Community members kick off Super Bowl Sunday by honoring high school football team

PITTSBURGH — Mayor Ed Gainey and members of the public kicked off Super Bowl Sunday by celebrating the Westinghouse football team.

The team wore their jerseys to Rodman Street Baptist Church in East Liberty for the event. The team’s coaches and parents of the athletes and the mayor also attended.

Pastor Darryl Canady saluted the team for making its community proud and honored the work the coaches are doing to guide the boys on the team into men of character.

Westinghouse won WPIAL and made it to the state championship during this year’s football season.

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“These young men from Westinghouse High School, they did something that hadn’t been done by a city school in 25 years,” said Canady.

Westinghouse quarterback Keyshawn Morsillo said it was hard work that brought the team to success.

“We all knew what we had to do to get to that moment,” said Morsillo.

Pastor Canady’s message was that it is not about where people are from but it is about where they are going.

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