Posting by Susan Daniell Donaldson
A Unique Blue Devil Club Fundraiser …own the book…
Mt. Lebanon Football:
A Tradition of Excellence
In 82 seasons, Mt. Lebanon’s football history is extremely impressive; one of the richest in Western Pennsylvania. It is successful almost anyway it can be measured; state titles (2), WPIAL championships (7), conference championships (20), overall wins (528), overall winning percentage (.680), winning decades (8), and/or winning coaches (6), it just doesn’t matter. Blue Devils football usually means winning football. Looking deeper and beyond the numbers, trophies and seasons, a tradition of excellence stands out, and it also transcends what was accomplished on the football field.
Written by 1981 Mt. Lebanon graduate and resident Jeff Linkowski, the 320-plus page book is a tribute to the Blue Devils’ players and coaches, and to all the people involved in making Lebo football what it was and is. Content includes:
Ø Foreword by Art Walker, Hall of Fame Coach
Ø Original drawing by Jim Mellett
Ø In depth coverage of 38 championship caliber seasons or near misses
Ø Captain and/or player reflections from 12 WPIAL championship game seasons; Walter Blume (1941), Fritz Walker (1955), Jack Mathison (1966), Jack Howard (1967), Ira Houck (1970), Glen Sawhill (1973), John Rees (1980), Bob Schilken (1981), Greg Katshir (1983), Bryan Amos (1984), Scott Clements (1987) and Kevin Weidl (2000)
Ø Reflections from coaches that appeared in nine WPIAL championship games (Walker and Chris Hearing)
Ø Reflections from a Rockette (Bette Ridinger Barton), cheerleader (Tracy King Eck) and a lifelong fan and former Blue Devil Club member (Glenn Barton)
Ø 130+ B/W photos (including 38 team photos)
Ø Appendix with Year-by-Year Records, Cumulative Results and Scoring, Annual Results, Team Records and All-State Honorees
All told, the book makes a unique historical piece and collector’s item.
Please know that ALL proceeds go to the Blue Devil Club.
The 8 ½ x 11 book is available for purchase three different ways online at www.lulu.com (type “Mt. Lebanon” or “Mt. Lebanon Football” in Find box), or follow the appropriate links below…
For Hardcover ($44.95):
For Paperback ($29.95):
For eBook file download ($19.95):
…in addition to shipping, handling and PA tax. After hard production costs for each, the Blue Devil Club earns between $15-20 on each purchase.
Please remember, that this book was written with ALL proceeds to benefit the Blue Devil Club. That was the original premise, and that premise remains true today.
Please consider purchasing the book. The Blue Devil Club thanks you.