Ligonier Valley’s Silk to play football at Kiski School

Monday, September 2, 2019 | 12:32 PM

Kyle Silk had planned on finishing his high school career at Ligonier Valley.

But when District 6 officials and then the PIAA board of directors denied his eligibility request to play football after he transferred from United to Ligonier Valley, Silk had two options if he wanted to continue to play: take legal action or transfer out of the PIAA.

Silk, who was the starting quarterback at United the past three seasons and was expected to be a key contributor for Ligonier Valley coach Roger Beitel, announced on Twitter he is finishing his career at Kiski School, a private school in Westmoreland County near Saltsburg.

Beitel and many of Silk’s Ligonier Valley teammates wished him well.

Silk rushed for more than 1,500 yards in helping United reach the District 6 Class A championship game last season.

Beitel said he was disappointed Silk’s PIAA hearing lasted only 10 minutes and he was unable to testify as to why he was transferring.

Silk expressed on Twitter his gratitude for the opportunity Beitel, the players and school gave him during the transfer process.

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

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