WPIAL Plays of the Week – Week 6

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We dubbed it Separation Weekend when speaking of Week Six…In the hopes that we could figure out the contenders from the pretenders in the WPIAL football mix…High profile games that weren't decided until late…That's what makes these Plays of the Week so great!

McKeesport Tigers 31 – Penn-Trafford Warriors 28 in Overtime
MSA Sports Sam Hall and Steve Nagler on WJAS-AM 1320 on the call

It was a back-and-forth Class AAAA Foothills Conference battle, but with 1:18 left in the game, it looked like host McKeesport would knock off Penn-Trafford en route to another eventual showdown with Gateway. But the Warriors nearly upset the apple cart when they scored 10 points in the final 78 seconds of regulation to tie the game 28-28. However Zach DiBeradin's 18-yard field goal in overtime allowed the Tigers to escape with a 31-28 victory.

Montour Spartans 12 – Central Valley Warriors 7
WMBA-AM 1460's Jim Frederick and Tom Hays on the call

Playing without starting quarterback Curtis Lewis, Central Valley was within 68 seconds of upsetting the top-ranked team in Class AAA, remaining in a tie for second place one game out of first place, and sending the first ever Central Valley homecoming crowd home ecstatic. But Montour running back Julian Durden scored his second touchdown of the game, a two-yard run, to help the Spartans escape the Warriors 12-7.

South Fayette Lions 28 – Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles 19
MSA Sports Paul Paterra and Dan Zangrilli on KDKA-FM 93.7 on the call

It was the 2010 version of the Game of the Century. OK, looking ahead on the schedule, it was the Week 6, 2010 version of the Game of the Century…Conference that is as undefeated South Fayette hosted Keystone Oaks. In big games they say the first score is the biggest. That appeared to ring true when SF quarterback Christian Brumbaugh hit Zach Challingsworth on a 74-yard touchdown pass on the very first play from scrimmage and the Lions would never trail in a 28-19 triumph over the Golden Eagles.

Monessen Greyhounds 20 – Beth-Center Bulldogs 6
MSA Sports Matt Vandriak and Mike Krcil on the call

Through three quarters of this battle for sole possession of first place in the Class A Tri-County South Conference, Beth-Center had kept Monessen off the board and was milking a 6-0 lead. However that all changed in the final quarter starting with Brady Kunsa's 35-yard scoring pass to Nick Bolias, the first of three fourth quarter touchdowns as the Greyhounds took over the top spot in the TCSC with a 20-6 win over the Bulldogs.

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