Josh Cardiello is leaner and much meaner 

September, 12, 2012
BUFORD, Ga. -- The powerhouse Buford High School program in northeast Georgia is known for smashmouth football and state titles. In fact, the Wolves had not lost a regular season home game since the 2000 season. That streak came to an end Friday night against Gainesville (Ga.) despite the best efforts of Georgia offensive line commit Josh Cardiello, who played both ways for Buford.

“It was hard,” Cardiello said. “You have to fight cramping and stuff. You can’t come out whenever you want. You are not going to be fresh the whole game -- you just have to go. You are one of the leaders on the team so you have to make plays. I just try to forget about it and just play.”

Cardiello’s cramping didn’t show. He consistently drove defenders backwards when playing left tackle and spent a lot of time in the Gainesville backfield when he lined up at defensive tackle. He can thank an old-fashioned cramp remedy for his performance.

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