Pittsburgh Area City vs. North All-Star football game Zinkhann contributes...
11/25/02 - PITTSBURGH - With a busted wrist that wouldn’t let him play football the way he wanted to play it, Travis Zinkhann improvised. Instead of using his arms and hands at either tight end or linebacker for the Butler football team, he would use his powerful right leg instead - as a kicker. “I didn’t have anything else to do,” Zinkhann said. “And I love football.” So he turned back to his training as a Golden Tornado soccer player and learned how to kick a football. Saturday at the Pittsburgh Area City-North All-Star football game at Cupples Stadium, Zinkhann harvested the fruit of his season of labor, kicking a 37-yard field goal to help the North to a 24-3 win.
Butler 17, Shaler 14
Andy Fair scored two touchdowns as Butler opened Quad North play with a victory over Shaler (0-1, 0-3). Butler built a 10-0 lead on the strength of Fair's 5-yard touchdown run and a 40-yard field goal by Travis Zinkhann. Shaler's Brandon McNearney returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown, but Fair's second touchdown run gave Butler (1-0, 2-1) a 17-7 lead.
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