The Greatest Mont Pleasant-Nott Terrace/Linton Football Game Ever Played?

Perhaps the greatest  Mont Pleasant- Nott Terrace/Linton football game ever played took place in 1962 on the Red Raider field.  Linton came into the game undefeated and a two to three touchdown favorite, but Mont Pleasant wouldn’t buy into it. Red Raider  quarterback, Frank Pidgeon, who had been benched earlier in the game for some inconsistent passing, turned out to be the hero, firing a touchdown pass to Joe Massaroni late in the game to knot the score at 13 in that November  7 contest.  Seconds late, he split the uprights with an extra point kick, and the Blue Devils saw their unblemished record go down the drain.  Many fans, coaches, and sportswriters still call that game, played before more than 5,000 freezing fans, the greatest Mont Pleasant vs. Nott Terrace/Linton fooball game ever played.  Some other players on that Red Raider sqad were elusive junior year halfback Paul DellaVilla, end Rich Santelli, fullback Ralph Moore, tackle Ted Sobieski, all-everything guard Al Gallo, and center Joe Salmon.  In defeat, quarterback Pat Riley and halfback Lew DeFilippo were the bright spot for the Devils.  Riley ran for over 100 yards, and DeFilippo caught a TD pass from Riley.  Larry Mulvaney was the Red Raider coach, and Linton had Dick Lalla at the helm.

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