February 8th, 2010
During the Sunshine Bowl weekend in January, the American Football News Today inducted forty-four new members into its 2010 Hall of Fame. Three of those members came from the Central Penn Piranha. The official induction took place in Homestead, FL.
The Piranha members inducted were as follows:
Ron Kerr – Head Coach / Owner
Tom Porr – Quarterback
Andy Wagenheim – Head Trainer
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February 8th, 2010
Since taking over as the Owner of the Central Penn Piranha in 2006, Ron Kerr has kept Piranha football on the path to national recognition every single-year. Now, it’s Kerr’s turn to receive national recognition.
During the past couple months, Ron Kerr was inducted into two Hall of Fame organizations. The first induction being with the Minor League Football News, and the latter one with the American Football News Today.
Kerr comments, “To be voted into the MLFN Hall of Fame is beyond my wildest dreams, but twice in a matter of months, that’s unbelievable. I don’t wasn’t to sound unappreciative, but there are many more individuals that have served Piranha Football that deserve to be there before me. Now that I’m in the fraternity, I will do my best to see that they are also inducted.”
Ron Kerr is the 4th Piranha member to enter the MLFN Hall of Fame, along with Jim Rovito (2006), Dave Kmiecik (2007), and Harold Williams II (2008).
February 2nd, 2010
We would like to welcome Todd Macfarlane to the Piranha Football Family. Todd will serve as an Offensive Assistant Coach for the 2010 season.
January 17th, 2010
American Football News Today AAA National Championship
Offense Game MVP
WR Darren Echols (CPP) 258 combined yards (173 KOR, 56 rec, 17 PR, 12 rush), TD (37 rec)
Defense Game MVP
FS Johnell Brown (CFT) 1 tackle, 2 INT-28 yards, TD (28), 161 KOR yards, TD (83)
P Butch Derr (CPP) 4 punts – 41.5 avg (all net)., 51 long
LB Mark McCutcheon (CPP) 7 tackles
LB Donnell Donaldson (CPP) 7 tackles
CB Mike Baldwin (CPP) 1 tackle, 2 INT – 37 yards, TD (37), 4 passes defended
SS Jermaine Thaxton (CPP) 5 tackles, 2 passes defended
LB Yohance Clark (CFT) 13 tackles
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January 13th, 2010
Like father, like son. Former offensive lineman Shannon Heaton won a championship with the Central Penn Piranha. Last month in Baltimore, his son experienced the same feeling.
Merritt Heaton is an offensive lineman (left tackle) and defensive lineman (right tackle) for the Gray Charles Comanches (ages 6-8). On Saturday December 20, 2008, the Comanches completed their perfect season (14-0) by defeating the Bowie Bulldogs 19-8, to claim the Maryland Youth Football State Championship. The game was played at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. The Comanches came into the game as the #1 ranked team in the state in their age group.
The 2008 edition of the Gray Charles Comanches are the only team in the organization’s history to advance that deep into the playoffs. During the team banquet, all of the players received a standing ovation from all of their friends and family members when they received their awards.
“I am so proud of my son. He had a great season, and he’s a heck of a football player,” states the proud father. Shannon Heaton coached the offensive line & defensive line for the Comanches. Merritt also had one carry in the championship game (picture shown) for 7 yards.
It was only a few years ago that a much younger Merritt Heaton was seen attending Piranha practices and games. Merritt would come to practice decked out in his full Redskins’ uniform, complete with helmet. When he wasn’t busy watching dad practice, he was playing football on the side. Looks like all those Piranha practices paid off for the Heaton family.
January 8th, 2010
In December 2009, Andar Rehm was named Kicker of the Year for the NAFL Eastern Conference. The veteran Piranha player had a solid performance this past season (51-54 PAT, 11-13 FG, long 48).
Andar Rehm had a #15 NFL ranking (based on FG %) when compared with other NFL kickers.
June 12th, 2009
Recently, some Philadelphia youth were rewarded for their hard work in the classroom.
On May 28th, the 12th annual “Eagles Top Achiever Awards” ceremony was held to honor top student-athletes. It is sponsored by Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP) in conjunction with Philadelphia Futures. EYP brings hope, health and educational resources to more than 50,000 young people throughout the Philadelphia region. 82 scholar-athletes were recognized for maintaining a 3.0 gradepoint average during their 2007 football seasons. The students were from Allentown, Camden, Chester, Philadelphia, and Reading school districts.
Among those recognized, were student-athletes from West Philadelphia High School, where Larry Bledsoe is the offensive coordinator. Bledsoe is also the videographer for the Central Penn Piranha (entering 3rd season). The West Philly Speed Boys had four players recognized as “Top Achievers”: Courtney Waiters, Junior Weyeah, Michael White, and Gregory Richie. Courtney Waiters was in the top “Top Achivers” group, as he had the best GPA from his school (3.7). Waiters will receive a VIP pass to attend the Philadelphia Eagles‘ training camp for one day.
Head coach Andy Reid and long snapper Joe Dorenbos represented the Eagles at this event.
June 12th, 2009
Undefeated is a great accomplishment at any level. For the Avon Grove U-11 Lacrosse team, 2008 was great.
They recently completed their season with a perfect 9-0 record. One of the top players was Tyler Hurd. Although he spent a majority of his game time as a defender, Hurd made the most of his opportunities when he played attacker. He scored 7 goals on the season (3 in his first two games). It was Tyler’s first-ever experience playing lacrosse.
Tyler Hurd is the nephew of Piranha General Manager, Dave Kmiecik, and has attended many Piranha football games. In fact, last year the Piranha invited his football team (Avon Grove Wildcats) to a Piranha practice. The players and coaches gave the kids some pointers. Tyler’s favorite Piranha player is wide receiver, Troy Ham. After earning player of the game honors last season, Ham gave Tyler his receiver gloves.
Ham & Hurd
May 29th, 2009
In February 2009, it will be official. As of right now, it’s 99.9%.
We’re talking about the verbal commitment made by junior cornerback, Stephon Morris, to attend Penn State University and play football for the Nittany Lions in 2009. Morris is the son of former Piranha great, cornerback Roman Morris. “Aside from Stephon being born, having him play college football for Joe Paterno and Penn State would be one of the greatest moments in my life,” comments the proud father.
There’s also a chance that Stephon Morris might have some company at University Park. Roman Morris has been asked by Joe Paterno to consider a coaching position with Penn State. “After I caught my breath, I was able to answer yes when Joe Paterno asked me about the possibility of joining the coaching staff,” states Morris. He has an interview scheduled in July.
Heading into his senior year of high school (Eleanor Roosevelt – Greenbelt, MD), Stephon Morris is currently the top cover cornerback on the entire East Coast. His decision to verbally commit to Penn State left many other notable schools crossing Stephon off their list. Those schools included: Louisville, Illinois, Michigan State, Rutgers, and Tennessee.
More information on Stephon Morris can be viewed at the rivals.com website.
May 29th, 2009
Freshman phenom………maybe. For the time being, she’s happy to be called a state champ.
Erin McMunn is the daughter of former Piranha great and minor league football legend, Dan McMunn. Recently, Erin played a vital role for Winters Mill High School during their run to the Maryland State Lacrosse Championship.
“Erin was the only freshman in our program to start all 19 games this season. She played well beyond her years. We are very excited to have her here for three more years,” comments head coach, Courtney Vaughn.
The Winters Mill Falcons (17-2) defeated the Towson Generals (12-5) 14-13 in double overtime to claim their first-ever state title in lacrosse. The game recap article is provided by the Baltimore Sun newspaper.
Erin McMunn’s Stats
47 Goals (T-2nd)
47 Draw Controls
24 Ground Ball Controls
10 Caused Turnovers