This year marks the 50th year The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register has produced its annual Football Preview. In that time, a lot of good players have graced the gridirons of the Ohio Valley. Many have went on to excel in college and even have careers in the NFL.
To pick the best ...
(in order of graduating year)
Allan Hornyak, St. John, 1969
Ron Lee, Bellaire, FB, 1971
Bob Haught, Stanton, RB, 1972
Tom Perko, Steubenville Catholic, DL-LB, 1972
John (Fuzzy) Filliez, Magnolia, WR-Athlete, 1973
Ernie Washington, East Liverpool, RB, 1973
Jim Woofter, Oak Glen, ...
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