Post-Gazette writer Terry Shields and Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Jimmy Dunn take a look back at the 1963 West Mifflin North football team that won the WPIAL title. Click here to read their story.
"Almost two months ago, 20 men, all in their mid-60s returned to their high school alma mater to be recognized for their accomplishments on the football field 50 years ago.
West Mifflin North High School, which consolidated with sister school West Mifflin South to form West Mifflin Area in 1984, was just a fledgling school and program in 1963 -- only the fourth year of the school's existence.
But as the 1963-64 school year -- and the high school football season -- was about to begin, little did these fellows know that they were about to embark on a historic season.
Of course, that little piece of history they earned -- winning the WPIAL Class AA football championship -- would be overshadowed just a week later by a tragic event that rocked the nation ... and the world."