Check out this story, written by Eleanor Bailey of the South Hills Almanac:
The Seton LaSalle offensive line operates like a finely tuned engine and Josh Blamer and Brendan Perone are two of the reasons why. The Peters Township residents have paved the path to the playoffs for the Rebels.
With a 24-21 victory against cross-street rival Keystone Oaks, SLS clinched the top seed out of the Allegheny Conference for the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. The Rebels ran the table in the division and finished the regular season with an 8-1 record.
"Our coach nicknamed us the machine," Perone said. "It fits well because each of us are little cogs and the O-linemen drive the machine. Without us, they (the quarterback and the running backs) can't do their job."
"We practice together and we are definitely our own separate group but in the trenches we know we have a job to do," added Blamer. "We have this chant we do before games about the linemen being a machine because we are working on every play, doing the same repetitive kinds of things so that we can protect Matt (Banbury) and Lionel (Deanes). We take pride in that."
Head coach Rob Carter is proud of the job his entire line has done this season and through experience the Rebels, indeed, have morphed into a well-oiled machine that produced the WPIAL's No. 2 leading rusher in Deanes with 1,776 yards as well as a 1,000-yard passer in Banbury.
"To be a great machine, everyone is a part of the operation," he said. "Everyone has their job to do. If all parts of the machine are on point, greased up and moving, then the machine gets rolling."
And, Perone and Blamer have enabled the Rebels to roll, says Carter.
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Photo courtesy of Eleanor Bailey.