WPIAL Plays of the Week – Week Six 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | 7:01 PM
Welcome to the Stretch Run of the WPIAL football season! Amazing to think that we’re already talking about week seven. Before we go that far though, let’s look back at some of the top plays of week six, including a double record breaking pass from an all-time WPIAL great.
1. South Fayette 42, Steel Valley 14
The Brumbaugh name is back on top in WPIAL passing history. Brett Brumbaugh surpassed Lenny Williams as the all-time leading passer in WPIAL history, moving into the top spot on a thrilling 68-yard touchdown pass to Nick Ponikvar. The pass not only broke the passing yardage record, but also tied Williams’ passing touchdown record. Just under five minutes later, Brumbaugh would break Williams’ passing touchdowns record on a 51-yard touchdown pass to Roman Denson. Last year, Williams broke Brett’s brother Luke’s records in both categories. But this night belonged to Brett, as he helped move the Lions to a 6-0 record in convincing fashion.
Watch Brumbaugh’s record breaking passes on GameLights:
2. Mt. Lebanon 30, Bethel Park 22
After Bethel Park missed an extra point that would have tied the game at 16-16, Mt. Lebanon quarterback Eddie Jenkins would make the Blackhawks pay, bursting for a 63-yard touchdown run and lifting the Blue Devils to a massive 30-22 win over their South Hills rival. Joey Stabile would add another touchdown that would be the deciding score in the game, but it was Jenkins’ dual threat prowess that gets the nod this week, as the Blue Devils continue their impressive turnaround in the AAAA Southeastern Conference.
MSA Sports’ Lanny Frattare and Bob Orkwis on the call:
3. Ringgold 28, Belle Vernon 24
Ringgold quarterback Nico Law had his name called quite often on Friday night in Monongahela. It wasn’t always positive, as Law turned the ball over five times in the contest. But it was a turnover that Law forced that turned out to be the biggest play of the night. After hitting Skyler Scholl on a 39-yard touchdown pass with 2:27 left to take the lead, Ringgold’s defense needed a stop. So who else but Nico Law? Law stepped in front of a Belle Vernon pass with 1:47 left, lifting the Rams to a massive AAA Big 9 Conference victory.
MSA Sports Mike Sackley and Cory Camapano on the call:
4. Hampton 28, Franklin Regional 21
It’s not as if Hampton was projected to be a below average team. With much returning talent, Hampton was expected to contend for a AAA Greater Allegheny Conference title. But 6-0? I don’t know if anyone thought that was possible in such a deep and competitive Conference. But don’t tell that to Matt Rech. The junior running back ripped off three touchdowns on 20 carries, while accounting for 151 yards rushing. His biggest run was a 55-yard scamper, the longest run of the night for the Talbots, that made the game 21-7 and put the Panthers behind for good.
The Hampton Talbots Sports Network’s Dennis Fischer and Sean Malone on the call:
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