Drew Karpen profiles the Brashear football team.
(Photo: Brashear's Khalil Saunders, left, Adam Tonry, middle, and Gino Foster celebrate their team's win against Allderdice in the City League football championship Saturday at Cupples Stadium. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
"One of the hardest tasks for a sports team is to repeat as champion. All the hard work you put in the year before has to be multiplied to stay on top. Every other team in the league is coming after you and will be giving you their best game.
Brashear dealt with that this year and successfully completed the task Saturday by repeating as City League football champions. For the second year in a row, Brashear knocked off Allderdice at Cupples Stadium to hoist the trophy.
"It feels great," coach Rick Murphy said. "It is a new team. We were beat up and we didn't know where we were going to be on the offensive line. It shows that we have come a long way since they closed Langley. These guys have really bought into what we are doing and it has really made a difference and brought us back to where we used to be."
Their 21-6 victory secured the Bulls' 11th title in school history and marked the fourth time they've done it back-to-back. This was also the first time in 12 years the championship game was a repeat of the same teams."