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Jeannette alumni to reunite for Saturday game

| Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, 7:48 a.m.
Jayhawk alumni Dane Vaughan shows he still has some moves as he jumps over everyone for the ball during a practice for the Jeannette-Penn Trafford Alumni football game set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at McKee Stadium. John Howard | The Jeannette Spirit

Former football players from Jeannette and Penn Trafford high schools will meet on the football this Saturday at 7 p.m. for an alumni game at McKee Stadium.

The Jeannette Jayhawk Football Boosters and Alumni Football USA are organizing this full-contact alumni game as a fundraiser.

Tickets are $8 each and 50 percent of presale ticket prices will go toward raising money for Jeannette Jayhawks varsity football and cheerleaders and the Jeannette Midget Football Association. Children 8 and younger will be able to attend the game for free.

The unofficial roster for the Jayhawks Alumni includes players from various graduating classes. Team members include Frank Pitzer, Patrick Klingensmith, Matthew Gabris, Winter Hall, Jordan Giles, Rob James, Joshua Westfall, Adam Gabris, Jeremy Reesey, Garrick Pontarolo, Dane Vaughan, Kenneth Grant, AJ Graves, Rich Highlands, Ste-von Date, Antonio Hall, Mike San, Darris Ellison, Cameron Baradziej, Tyrone Baughman, Jurelle Powell, Bobby Thompson, David Headen, Trevor Petrillo, Chris Hall, Chance White, Jamie Morton, Rocco Hunter, Gabriel Smith and Markus McGowan.

Penn-Trafford's unofficial alumni team roster includes Connor Downs, Mike Walker, Kyle Pleins, Rob Lauricia, Timmy Durik, Charlie Sessa, Sean Edwards, Justin Edwards, Brian Mack, William Holtzer, Robert Griffin III, Mike Tropiano, Anthony Trunzo, Joe Kolano, Tyler Huether, AJ Blasco, Brandon Keenan, Ryan Cortazzo, Richard Gounder, Gary Tarbuk, Jared Jordan, Bill Crossey, Craig Broman and Garret Schmidt.

Alumni Football USA has been holding alumni football games across the United States for more than 25 years. According to the website, the organization's philosophy is to “reunite former high school rivals in an unforgettable full contact football game.”

Alumni Football USA provides players with everything they need to play — the field, full equipment, officials, announcers, event staff, emergency personnel and video personnel.

For more information, visit www.alumnifootballusa.com. Pre-sale tickets benefit the boosters more and tickets are available for sale at Pitzer's Townhouse in Jeannette. Tickets will be available at the gate.

Kristie Linden is an editor for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at klinden@tribweb.com or 724-838-5154.

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