There’s nothing better than a good rivalry game to help jump start a strong season. That is exactly the attitude both Bethel Park and Mount Lebanon had going into their week 2 matchup.
The Black Hawks (1-0) were coming off a blowout win over Plum in week 1, but were meeting their first true test of the season against the Blue Devils (0-1). Despite coming off a loss at the hands of defending champion North Allegheny, Lebo feel they still can compete in the strong South Eastern Conference of the WPIAL.
Mount Lebanon opened the game with a 7:30 minute drive, which saw Tyler Roth lead his crew up the field with ease. However, this drive, much like 3 similar possessions throughout the first half, didn’t result in any points. Bethel Park didn’t have much more luck, accumulating only 86 yards of total offense in the first two quarters.
A revitalized Mount Lebanon unit emerged in the second half and completely took over the game. The scoreless drought was over. Roth found his favorite target and connected for a 30 yard touchdown with Senior, Mike Briercheck. This was one of two late TD’s. Tack on a field goal and a 0-0 game became 17-0 Lebo in a blink of an eye.
Normally that wouldn’t be an impossible deficit, except it was for Bethel. The Black Hawk defense was exhausted and had been on the field most of the night. Every time Bethel Park put together a drive, it was ruined by a costly turnover or penalty. Eventually BP broke through and found the end zone. By that point, it was far too late.
Mount Lebanon has now defeated their arch rival back to back seasons, and able to rebound back to .500 in the tough SEC.
Rushing - Lebo: 28 / 184 BP: 37 / 69
Passing - Lebo: 9 / 18 122 BP: 16 / 30 207
Net Yards - Lebo: 306 BP: 276
Penalty/Yards - Lebo: 3 / 35 BP: 5 / 35
Fumbles/Lost - Lebo: 2 / 2 BP: 4 / 1