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.