For the first time at Penn Manor according to Todd Mealy, the football team received an honorable mention among football teams in the state of Pennsylvania by the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
Their hard work and dedication was rewarded with a record of 10-3 for the L-L League.
“I am proud, the senior class will be talked about for quite some time by the community,” Mealy said.
The Comets practiced over the summer and throughout the school year for long hard hours. They went 8-2 and got to the district semifinal game before being beaten by a powerhouse team from Bishop McDevitt.
Jeff Roth the athletic director at Penn Manor said, “It’s pretty exciting for Penn Manor and the school district, I am very proud of coach Mealy, the football staff, and the players for what they have accomplished in the 3 years since coach Mealy has started.
“I am looking forward to next year,” Roth said. The Comets will have a high standard set to achieve. They will strive to be just as good as this year, if not better from here on out.
Justin Diffenbaugh, a senior football player at Penn Manor said, “I think it’s pretty cool to be part of the honorable mention because it’s the first time in school history. We put in a lot of time over the summer and deserved this.”
By Cassey Graeff