upcoming trip to Ireland.

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School is one of six high schools expected to play in Dublin, Sept. 2.

The Wolverines are expected to play against Marist High School from Atlanta, Georgia.

The team will spend eight days in Ireland, and players are looking forward to seeing the country just as much as the competition.

“Just the rich history in Ireland, and we’re just gonna be involved in everything there, so I’m excited for all the sightseeing,” said Belen defensive back Frankie Menendez.

Belen linebacker Gabriel Seda said he is looking forward to hearing Irish stories firsthand. “Just the stories and folk tales, I’m just so interested,” he said. “I can’t wait to see it.”

For quarterback Lucas Pola, the transatlantic voyage is something beyond the everyday trip. “We get to do a lot of things with our buds, but something like this is mind-blowing,” said the Belen quarterback. “It’s amazing. I can’t wait.”

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