August 31, 2007

Stull continues Seton-LaSalle tradition

Bill Stull will make his debut as Pitts's starting quarterback on Saturday in the team's opener against Eastern Michigan at Heinz Field. It's not his first time as a starting quarterback there: Stull led his high school team, Seton-LaSalle, to a WPIAL Class AA Championship in November of 2004. He threw for 323 yards and five touchdown passes in a 42-35 win over Aliquippa. It took him three years, well worth the wait, to earn another start at Heinz Field.

"We did have a lot of success, twice at Heinz Field," former Seton-LaSalle and current Montour head coach Lou Cerro said. "It seemed like Billy had this unbelievable vision. He completed 75% of his passes in two games down there. That's going to help him. Heinz Field is his home away from home.

"We're excited about Billy. I spoke to him when he was named a starter, just to congratulate him. When he started as a junior (in high school), he was very smooth with his motions. We finished 6-3 and didn't make the playoffs, but you could tell it made him a better quarterback, and then Pitt came along."

The two games Cerro is referring to are both from 2004, including the Aliquippa game from that season, as well as a regular season game against South Fayette that was played at Heinz Field.

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