PG Athlete of the Week: Brett Brumbaugh of South Fayette
November 29, 2013 12:00 AM
South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh throws the ball against Quaker Valley earlier this season.
By Nick Veronica / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Last week: Brumbaugh led his Lions to the Class AA championship, winning, 34-28, against an Aliquippa team that was going for its third consecutive title.
Check this out: In 2010, Brett's older brother, Christian, also led South Fayette to the championship against Aliquippa. Brett put up more points (34), but Christian had a larger margin of victory (19-6).
It's only been a few days, but what sticks out right now when you think about the championship game? Just that final drive we had, we were down one point with four minutes left. Coming into the huddle we weren't really worried, we knew we could do it.
What was the first thing your brothers said to you after the game? They just congratulated me, told me how happy they were. They told me I did pretty good.
Just pretty good? [Laughs] No, they said really good.
You told me last week about your best friend and No. 1 fan, Dan Patterson. What did he say to you after the game? He said I did good, the score was pretty close to what he predicted.
You also said you'd grade yourself a B+ for the semifinal game. How did you do Saturday? Probably A-. I did pretty well but there were a lot of things I could've done better. We'll say A- just because it was the WPIAL championship and we won.
Was there any part of playing at Heinz Field that you didn't expect? I didn't realize how big it truly was when playing on it. It obviously wasn't filled, but just looking up seeing yellow seats was something else.
What's your favorite class? Probably my business class.
What's the best thing your school cafeteria serves? Definitely their big pizza every Friday.
How's your fantasy football team doing? I don't play fantasy football ever since I lost a couple years ago.
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