(Photo: Former West Allegheny quarterback Dylan Bongiorni was named Pennsylvania's MVP at the Penn-Ohio Classic last Friday. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette.)
" recent West Allegheny High School graduate, Bongiorni was selected to compete in the Penn-Ohio Classic. A quarterback, Bongiorni was named the Pennsylvania team's most valuable player after he led the team in rushing with 55 yards and passed for its only touchdown.
Bongiorni was more concerned with the fact Pennsylvania lost, 19-7, in a lightning-delayed game this past Friday in New Middletown, Ohio.
"It was special to win that [award], but it would have been better if we got away with a win," he said. "The goal wasn't to go out and win MVP; it was to go out and win a game. We fell short in winning the game."
Bongiorni joined defensive back Mike O'Donnell and fullback Mike Frankowski as West Allegheny representatives at the game. Each of the three will play football in college, West Allegheny coach Bob Palko said -- Bongiorni at NCAA Division II Mercyhurst, O'Donnell at Case Western and Frankowski at Westminster, both Division III programs."