2022 Inductees & Honorees
2022 Hall of Achievement Inductees
The following individuals were inducted into the Larry Bruno Foundation Circle of Achievement for 2022.
Robert “Bob” Blythe
Robert Edward Blythe was born on April 12, 1941 in Koppel. He was the son of Thomas and Josephine Blythe. During his younger years, he played youth baseball in Koppel and was part of the Beaver County Champion Midget team with Circle of Achievement Inductees Karl Florie and Tony Esoldo.
From 1956 to 1959, Bob attended Ellwood City High School. There, he played football for legendary coach Chuck Knox, who later became the head football coach for the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks. After high school, he matriculated at Geneva College and graduated in 1963. Bob was an outstanding baseball player in college and was Geneva’s team Captain in his Junior and Senior years.
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Of all the great athletes who have played sports from Beaver County throughout this century, precious few have had the opportunity to play on a national collegiate champion, but Glenn Dennison of Beaver Falls is one of the fortunate.
Glenn was the starting tight end for the Miami Hurricanes, who upset No 1 Nebraska, 31-30, on January 1, 1984, giving the Canes their first national championship. Before his college days, Glenn excelled under Larry Bruno at Beaver Falls High School and helped the Tigers to the playoffs. He then earned a full scholarship to the University of Miami. He started as a sophomore and caught 29 passes to rank third on the team, with eight catches against Virginia Tech. Despite missing 21⁄2 games to an injury the next year, he still caught 25 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns.
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2019 Hall of Achievement Honorees
2016 Beaver Falls Football WPIAL and PIAA Champions
The Fighting Tigers entered the 2016 football season with high expectations. With 9 starters returning on both offense and defense, the team was expected to be a section title contender and one that could make a deep run in the playoffs. In the season opener, The Fighting Tigers faced the #1 ranked team in the WPIAL, the Aliquippa Quips. It was a tough night for the Tigers, falling 44-13.
The Fighting Tigers would bounce back with victories over Apollo Ridge, Ellwood City, Southmoreland and New Brighton to improve their record to 4-1. During this 4-game winning streak, the Fighting Tigers offense was clicking and the defense was dominating. Week 6, the Tigers host the Quaker Valley Quakers. On this Homecoming evening, the defense would score 3 times and the Tigers coasted to a 33-0 shutout victory to improve their overall record to 5-1.