State College defensive lineman Barrett McMurtry is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.
McMurtry was part of an outstanding defensive effort as the Little Lions defeated Eric McDowell 27-6 in the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs.
McMurtry had a sack and helped the Little Lion defense hold McDowell to just 22 yards on 19 carries. State College held the Trojans to 152 total yards.
McMurtry, a 6-foot-4, 265-pounder, has three sacks in the postseason.
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The Little Lions (6-6) face Pine-Richland (13-0) in the PIAA quarterfinals at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Altoona‘s Mansion Park.