WPIAL Plays of the Week – Week Nine 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 1:19 AM
#1 Kittanning 28, Shady Side Academy 27
For the second week in a row, the top play is a controversial call. After pulling within one point on a Jared Brevard 7-yard touchdown run with under four minutes to play, Shady Side Academy would be penalized for excessive celebration. The personal foul pushed the extra point to 35 yards out, a kick that Dan Marous would push wide left. Kittanning would eat clock on the final drive, giving the Wildcats an undefeated regular season and the Allegheny Conference title.
MSA Sports Ken Laird and Brandon Showers on the call.
#2 Moon 35, Montour 21
Cole Blake may be the most unheralded star in the WPIAL. The League’s 5th leading rusher catapulted the Moon Tigers to a big victory in the Parkway Conference. After seeing the game be tied by Montour at 21-21 in the 4th quarter, Blake would put the game away with an 7-yard touchdown scamper. The score gave Moon an important win in playoff positioning in the AAA Bracket.
MSA Sports Pete Blais Adam Hoerner on the call.
#3 Fort Cherry 33, Chartiers Houston 26
Chartiers-Houston played spoiler, but was not quite able to pull off the upset. The Bucs, who kept Friday night”s contest against Fort Cherry close enough to make Clairton the second seed out of the Black Hills Conference, have a one-point lead and possession with under a minute to play. But a bad snap on a punt would give the Rangers the ball at Chartiers-Houston’s 10-yard line. After being stopped three times, Matt Heslin would find Koltan Kobrys in the endzone on 4th down for the go-ahead score with 2 seconds remaining. The Rangers finish in a tie for the Black Hills Conference Championship, but will fall to third place due to tiebreaker points.
WJPA-FM 95.3's Bob Gregg and Nate Regotti on the call.
#4 New Brighton 28, Mohawk 18
After seeing their lead reduced with one point with three seconds left in the first half, New Brighton’s Craig Thompson would return the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown that gave the Lions a 14-6 lead. Mohawk would keep it interesting, but were ultimately not able to overcome the deficit.
WJST-AM 1280's Mark Schaas and Lee Mohn on the call.
#5 Beaver Falls 42, Beaver Falls 13
You wouldn’t think that a meaningful play would come in a 29-point blowout, but Ricky Zuk begs to differ. Up 28-13 but with Beaver Falls driving, Central Valley’s star linebacker intercepted a Dan Stratton pass and returned it 95 yards for the touchdown to clinch the game for the Warriors. The return was the longest play of the week in the WPIAL and gave Central Valley an impressive win over one of AA’s top teams.
WBVP-AM 1230's Tom Hays and Bruce Frey on the call
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