Saturday, November 27, 2010

Live blog, WPIAL Class AA final South Fayette vs. Aliquippa

Final – South Fayette 19, Aliquippa 6

SF wins first WPIAL championship since 1964 and third overall.

Lions plays D9 champs Brockway Friday night at West Allegheny in the PIAA playoffs.

3:24 p.m. – Trevor Fiorentini caps 12-play drive (all runs) with a 2-yard touchdown as South Fayette takes 19-6 lead with 2:25 left. SF eats up 6:01 on drive that covers 70 yards.

3:21 p.m. – SF goes for it on 4th and 1 at Aliquippa 7. Trevor Fiorentini gets 3 yards. SF in control.

3:19 p.m. – South Fayette out of shotgun. Running Davis and churning out a few first downs. With 4:23 to go, Lions have 3rd and 8 at Quips' 14.

3:04 p.m. – Aliquippa fumbes in SF territory again. Nick Guyan recovers for Lions.

2:58 p.m. – Both teams trade turnovers. Brumbaugh throws an interception. Aliquippa fumbles deep in SF territory for the second time. Quips have lost three fumbles.

SF 12-6 end 3rd.

2:42 p.m. – Brumbaugh shakes off a rough first half, completes three straight passes including one where Zach Challingsworth gets toes in at the Quips' 5. Then he scores on the next play on a pass from Brumbaugh.

Two-point pass failed. South Fayette leads 12-6 with 7:16 left in 3rd.

2:35 p.m. – Dravon Henry fumbles on first-down run up the middle. Recovered by South Fayette at its 47. Still 6-6 in the third quarter.

South Fayette struggling on offense.

For some reason my last three posts have disappeared.

1:43 p.m. – Aliquippa still moving up and down field but little top show for efforts. Still tied, 4:46 2nd.

1:28 p.m. – End of 1st Aliquippa 6, South Fayette 6

A little of subject, found it somewhat surprising that former Charleroi football player Zach Hooks starts at right guard for the Quips. With Hooks' size and skill set, figured he'd be a tackle.

1:18 p.m. – Quips freshman Dravon Henry scores on a 3-yard run. Aliquippa running with ease, already with 61 yards rushing. Kick is wide right. Game tied, 6-6 with 3:07 left in first.

1:10 p.m. – A Jeff Davis 33-yard run sets up a 39-yard touchdown pass from Christian Brumbaugh to Tyler Challingsworth. South Fayette goes 88 yards in 5 plays and takes a 6-0 lead with 6:51 left in the first quarter. Tyler Yee's extra point is blocked.

1:06 p.m. – Aliquippa QB Mikal Hall fumbles snap. Recovered by SF's Eric Myers at the Lions' 12. Ends nice opening drive for Quips.

12:59 p.m. – South Fayette set to kickoff.

12:53 p.m. – South Fayette takes the field. Saw a lot of green and white in the parking lots outside. Some of that is tricking inside.

By the way, Clairton 12, Rochester 0. Wasn't much to watch but the Bears defense remains strong.


KiPA - Kevin in PA said...

If you told me before the game that Brumbaugh would throw for under 150 yards, no way I would've thought South Fayette would win.

Do you credit the SF defense or give Aliquippa a lot of blame? So many turnovers, especially in Lions territory, killed the Quips.

SF played bend or break defense every time I watched them play. They gave up chunks of yardage but rarely ever gave up points. Congratulations to them.

mike_kovak said...

Credit goes both ways.

SF definitely was going after the football. It's kind of weird watching that defense. They give up chunks of yardage but when the opponent gets close to scoring, something happens. Either a penalty, a turnover or a sack.

What's the most important defensive stat? Points against.

Aliquippa scored six points.

prexie said...

way to go south fayette. clairtons d can stop some small colleges in the area. and great job for central valley. as a side note these three schools all played wash high in some capacity this year. it doesnt hurt to play champions and learn.

mike_kovak said...

So true Prexie. A great way to get better is play the best.