The University of Cincinnati football team pitched a shutout at Miami (Ohio) last Saturday, and the leader of the Cincinnati defense is a former City League player.
Greg Blair, a senior linebacker and graduate of Schenley High School, leads Cincinnati in tackles this season with 25. He had four in the 14-0 victory against Miami as Cincinnati held Miami to four first downs.
Blair was a first-team All-Big East Conference selection last season. He played at Lackawanna College (Pa.) before transferring to Cincinnati a few years ago.
• Blair's brother, DeJuan, is a former star basketball player at Schenley and Pitt and played the past four years with the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. DeJuan Blair signed as a free-agent this summer with the Dallas Mavericks. There will be a Schenley basketball reunion in Dallas as the Mavericks also signed D.J. Kennedy, who played with DeJuan and Greg Blair on Schenley's 2007 PIAA championship team.
• Former Gateway standout B.J. Stevens had a team-high 11 tackles to help California (Pa.) defeat Edinboro, 20-7, last Saturday. Stevens, a senior defensive lineman, is third on the team in tackles after three games with 20 and has five sacks.
First Published September 27, 2013 5:00 AM