Who remembers how good of a quarterback Kevin Scanlon was at Beaver Falls? A four year starter on high school ( two at Quigley, two at BF ) he broke Joe Namath’s County passing yardage mark as a Sophomore at Quigley. ( over 1500 yards) however never held the Tiger record cause he wasn’t a Tiger yet. I believe Joe held that yardage record till Seth Andreas broke it in early nineties.
Scanlon was best QB in WPIAL even though the Kid from Sto-Rox that went to Penn State and Tampa Bay was picked ahead of Kevin, can’t recall his name.
Scanlon graduated as number one QB in Beaver Falls and Beaver County history for most passing yardage with just under 4,000 yards.
Most big schools wanted him, he chose Lou Holtz and NCState.
When Holtz went to Arkansas, Kevin went with him. He was voted MVP of Southwestern Conference and lead the Razorbacks to an appearance in the national title game against Alabama.
Was drafted by the LA Rams in 1980 draft.
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QB from Sto-Rox was Chuck Fusina. He finished his college career as Maxwell winner and runner up in Heisman voting. The WPIAL was well represented back in the day.
Thanks for keeping me straight Jason, after going to my stay sheet you are so right. The single season passing yardage list is as follows: Don Henderson 2189, Carlos Cleckley 1530, Joe Namath 1511, Seth Andreas 1396, Kevin Scanlon 1250. Henderson is career yardage leader followed by Scanlon. Henderson is leader in single season TD passes with 20, followed by Andreas with 18. Jason noticed your stats your senior year were darn good considering you guys had three great receivers that year to spread the ball around. You had 17 grabs for 406 yards and 4 td’s, and amazing 23.9 yards per catch. He’ll if a kick returner too if I remember correctly
Good stuff! Glad to see my man Seth on the list but Carlos Cleckley broke Namath total yardage record in the 90’s. Seth holds the single season mark for TD’s or yards. I can’t remember which one. I’d have to look it up.
When Holtz arrived at Arkansas in 1977, Kevin transferred. The new NCState coach after Holtz had his own QB, and it wasn’t Kevin. I believe the new Coach was Bo Rains. Holtz said Scanlon was the best college QB he ever coached
The county record of Namath’s that Kevin broke as a Sophomore was single season yardage. Scanlon finished high school as career yardage leader.
Thanks Ron can never remember his name. I always felt Scanlon was better
I don't think Kevin going to NCState to follow Holtz fact is correct because Lou Holtz was at NCState 1972–1975, then went onto New York Jets 1976, then Arkansas 1977-1983.
Had him as a student at St. MARYS.
My stat sheet shows career TD pass list leaders are: Henderson 34, Cynkar 27, Andreas 24, Scanlon 23 For Beaver Falls
Who remembers how good Candy Young was at Beaver Falls. Only the National record holder.
A pic of Joe Willie ballin at Bama.
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I have thought of her over the years 👍👍👏👏👏👏
Seniors from BFHS 1973 football team, 6 n 3 record. Started season 1-3, won last five games, by end of season we were as good as anyone . First year after Blackhawk split. ... See MoreSee Less
Footnote to this post. Tigers finished strong in the top conference in the state that year. The MAC had three teams ranked in the final top ten in state that year. New Castle had ten, yes ten Div. 1 players, Sharon had two future NFL’ers( Mike Connell, Randy Holloway) and Butler. BF was only 3 loss team to be ranked in Post Gazette final 15 in WPIAL
Hey Tom Don’t want to leave out backfield runner Ron Ross. Ron had several big runs for us that year and was our version of Don Nottingham ( The Human Bowling Ball)
Sure Don thanks for your interest Jay Lukas’s, Steve Montani, Sam Pietrandria,Rick Rhoades, Bob White, Jodi Snyder. Mike Palka, Gary Brooks, Mike DeChellis, Dominic Pisani, Mark Hammer, Ronny Ross
Would have been Champions Lib, you and Mike on the backfield, along with White Pisani, and Schriver, unstoppable. You would have looked good in orange and black
Love our Class of 1974 Seniors!💗
Give us some names. I only recognize 2 or 3.....Great photo
I know all those guys! Just think if my guys got to play with those guys!
The year was 1974 seniors
Look at the side burns
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