The Pittsburgh Power played their final game of the 2012 season on July 20, losing 39-64 to the Jacksonville Sharks, finishing the season with a 5-13 record.
Power fans weren’t without something to cheer about, however. Power WR/KR PJ Berry, electrified the crowd all season, much like he did the previous year, leading the AFL for the second straight year in all-purpose yards with 2,024. Berry was as versatile as he was exciting, playing five different positions for the power, including quarterback, running back, and defensive back. He won the J. Lewis Small Ironman of the Week Award an impressive three weeks in a row, and ultimately won his second straight Ironman of the Year Award, and was one of six AFL players to be named to 2012 All-Ironman Team.
Berry isn’t the only playmaker on the team. Wide Receiver Mike “Joystick” Washington put up monster numbers last season, catching 115 balls for 1484 yards and finding the end zone 34 times. He and Berry, along with fellow receiver Oderick Turner, should again this season be the core of the Power offensive attack. Turner, as you may be aware, played his college ball in Pittsburgh, for the Panthers where he played a key role in the Panthers’ passing game.
Last Season, Derek Stingley was named the interim head coach when Chris Seigfried was fired. Last month, it was announced that he would be retained for the 2013 season.
The 2013 season schedule has yet to be announced.
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