Pittsburgh Colts

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Pittsburgh Colts
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Founded 1979
League Grassroots Football League (2008-Present)
Team history Pittsburgh Colts (1979-Present)
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Stadium Chartiers Valley High School
Colors

Red, white, blue

              
President Ed Brosky
Head coach Ed Brosky

The Pittsburgh Colts are the oldest minor-league professional football team in Pittsburgh that is still in existence. The team was founded in 1979 by head coach, Edward G. Brosky, a member of the Pitt Panthers 1976 national championship team and moonlighted as a semi-pro football player until Pitt coach Johnny Majors found out.[1][2] When he left Pitt, he continued to play for semi-pro teams in the area. He started the Colts when the other teams folded. The Colts are part of the Grass Roots Football League, Pennsylvania Division.

History[edit]

The Colts were founded in 1979 by owner and coach Edward G. Brosky. At the time the Colts played in the Keystone Oaks area. The team was a member of the professional American Football Association in that league's final 1983 season. From 1988-1996 the Colts played in Stonefield Northpark and from 1997-2000 played in Duquesne. Recent Locations include, Uniontown, Chartiers Valley and Carlynton. The Colts were previously members of the American, North American Football League, and Regional American Football League before Edward Brosky formed the Grassroots Football League in 2009.

In the mid-1990s, Brosky struck a deal with the Northgate School District. It was during this time that two notables were linked with the team; WTAE-TV field reporter Sheldon Ingram played in the defensive backfield while future music video director Matt Dilmore served as the team's official announcer.

The Colts draw talent from the area high schools and local colleges including: Allegheny College, Bethany College, California University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris College, Slippery Rock University, and Washington & Jefferson College.

The Colts describe themselves as a "throwback team"[3] based on a strong work ethic and personal values. The team has been in several communities throughout its history. Most recently the team played at Ambridge High School. The Colts have interacted with the community they are in through numerous youth activities, visiting children's hospital, and having community events downtown.

2007-2009[edit]

2007 season[edit]

The Colts played the 2007 season at two fields: Robert Morris University and Moon Stadium

Home Game Dates:June 16( Home opener vs. North Coast Vikings), June 23, July 7, July 14, July 28, August 11.

Games played:[4] June 9: Pittsburgh Colts 33, Rochester Renegades 6

2008 season[edit]

The Colts played their 2008 Season at South Stadium in Pittsburgh's SouthSide

  • 6/14/2008 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Penn-Ohio Tigers: Win 30-20
  • 6/21/2008 Pittsburgh Colts At Detroit Seminoles: Loss 58-8
  • 7/5/2008 Pittsburgh Colts At Rochester Renegades: Win 34-0
  • 7/12/2008 Pittsburgh Colts At Penn-Ohio Tigers: Win 20-12
  • 7/19/2008 Pittsburgh Colts Vs New Castle Thunder: Loss 14-10
  • 7/26/2008 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Mon-Valley Mayhem: Win 41-20
  • 8/2/2008 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Jackson City Bears:Win 56-0
  • 8/9/2008 Pittsburgh Colts AT Mon-Valley Mayhem:Win 6-0
  • 8/16/2008 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Beaver County Warriors:Loss 14-10

—GFL Championship--

  • 8/25/2008 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Penn-Ohio Tigers:Win 11-9

-Game won on a last second field goal

  • Did not advance to the RAFL playoffs by team decision due to too many injuries

2009 season[edit]

The Colts play the 2009 season at Ambridge high school Stadium

  • 5/14/2009 Pittsburgh Colts At Mon Valley Mayhem: Win 12-9
  • 5/30/2009 Pittsburgh Colts At Pittsburgh Blue Devils: Win 37-6
  • 6/13/2009 Pittsburgh Colts At Canton Hurricanes: Win 28-12
  • 6/20/2009 Pittsburgh Colts At Erie Invaders: Win 28-0
  • 6/27/2009 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Erie Invaders: Win 42-12
  • 7/4/2009 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Cleveland Cobras: Loss 30-22
  • 7/11/2009 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Mon Valley Mayhem: Win 14-0
  • 7/18/2009 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Crestview Renegades: Win 22-12
  • 8/1/2009 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Steel Valley Warriors:Win 37-6

Playoffs

  • 8/8/2009 Bye
  • 8/15/2009 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Lake Erie Invaders:Win 38-0

Championship

  • 8/22/2009 Pittsburgh Colts Vs Cuyahoga County Spartans:Win 26-14

Television appearance

Season by season[edit]

Recent Seasons[edit]

  • 2009- (10-1) Grassroots Football League Champions
  • 2008- (7-3) Grassroots Football League Champions/Chose not to advance because of the amount of injuries
  • 2007- (15-1) Grassroots Division Champions/ Lost in 3rd Round of NAFL Playoffs to Kane County Eagles
  • 2006- (10-3) Grassroots Division Champions
  • 2005- (13-1) Grassroots Division Champions
  • In 2004 Lisa Horton became the first woman to throw a touchdown pass in a NAFL game[5]
  • 1981- Participated in American Football Association's National Championship Game

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