Football: Beaver Falls star a dominant force

Written by Brad Everett on .

Brad Everett profiles Beaver Falls football player Donovan Jeter.

2015 0828 BeaverFalls Football(Photo: Beaver Falls lineman Donovan Jeter sheds blockers in practice. Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)

"When Donovan Jeter began playing football, he was a twerp.

That's not a shot at Jeter. That's just what the 5-to-7-year-old, 95-pound maximum weight division is called.

But as Jeter got older, he was always the biggest kid — and most talented — on the field.

"My whole life I've been really good at football," said Jeter, a junior at Beaver Falls. "When I was younger, it was a little bit easier. Then I got to high school, and the other guys were closer to my size.""


Football: Blue Chip Chat with Beaver Falls' Donovan Jeter

Written by Mike White on .

Mike White has today's Blue Chip Chat with Beaver Falls' Donovan Jeter.

Name: Donovan Jeter
School: Beaver Falls
Year: Junior
Height: 6-5
Weight: 275
Pos: TE-DE

It wasn't all that long ago that Jeter was certain basketball was his main sport and the ticket to a college scholarship. Not any more. Jeter's stock in football has taken off over the past year, and now he is one of the most heavily recruited junior linemen in the state. Jeter is expected to be a force for a Beaver Falls team that figures to be one of the best in WPIAL Class AA. He still will play basketball, though, after averaging 17.5 points a game as a sophomore. Jeter's brother, Sheldon, plays basketball at Pitt.



Football: Beaver Falls star a big-time recruit

Written by Brad Everett on .

Donovan Jeter's older brother, Sheldon, plays basketball at Pitt, but it's in football where the younger Jeter's future lies.

Jeter is a 6-foot-5, 275-pound defensive end-tight end at Beaver Falls. The junior is the latest star in a long line of gifted athletes with that surname from Beaver County. Only halfway through his high school career, Jeter already has 11 Division I offers, including Pitt, Penn State and Ohio State.

As a sophomore, Jeter finished with 87 tackles and eight sacks. He also caught eight passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns.

Colleges took notice. Pitt was the first to offer Jeter in late January. Since then, he has picked up offers from Penn State, Ohio State, West Virginia, Michigan State, Nebraska, Tennessee, Maryland, Syracuse, Temple and Toledo.


Track: Two titles not enough for Beaver Falls standout

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Brad Everett profiles Beaver Falls track star Dom Perretta.

"Dom Perretta put his hands on his head and had a look of disgust on his face as he crossed the finish line in the Class AA 800-meter final at the PIAA track championships last Saturday.

After seeing his finishing time, Perretta couldn't stop shaking his head and was clearly disappointed as to how the final race of his junior season concluded.

The interesting part of the situation was that Perretta actually won the race. By a wide margin, too.

It's falling short of the state record that had Perretta perturbed."