South Fayette 2014 Football Preview

Written by Brad Everett on .

As far as winning goes, South Fayette knows it can't improve on last year's unbeaten season capped by WPIAL and PIAA titles. The Lions' focus now is to just do it again.

With senior quarterback Brett Brumbaugh back running the offense, the possibility of repeating is extremely realistic. Brumbaugh threw for a WPIAL single-season record 3,897 yards a year ago, completing 68 percent of his passes and tossing 41 touchdown passes. He was named the Post-Gazette Player of the Year and the Class AA state player of the year.

"With him, you always have a chance to win no matter who you're playing," coach Joe Rossi said.


Blue Chip Chat with South Fayette QB Brett Brumbaugh

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Post-Gazette High School Sports Editor Mike White sits down for a Blue Chip Chat with South Fayette's Brett Brumbaugh. Click here to read the story.

"The scoop

A prolific passer, Brumbaugh was the Post-Gazette Player of the Year last season. He threw for a WPIAL single-season record 3,897 yards, breaking the record of 3,726 set by his brother Christian in 2010. Brett completed 260 of 379 attempts and had 41 touchdown passes for a team that went 16-0 and won WPIAL and PIAA Class AA titles. For his career, Brett has completed 426 of 700 for 7,326 yards and 85 touchdowns. He has a good chance of setting WPIAL records for career passing (8,508 yards) and touchdowns (102), both held by Sto-Rox's Lenny Williams. Brumbaugh also plays basketball at South Fayette.

College talk

Although Brumbaugh has eye-opening statistics, he is not being recruited much by Division I-A colleges. Toledo, Temple and Albany (I-AA) have offered scholarships. South Fayette coach Joe Rossi has said it seems many colleges have passed on Brumbaugh because they want a "dual-threat" quarterback. Brumbaugh is not an adept runner. He has run the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds."




2014 South Male Athlete of the Year - South Fayette's Brett Brumbaugh

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Brad Everett profiles the 2014 Post-Gazette South Male Athlete of the Year, South Fayette's Brett Brumbaugh.

"In addition to playing football and basketball this summer, South Fayette's Brett Brumbaugh is working at a local grocery store.

It comes as little surprise what department Brumbaugh works in — Produce. After all, when it comes to producing, no quarterback in the WPIAL was in Brumbaugh's league last season.

Brumbaugh led South Fayette to WPIAL and PIAA Class AA titles his junior year and set the WPIAL record for passing yardage in a season. For that, Brumbaugh has been selected as the Post-Gazette South Xtra's Male High School Athlete of the Year."



Football: South Fayette's Brumbaugh still deciding on a college

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South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh has had a fantastic high school career and hopes to do the same in college.

Which college that is has yet to be determined.

Brumbaugh will likely head into his senior season knowing that it will be one final audition for college coaches to assess his ability and potential upside.

So far, the amount of interest Brumbaugh has garnered is smaller than expected. He holds only two Division I offers -- Temple and Akron. Pitt had been recruiting him, but has since backed away after recently securing a quarterback commitment from Brumbaugh's class.


Track: Valachovic breaks Lions’ records

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South Fayette sophomore hurdler Tori Valachovic didn’t win either of her two events Monday at the WPIAL Class AA track and field team championships.

But she did run into the South Fayette history books.

Valachovic finished second in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles, breaking the school records in the process, to help South Fayette win its second consecutive district title.