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Yanoshak turns tide for BG

Name: Andrew Yanoshak

School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Yanoshak had the game-changing sack/forced fumble in the fourth quarter that helped Bishop Guilfoyle turn the tide in District 6 Class 1A championship win over Juniata Valley. Yanoshak also had a 9-yard touchdown catch to open the scoring.

Season update: Yanoshak’s sack was his 19th of the season, and he’s caught 11 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown.

Coach Justin Wheeler’s quote: “He’s an exceptional athlete who plays his best games in big games. Most of Juniata Valley’s plays were designed to go away from where he was.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Mielnik

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Remember the Titans”

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite song: “God’s Country” by Blake Shelton

Outside interests: Basketball, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster

Best athlete I ever competed against: Former Forest Hills quarterback Adam Cecere

Most influential person on my athletic career: My mom Claire, dad Stephen and my coaches

Proudest athletic achievement: Making the state championship game in basketball

How I got my start in football: Started playing flag football in first grade

Future goal: To go to the state championship game and play college football

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