Well after all the hype and the countdown the 2012 has kicked off, here is some of the great moments of week one across the WPIAL.
Thanks to Justin Downs, Al Lesh, Joey Nicklas, and Alex Werdierspiel and Matt Farago for these recaps.
Upper St. Clair (31) - Woodland Hills (12)
Upper St. Clair scored 31 unanswered points after going down 12-0 to Woodland Hills. Pete Coughlin scored three touchdowns on the ground for the Panthers. Read more from this game here.
Clairton (22) Chartiers-Houston (20)
The Chartiers Houston Bucs kept Clairtons' Tyler Boyd in check most of the game. The Bears did have 4 apperent starters on the sideline due to academic probation. With that said, the Bucs passing attack was effective when Chartiers Houston needed it to be.
The game started slow with neither team scoring in the First Quarter Clairton broke the dead lock at the 9 minute mark on a quarterback sneak giving the Bears a 6-0 lead.
The Bucs then proceed to go three and out and botches the snap on the punt to give the Bears the Ball on the 25. A few plays later the Bears reached the end zone to go ahead 14-0.
Then the Bucs come roaring back with 2 long passing plays to make cut the Bears lead with in one, 14-13 at the half.
In the third the Bears extended their lead on 25 yard TD pass to Tyler Bold and convert the 2 Point conversion, 22-13.
Kaleb Susko hit Miles Williamson on a 75 yard TD pass to make the game 22-19. Then on a bizarre extra point, the ball hit the soccer net below the goal post and popped through the uprights and was called good. Score 22-20.
The Bucs went for the onside kick that was recovered by the Bears. The Bears proceed to run out the clock.
Clairton certainly has tons of room for improvement as they head to Carlynton, and Chartiers Houston will have a lot of confidence heading to Bishop Canevin to take on the Cruisaders.
Montour (34) - Hopewell (8)
The Hopewell Vikings visited the Montour Spartans at Thomas J. Birko Stadium in McKees Rocks, PA. to open the 2012 season against the Defending WPIAL AAA Champion Montour Spartans.
From the opening kickoff to the final horn, the outcome between these two Parkway Conference teams was never in question. The three quarterbacks Tynen Greer, Max Rosinsky, and Ryan Mihelcic lead the offense for the Spartans, with Devin Wilson rushing and recieving the ball for 3 touchdowns. Wilson was a force as well on kick returns. Justin Hill had an important interception in the first half that stopped the Vikings on a drive and returned it deep into Hopewell acreage that lead to a score. Adam Murray for Hopewell did his best to get the Vikings back in the game with the bulk of the Vikings yardage and their only touchdown, but it wasn't enough to catch the Spartans. Senior OLB Logan Johnston lead the way for the Vikings defensivly.
Montour has reloaded for the 2012 season, while it seems Hopewell may need to rebuild during this year's campgain.
West Allegheny (31) - Blackhawk (27)
Blackhawk had a 27-17 lead over West Allegheny with less than two minutes remaining in regulation, and lost it.
Sophomore quarterback Andrew Koester lead the Indians comeback tossing two touchdowns in the final minute, including one with just 2 second remaining after the Indians scored to cut the deficit they were able to recover the onside kick with 40 seconds remaining.
Koseter then found Tory Delmonico in the back of the endzone with less than two second remaining to cap off the Indians comeback.
In the heartbreaking loss Blackhawk’s junior quarterback Chandler Kincade, passed for three touchdowns putting the cougars up by two scores at one point and had a 21-14 lead at the break.
South Fayette (42) – McGuffey (6)
The No. 4 ranked Lions took care of business tonight downing conference foe McGuffey thanks to the arm of Brett Brumbaugh, who threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns.
Seton-LaSalle (35) – South Allegheny (0)
Seton-LaSalle quarterback Luke Brumbaugh scored two touchdowns in the shutout win over the Gladiators.
Quaker Valley (20) – South Park (17)
Quaker Valley’s Burke Moser scored from six-yards away with three seconds left to lift the Quakers over the South Park.