This game had excitement. There were two hook-and-ladder plays and a reception on a tipped pass by 285-pound left tackle Nick Faraci. In the end South Fayette spoiled Seton-LaSalle’s homecoming game with a 42-35 win at Chartiers Valley High School.
With the win South Fayette (8-0) remains as the only unbeaten team in the conference.
The quarterbacks combined for over 600 yards passing and eight touchdowns. The two teams scored 56 points in the first half, including a big second quarter.
In the second quarter with 3:58 left and the score tied at 21, Seton-LaSalle’s Kevin Hart caught a 13-yard touchdown pass. That was his second of the quarter.
South Fayette’s Zach Challingsworth took control. He caught two touchdown passes of 30 and 17 yards in the final two minutes to give South Fayette a 35-21 lead at halftime. He also recovered a fumble, took it nine yards for the touchdown and caught five passes for 90 yards. The teams combined for 21 points in the second half.
In the third quarter Seton-LaSalle’s Mike Del Sardo caught a 66-yard touchdown pass to make the score 35-28.
Trevor Fiorentini’s one-yard score gave South Fayette a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter. Seton-LaSalle’s Chad Dawgiello caught a five-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead, 42-35.
On the final drive Dave O’Brien was intercepted on Seton-LaSalle’s final drive. O’Brien finished the game completing 25 passes for 395 yards and five touchdowns. Mike Del Sardo caught 13 passes for 231 yards and two scores.
Jeff Davis rushed with 175 yards and a touchdown for South Fayette. Quarterback Christian Brumbaugh completed 16 of 26 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns.
Allentown Central Catholic quarterback Brendan Nosovitch is wreaking more havoc in the Lehigh Valley in his junior season, guiding the Vikings to a 7-0 record. And Nosovitch has the potential to do something that no other quarterback in Pennsylvania football history has ever accomplished.
With 1,391 passing yards and 663 rushing yards through ACC’s first seven games, Nosovitch is well on his way to a second consecutive 2,000/1,000 season, something never previously done in state history. There have been two quarterbacks with consecutive 1,000/1,000 seasons (Millersburg’s Darryl Kerstetter & Jeannette’s Terrelle Pryor).
Nosovitch was one of four quarterbacks in 2009 to finish with a 2,000/1,000 season, joining Ben Dupree (Susquehanna Township), Justin Gorman (Manheim Central) and Aaron Achey (Eastern Lebanon County). Prior to 2009, only two quarterbacks had posted 2,000/1,000 seasons.
ACC’s field general owns a 19-2 record as a varsity starter and finished his sophomore season with 2,078 passing yards and 1,163 rushing yards, accounting for 41 total touchdowns.
Watch out for Warwick
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned the contingent from Lititz on this blog before, but keep an eye on the Warriors, who have posted a 5-2 record and 3-1 mark in Section 1 of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. A big reason for Warwick’s success has been the play of senior back Deron Thompson.
After a Week 1 loss to Dallastown, Thompson has run for 1,445 yards and 20 touchdowns. #6 has run for 1,542 yards and 22 scores on the year. Thompson helps key a Warwick offense that’s averaging 276 rushing yards per game.
Freshmen making an impact
More and more, it seems there are usually some freshmen around the Keystone State making some significant impacts on the gridiron. Here are a few:
- Bangor Pius X quarterback AJ Long has thrown for 1,531 yards with 16 touchdowns and only four interceptions.
- WPIAL Parkway Conference rep Blackhawk is 5-2 and averaging more than 20 points per game being led by Chandler Kincade, who has thrown for 568 yards and 6 scores.
- Cocalico’s Spencer Moser has proven quite adept at running Cocalico’s Veer offense, accounting for 425 rushing yards and 336 passing yards, accounting for 8 total touchdowns.
- Dustin Geegan, a running back for Moniteau High School, which plays in District 9, has run for over 500 yards and four touchdowns, and is the Warriors’ second leading rusher.
- Luigi Lista-Brinza, who plays for Pittsburgh Central Catholic, has run for 230 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries the last two weeks, spelling junior feature back Damion Jones-Moore as he recovers from a groin injury.
- Linebacker Mike Newhouse, of Homer Center, has posted 77 tackles and a sack through seven games this year.