Those wishing for a Monessen vs. Greensburg Central Catholic matchup in the WPIAL Class AA boys basketball championship game may still get their wish but one of the main subplots to the story line was erased when the Stepoli brothers left the GCC basketball team to reportedly
concentrate on football.
Terrance Stepoli, a senior, transferred from Monessen to Greensburg Central Catholic midway through the 2009-10 basketball season, not long after the Greyhounds lost at Wash High. Josh Stepoli, a junior, remained at Monessen until a few weeks later. Josh Stepoli was still with the Greyhounds when a few fans from Monessen and Washington fought during halftime of the second game played between the two teams last year.
According to the story from the Tribune-Review, which you can read here http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_719855.html, Terrance Stepoli is expected to accept a football scholarship from Division II Concord (W.Va.) University. Josh Stepoli is a big-time football prospect with schools from Rutgers to Nebraska interested in the 6-7 lineman.
Both Stepolis were key contributors to a GCC team that was bolstered by several transfers and spent the entire season atop the Observer-Reporter Class AA rankings. The Centurions are 14-2 overall after beating California Tuesday night.