Robert Callahan, a 1969 graduate of Farrell High School, and his fiancee, Phyllis Miller, made the long trip from Santa Monica, Calif., to support Farrell in today’s PIAA Class 1A championship game at Hersheypark Stadium.
Callahan played for the Steelers under Coach Bill Gargano and said he makes the trip home at least once every two years to support the Farrell football teams – from the varsity team to midget football.
Callahan also mentioned that the Farrell High coaching staff played midget football for him when he coached locally. He relayed that Steelers’ head coach Jarrett Samuels and assistant coach Omar Stewart are his cousins.
The couple planned to leave for Hershey Thursday morning and will be sporting the pictured sign at the game.
Both are military veterans. Robert served in the Marines while Phyllis served in the Navy.
Phyllis added that she’s an artist and designed the sign “as a tribute to the proud legacy of the Farrell High Steelers.”
Farrell and Lackawanna Trail kick off the PIAA Class 1A championship game at 1 p.m. today. A preview story ran in Wednesday’s edition of The Herald.