The 2013 edition of the Marple Newtown Tigers will be unleashed on the Friday before Labor Day (August 30) at home against Academy Park. The Knights are coming off back-to-back AAA Playoffs apperances and will be serious contenders for a district and Del-Val championship. Academy Park, under the direction of Jason Vosheski, is located in Sharon Hill.
The following week brings Strath Haven into Harry Harvey Stadium for the Central Athletic League opener.
The Central League schedule remains the same with AAA Springfield, Radnor, and Harriton on the schedule.
The AAAA schools have two teams that rotate on and off the schedule. 2013 returns Garnet Valley, Upper Darby and Ridley to the schedule; while Ridley and Penncrest rotate off.
Homecoming and Alumni night will be on Friday, October 4th vs. Radnor. The final home game of the season concludes with Senior night on Friday, October 11th vs. Ridley.
2013 MARPLE NEWTOWN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
(& Tigers Radio Network Broadcast Schedule)
Saturday, August 17 vs. Kennett (Scrimmage), 10A
Saturday, August 24 vs. Archbishop Carroll (Scrimmage) 10A
Friday, August 30 vs. Academy Park, 7 PM (TRN)
Friday, September 6 vs. Strath Haven, 7 PM (TRN)
Thursday, September 12 at Harriton, 7 PM (TRN)
Friday, September 20 vs. Upper Darby, 7 PM (Youth Night) (TRN)
Friday, September 27 at Garnet Valley, 7 PM (TRN)
Friday, October 4 vs. Radnor, 7 PM (Homecoming/Alumni Night) (TRN)
Friday, October 11 vs. Ridley, 7 PM (Senior Night) (TRN)
Friday, October 18 at Penncrest, 7 PM (TRN tbd)
Friday, October 25 at Springfield-Delco, 7 PM (TRN tbd)
Saturday, November 2 at Lower Merion, 2:30 PM (TRN tbd)
(TRN) – Denotes that game will be broadcasted LIVE by the Tigers Radio Network on marplenewtownfootball.com.
For the 2013 season, the Tigers Radio Network has assembled a broadcast team that will bring you all of the action from high atop the 50-yard line in Harry Harvey Stadium for each home game and select away games. Greg Pecko, Steve Reynolds and David DiPasqua, Jr. will serve as the voices of the Marple Newtown Tigers during each broadcast in 2013:
Greg Pecko – Play-by-Play Announcer
Greg Pecko was an original member of the Tigers Radio Network broadcast team during their inaugural season in 2008 and served as the Color Commentator along side Play-by-Play Announcer Bob Herpen. Since 2009, Greg has been a TRN contributor as an analyst and served as the Halftime Show Host and Color Analyst in 2010.
When the TRN broadcasted its first road game on November, 5, 2010 from Prevost Field at Radnor High School, Greg was the Play-by-Play Announcer. This was his first time at the helm for the TRN and was later promoted to the Play-by-Play spot in 2011.
Greg originally came to the Marple Newtown football broadcast team from Comradio, a student run internet radio station at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. Pecko was one of four original creators of That Sports Show, which consisted of basic sports talk and analysis of both collegiate and professional sports that was heard on Comradio.
Additionally, Greg provided play-by-play for Comradio for Penn State University’s baseball team; he collaborated on sound production for commercials, sound clips, show intros, bumper music and helped handle pre-show decisions on what topics to discuss.
Greg is a graduate of Ridley High School and the Pennsylvania State University.
Steve Reynolds – Color Commentator and Producer
Steve joins the TRN broadcast team as a junior from West Chester University. A 2009 graduate of Marple Newtown High School, Steve is majoring in Health/Physical Education at WCU.
At MN under the tutelage of Coach Gionta and his brother, defensive line coach Nick Reynolds (MN ’97), Steve excelled as a two-way starter at center and defensive end. During his playing career, Steve recorded 6 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, 9 QB hurries, a fumble recovery, an interception and 66 tackles. Steve was named as a captain during his senior season and later that year earned the Outstanding Lineman and Most Dedicated Player Awards as well as the Brian Peoples Memorial Scholarship. In May of 2009, Steve played in the Delaware County Hero Bowl.
Steve will be responsible for engineering each broadcast in 2012. In addition, Steve will produce and host the halftime segment along with making on-air contributions during the game.
Steve will graduate from West Chester University in December 2013.
David DiPasqua, Jr. – Sideline Reporter and Contributor
Dave joins the TRN broadcast team as a junior from West Chester University. A 2011 graduate of Marple Newtown High School, Dave is majoring in Secondary English Education, with a minor in Communication Studies at WCU. During his time at MNHS, he covered football, basketball, and baseball for The County Press (Marple Newtown). He is currently employed as a work study student in the department of athletics at WCU. Through the summer, he works for Marple Newtown Recreation.
Dave will graduate from West Chester University in 2015.
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