FRAMINGHAM — Connor Sullivan crossed the goal line three times Saturday afternoon, helping to power the Lowell Catholic football team to a convincing 38-12 win over host Marian.
And the senior captain did so knowing that his late father, Ed, was looking over him with a sense of pride.
Ed Sullivan, who had coached his son in four sports as a youth, died in July 2012 from an unknown infection, a devastating blow for the Sullivan family.
But Connor has held his head high, knowing his father is always with him in spirit.
When Connor was 5, he started wrestling under his father’s tutelage, eventually developing into a state champion. The elder Sullivan also coached his son on the basketball court and on the baseball diamond, as well as on the gridiron. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.