YEARS TO THE 1920’S. PITCAIRN HIGH SCHOOL IN TRAFFORD
HIGH SCHOOL PLAY FOOTBALL FOR
THE VICTORY BELL. THOSE SCHOOLS MORPHED INTO
GATEWAY AND PENN TRAFFORD BUT
THEY ARE STILL PLAYING FOR THE
BELL ALL THESE YEARS LATER AND A
LOT MORE THAN THAT. LIKE AN EARLY ADVANTAGE IN THE
FIVE A BIG EAST CONFERENCE. PENN TRAFFORD TURNED IT OVER ON
DOWNS IN THE FIRST POSITION. THE FIRST-TIME GATEWAY SNAP THE
BALL, DEREK DAVIS SHOWED WHY
HE’S RANKED NE OF THE TOP 100
JUNIORS IN THE COUNTRY.-
WITH SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS FROM
OVER 20 SCHOOLS ARE READY, HE GOES 66 YARDS. JASON JENCKS AND JUST JENKINS AS
THE EXTRA POINT. PENN TRAFFORD ANSWERED. DAVE DUNLOP GETS A LOT MORE. 26 YARDS AND ALL. ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE GATEWAY
THREE GUARD LINE. HE TOOK IT IN HIMSELF TWO PLAYS
LATER. NATHAN/CENTER ADDED THE EXTRA
POINT. PENN TRAFFORD RAN 18 PLAYS TO
GATEWAYS ONE. IT WAS ONLY 7-7. THE ACHILLES HEEL FORGET WAY,
TURNOVERS. THEY HAD ONE IN EVERY CORNER. ON THE 11TH PLAY OF A PROMISING
DRIVE, INTERCEPTED BY CALEB
LISBON. HE HAD THREE INTERCEPTIONS IN
THE GAME. THAT TURNED INTO THE GO-AHEAD
TOUCHDOWN. DUNLAP ETHAN, A 34 YARD HOOKUP. THE GAME STILL UP FOR GRABS
GOING INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER. AFTER LISBON’S THIRD
INTERCEPTION, HE GETS A
TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION FROM DUNLAP. A 12 YARDER. THAT MADE IT 21-7 PENN TRAFFORD. COLE PHILIPPA WITH A PICK SIX. THE GATORS WOULD THEN LOSE DEREK
DAVIS WITH A LATE ENTRY. THAT WOULD BE THE FINAL. WHEN HE TAKES OFF ON THAT FIRST
PLAY FROM SCRIMMAGE, I’M
THINKING, OH BOY. IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR DEFENSE GOT
MAD AT ITSELF. WE DID. –>>WE DID. YOU CAN’T ARGUE ABOUT HOW GREAT
OUR DEFENSE PLAYED. OUR DEFENSIVE CORE NADER IS ONE
OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS. THEY PLAYED PHYSICAL ATTACKING. IT WAS A GREAT EFFORT TONIGHT.>>THE LINE PUT A BIG AMOUNT OF
PRESSURE ON THE QB. ALL THE FAMILY HAVE BEEN
WATCHING, OUR COACHES GOT IS
READY. GUY: HOW BIG WAS THIS GAME
TONIGHT? A STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD. THE 50-50 WAS WORTH $2000. TO BE SURPRISED IF THEY MEET
AGAIN SOMEWHERE ELSE DOWN THE
ROAD.