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Football wins season’s first game

Adam Degenhardt
The Baldwin Fighting Highlanders football team plays in WPIAL 5A section.

The Baldwin Fighting Highlanders football team got its season off to a great start Friday night by defeating Brashear, 56-0.

Coach Dana Brown “has brought a lot of changes to this program with physicality and energy,” senior Gavin Scheller, a linebacker and tight end, said.

Baldwin dominated on offense throughout the game, employing what Scheller called a more “new school” playbook. Senior running back and linebacker Andrew Sharp made key plays, including a runaway touchdown in the first quarter.

“The way Sharp is running though (tacklers), it’s like an eagle gliding through the air,” Scheller said.

For his part, Sharp credited the offensive line.

“Because of the line, I had a great game,” Sharp said.

Senior running back and linebacker Keith Mincin enjoyed the win.

“It felt great to start off the year strong with a win, and we hope to carry it into the following weeks,” Mincin said.

Mincin has high hopes for the remainder of the year.

“This year could definitely be Baldwin’s year. The whole new coaching staff is great,” Mincin said. 

Overall, the team is glad to have a decisive win under its belt, and is ready for the rest of the season. The Highlanders play T.J. away on Friday at 7 p.m.

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Kevin Hutchinson, Staff Writer
Senior Kevin Hutchinson is a third-year staff writer. He enjoys following politics, watching football, and spending time with his girlfriend. 
Adam Degenhardt, Sports Editor
Sports Editor Adam Degenhardt is senior in his second year on the Purbalite staff. When he is not playing sports, he can be found listening to music or hanging out with his friends. 
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