The Jim Thorpe Olympians Knee-hi Midget football team captured the Extreme Youth Football League (XYFL) Midget Division championship. The Olympians finished the season with a record of 7-0 and outscored their opponents 246-52, including a 33-13 victory over Panther Valley in the championship game. Team members were front row, from left, Eddie Baus, Trevor Keefer, Thomas Hudock, Nicholas Jacobs, Nick Rosahac, Lucas Boyle, Justin Marykwas, Gordon Lindermuth, Joseph Lindermuth and Josh Bartlett. Second row, Michael Solt, Dennis Hawk, Daniel Eggert, Jon Fikentscher, Gavin Downs, Hunter Aites, and Luke Becker. Third row, Antonio Madera, Cooper Moore, Brandon Mauro, Jason Partenio, Robbie Heller, Kenny Pugh, Willy Nieves, Robbie Giesinger, Justin Barton, Alec Lauer and Zac Dykas. Back row, coach Ken Pugh, assistant coach Hip Madera, assistant coach Ed Boyle, and assistant coach Josh McCartney.
Jim Thorpe wins XYFL championship
Tuesday, November 23, 2010