Monday, September 13, 2010

Week in Review, second week

Team of the Week – Washington
Sure, teams like Trinity, California and Jefferson-Morgan registered more impressive wins than Washington's 41-25 non-conference win against far-from-juggernaut Apollo-Ridge. The Hillers, Trojans and Rockets all entered last weekend with 1-0 records and Washington had suffered a resounding defeat to Clairton.

It was the type of loss that could dismantle a team's season, particularly a team with Washington's youth.

Saturday's win serves as an encouraging sign for the Prexies.

Zach Barnes, shackled against Clairton, rushed for 144 yards and a pair of touchdowns while sophomore quarterback Josh Wise threw for three touchdowns on only six completions.

Runner-up – Jefferson-Morgan

Starting 11
Zach Barnes, Washington
Tyler Challingsworth, South Fayette
T.D. Conway, California
Trae Cook, Monessen
Mykel Dorsey, Chartiers-Houston
Demetri Edwards, Charleroi
Andrew Erenberg, Peters Township
Chris Faddis, Jefferson-Morgan
Quad Law, Ringgold
Kyle McWreath, Trinity
Jeff Tarley, Beth-Center
First sub
Austin Hancock, Peters Township

Game of the Week – Chartiers-Houston 21, Shenango 20
Count Chartiers-Houston among the surprising teams with a solid chance at starting 3-0 – the Bucs play Serra Catholic this week – and the reason why is a last-second home win over Shenango.

Special teams, which played a key role in J-M's win at Northgate, provided a pair of key plays for the Bucs. Conner Craig returned a kickoff for a 66-yard touchdown in the first quarter and Zach Hamilton clinched the win with a 29-yard field goals with two seconds remaining.

In between, C-H showcased a balanced offense. Mykel Dorsey put together a second consecutive strong showing with 93 rushing yards and a two touchdowns. Danial Lis completed 8 of 12 passes for 119 yards, with five passes for 98 yards going to D.J. Denny.

Weird, wild stuff – Monessen has already scored three defensive touchdowns. … Fort Cherry, a team I pegged for second place in the Black Hills Conference, has been outscored 67-7. … In a 46-13 loss to Union, Avella quarterback Cameron Geresti passed for 216 yards and running back Coltan Kobrys had 150 rushing and 55 receiving according to the Eagles stat girl.


Anonymous said...

weird, wild stuff...

Clairton has gone two straight games without a personal foul or unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to begin the season.

Clairton also holds the longest winning streak in the state at 17 games.

Sarcastic Sword said...

I watched the Clairton/Wash High game on tv...There were a few 15 yard penalties of that variety against Clairton..

mike_kovak said...

I covered the Clairton-Wash game and don't remember Clairton being called for any personal fouls. I'll have to go back and check to make sure.

Clairton Alum said...

No there weren't. Clairton has not been called for a single PF/UC penalty yet this year.

mike_kovak said...

There were no personal fouls against Clairton at Washington.

Sarcastic Sword said...

My mistake. I read on another site that there were a few personal fouls/unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in the wash high game against Clairton...I should have researched it myself. Sorry for the confusion.

Anonymous said...

Sarcastic Sword

I thought you said you watched it on tv. Now your saying you read it on another web site?

Which is it?