It was a family affair Friday night at Baldwin Stadium.
South Fayette brother tandems of Grant and Mike Fetchet and Zach and J.J Walker helped the Lions upend the Rebels of Seton LaSalle.
Ok, so the highly publicized sibling rivalry in Friday night’s game didn’t involve the Fetchet’s or the Walker’s.
Brett Brumbaugh and No. 2 South Fayette Lions (4-0) took on his older brother, Luke Brumbaugh and the No. 3 Seton-Lasalle Rebels (4-0). Both teams entered unbeaten on the season, and a win for either team could be the last tough peace to winning the highly touted Century Conference title.
The elder Brother was schooled by his younger brother tonight. South Fayette dictated the play, scoring on their first possession on a 28-yard TD pass from Brumbaugh to Justin Watson.
After a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, South Fayette quickly jumped out to a two score lead when Brumbaugh found Pitt recruit Zach Challingsworth for an 8-yard score. Challingsworth had 8 catches and over 100-yards receiving in the first half.
Mike Fetchet would add to the scoring on a 33 yard interception return and a 9-yard touchdown reception from the Lions sophomore QB, who tossed for 378 yards and four touchdowns while competing 21 of his 35 passes. In the game Brett eclipsed 1,000 yards in the air and increased his TD total to 18.
With the win South Fayette get revenge after the beat them twice last year, the second game knocking them out of the playoffs in the Quarterfinals. Tonight's Final Score of 51 - 12 was the 4th time in 5 games they scored at least 50 points. The Lions' season average points per game is now 50.4.
Tonight’s convincing win could show the Lions could once again be able to make a serious run at another WPIAL Championship, after winning gold in 2010 with older brother and WPIAL All-Time passing leader Christian Brumbaugh at the helm.
It must run in the family.