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Peters vs. @Montour (scrimmage)
Date: Saturday, Aug 17
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Currently there are no Junior Varsity games scheduled
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Congratulations to Recent National Honor Society Inductees
Congratulations to the 2013 NHS inductees. They are Derek Kasper, Dane Sehnert and Greg Watts. They join last years inductees; Lukas Cervanek, R.J. Pfeuffer, Marcus Ubinger and Nick Wells.
Six to Play at the Next Level
Six seniors from the 2012 team will continue their football careers in college. Congratulations to Neil Harrison - Geneva, Cole Kochman - Youngstown State, Eric Lewis - West Virginia Wesleyan, Greg Lippert - Carnegie Mellon, Mike Minjock - Carnegie Mellon and Michael Woltz - Robert Morris.
Minjock Receives KDKA Extra Effort Award
Mike Minjock was shown receiving KDKA's Extra Effort Award on the evening news Thanksgiving Day. The award recognizes Mike's efforts on the field and in the classroom. Congratulations Mike!! To see the award ceremony click here.
Highlights of 35th Annual Banquet
The 35th Annual Football Banquet was held at the Hilton Garden Inn. Coach Piccinini spoke about about each of the 15 seniors. In addition to their on the field exploits he spoke about each boys leadership and what that meant to the success of the team. He also spoke of their accomplishments in the classroom and other extracurricular activities. A new tradition of MVP Awards was started this year. The winners receive a plaque recognizing their achievement and there will be a plaque put in the trophy case to recognize the award winner each season. In addition their achievement will be put in the History section of the website. This year the winners are;
Scout Team MVP - Rich Griffith
Special Teams MVP - Neal Harrison
Defensive MVP - Matt Loether
Offensive MVP - Mike Minjock
A special award was given to Gretchen Corrado. The team autographed an apron in recognition of her efforts all season long in feeding the team.
Special thanks to Shelly Sala and Lee Ann Woltz for organizing this year's banquet!
Seniors Shine against Gateway
Peters Township lost to the Gateway Gators 35 - 19 in the first round of the playoffs. Even with the loss it was arguably the team's best game of the season. Mike Minjock and John Fazio looked like a pair of tanks running over linebackers after the line opened holes to get them to the second level. Matt Loether was a missle firing into the Gator backfield the whole game and Greg Lippert was dropping bombs on the Gateway quarterback as had several hard hits on him as he was releasing the ball. Minjock broke Andrew Erenberg's single season record of 18 touchdowns as he scored twice to give him 19 TD's on the year and Loether built on his own record of tackles for a season (Note: After stats are finalized over the next week we will publish who made their way into the record book this season).
John Fazio opened the PT scoring with a 10 yard run early in the second quarter. For the next score Coach Piccinini reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a hook and ladder play. Cory Owen threw a pass to Eric Lewis out in the right flat and Lewis then tossed the ball to Mike Minjock who ran for a 33 yard TD. Minjock would score again near the end of the 3rd quarter and Neil Harrison would add the extra point to round out the scoring on the evening. Minjock ended the night with 178 yards rushing.
Defensively many players had big plays. Loether had a hard hit in the first quarter to force a fumble that was recovered by Fazio. Cody Sheetz would also recover a fumble. Conner Kachowski would have two pass breakups. Many would have one or more tackles for loss on the evening including Cole Kochman, Matt Loether, John Fazio and Kenny Ward.
Congratulations to the seniors on making the playoffs every year they were on varsity and good luck with your future endeavors.