Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Even without Star, Washington Still Playoff-Bound

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Even without Star, Washington Still Playoff-Bound

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Without Shai McKenzie, where does Washington go now? I say to the playoffs.

McKenzie, the star senior running back who is done for the season because of a torn ACL, was undoubtedly a terrific player. This is not to take away from what he has meant to Washington. But it's not like Washington is, say, Geibel, and just happened to have one standout player.

Washington has had talented players for decades and decades. No, the Little Prexies don't have anyone of McKenzie's caliber, but I would be shocked if they don't make the WPIAL playoffs. The Little Prexies still have a defense that has been strong at times the past two years. They still have some other talented players. Washington coach Mike Bosnic said he might use the halfback-by-committee approach with Chase Caldwell, Malik Wells and Jordon West.

Bosnic, a former Pitt lineman, has most certainly been jolted by the loss of McKenzie, but Bosnic said, "We have a great tradition here and we want to make sure the kids are well aware of the type of athletes we have had in the past and continue to have."

Washington, by the way, takes a 3-0 record into Friday's game against Yough.


Uniontown High School will induct its first Hall of Fame class this fall. Inductees will come from arts, academics and athletics.

Among the athletes who will be inducted will be Sandy Stephens, a 1958 Uniontown grad who in 1961 became the first African-American quarterback to be named All-American at a major college. Stephens was the quarterback at the University of Minnesota.

Also inducted will be Ron Sepic, an all-state basketball and football player. Sepic went on to play basketball at Ohio State and was drafted by the NBA and NFL. Sepic was a first-team Parade All- American in basketball at Uniontown in 1963 and he had some pretty select company on that team. …

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