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Penn-Trafford and Jeannette alums battle

Matt Grubba | Penn-Trafford Star - Despite driving rain and a receiver flying over his back, Penn-Trafford's Ryan Cortazio intercepts a pass by Jeannette's Cameron Baradziej in the end zone during the Penn-Trafford vs. Jeannette Alumni Football Game at McKee Stadium in Jeannette on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Matt Grubba | Penn-Trafford Star</em></div>Despite driving rain and a receiver flying over his back, Penn-Trafford's Ryan Cortazio intercepts a pass by Jeannette's Cameron Baradziej in the end zone during the Penn-Trafford vs. Jeannette Alumni Football Game at McKee Stadium in Jeannette on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
Matt Grubba | Penn-Trafford Star - Penn-Trafford defenders, from left, Jared Jordan, R.J. Dranusky, Doug Knight, Joe Fiasco, Michael Walker and Connor Downs line up for a play during the Penn-Trafford vs. Jeannette Alumni Football Game at McKee Stadium in Jeannette on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Matt Grubba | Penn-Trafford Star</em></div>Penn-Trafford defenders, from left, Jared Jordan, R.J. Dranusky, Doug Knight, Joe Fiasco, Michael Walker and Connor Downs line up for a play during the Penn-Trafford vs. Jeannette Alumni Football Game at McKee Stadium in Jeannette on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

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Sometimes even grown-ups like to play in the mud.

Former football players from Penn-Trafford and Jeannette got together in heavy rain to face off in an alumni football game at Jeannette's McKee Stadium on Oct. 27.

The Jayhawks got the win, 30-19, in the game staged with the help of Alumni Football USA, a company that specializes in staging games such as the one last month, with players in full pads playing full-contact football.

The rosters for the two teams featured players young and old. P-T's youngest was Joe Fiasco, who this time last fall was in uniform for the actual Warriors, while the team's oldest participant was Class of 1986 grad Travis Mayer.

The Jayhawks did P-T one decade better in that department, as 1975 grad Rick Pitzer made an appearance on the line.

The rain did little to keep away a decent crowd for a Saturday night, as more than 200 fans showed up to cheer on their schools' alumni.

Video highlights from the game and more information on Alumni Football USA can be found at www.alumnifootballusa.com.

Matt Grubba is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5830 or mgrubba@tribweb.com.

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