PENN HILLS, Pa. — The usual culprit, Pitt commit Julian Dugger, put on the show for the Penn Hills Indians in their thrilling victory against rival Woodland Hills on Friday night. While Dugger’s talent is evident, he still needs players around him and was able to perform highly because of his dominant offensive line that is led by Richmond commit Kelsey Hundley.
The Indians overcame a small halftime deficit to get revenge on their crosstown rivals after losing last season to the Wolverines. In a drama-filled second half, the Indians scored 26 points and narrowly escaped with a win after the Wolverines’ trick-play touchdown was called back with just over a minute remaining.
“Our mindset was just stay disciplined, follow our rules, and just execute,” Hundley told PSN after the game. “It was just execution, that was the problem in the first half. Shout out to the line, we work hard every day and we follow our steps.”
With the victory, the Indians claimed the Class-5A Northeast conference title just ahead of their playoff run. A title-clinching win over their rivals will give the Indians momentum heading into postseason play.
“[This win] just means more work,” said Hundley. “We’re not finished yet. That’s just the end of the regular season. We got our revenge from last year and it meant a lot to us at home but now it’s time to get back to work because this is not the final station for us. We’re trying to go way further than this.”
Hundley is currently committed to the University of Richmond after accumulating other offers from schools such as Duquesne, Bryant, Georgetown, and Maine. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Hundley showed his love to his future team after the game and expressed his excitement about playing at the next level.
“Shout out Richmond,” said Hundley. “[The] Spiders are 4-3 right now and they are on the come up. Even though they are facing a little bit of adversity, they are up right now.”
Before Hundley becomes a Spider, he and the rest of the Indians squad will look to power their way through the WPIAL and state playoffs.
“Championship,” Hundley explained his team’s end goal. “That’s been our goal since the summer, since last year, since January.”