Saturday, December 18, 2010

Live blog, PIAA Class AA football championship South Fayette vs. West Catholic

Final score: West Catholic 50, South Fayette 14.

I'll follow up with analysis tomorrow.

1:29 p.m. – Halftime score, West Catholic 36-16. Not sure how the Burrs only scored 21 points last week as they're doing whatever they want offensively.

Brumbaugh is 11 of 24 for 111 with two touchdowns. Davis only has six touches for 11 yards and Tyler Challingsworth just one catch and he fumbled.

Not looking good for the Lions. They've got to find a way to get some stops or this one could get real ugly.

1:15 p.m. – South Fayette can't stop West Catholic, who is mixing run and pass perfectly. WC, 28-14 with 1:07 left in first half.

1:08 p.m. – Brumbaugh to Challingsworth for a second time, this time on a pretty 20-yard pass. West Catholic 20-14.

Burrs can run.

12:57 p.m. – Really struggling with the wireless signal, much like South Fayette's defense is struggling.

West Catholic on a 20-point run and leads 20-7 with 5:30 left in 2nd.

12:52 p.m. – Tyler Challingsworth fumbles, recovered by Brandon Hollomon. Burrs back in business.

12:50 p.m. – West Catholic's Anthony Reid hits 75-yard pass to Jaelen Strong-Rankin. Quran Kent's 2-point run gives Burrs a 14-7 lead with 8:35 in 2nd.

12:42 p.m. – Having wireless issues. South Fayette leads 7-6 at end of first quarter. West Catholic popped an 81-yard touchdown run.

12:31 p.m. – As predicted, SF goes deep to Challingsworth, who was bumped. Incomplete. Look for it again.

Lions to punt.

12:28 p.m. – West Catholic is a bit undisciplined. The Burrs are also playing press coverage. Could South Fayette look deep soon?

12:25 p.m. – Grant Fetchet intercepts Anthony Reid's first pass attempt.

12:24 p.m. – No Davis in the South Fayette secondary.

12:17 p.m. – Brumbaugh 5 of 7 on opening drive for 58 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown pass to Zach Challingsworth. Tyler Yee's extra point good, South Fayette up 7-0 with 7:37 1st.

Brumbaugh sets PIAA single season record with 51st touchdown pass.

12:06 p.m. – South Fayette set to receive. First team from the O-R coverage area in the state championships since 2001 (Washington) about to get started.

Noon – Both teams taking the field. South Fayette has a good turnout.

11:50 a.m. – The Faraci family is watching the game from the press box. Great to see. For those that don't know the story of Bill Faraci, father of South Fayette linemen Nick Faraci, should hit up Google.

11:38 a.m. – No snow on the ground in Hershey and not too cold. The wireless connection isn't the strongest (there's a few more people covering the event than the PIAA soccer championships). Hopefully, it stays with us.

11:36 a.m. – Feel the need to share that I just ate two of the heaviest chocolate chip cookies I've ever encountered.

11:30 a.m. – Checked out conditions on the field. Wind isn't too bad. West Catholic has some serious size and the majority of the people in the press box thinks the Burrs should win. I think most of those people are from the East.

Jeff Davis is wearing a brace on his right knee. Davis injured the knee during the semifinals against Forest Hills and, as of Thursday, Rossi considered him questionable.

Davis is making cuts and looks good during warmups. We'll see what happens when the hitting starts.

11:02 a.m. – Winds are picking up. Christian Brumbaugh can throw in snow, rain and cold. He's not a fan of windy conditions.

10:59 a.m. – I am looking live at Hersheypark Stadium. Both teams are on the field warming up for the noon kickoff.

There's a lot of noise on the field.


Anonymous said...

Our kids have nothing to hang their head about, they had a solid season. I knew are style of play would catch up with us sooner or later. We should be even better in the future, our freshman are really good!

Anonymous said...

The style of play won them the W.P.I.A.L and got them to the state championship game. The style of play was and is excellent. They just ran into a better team today nothing more and nothing less. Great season for these young men and PLEASE all of you know it all Monday morning coaches do us all a justice just SHUT UP.YOU CANNOT NOW, NOR WILL YOU EVER BE A BETTER COACH THAN WHAT THEY HAVE.

Friday Night Fan said...

I would like to congratulate all of the teams from the WPIAL who made it to the state finals for a fantastic season. Clairton proved once again that it is a legitimate powerhouse and dynasty. Those kids were only challenged once this entire year, in the state championship game, and the coaches and players responded in a resounding way. I would speculate they will be the team to beat again next year. NA, in my opinion, had the most dominating team effort in any of the championship games. Every player seemed like he contributed in some way. Both the offensive and defensive lines controlled the line of scrimmage in a dominating way that is almost unparalleled in my thirty plus years of watching high school football. SF just ran into a buzz-saw from West Catholic. People like to complain about the catholic schools out here, just imagine the talent pool they have to draw from in the city of Philadelphia. Finally, I would like to thank Mike for his dedication to this blog. I really like his views, for the most part, and the lively debates that follow. Please keep up the good work.

prexie said...

unfortunatly for you guys, you should also be triple a in the future. you have 70 kids on the football team and 70 kids in the band, and about 5 or 6 6th grade football teams as they were honored before the wash hi game.good luck.