Post-Gazette writer Rick Davis profiles Jon Girvin, a Northgate graduate who is the starting quarterback at Edinboro University. Click here to read his story.
(Photo: Edinboro University quarterback Jon Girvin, a Northgate High School graduate, has stepped in to lead the Fighting Scots. Edinboro University Photo)
"As a quarterback at Edinboro University, Jon Girvin is helping to prove that size really doesn't matter.
Northgate is a tiny high school located on Union Avenue in Bellevue, just north of Pittsburgh off Ohio River Boulevard, not exactly a hotbed of collegiate football talent being bombarded by salivating college coaches.
"We're not a big school, but there are some good players coming out of there," Girvin said. "I guess since it's a small school, Northgate doesn't get looked at very much.
"It is different playing in a little Single-A school against a bunch of Single-A football teams then coming here and playing against huge people. The PSAC has a lot of Division I dropouts.""