By: Matt McGervey –
No season is ever the same; new players, coaches, teams, and results. Nowhere is this more apparent than in high school football where the turnovers are consistent and unavoidable. So far the Seton-La Salle Rebels have lived up to their impressive history of Class AA Western Pennsylvania high school pride.
The 2012 Rebels started off the season 4-0 in a dominating fashion. There were three shut-out wins and still the SLS defense has not let up a single score. New additions came to the always tough Rebel defence this year; first year starters Dequay Broadwater, James Ross, Tre Imler, Mike Kalnas, and Dom Del Greco have all proven to be serious competitors.
On the offensive side, the Rebels have been lighting up the scoreboard; weapons Louie Rotunda, Ricky Mellick, Scott Orndoff, Tyler Slagle, and Luke Brumbaugh are hard to keep out of the end zone. This dominant offense has scored 156 points while the defense as not allowed a single point. Although the special teams gave up a touchdown, everyone looks strong.
The new starters, the class of 2015 for the most part, will face many new teams this year and into the foreseeable future. The Century Conference had a makeover after last season.
Washington (the Little Prexies) left the conference, while McGuffey and South Park came over to join in. These changes bring the conference from eight teams to nine. The past couple seasons have opened with non-conference games against Carrick or Shady Side Academy. The conference changes will have the Rebels play only one non-conference game this year against Mohawk. The Rebels’ biggest rivals remain however; Keystone Oaks (Won 45-0) and South Fayette (play week 5).
Although preseason and current rankings have the Rebels at #4 in Class AA and #2 in the Century Conference, we believe the 2012 Seton-La Salle Rebels are the team to reckon with.
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