1984 Recap

Written by: Ed Weaver on July 21, 1984.


Mike Pettine of Central Bucks West led the East to a surprisingly easy 20-10 triumph at Johnstown. Pettine ran four yards in the second quarter for the only score of the first half. He also connected on a 43-yard pass to Bob Tait of Central Bucks East for his team’s final TD.

The play that was the key to this game was a record 97-yard interception return by Anthony Sapnas of William Tennent. The West had taken the second half kick off and had moved to the East nine when Sapnas stepped in front of a Dante Wiley pass and went untouched 97 yards down the sideline.

Wiley, from Jeannette, did hit on 7-of-20 passes for 200 yards, including a 23-yard TD pass to Don Heberle of Bethel Park late in the game. The other West points came on a 46-yard field goal by Mark Brasco of Jeannette.

Pettine completed 9-of-14 passes for 157 yards. The East had a chance to grab a big early lead, but lost the ball three times on interceptions and twice on fumbles deep in West territory.