Bishop Guilfoyle Brings Home the Titleby Representative Bill Shuster
Posted on 2015-02-12
in the house of representatives
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Bishop
Guilfoyle Marauder Football team, who capped off an undefeated season
beating the Clariton Bears in the Division ``A'' State Championship.
Led by Coach Wheeler, BG's offense plowed through their opponents, posting 715 points this season and while I don't hold it against them, it became obvious BG was destined for a championship when I watched them defeat my nephew Michael Shuster and the Camp Hill Lions 62-21.
But the saying is: Defense wins championships.
And in the final minutes of the PIAA State Championship, the Marauder defense dug in and held the goal-line, defending multiple Clairton red-zone scoring attempts, securing the Maurader's 1-point lead, 19-18 straight to the Title.
And the character displayed by these young men gave all of us another reason to be proud to call Central Pennsylvania home.
I would also like to give special recognition to the seniors for dedicating their time and efforts to a team sport that they love. Many of these seniors have played football together since 4th grade, and for some of them the State Championship will serve as their last game of football, albeit a good note to go out on: Berger, B. Chadbourn, McCloskey, Gormley, Kitt, Livoti, Luther, Miller, Price, and Wolf.
And the rest of the team: Hagg, Yasulitis, Coyler, Leamer, Degol, S. Donoughe, Little, Kozak, Keating, Irwin, Frederick, Runk, Green, Brumbaugh, Yahner, Callahan, Trexler, E. Chadbourn, Luther, Donnelly, Trybus, Freidenberger, Conrad, Ramsey, Ferrell, Leamer, P. Donoughe, Labroila, Georgiana, Pleva, Wills, Yasulitis, Berish, and Patterson.
And I would be remiss if I did not mention the Marauder's honorary captain, who truly exemplifies the spirit of Bishop Guilfoyle Football--Jorden McClure.
Congratulations to Coach Wheeler, and all of Bishop Guilfoyle for bringing home the State Championship.