PENN HILLS (KDKA) — A state championship and a life were celebrated in Penn Hills on Saturday.READ MORE: Barrel And Flow Fest Calls For Boycott Of Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh, Alleges Racism
The Penn Hills High School football team paraded through town before a pep rally at the high school.
The victory parade celebrated the Indians winning the 5A title in Hershey last week.READ MORE: Clairton Football Team Deals With Fallout Of Recent Violence
The community also used the occasion to remember football great Bill Fralic, who died earlier this week. The former NFL offensive lineman was a Penn Hills star who later played at Pitt and spent nine seasons in the NFL.
“He set the tradition for what this program means. Everybody was chasing Bill Fralic. That name is legendary in this program. He set the standard, so when you talk about football in Penn Hills, we’re always chasing Bill Fralic. He was everything to this program,” Penn Hills Coach Michael White said.MORE NEWS: Balloon Release Held For Steven Eason, The 15-Year-Old Central Catholic Student Shot And Killed At Haunted Hills Hayride
Fralic was 56 years old.