WPIAL Plays of the Week – Week Four 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 6:01 PM
This past week of football featured a slew of plays worthy of making the renowned plays of the week, so narrowing the list to just four was quite the task. The week included a battle in the Century Conference with significant playoff ramifications, a pair of notable fourth-quarter comebacks in the wild Greater Allegheny Conference, and an overtime thriller on Saturday night. Here are the very best of the best for week four.
1. Steel Valley 27, Seton-LaSalle 21
Two powerhouse teams did battle in the Century Conference in the marquee game in Class AA this week. The Ironmen received a terrific performance from running back DeWayne Murray, while receiver Paris Ford kept the Rebels’ hopes alive for much of the contest. In the closing minutes, Seton-LaSalle needed to convert a fourth down near midfield, but Steel Valley’s Kennedy Smith wrestled a pass attempt away from Ford for the game-sealing interception.
MSA Sports’ Paul Paterra and Lou Rood have the call:
2. Hampton 21, Armstrong 14
The Talbots entered Friday’s game as the only unbeaten team remaining in the Greater Allegheny Conference, but it looked as though that streak would end as they trailed the River Hawks in the fourth quarter. Hampton found the endzone to tie the contest at 14-14, though, and then took the lead for good with just over two minutes left, as Anthony Bianco ran 15 yards for the score.
In the Friday Night Spotlight Game, the Hampton Talbot Sport Network’s Dennis Fischer has the call at the 2:33 mark of the video, with MSA Sports’ Scott Majesky manning the camera:
3. Gateway 17, Knoch 13
In another dramatic Greater Allegheny Conference affair, the Gators mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to score a key victory against the Knights. Gateway trailed 13-10 midway through the final quarter, until Brady Walker connected with Harold Denson for a 20-yard strike.
WISR-AM 680’s Scott Briggs and Dave Bacon provide the commentary for the game-winning touchdown:
4. Fort Cherry 20, Bishop Canevin 14
Trailing 14-0 in the fourth quarter, the Rangers mounted an improbable comeback to send the game into overtime. In the extra period, Fort Cherry’s defense held against Bishop Canevin, setting the stage for Devon Brown’s 1-yard run to notch the victory.
WJPA-FM 95.3’s Bob Gregg and Mark Uriah have the call:
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