St. Joseph coach remains hospitalized

St. Joseph football coach Paul Sacco remains hospitalized after experiencing persistent headaches and high blood pressure, according to athletic director Bill Hiltner. Hiltner says that Sacco has been hospitalized since Wednesday and could remain for a week for observation.

St. Joseph has a bye this weekend and will compete next weekend in the South Jersey Group 2/1 playoffs. Sacco is the second winningest coach in South Jersey history with a .243-54-5 record.

This season the Wildcats are 7-1, losing only to The Inquirer’s No. 2 team Holy Spirit. St. Joseph is the No. 3 seed and will visit second seeded St. Anthony in a semifinal, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Hiltner would not speculate about Sacco’s availability for that playoff game.