After patiently waiting for several days, junior athlete Kenny White found out where he will be playing football this season. White told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will return to West Allegheny after his admission to Central Catholic was denied.
White was part of a three-headed monster last season on offense with Terrance Stephens and Kenny’s older brother Whitey White. The rising junior rushed for 406 yards and four touchdowns, averaging an incredible 19.3 yards per rush. On defense, White primarily played safety for the Indians. He totaled 53 tackles, one sack and two interceptions in 2015.
Coach Bob Palko will be glad to have White back in the fold officially. The Indians will play this season in 5A after spending two decades in 3A.
West A lost both Stephens and Whitney along four of their five offensive linemen to graduation. White joins quarterback Mike Ross, wide out Brandon Lipford and kicker (best in the WPIAL) DJ Opsatnik as the top returning playmakers for the Indians. Watch out for outside linebacker Kamren Cornell, very underrated senior who plays with a chip on his shoulder.
West A won seven WPIAL Championships and one PA State Championship in 3A, all with Palko at the helm.
// Header image: Photo courtesy of Kenny White