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Get to Know Newbury: South Fayette HS Football

Newbury is proud to be apart of the South Fayette community.  This Fall in South Fayette has been extra special, with the South Fayette Lions football team going undefeated thus far, with only two games remaining in the regular season!  In fact, the Lions are currently rated #3 in the WPIAL Class AA and #10 in PIAA Class AA!

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If the Lions get a win tonight, they clinch the Century Conference championship!

The 58 Players have been working hard all season to acheive this perfect record.  Before each game, Head Coach Joe Rossi details a preview of Friday night’s game.  Tonight, the Lions take on Steel Valley.  Here is Coach Rossi’s preview:

The Steel Valley Ironmen come into this game with a 5-2 record after beating Seton LaSalle 33-14 last Friday night. They jumped on Seton 20-0 in the 1st quarter and never surrendered the lead. They are led by the three headed monster on offense, quarterback, fullback and tailback. Quarterback Tony Johnson (#2), fullback James Caldwell (#6) and tailback Delrece Williams (#21) pose a serious threat on offense. They will run an option style offense with the ability to also pound the ball. The Lions must pursue to the ball and tackle well if we want to be successful.

Their defense operates out of a 4-4 cover three set. They have a good core of linebackers and a secondary that will not give up the big play. Their best defensive player is Kevin Ohm (#1) who plays defensive end. He has given teams fits as a pass rusher.

The Lions will have to once again win the turnover and special team battle in order to win.

To view all of Coach Rossi’s Friday Night previews, click here.

An article was published about South Fayette’s Lion Football team in today’s Post-Gazette.  “Undefeated South Fayette poses a major problem for Steel Valley”

To view the South Fayette Lions 2009 Roster, click here.

To view photos from the games, click here.

Newbury is proud to be apart of a community so rich with homeown spirit!  We wish the Lions good luck in the WPIAL playoffs and hope to see the Lions make it to Heinz!

UPDATE:  South Fayette defeated Steel Valley 21 to 0 Friday night.  They continue their undefeated season!  Read the Post-Gazette’s take on their pursuit of the perfect season here.

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