After fighting through one of the toughest conferences in the WPIAL just to qualify for the postseason, Bethel Park is still at something of a loss to explain its season-ending, 27-17 loss at Altoona in the first round of the playoffs.
"We had a pretty good run to the playoffs, but that was a pretty tough loss to Altoona, no question," coach Jeff Metheny said. "We didn't have a lot of kids practicing and we kind of wore down a little bit."
If the Black Hawks are to improve on their 6-4 record from a year ago, they will need Metheny's son Levi (6-1, 200, Sr., QB-OLB-K) to carry them forward.
"He's strong, physical, throws the ball real well and he's a good leader," Metheny said. "He's a two-year starter, so I'm looking for big things out of him for sure."