Thank you to Mr. Ernie Young for submitting this picture of the Ellwood City’s 1961 Junior High football team receiving their Championship trophy. The team went undefeated in a season that included games against perennial powerhouses with a much larger enrollment pool to choose from such as New Castle, Butler, and Ambridge. The team finished that memorable season 5-0 and allowed just twenty one points all season.
Team members accepting the trophy that is sitting in the Lincoln High School trophy case is from left to right: Albert Agostinelli (believe the small trophy Al is holding was for the “Best Linemen” award), Lenny Carinci, Gerald Catarcio, Tom Badger, Louis Esposito, Fred McAnallan, Harry Wirth, Terry Markus.
“Being undefeated at any level of sport is something that you can carry with you the rest of your life”