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Former area standouts meet on gridiron

Last updated: October 19. 2013 2:35PM - 1277 Views

Wyoming Area coaches Randy Spencer, left, and Mike Fanti, right, join former Warrior standouts Nick O'Brien (No. 21) and Nick Bartoli (No. 62) on the field following a game between Bucknell and Sacred Heart recently in Lewisburg.
Wyoming Area coaches Randy Spencer, left, and Mike Fanti, right, join former Warrior standouts Nick O'Brien (No. 21) and Nick Bartoli (No. 62) on the field following a game between Bucknell and Sacred Heart recently in Lewisburg.
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Nick O’Brien and Nick Bartoli had their fair share of recognition during their playing days on the Wyoming Area gridiron.


That recognition carried over to a game recently when about 30 Wyoming Area fans traveled to Lewisburg to watch Bartoli’s Sacred Heart Pioneers take on O’Brien’s Bucknell Bison during a Division 1 football game.


Family and friends gathered at the pregame tailgate, hosted by coaches Randy Spencer, Mike Fanti, Joe Pizano, Jason Speece and Ken Kopetchny.


Bartoli, a sophomore played the entire game at right guard for the Pioneers, while O’Brien, a freshman, saw action returning kickoffs and played defensive back on punt returns. Both players met with the Wyoming Area fans after the game and were appreciative of the support of Warrior Nation.


Sacred Heart defeated Bucknell, 16-0.


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