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2008 Press Releases

Final update from the 2008 season

Posted 1/2/2009: Photos from Bonfire pep rally, Gateway/BP game photos, and Hawaii Bowl photos.
  »2008-11-21 Bonfire pep rally photos
  »2008-11-22 Gateway - Bethel Park game photos from Heinz Field
  »2008-12-15 Hawaii All-Star Bowl photos

Posted 1/4/2009: All remaining videos from our archives for the 2008 season:

   AAAA Championship Game Highlights - Ch. 2 Standard | High Def
   AAAA Championship Game Highlights - Ch. 4 Standard | High Def
   AAAA Championship Game Highlights - Ch. 11 Standard | High Def
   Ch. 4 Post-game story on Gateway/BP Game Standard | High Def

   The Don Yanessa Story, Part 1 Standard | High Def
   The Don Yanessa Story, Part 2 Standard | High Def

Brown and Bell to play in Hawaii All-Star Game

Dorian Bell and Corey Brown have been selected to play an additional national all star game. They will be playing in the Hawaii versus United States Mainland All Star Game this Friday at Pro Bowl Stadium in Hawaii.

In addition to Corey and Dorian coach Terry Smith has been selected as an assistant coach for the game as well. This is a great honor and accomplishment.

Update: Corey Brown led the way for the US All Stars over the Hawaii All Stars. He Had 3 interceptions 2 pass break ups and 3 tackles. Dorian Bell had 5 Tackles and 1 Interception. Both represented Gateway very well.

Gators upset by Bethel Park, 10-6

The Gators season came to an unexpected end as Gateway's offense could not get in sync the entire game, and BP limited the Gators to only 6 points, well under their 40 point average. The Gators D played outstanding in limiting BP to 10 points, but in the end too many turnovers and miscues doomed the Gators. The Gators were held to 55 yards rushing and 110 yards of total offense, while fumbling three times (starting with the opening kickoff), throwing two interceptions, and missing an extra point on their TD.

Thanks again for your support this year... Shane & Marianne

Gators vs. Bethel Park

   2008-11-19 FSN AAAA Championship Preview Standard | High Def
   2008-11-19 FSN Dorian Bell feature Standard | High Def
   2008-10-23 Dorian Bell big hit on McKeesport Standard | High Def
   2008-11-14 Monroeville's "Firethorn Drive" FSN Special Standard | High Def
» Read the all-time Gateway-Bethel Park matchup history
   2008-11-14 Derek Aker "We're going to Heinz!" Live on FSN Pittsburgh Standard | High Def
   2008-11-16 Bethel Park - McKeesport highlights (Highmark HS Report) Standard | High Def

Gators defeat rival Penn Hills and advance to Heinz!

The Gators (12-0) took the lead 2 minutes into the game and never allowed Penn Hills to pull even... In the other semi-final, #2 Bethel Park (12-0) knocked off McKeesport on a 72 yard screen pass TD with only 95 seconds left in the game and will meet Gateway Saturday November 22 at 7:30pm. This will be Bethel Park's first visit to the Championship game since 1980. Gateway has been to the WPIAL AAAA Championship game in 2004, 2007 and 2008 and are looking for their first Championship since 1986.

AAAA Championship trivia: The last time two undefeated teams played in the AAAA Championship was 1993, when Upper St. Clair and North Hills, both 12-0, played at Three Rivers Stadium.

   2008-11-14 Gateway - Penn Hills Sideline highlights Standard | High Def
   2008-11-14 Gateway - Penn Hills Semi-Final Ch. 4 highlights Standard | High Def
   2008-11-14 Gateway - Penn Hills Semi-Final Ch. 11 highlights Standard | High Def
  »2008-11-14 Gateway vs. Penn Hills game photos
   2008-11-13 FSN AAAA Semi-Final Preview Standard | High Def
   2008-11-14 FSN Gateway - Penn Hills Pregame Preview Standard | High Def

Semi-Finals: Penn Hills Indians vs Gateway Gators
@ West Mifflin Stadium

Penn Hills (8-3) will take on our Gators (11-0) at West Mifflin Stadium TONIGHT at 7:30pm. This will be the first time Gateway has played at West Mifflin Stadium. This is also the second time in team history that Gateway & Penn Hills have played twice in a season - the other was 2006.

This past Friday, Penn Hills defeated North Hills 27-0. During the game, North Hills lost two key starters - their #3 tackler on defense early in the game and their quarterback to a broken leg early in the 2nd quarter. As a result, North Hills was limited to around 100 yards total offense.

The Penn Hills offense was limited by North Hills to 1 TD and 2 FG's, while their defense scored a long fumble return for a TD, and the special teams caused a NH fumble which was also returned a short distance for a TD. North Hills also intercepted the Penn Hills quarterback twice.   »2008-11-08 Gateway Sports Hall Of Fame photos
   2008-11-12 FSN Penn-Hills / Gateway preview Standard | High Def

"A lot of things changed since the first time we played them. We're going to come out Friday and be a different team. It was a whooping we took, but we're not thinking about that right now."

"The first game we came out a little sluggish in the first two quarters. We have to come out to play four quarters. It's gonna be a good game. We're two evenly matched teams."
-quotes from PH RB Teddy Blakeman
  »Q&A with Penn Hills' Blakeman

  »Driving directions to West Mifflin Stadium (near Kennywood)
  »Overhead view of Kennywood/West Mifflin area
  »Overhead Closeup view of West Mifflin Stadium - HOME STANDS
  »Overhead Closeup view of West Mifflin Stadium

  »Gateway Football all-time year-by-year game detail
  »Gateway Football all-time seasons with rematches

Gators shut out Shaler 24-0

It was a tale of two different performances... 1st half, Gateway rolled up 225 yards of offense to 58 for Shaler, but came away with only a 7-0 due to two turnovers inside the Shaler 5 yard line. In the 2nd half, the Gators finished the job and rolled of 17 unanswered points to shut out Shaler for the victory.

  »2008-11-07 Gateway / Shaler playoff game photos
   2008-11-07 Gateway - Shaler Sideline highlights Standard | High Def
   2008-11-07 Corey Brown diving pass catch (Slow Motion) Standard | High Def
   2008-11-07 Gateway - Shaler Ch. 4 highlights Standard | High Def
   2008-11-07 Gateway - Shaler Ch. 11 highlights Standard | High Def

Shaler vs. Gateway @ Norwin - 11-7-2008

The Gators move on in the playoffs and will face Shaler, who defeated Canon-Mac 16-0. Gateway holds an all-time record of 18-5 against Shaler. The Gators scrimmaged Shaler in the first scrimmage this year and won 2-1.


Broadcast info: Starting with the pregame show at 7:00pm, the game will be live on Pittsburgh 970am, as well as over the internet at MSA Sports: Click for live broadcast

Common opponents this season for Shaler & Gateway:

Opponentvs. Gatewayvs. Shaler
BaldwinGateway W 56-6 (home)Shaler W 19-6 (home)
HempfieldGateway W 42-0 (home)Shaler W 41-10 (home)
Mt. LebanonGateway W 42-0 (home)Shaler W 26-14 (away)

   2008-11-05 FSN Feature on Shaler Standard | High Def
   2008-11-05 FSN AAAA Quarterfinal preview Standard | High Def
» Read the all-time Gateway-Shaler matchup history
» View Shaler's schedule and results from this season
  »August 16, 2008 - Gateway / Shaler Scrimmage photos
   2008-11-01 Steelers TV feature on Coach Smith Standard
   2008-11-01 Steelers TV feature on Derek Aker - Gateway MVP Standard
   2008-11-01 Steelers TV Gateway - McKeesport game recap Standard

Gators stomp Lebo 42-0

The Gators opened their 2008 playoff run with a dominating 42-0 shutout of Mt. Lebanon. Brian Williams rushed 20 times for 196 yards as the Gators rolled up nearly 400 yards of offense on the Blue Devils.

  »October 31, 2008 - Gateway - Mt. Lebanon photo gallery
  »Fox Chapel vs. Gateway 7th and 8th grade football games photos
   2008-10-23 Gateway-Mt. Lebanon Sideline Highlights Standard | High Def
   2008-10-23 Gateway-McKeesport Sideline Highlights Standard | High Def

Gators to face Mt. Lebo in 1st round this Friday

The Gators have been slotted as the #1 seed in the 2008 WPIAL AAAA Playoffs. Up first, Mt. Lebanon, whom the Gators haven't played since 1999. Mt. Lebanon is 2-7 overall, with its two wins against Peters Township (1-8) and Baldwin (0-9). The Gators and Blue Devils were frequent WPIAL playoff competitors in the 70's and 1980's, with Gateway holding a 3-2 playoff record against Lebo - who was coached by current NA Coach Art Walker's father - Art Walker Sr. - during those years.

Mt. Lebanon vs. Gateway - LIVE WEB CAST - CLICK HERE -- Webcast starts at 7:00pm with the pregame show.

» View Mt. Lebanon's schedule and results from this season
» Read the all-time Gateway-Mt. Lebo matchup history
   2008-10-27 FSN WPIAL PAIRINGS show Standard

Gators prevail 31-27 over McKeesport

The Gators and Tigers slugged it out on Thursday night in front of an overflow capacity crowd at Antimarino Stadium. The Gators dashed out to a 28-0 lead before McKeesport, working with a short field due to a long kickoff return, scored but missed the extra point to make it 28-6. The Gators then proceeded to march right down the field to the McKeesport 2, where they tried 3 passes and then a field goal, which was missed. Halftime score 28-6, yardage 230 Gators, 100 McKeesport. After halftime, the Gators had problems scoring and managed only 3 points to McKeesport's 21, and in the end Chris Lammie sacked the McKeesport QB on 4th & 13 to preserve the victory for the Gators.

Up next: WPIAL Pairings meeting Monday night. Watch FSN Pittsburgh live at 7:30pm Monday night for the pairings. Tentaively we believe that Gateway will be the #1 seed and most likely face #16 Mt. Lebanon - whom they haven't played since 1999.
  »October 23, 2008 - Gateway - McKeesport photo gallery
   2008-10-23 FSN Pregame show Standard | High Def
   2008-10-23 Ch. 4 Gateway-McKeesport Highlights Standard | High Def
   2008-10-23 Ch. 11 Gateway-McKeesport Highlights Standard | High Def
   2008-10-23 FSN Gateway-McKeesport Highlights Standard | High Def
   2008-10-26 Highmark HS Report - Highlights Standard | High Def

The Big Game - Mckeesport @ Gateway

In the biggest game of the year in AAAA football, McKeesport will play Gateway at "The Swamp" tonight at 7:00pm. The game is expected to be a sell-out. NOTE: as of 10/20/2008, all remaining reserved and GA tickets will be sold ONLY at the gate the night of the game

Quotes from McKeesport after their game 10-17 against Hempfield:
"I will tell you, I have been thinking about Gateway since after the Colerain game," McKeesport linebacker C. Brown said. "It has been that long."

Gateway will host McKeesport Thursday night on FSN with the Foothills Conference championship in the balance.

"They're the Gators, that's all I have to say about that," running back Gabe Patterson said. "We have been waiting a long time for this. We have never talked about them during the year. We only talk about the next opponent. That was all we were worried about."

"Yeah, we are finally there," McKeesport coach George Smith said. "We are finally going to play the game. We really haven't talked about them at all. We would run across some of their tape scouting other teams, but we really haven't been thinking about them."

» Read the all-time Gateway-McKeesport matchup history
» The game will be televised on FSN, live on ESPN RADIO 1250 AM and live internet stream. CLICK HERE for details.

New historical features available...

We finally have the complete historical index of all head-to-head games and opponents. If you can fill in any missing data such as game dates, etc. please contact us.

All-time head-to-head matchups
All-time high and low scores, and combined scores

Bon Fire Pep Rally - Friday @ 7:00pm - Everyone Welcome

Pep Rally this Friday the 21st to support the Gators on their to quest for Victory at Heinz Field. The Municipality of Monroeville will conduct a Bon Fire Display.

LOCATION: Practice field adjacent to Mosside Middle School - PLENTY OF FREE PARKING. The Boosters will have food items for sale and the Cheerleaders will be selling Gateway Gator Gear. No cost for the event otherwise.

TIME: Friday, Nov. 21 7pm - 8:30pm

Gators win 56-3

In the first 12:06 of the game, the Gators took 13 offensive snaps and rolled to a 42-0 lead. At that point, 6 seconds into the second quarter, the JV's went in the game and played from that point on, adding two more touchdowns before giving up a late field goal to the Falcons. At halftime, the Gators - Varsity and JV, had 391 yards to 61 for Connellsville. The Gators finished the night with close to 500 yards total offense.

  »October 17, 2008 - Gateway - Connellsville photo gallery
   2008-10-17 Gateway - Connellsville sideline highlights Standard | High Def

Gators on the road to Connellsville

The Gators will make the long drive southeast to Connellsville this Friday where they haven't played since 1989. Gateway and Connellsville used to play annually in the 1980's, but the teams have only played once - 2004 - since 1989. The Gators hold an all-time 8-2 lead in the series, 2-2 at Connellsville. Connellsville is 0-7 this season.

» Read the all-time Gateway-Connellsville matchup history
   2008-10-16 View the NIKE Five Days 2 Friday "Mashup" Standard | High Def

Brian Williams wins Army Athlete of the Week!

Thanks for voting for Brian Williams as the ESPN 1250 Army Athlete of the week for his 309 yard rushing performance against Hempfield! He was just announced as the "Week 5" Winner! At last count, Brian was leading 55% to 38% over Sto-Rox QB Paul Jones.

Gators defeat Erie McDowell 30-18

In a tough fought game, the Gators topped Erie McDowell 30-18.

News articles have been posted. Sideline video coming...

   2008-10-10 Gateway - McDowell sideline highlights Standard | High Def
  »October 11, 2008 - Gateway - McDowell JV Game @ Gateway photo gallery
  »October 11, 2008 - Gateway - McDowell JV Game @ Gateway photo gallery
» Erie Sports Talk show postgame analysis

Up next: Gators travel to Erie for 1st ever meeting with Erie McDowell

The Gators will make the long trip north on Friday 10/10 to face Erie McDowell for the first time in team history. This should be the toughest test yet this season for the Gators as they take on a team who has a strong rushing attack. Erie is 4-2 with their two losses to Seneca Valley (38-33) and McKeesport (19-13).

Erie McDowell beat visiting Latrobe Friday night. Erie's Alex Schmude and A.J. Fenton led host McDowell (4-2, 3-1) with 291 and 283 yards rushing, respectively, as the Trojans netted 633 yards on the ground. Leading, 21-13, at halftime, Erie's Schmude put the game away with third-quarter touchdown runs of 53, 27 and 72 yards for a final score of Erie McDowell 55, Latrobe 20.

Fenton said the Latrobe defense was a poor match for the Trojans' triple-option attack, as the Wildcats had one defensive end trying to key on two backs.

Fenton said he's looking forward to next week's matchup (with Gateway). "It's a great opportunity -- we have the No. 3 team in the country coming into our place," he said. "It's another chance for us to get better."

Broadcast info:
Game will be televised LIVE on PCN-TV. Kickoff at 7pm.

» Erie Sports Talk show mentions Gators/Erie game
» Record falls in Erie rout (Erie News)

  »October 3, 2008 - Gateway - Hempfield photo gallery
  »October 3, 2008 - Gateway Army All American Bowl assembly
  »September 29, 2008 - Gateway on Mike on Mike
  »September 23, 2008 - Middle school pep rally
   2008-10-03 Gateway - Hempfield sideline highlights Standard | High Def
   2008-10-03 Gators take the field Standard | High Def
   2008-10-03 Fedko @ Gateway Army All American Bowl announcement Standard | High Def
   2008-10-03 Gateway Army All American Bowl announcement - entire presentation Standard
   2008-10-02 FSN Trib Total Media HS Report feature on Gateway Standard | High Def
   2008-09-29 Gateway on the Mike & Mike Show Standard | High Def
   2008-09-29 Gateway on the Mike & Mike Show - behind the scenes Standard | High Def
   2008-09-28 HHSR Mic'd up - Terry Smith during the Penn Hills game Standard | High Def
   2008-09-28 HHSR Flashback to the "Superbowl" of high school championship games
      1986 Gateway vs. North Hills Standard | High Def
   Erie - Latrobe highlights
   Erie - Latrobe highlights (Different channel)

Gators defeat Hempfield 42-0

The Gators topped Hempfield behind Brian Williams' 307 yards rushing on 19 attempts. Williams added 4 TD's to that performance as the Gators defeated visiting Hempfield.

Gators 49, Norwin 7

The Gators offensive attack came at Norwin from many angles, featuring 80 yard and 88 yard TD runs by Dorain Bell, a 10/15 passing performance and 150 yards for QB Kalkstein along with three TD passes to Corey Brown. The "D" returned two Norwin pass interceptions for touchdowns of 23 yards by Delbert Tyler and 62 yards by Brian Williams.

  »September 26, 2008 - Gateway / Norwin photo gallery
   Ch. 11 - Gateway - Norwin highlights
  -HD Ch. 11 - Gateway - Norwin highlights (HIGH-DEF)
   FSN - Gateway sends trio to Army Bowl
Sideline videos:
   Gateway - Norwin sideline highlights
  -HD Gateway - Norwin sideline highlights (HIGH-DEF)
   Brian Williams 62 yard INT return for TD
  -HD Brian Williams 62 yard INT return for TD (HIGH-DEF)
   Dorian Bell 88 yard TD run
  -HD Dorian Bell 88 yard TD run (HIGH-DEF)
   Corey Brown 29 yard TD reception - Norwin defenders collide
  -HD Corey Brown 29 yard TD reception - Norwin defenders collide (HIGH-DEF)
   Corey Brown 29 yard TD reception - Norwin defenders collide SLOW MO
  -HD Corey Brown 29 yard TD reception - Norwin defenders collide SLOW MO (HIGH-DEF)

Gators 44 - Penn-Trafford 8

The Gators put on an impressive performance zooming to a 41-0 halftime lead over the visiting Warriors. QB Kalkstein was 13/19, 3TD's and 193 yards passing as the Gators rolled up 393 total yards.

  »September 19, 2008 - Gateway / Penn-Trafford photo gallery
   Ch. 4 - Gateway / P-T - highlights
  -HD Ch. 4 - Gateway / P-T - highlights (HIGH-DEF)
   Gateway - P-T sideline highlights
  -HD Gateway - P-T sideline highlights (HIGH-DEF)

Up Next: The Renewed BATTLE for the BELL - Gators/Penn-Trafford

The Gators and Penn-Trafford Warriors will take place in the first modern-day battle for the "Victory Bell", which originated in the battles between Pitcairn High School and Trafford High School, will finally be returned to its rightful owner in September after being missing for more than 50 years. Victory Bell

Broadcast info: Broadcast on KQV-AM 1410 and by John Michael and Sam Hall

» Read the complete Gateway/Penn-Trafford Head-2-Head history
09/18 Sheetz High School Football Game of the Week (OTHER)
09/18 WPIAL Big Game Hunting: Football Fourpack for Week Four (MSA)
09/18 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Names Terry Smith East H... (OTHER)
09/18 Gateway defense is keeping its opponents off the sco... (PG)
09/18 H.S. Picks (Trib)
09/18 High school rankings (Trib)
09/18 Spotlight game PT @ Gateway (Trib)
09/18 Super 25 (USAT)
09/15 MSA Sports Top 10 - WPIAL Football (MSA)
09/15 PG's High School Football Rankings: 9/15/08 (PG)
09/13 Gators and Penn-Trafford to renew Battle for the Bell (PG)

Gators 42, Latrobe 0

In a game that featured the hardest rain that we've witnessed on a Friday night in years, the Gators withstood the slop of Latrobe's Memorial Field and came out on top. The backbreaker was Dorian Bell's tackle-breaking 90 yard TD run in the 3rd quarter.

Note: Video and other site updates will be coming shortly...

  »September 12, 2008 - Gateway / Latrobe photo gallery
   Ch. 4 - Gateway/Latrobe - highlights
   Gateway - Latrobe sideline highlights
  -HD Gateway - Latrobe sideline highlights (HIGH-DEF)

09/13 Gateway's speed too much for Latrobe (LAT)

09/13 WPIAL Class AAAA Roundup (PG)

09/13 Gateway dominates Latrobe (Trib)

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Up next for the Gators: Latrobe Wilcats

The Gators will travel to one of the nicest remaining AAAA grass fields on Friday, September 12 to take on the (1-1) Wildcats, who lost this week to Fox Chapel in a nailbiter.

Listen to the Gateway/Latrobe game LIVE on MSA Sports Streaming Audio on the internet. Pre-game show starts at 6:15pm. Click Here for the broadcast page.

» Read the complete Gateway/Latrobe Head-2-Head history here

Highlight videos from past Gateway/Latrobe games:
 2004.09.24 Gateway/Latrobe highlights (Ch 11)
 2004.09.24 Gateway/Latrobe highlights - Press Box
 2005.09.23 Gators vs. Latrobe highlights (ALT)
 2006.09.23 Gators vs. Latrobe sideline highlights
 2006.09.23 Gators vs. Latrobe Sky Lights highlights
 2006.09.23 Brandon Livsey's INT for a TD - SLOW-MO
 2006.09.23 Jon Ditto's jumping catch for a TD - SLOW-MO

Gateway Sports Hall of Fame - Class of 2008

Congratulations to the following who will be inducted into the GSHOF: PIAA Champion Swimmer Scott Shearer, – 4 Time Section Tennis Champ and 4 Time PIAA Tennis Qualifier Pam Perrotta, High School All American Football Player and Basketball Star Joel Williams, 1985 WPIAL Championship Team Star Football Player And Baseball Letterman John Washington, Championship Wrestler and Outstanding Fullback On the 1985 WPIAL Championship Football Team R. D. McKinley, Gateway Career Long Teacher Bill Lukitsch, Career Long Gateway Teacher and current Voice of the Gators Coach Rege Giles, 1988 Girls PIAA Swim Champions

Read the complete press release, which also includes ticket information

Gators 56, Baldwin Highlanders 6

Rob Kalkstein completed 16 of 22 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns. Kalkstein had scoring passes of 14, 15 and 5 yards, all to Corey Brown who led all receivers with eight receptions for 64 yards.

Gateway, which has outscored its opponents 101-23 to start the season, outgained Baldwin in total yards, 425-69, and had a 22-5 advantage in first downs.

The Highlanders (0-2) grabbed a 6-0 lead on Jordan Joyce's 1-yard run after Gators QB Kalkstein was hit while throwing a pass and was intercepted and returned to the 1 yard line. Gateway then scored 56 unanswered points on Baldwin.

Dorian Bell had two touchdowns in the second quarter for Gateway on runs of 36 and 48 yards and finished with 105 yards on 6 carries. The Gators added three rushing touchdowns in the second half from Brian Williams (1 yard), Dayonne Nunley (20) and Shawn Brisker (22).

  »September 5, 2008 - Gateway / Baldwin photo gallery

   Gateway - Baldwin - Sideline Highlights
  -HD Gateway - Baldwin - Sideline Highlights (HIGH-DEF)
   Kalkstein to Brown TD Pass/Catch
   Kalkstein to Brown TD Pass/Catch (slow-mo)
  -HD Kalkstein to Brown TD Pass/Catch (HIGH-DEF)
  -HD Kalkstein to Brown TD Pass/Catch (slow-mo) (HIGH-DEF)

Mortty Ivy - Big East Defensive Player of the week

Congratulations to former Gator Mortty Ivy, who was named the Big East Defensive Player of the week. Watch this interview with Mortty:

   Mortty Ivy FSN interview
  -HD Mortty Ivy FSN interview (HIGH-DEF)

Freshman Basketball standout Destiny Brown - Video Segment

Watch this video on Freshman Destiny Brown, who is an outstanding basketball player for the Lady Gators.

   Destiny Brown featurette on Ch. 4

Gators top Penn Hills 45-17

The Gators jumped out to a 31-3 halftime lead on rival Penn Hills (previously ranked #1 by the Post-Gazette). The Gators were led by RB Brian Williams 210 yards rushing and a 42 yard punt return TD.

   Gateway - Penn Hills - Sideline Highlights
  -HD Gateway - Penn Hills - Sideline Highlights (HIGH-DEF)

   QB Kalkstein TD Run
  -HD QB Kalkstein TD Run (HIGH-DEF)
   QB Kalkstein TD Run - SLOW MOTION
  -HD QB Kalkstein TD Run - SLOW MOTION (HIGH-DEF)
   WR Corey Brown TD Catch
  -HD WR Corey Brown TD Catch (HIGH-DEF)
   WR Corey Brown TD Catch - SLOW MOTION
  -HD WR Corey Brown TD Catch - SLOW MOTION (HIGH-DEF)

  »August 29, 2008 - Gateway / Penn Hills photo gallery
   Ch. 2 - Gateway/Penn Hills - Pregame interview with Coach Smith
   Ch. 2 - Gateway/Penn Hills - highlights
   Ch. 4 - Gateway/Penn Hills - highlights
   Ch. 11 - Gateway/Penn Hills - highlights
  -HD Ch. 11 - Gateway/Penn Hills - highlights (HIGH-DEF)
   FSN AAAA Season preview

08/31 Winning without Rodkey (PG)

08/30 WPIAL Friday Night HighLights - Week 1 (MSA)

08/30 No. 1 Gateway pounds No. 2 Penn Hills (Trib)

08/30 Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving (PG)

08/30 PG Video: Gateway defeats Penn Hills (PG)

08/30 Gators swamp No. 1 Penn Hills (PG)

NOTE: In order to play our new HD videos, you will need to use WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 11. WMP 11 is a FREE UPDATE with Windows XP or Windows Vista. Just go to "Windows Updates", optional updates and select Windows Media Player 11. It will download and install automatically, then you can enjoy our HIGH-DEF videos.

Football Season Tickets and Boxed Seats now on Sale!

View our online ticketing here - Buy Season and Boxed Seat Tickets Online!
NOTE: Season Ticket Renewals (carry over seats) from 2007 are available through August 12. On August 13, 2008, all unclaimed season tickets from last season will be released made available for sale.

Videoclips page has been updated with all 2007 and 2008 videos linked. 2006 videos coming soon.

Gateway Gators vs. Penn Hills Indians - Game #1

Kickoff is almost here! This will be the 43rd meeting of the Gators and Indians, dating back to October 10, 1959. View the entire Gateway/Penn Hills matchup history here.

Gateway has been tabbed as the #1 WPIAL AAAA team by various media outlets, and Penn Hills #2. Therefore this is the "matchup of the week" and all media outlets are expected to be on hand (Channels 2, 4 and 11 plus FSN)

This game is expected to be a complete sell-out; we advise that you buy tickets in advance from our site here, and/or come early to the game to get a seat.

All Time Record versus Penn Hills: 15-26-1. One thing to note was that during the 1989 to 2003 time period Gateway was 1-13-1 against Penn Hills. Since 2004 Gateway is 2-2 against Penn Hills.

TV COVERAGE: This game will be broadcast LIVE on PCN-TV view site here
Radio COVERAGE: 7:30pm on ESPN Radio 1250

New High-definition videos from the Bethel Park Scrimmage

Starting this season, we'll now have our sideline cam in High-definition. We have our first two video clips in this new format.

  -HD Defense makes a sack
  -HD Two pass plays on offense

Gators turn in strong performance at Bethel Park

On a beautiful Friday evening in Bethel Park, the Gators had an all-around solid performance from both JV and Varsity Squads.

JV Highlights:
BP 1st drive, 10 plays, 25 yards total
Gateway drives down the field. Davonne Nunley 5 yd TD run. Play resumes again at the Gateway 25, and QB Shawn Brisker turns a broken play into a crowd-wooing 75 yard scramble and juke show for a TD.
BP 2nd drive, 10 plays for about 20 yards
Gateway 3rd series, drives length of the field and RB Davonne Nunley scores on a 20 yard run.
BP 3rd series, 10 plays, 35 yards. Nunley intercepted a pass and returned it 40 yards.
JV Final score Gateway 3, BP 0

Varsity Highlights:
Gateway 1st series, 10 plays, 20 yards
BP 1st series, 10 plays, 15 yards
Gateway 2nd series, 1st play Brian Williams goes 75 yards for the TD on a spectacular run. Lichtenstein adds the extra point, 7-0 Gateway.
Gateway resumes their play set, drives down the field and QB Kalkstein hits WR Josh Vermeulen for a 10 yard TD. Lichtenstein XP makes it 14-0. On the last play of their 10 play set, QB Kalkstein hit WR Corey Brown on a 50 yard bomb but Brown was knocked out of bounds after making the catch.
BP 2nd series, 10 plays, 15 yards
Start of Down and Distance
Gateway, 40 yards & punt
BP 30 yards & punt
Gateway drives down the field. Nice broken play 40+ yard gain by WR Corey Brown. RB Delbert Tyler scores a 5 yard TD and makes the score 21-0 Gateway.
BP 3 plays then punt
Gateway (starting at midfield), drives the length of the field. RB Tyler scores from 15 yards to make the score 28-0.
BP (starting at midfield), drives to the Gateway 31, and on two consecutive plays cannot move the ball 2 yards to get a first down - turnover on downs.
End of Scrimmage, final score Gateway 28, BP 0.

  »August 22, 2008 - Gateway / Bethel Park Scrimmage photos
Note: Varsity scrimmage photos start at #140.

Gators start pre-season with 2-1 scrimmage over Shaler

The Gators topped the new look Shaler Titans with Neil Gordon as Coach this past Saturday at Gateway. The Gators will travel to Bethel Park, Friday the 22nd.

  »August 16, 2008 - Gateway / Shaler Scrimmage photos
  »Photos from 2008 Gateway Media Day

Fall Sports passes on sale week of August 18

Fall Sports passes will go on Sale starting the week of August 18th, 2008 We are offering early bird specials for fall sports passes. Fall sports passes will be sold during the hours of 9 thru noon in the “Athletic office” only.

Gateway Fall Sport passes for Adults: (Gold)
The first “50” adult passes purchased will receive a fall sport pass, and a parking permit for home football games. The fall sports pass is good for all fall sports regular season home games which include: football, soccer, and volleyball games.
The fall sports passes are general admission. The parking permit is good for all home football games, including home playoff football games.
The adult fall sports pass will be sold for: $35.00

Gateway Fall sports passes for Students: (Black)
The first “25” student passes purchased will receive a fall sport pass, and gateway bumper sticker. The fall sports pass is good for all regular season games. The passes are good for all home football, soccer, and volleyball games.
The student fall sports passes will be sold for: $20.00

Please note the following:
The athletic office is not responsible for lost or stolen cards.

Gateway @ the 1st Annual Nike 7-on-7 Tourney, in Portland, OR

24 Gator players and 5 coaches arrived Wednesday at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR (Click here for map).

Teams participating:
Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA
Byrnes High School, South Carolina
Mater Dei High School, Costa Mesa, CA
Long Beach Poly High School, CA
East St. Louis High School, IL
Eisenhower High School, TX
Henry County High School, GA
Plant High School, FL

Update: Thursday's results - Gateway 3-0, wins over Mater Dei, Henry County GA and Byrnes, SC.

Thursday, Game by Game recap (From Nike Site):

Zoom Division Game 1
Team Super Bad (Monroeville, Pa.) 12, Team Field Generals (Santa Ana,Calif.) 7
Team Super Bad pulled out the last minute victory behind their super bad man, receiver/defensive back Corey Brown. With his team trailing 7-6 on its last drive, Brown came up with a big-time catch on a big-time collision with a Field General defender right at the 20-yard line. Even more important than the catch, the first down in the red zone meant Super Bad was allowed to finish its last drive with the clock stopped. On queue, two plays later, Brown caught the game winner from QB Rob Kalkstein.
Kalkstein had a productive game with 333 yards on 24 of 29 passing in his match up with Field General's Matt Barkley. After a slow start, the highly-regarded signal caller headed to USC completed 17 of 33 passes for 252 yards and one pretty 60-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Victor Blackwell. One of the passes Barkley did not complete was a big drop at the Field Generals' goal line. That would have given them a possible 14-6 lead with seven minutes to go. Instead it allowed Super Bad to pull out the victory behind Brown's heroics.

Zoom Division Game 2
Team Super Bad (Monroeville, Pa.) 30, Team Merciless (Atlanta, Ga.), 0
Super Bad continued its super performance at the Nike 7ON with a resounding victory over a weary Merciless team. Super Bad QB Rob Kalkstein, only a junior, continues to impress as he completed 17 of 31 passes for 434 yards and two scores. He spread the ball around to seven different receivers, none more impressive than senior Josh Vermeluen. He caught four passes for 196 yards, including a 80-yard touchdown strike to give Super Bad a 24-0 lead on the first offensive play of the second half for the victors.
Team Merciless played fatigued and could never get its vertical passing going, as QB Drew Little completed only eight of 23 passes for 85 yards. His longest completion went for 15 yards to Jamal Patterson, who caught a team-high three passes for 37 yards. The team from the Peach State's main problem seemed to be energy, which is easily sapped by a quarterback like Kalkstein.

Game 6 Red Field
Team Super Bad 27, Team Zoom Blade 21 (OT)
For almost all of this game, it looked like the team from Monroeville, Pa., was going to lose its first game of the day after two wins. But Super Bad’s defense came up with the stops, then the offense came alive in a come-from-behind win.
The Keystone State powerhouse thus capped a 3-0 day, joining Team Super Speed from Tampa, Fla., as the only two teams to accomplish that feat.
Brian Williams scored the game-winning touchdown for Super Bad on a two-yard pass from junior Rob Kalkstein. It was set up by a pass interference penalty on Zoom Blade that put the ball at the two.
Zoom Blade’s overtime series consisted of a seven-yard pass, incompletion, seven-yard pass, then an incompletion on fourth down.
Trailing 21-0 with approximately 10 minutes left in the game, Super Bad started its rally on a 12-yard TD pass from Kalkstein to senior standout Corey Brown. An interception by Karoush Hedjazi set up the next series, which was a one-play 60-yard bomb from Kalkstein to Josh Vermeluen.
The comeback continued for Super Bad when Andrew Blackmon came up with another interception. This gave the Pennsylvania squad the chance to tie it up at the end, which it did when Mile Wilson outleaped a defender in the end zone to haul in a 10-yard TD pass, which was followed by a two-point conversions reception by Brown.
Kalkstein was just 9 of 21 for 121 yards before the comeback, but ended up 17 of 33 for 291 yards.
For Zoom Blade, it was a reversal of its first two games when it rallied late (only to fall short). The team from South Carolina was sharp in the early going of this one as Chas Dodd threw first-half TD passes to Marcus Lattimore (two yards) and to Ricco Sanders (20 yards). Dodd then added his third TD in the second on a pass of eight yards to Lattimore. Dodd finished 26 of 45 for 325 yards with two interceptions. The leading receiver in the game was Lattimore, regarded as one of the top junior running backs in the nation. He had 10 receptions for 128 yards.

  »Nike 7-on-7 web site

Update: The Gators finished 5-1 and lost in the Quarterfinals in 3OT's to Long Beach, by the score of 14-12.

  »July 18, 2008 - Post Tourney photos
  »July 17, 2008 - Arriving at the Nike World Campus

New Photos...

  »June 21, 2008 East_West Game in Altoona
  »June 15, 2008 7 on 7
  »2008 Kids Football Camp
  »Dorian Bell - Ohio State college choice announcement

Gateway 7-on-7 Tournament results...

Five teams participated in the June 7, 2008 Gateway 7-on-7 Tournament - Gateway, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Greensburg Salem, Montour and Kiski Area. Despite missing several starters (Dorian Bell, Brian Williams and Delbert Tyler - and using DE B. Stevens as the middle linebacker - the Gators won the tournament by defeating Montour 22-12. Complete results below:

8:30amKiski 25 - GS 7Montour 12 - PCC 8
9:05amKiski 20 - Montour 6Gateway 20 - GS 8
9:40amKiski 14 - PCC 6Gateway 22 - Montour 6
10:15amGS 15 - PCC 0Gateway 22 - Kiski 20
10:50amMontour 14 - GS 12Gateway 24 - PCC 2
11:25amPCC 13 - GS 12
(4 vs 5 playoff)
12:00pmGateway 24 - PCC 20
(1 vs. 4)
Montour 14 - Kiski 0
(2 vs. 3)
12:35pmGateway 22 - Montour 12

   40yd. TD pass - Kalkstein to Mike Wilson vs. Montour in the Championship game
   The trophy
  »Photos from the June 7, 2007 Gateway 7-on-7 Tournament

Gateway Fall Sports Physical Packet now available for download

Download the Gateway Fall Sports Physical Packet

Get your 2008 Gateway Football Discount card today

The 2008 Gateway Football Monroeville area discount card is now available. Discounts include: McDonalds, Subway, Dicks Sporting Goods, Pizza Hut, Papa Rocks, Damons, and more.

Click HERE to view the back of the card and see all discounts (PDF DOCUMENT)

To purchase your card, call the Gateway Athletic office at 412-373-5750

7th Annual GHS Kids Football Camp

The GHS Football Camp for athletes entering grades 3 – 8 will be held June 9 – 12, 2008 on the campus of Gateway High School. Terry Smith, Head Football Coach at Gateway High School will direct the camp, which will be four days of instruction on all phases of the game.

The goals of this camp will be to teach skills, techniques, and adjustments needed to be a successful football player at the high school and collegiate level. On field practice sessions will be held daily.

Jordan Stevens (Miami, OH University)
Aaron Smith (Pitt)
David Williams (Michigan State University)
Jon Ditto (PSU)

Justin King (St. Louis Rams)


Download the brochure

Calling all former Gateway Football Players...

The coaching staff is working on compiling a list of all former Gateway football players that went onto to play college football at any level - Division I, I-AA, II, and III. If you know of anyone from your year or surrounding years, and where they went on to play college level football, please email us the info.

Two new photo galleries

  »Photos from the 2007 season (new photos)
  »Photos from the Feb. 7, 2008 Letter of Intent day @ Gateway

2008 Football season - updated player recruiting info & new videos

Corey Brown has over 20 Scholarship offers, Dorian Bell has over 30 offers, Colin Rodkey has 4 offers and BJ Stevens one.

Videos added 3/10/2008:
   BJ Stevens #21 DE - Junior
   Eric Warning #77 OL - Senior
   Ryan Lichtenstein #16 K - Junior
   Cameron Saddler Career Highlight Video (video shown before press conference)
   2007 Season Highlight video (short version)

New Store Items added March 2008!

Justin King Career Highlights DVD (Revision 2) - from 2004
Now Available again!
2007 Gateway Football Highlights DVD 2 disc set
2007 Gateway Football Highlights - Short Version - 1 DVD

Former Gators star Justin King performs strong at NFL Combine

King, who graduated from PSU in only 3 years, was part of the biggest pool of talent at the combine - the defensive backs.

In the 40-yard dash, Justin ran a 4.31 which tied another DB for tops among DB's, and second fastest overall. Justin also had a 10 foot 7 inch broad jump which was good enough for 7th best among DB's. Now its a waiting game until the NFL draft...!

Lots of news updates...

More news than we can keep up with for a normally slow offseason!

1) Gateway Offensive Coordinator Harvey Smith takes the Head Coaching job at Kiski (Read)

2) Gateway moved to the new FOOTHILLS conference. This is a throwback to the 1980s and will see Gateway take on teams it used to regularly play... a nice change of pace. Erie McDowell to play against Foothills teams for the next two years. New conference: Connellsville, Gateway, Hempfield, Latrobe, McKeesport, Norwin, Penn-Traford

3) 2008 Schedule set - except for Game 1:
Week 1 - TBD
Week 2 - non conf. Baldwin @ Gateway
Week 3 - @ Latrobe
Week 4 - Penn Trafford
Week 5 - @ Norwin
Week 6 - Hempfield
Week 7 - @ Erie McDowell (in Erie, PA)
Week 8 - @ Connellsville
Week 9 - McKeesport

4) Rumors about Week 1: Gateway and Central Catholic are finalizing plans to play in a six-team classic in Wheeling, W.Va., over Labor Day weekend. It is likely that Gateway or Central Catholic will be matched up against Florida power Lakeland, which was ranked No. 1 in 2005 and 2006 by USA TODAY.

01/23 2008 AAAA Schedule Grid (PDF) (OTHER)

01/23 WPIAL sets new football alignment (Trib)

01/22 WPIAL realigns football conferences (PG)

Shayne Hale to Pitt!

Gateway LB Shayne Hale became the second Gator in a month to committ to Pitt. Read articles under the NEWS tab...

   Watch the video of his announcement

Gateway Football Quick Facts

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Total # of games played: 591
All-time record: 384 W, 194 L, 13 T
Overall Winning Percentage: 0.6497

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