Ligonier Valley wins linemen challenge at Pitt

Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 6:08 PM

It was quite a day for the Ligonier Valley football team.

The Rams competed in the University of Pittsburgh’s linemen challenge and took home the title by defeating Ohio power, the Massilion Tigers.

The linemen competing for the Rams were: Michael Petriff, Wylie Spiker, Gabe Gonda, Alex Torrance, Derek Fox, Jude Grzywinski, Nathaniel Neiderhiser and Dunnivan Graham.

Coaches Corey Turcheck and Karl Petrof took the linemen to Pitt.

The linemen competed in the tire flip, Prowler sled relay, bench press and hand combat speed. Then the team competed in a tug of war.

The Rams competed against St. Vincent, Clairton, Baldwin, Gonzaga, Ringgold and Oak Glen.

Ligonier Valley coach Roger Beitel said the offensive and defensive lines would be a strength of the 2019 season. He said there is a chance many of them would receive Division I offers.

Petrof, Spiker and Christian Jablonski have already received numerous Division 1 offers, in fact Jablonski announced on Twitter that he has committed to Lehigh.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Paul by email at or via Twitter .


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