Class of 2020 leaves their mark on Black Hawk football

21 of the 22 starters that hit the field every Friday night were seniors

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Class of 2020 leaves their mark on Black Hawk football

The offensive line faces Char Valley in their game on Oct. 4.

The offensive line faces Char Valley in their game on Oct. 4.

Katie Crooks

The offensive line faces Char Valley in their game on Oct. 4.

Katie Crooks

Katie Crooks

The offensive line faces Char Valley in their game on Oct. 4.

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Although the goal sheet won’t be completed with one final checkmark, this football season was filled with unbelievable moments that Hawk fans will never forget.

  1. The Wolverina was tamed for the first time in school history.
  2. Will Patrizio sent West A packing with a pick 6.
  3. Anthony Chiccitt went for three TD’s in a shutout against Shaler.
  4. The defense took a leading role in walk-off overtime win vs. Moon. #AnthonyStrong
  5. The Hawks completely dominated Char Valley.
  6. Onside kick recovered! The Hawks scored two touchdowns against Baldwin with 1:40 remaining.
  7. “OLAY” chants rang after the defense stopped a 2-point conversion to beat USC.
  8. The home-field playoff curse was broken to end Kiski’s season.

21 of the 22 starters that hit the field every Friday night were seniors.

All but two touchdowns were scored by the senior class.

For many of those 21 starters, last Friday night was the last time that they will ever play football.

Senior right tackle and nose guard Nate Currie was one of those playing his final game.

“It’s definitely upsetting because it’s always been part of my life. For the last 12 years, it’s been a huge part of who I am but it’s over and I’m ready to start this new chapter in my life without football.”

Currie was one of four seniors voted First Team All-Section. Three of the four will hang their cleats up for good.

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Among cheers and confetti, the football team, led by 21 seniors, take the field for one of their last home games.

Quarterback Anthony Chiccitt could be one of the few seniors that still has football left to play. Anthony is getting recruited by Division 1 programs such as Elon and Dayton.

Chiccitt will impact whatever program he chooses to play for, but it may be safe to say that his impact won’t ever be as strong as the one he has left on Bethel Park.

“What he went through this year and how he was able to overcome everything that was thrown his way just showed how much of a leader he is and how strong he really was. It’s easy to follow him into every game because I knew no matter what was about to happen we always had a chance because Anth would find a way to fight through it,” said First-Team All-Conference┬álineman and fellow senior Brandon Cole.

I think we can all say we left everything we had out on the field and that’s all I could ask for. Playing with my best friends for the last 12 years has been some of the best memories of my life. It was a really special class.”

— Anthony Chiccitt

Chiccitt said: “I think we can all say we left everything we had out on the field and that’s all I could ask for. Playing with my best friends for the last 12 years has been some of the best memories of my life. It was a really special class.”

Did #BPClass2020 produce a championship? No. But they did something more impressive and more respectable. They faced every challenge head-on and came out better. They rallied around their leader when he needed it. They made history not once but twice, and they fought until the final snap.

They have, indeed, left their mark.

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