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Mike White's High School Football Notebook (Sept. 23, 2013)

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In this week's high school football notebook, Post-Gazette writer Mike White writes about - among other topics - Quaker Valley getting off to one of its best starts in school history. Click here to read his story.

2013 0923 Aliquippa Football(Photo: New Brighton players watch as Aliquippa's Troy Moon (9) fumbles the ball in the Quips' home game Friday against New Brighton. The ball was recovered by Aliquippa, which won, 43-0. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

"They have been playing football at Quaker Valley for 58 seasons. But for the first time in decades, the Quakers are playing for "real."

At least that's what coach John Tortorea is telling his team after the Quakers are off to their best start in 30 years. Quaker Valley is 4-0 after defeating visiting Keystone Oaks, 52-0, Friday night at Chuck Knox Stadium.

Winning games with regularity in the fall is usually only something the Quaker Valley soccer teams do. The football program has been a doormat for many seasons. But what the Quakers' football team is doing so far has created a buzz in the district."