Curwensville trio to play in Lezzer Classic|
Thursday, June 21, 2012
By Jaclyn Yingling Sports Editor
ALLPORT - With the 28th annual Lezzer Lumber Classic coming up on Friday evening, it's no surprise that Curwensville has three representatives in the game.
The Tide have had a history of having at least three players for years, and 2012's trio is hoping to continue the tradition set forth by their peers.
Alex Holland, Todd Munchak and Jesse Zorger are all moving on to play football in college, but will play one final time as teammates on the North roster at Huntingdon's War Vets Field on Friday.
"It's pretty exciting," said Zorger. "I get to play with Alex and Todd. This is the last time we will play as teammates. It's an honor to play with everyone else, too."
Zorger will play football in the fall at Lock Haven and hopes to major in health sciences to become an athletic trainer.
But before he heads off to college, he is looking forward to making some new friends on the North squad.
"We found out that some of our North teammates who we normally play against are not too bad to talk to," he said. "It gives you something to talk about unlike some of the kids you don't play against.
"Most of the kids I've talked to, I've either met before or I've played against."
The same goes for the always personable Munchak, who is excited to finally put faces to all of the names he knew from other teams.
"Coming in, I didn't know anybody," he said. "I knew just a couple of the Clearfield kids. I knew the names of people, but it's actually nice to meet them instead of just knowing a name."
And he is very excited to play in one final game with his teammates as a representative of the Curwensville football team.
"It's great," said Munchak. "Our season ended kind of short. I wish it would have been a little longer. It's always good to have one last hoorah with your teammates.
"It's always good to represent Curwensville. And, it's fun being out here with all of the players from different teams."
Munchak thinks the North also has a pretty good chance on Friday night.
"I think we will be pretty good," Munchak said. "With Holland at running back and good quarterbacks, I think we will be a pretty dominant offensive line."
Munchak, a two-time AP all-state nod, is headed to St. Francis to play football and major in criminology.
Holland, also a two-time AP all-state first teamer, will head to IUP to play football. He is undecided on a major.
For Holland, it's a chance to play with his teammates and represent the Tide one final time.
"It feels good to get to represent Curwensville one last time," said Holland. "It's nice to play with Todd and Jesse one last time. I won't get to play against Todd in college, but I will against Jesse. That will be weird."
And while the reserved Holland, who rushed for 2,329 yards this season, is sticking close to his teammates, he is also looking forward to the opportunity to meet some new people.
"I'm definitely looking forward to the opportunity of getting to meet some new friends and have some fun," said Holland.
Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at War Vets Field in Huntingdon.