Top quarterback from Pius X leaves school

Written by: on Monday, May 14th, 2012. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


ROSETO – One of the top returning underclassmen in Pennsylvania won’t be suiting up this season. In a email interview with Pius X’s head football coach Phil Stambaugh we found out today that AJ Long has left Pius X.

“This morning I found out his mother, who lives in Tennessee withdrew him from Pius”, said Head Football Coach Phil Stambaugh. “I had no idea he was leaving and I speak with him daily.”

“Despite the rumors early this year, Long isn’t leaving for another school in the Lehigh Valley. He is leaving to go to school in Tennessee”, said Stambaugh.

As a freshman, Long passed for 2,852 yards and 28 touchdowns. He rushed for 355 yards and four touchdowns.

Last season, Long completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,700 yards and 46 touchdowns.

In two years he has passed for 6,552 yards and is 3,201 yards away from breaking the all-time career passing yards record that is held by Brockway’s Derek Buganza (9,752 yards).

If you project his career numbers he would have shattered the career passing record, passing for more than 13,000 yards in his career.


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  1. Rollie Ciffo says:

    Fancy that, Mom wants her son with her. Maybe he should be like so many others and live with an “un-named” relative, or have his address be a PO box in the Lehigh Valley. After all, football is king. Hey, I love football as much (or more) than the next. But family is #1. He’ll do great in TN. Who knows? Maybe he’ll want to play his college ball in PA if he’s good enough.