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This announcement from the October 31, 1900 edition of the Ligonier Echo signifies the birth of Ligonier High School football -

Ligonier's Foot Ball Team
      "The Ligonier Public School boys have organized a foot ball team, and it is composed of the strong and active youths of this place.  The boys have been equipped in full uniform by a number of Ligonier business men, they have been down to hard practice for the past week, and are being coached for the big game which will be played on Saturday next at Latrobe with the Junior team of that place.  Capt. Jack Horner, with the team of Blue and White Zebras expects to bring the scalps of the Steel Town boys to this place with the honor of victory."

This first ever Ligonier High School football game against Latrobe ended in a 0 - 0 tie.  One hundred and seven years later, this was published in the November 29, 2007 Ligonier Echo - 

     "The 2007 football season for the Ligonier Valley High School Mounties was certainly one for the history books.  Ligonier thoroughly dominated the Heritage Conference, becoming only the second school in conference history to go undefeated in the regular season.  (Blairsville also went 9-0 in 2002 and 2004.)
     "The Mounties beat five of their conference opponents - including Laurel Valley - by the largest margins in series history.  Over the last two seasons, Ligonier has achieved its biggest victories ever over eight of the nine conference schools."

In the 107 years between 1900 and 2007, and in the seasons since, the young men of the Ligonier Valley have committed themselves to the hard work of representing their school on the football field.  Through triumph and tragedy, through good times and bad, they have persevered.  They have maintained the proud tradition of, first, the Blue and White, and, now, the Red and Black.  Go Mounties!!

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