EXTON -- The Central Penn Piranha is ringing in the New Year with another championship ring.
Central Penn celebrated its 2012 national title on Saturday with a special championship ring ceremony and banquet at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, Chester County.
The Piranha (16-0) defeated South Buffalo 49-14 on October 20 to win the Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL) title at Chambersburg's Trojan Stadium. The GDFL is comprised of more than 90 minor league teams nationwide.
Owner/head coach Ron Kerr presented each player with a ring featuring the team logo surrounded by seven football-like stones celebrating the franchise's seven championships -- three of which are national titles.
Central Penn also announced its team award-winners. Defensive back Mike Baldwin and quarterback Mark Jarmon shared the club's Most Valuable Player award.
Safety Ed Scipio (Defensive Rookie of Year); running back Marvin Williams (Offensive Rookie of Year); kicker Andar Rehm (Special Teams Most Valuable Player); wide receiver Darren Echols and tackle Dennis Cooper (Offensive co-MVPs); and linebacker Donnell Donaldson (Defensive MVP) were also honored.
The Piranha defeated five nationally-ranked minor league teams en route to its national title, including two wins over the Chambersburg Cardinals, the defending GDFL champs.