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Big 30 Grid: 5 Pioneer players earn 2022 honors

By Mike Tanner -Sports Writer-

Photo Courtesy of Coach Jim Duprey
Coach Jim Duprey and the five award winners from Pioneer attended the 2022 Big 30 Football Banquet at the University of Pittsburgh’s Bradford campus (Pitt-Bradford) on Nov. 20. The banquet honored the award winners and 2022 Big 30 All-Star football players from the circulation area of the Olean Times Herald in New York and Pennsylvania. From left to right: Senior Mike Fultz, the New York winner of the Mike Abdo 12th Man Award; Pioneer Big 30 All-Stars Sam Platt (Sophomore defensive end), Kyle Stover (Senior defensive back), Dalton Giboo (Junior running back), and Luke Matheis (Junior offensive line). 

On Nov. 20, the annual Big 30 Football Awards Banquet was hosted by the Olean Times Herald at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford campus. Four Pioneer players made the 2022 Big 30 All-Star team and Mike Fultz received the Mike Abdo 12th Man Award for New York.

The awards were presented to the New York and Pennsylvania high school football players for the 2022 season from the circulation area of the Olean Times Herald.

Fultz, a senior lineman for the Panthers, received the Mike Abdo Award for the 12th Man from New York. Pioneer also placed four All-Stars on the 2022 Big 30 All-Star football team: Sophomore Sam Platt (defensive end), Senior Kyle Stover (defensive back), Junior Dalton Giboo (running back), and Junior Luke Matheis (offensive line). The Pioneer award winners attended the banquet with Pioneer Head Coach Jim Duprey.

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