Coming off an 11-win season, an outright Foothills Conference title and back-to-back WPIAL semifinal appearances, expectations are ramped up even higher at Penn-Trafford this season.
The Warriors boast one of the top quarterback-receiver combinations in Class AAAA.
Senior quarterback Brett Laffoon (6-1, 200) threw for 2,005 yards last season. More than half of those yards went to Tim Vecchio (5-10, 175, Sr., WR). Laffoon was 106 for 160 with 26 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Vecchio, a Robert Morris recruit, caught 43 passes for 1,022 yards. They carried an offense last season that averaged 39.8 points per game, second best in Class AAAA behind only WPIAL champion Pine-Richland (44.6).
Coach John Ruane has built Penn-Trafford into a perennial contender, if not the team to beat in the conference. Vecchio scored 16 touchdowns last season behind only Devin Austin, the biggest weapon Penn-Trafford has to replace. Austin was second on the team in receiving and first in rushing, totaling 1,417 yards.