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Enthusiasm Growing for Football Program

By: Josh Rizzo Sunday, June 30, 2024, TRIB-LIVE Dave Leasure saw a referendum on how the Fox Chapel community was responding to the rebuilding process. During the early part of summer, Leasure said the high school program saw more kids come out for workouts and commit to playing than last year. During Leasure’s first summer...
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Foxes Alum Named Duquesne’s Defensive Coordinator

In 2012, fresh out of Fox Chapel Area High School, Foxes football player Mickey Jacobs was about to embark upon a journey at Duquesne University that would shape his future. His passion for football led to playing for the Dukes and being part of teams that won three Northeast Conference (NEC) title teams, including the...
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Low-Key Approach Draws Respect for Troy Susnak

When Troy Susnak tries to imagine himself at his final football game of his high school career, helmet in hand and wearing his number 42 jersey, he isn’t exactly sure what to expect or how he will feel. After four years on the team, two of them as a varsity starter who earned all-section honors,...
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Football Team Working Hard, Making Adjustments

By: Josh Rizzo Saturday, September 9, 2023, TRIB-LIVE Building confidence was never going to be easy for first-year Fox Chapel football coach Dave Leasure. When the Foxes scrimmaged Hempfield, the program got a jolt. Fox Chapel scored three touchdowns and didn’t give up any. But when they started regular season play, the Foxes quickly had...
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Captains Bring Balanced Leadership to New Era

The newly elected captains of the Foxes football team know they have a big task ahead of them this season, but seniors Troy Susnak, Ben DeMotte, and Mason Miles are up for the challenge. More than anything, they want to usher in a successful era under new head coach David Leasure. “All three are unique...
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