Pequea Valley

The Braves are hoping 2015 will be the year they finally experience a winning season after they went 5-5 in 2014. (Ashley Walter -- For


Coach: Mike Choi (5-5) // L-L League Section Three // District 3 // Class AA


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No team yearns for a winning record like the Braves.

Throughout the history of the Pequea Valley football program, the team has never finished with a winning record. However, last year's 5-5 finish might be the launching point for second-year coach Mike Choi's squad.

"We were really happy with the first year although we didn't reach our goal," Choi said. "Our goal was to be the first team in Pequea Valley history to have a winning record and to get to the playoffs."

Returning for the Braves is do-it-all senior Gabe Allgyer, who accounted for 943 total yards and 10 total touchdowns in 2014 as the starting quarterback while also anchoring the Pequea Valley defense at inside linebacker where he racked up 90 total tackles.

"Mentally, we have to work harder each week," Allgyer said. "We have to stay focused and not get too high or low. If we stay focused week by week, we should be able to win a lot of games."

This year, Allgyer will be the team's starting fullback while sophomore Jordan Lapp will take over the duties under center. 

"I know I have weapons and I have what I need to produce a solid offense," Lapp said. "I just need to make sure everyone knows what they're doing and get the ball to the right person."

Coming along with Allgyer is senior Austin Fisher, who scored seven total touchdowns last year and should see his role in the backfield increase with Hunter Smith graduating.

There is plenty of excitement in Kinzers. Can the Braves finally record that elusive winning record?

"I think it would mean everything for us. We have been working hard and we believe we deserve it," cornerback Jason Stoltzfus said. "It would mean everything for us."




2015 schedule

Date/Result // Opponent // Time/Score

L // @ York County Tech // 21-27 (OT)

W // @ Kutztown // 27-0

W // @ Octorara // 22-6

L // @ ELCO // 14-28

L // Northern Lebanon // 17-42

W // Columbia // 27-6

L // @ Donegal // 7-32

W // Ephrata // 42-14

W // Hamburg // 27-21

W // @ Annville-Cleona // 21-10

2014 results

Result // Opponent // Score

W // York County Tech // 20-12

W // Kutztown // 31-10

L // Octorara Area // 33-41 (2OT)

L // ELCO // 6-19

L // Northern Lebanon // 13-26

W // Columbia // 33-0

L // Donegal // 0-41

W // Ephrata // 42-7

W // Hamburg // 23-8

L // Annville-Cleona // 3-35