Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Allegheny 6 about to enter conference play
Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 8:02 PM
That all changes Friday as the Allegheny 6 gets rolling towards deciding a conference champ.
Deer Lakes, a winner of four in a row after a one-point loss to Keystone Oaks in Week Zero, visits a Knoch team hoping to bounce back from its first setback of the season, 22-0 at the hands of Elizabeth Forward.
Burrell wins again
The Bucs made the most of their Allegheny Conference opportunity Friday, scoring twice on offense and adding two defensive touchdowns in their 28-12 victory over Yough.
Burrell relied on its bread-and-butter rushing offense and delivered 280 yards on 42 attempts. Steve Hasson threw just one pass (which was incomplete), but he collected 17 rushing yards on four attempts.
Devin Beattie led all rushers with 151 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, and Cooper Hornack added 67 yards and a score on 10 rushes. He also made a team-best nine tackles.
Tyler Maglisco, who had 45 yards on eight attempts, also returned a fumble for a touchdown, and Esau King-Buchak delivered a pick-6 for the Bucs, who won for the third straight time after an 0-2 start.
The Bucs (3-2, 2-0) host Imani Christian (2-2, 0-1) this week. The Saints didn’t play Friday as their game against Serra Catholic was postponed in the wake of Wednesday’s death of a student from Serra.
Odom carries the load
He didn’t find the end zone, but he finished with 133 tough yards on 27 carries.
The Raiders got another big game from senior running back Carlo Buzzatto in the wing-T. He rushed 20 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns.
Riverview quarterback Rocco Cecere added 106 passing yards in the victory. He threw only seven passes and completed four. Three of the four completions went for touchdowns.
Schrock delivers in loss
He caught a 6-yard TD pass in the second quarter, tallied on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter and capped the scoring for A-R with a 43-yard touchdown strike to fellow senior Alex Wurmb.
Schrock, who finished with 275 combined yards (passing, rushing and receiving) against the Trojans, has accounted for nine of his team’s 13 touchdowns through five games.
With Knoch’s loss to Elizabeth Forward among a number of other teams falling for the first time Friday, there now are just 11 unbeaten teams in the WPIAL.
They are Central Catholic in Class 6A, Peters Township in Class 5A, Thomas Jefferson and Aliquippa in Class 4A, Elizabeth Forward and Avonworth in Class 3A, Washington in Class 2A and South Side Beaver, Cornell, Bishop Canevin, and Fort Cherry in Class A.
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