Marky Billson profiles the Penn Hills football team.
(Photo: Penn Hills quarterback Bill Kisner, shown running the ball against Central Valley, led Penn Hills in rushing in the regular season. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
"By virtue of their 22-15 victory at Woodland Hills on Friday, the Penn Hills Indians clinched the top seed out of the Southeastern Conference with a 6-1 record, 7-2 overall.
Afterward, both players and coaches spoke of the team's commitment to success and desire for recognition as the reason for the Indians' first conference title since 2008, but another factor seems to be even more evident -- intensity.
The Indians will play Plum (5-4, 5-3), the fourth-place team out of the Foothills Conference, at home Friday at 7:30 p.m.
While high spirits would seem to be the norm under such a circumstance of success, it seems coach John Peterman's attitude is somewhat infectious with the Indians; have high energy, preach fundamentals, and have a Jim Valvano-like resolve to never give up."