FINAL SCORE: WEST ALLEGHENY 5, MONTOUR 3
No, not a misprint. No TDs in game.
9:40 p.m. - It's incomplete on fourth down. About 20-yard pass. Three seconds left. Montour will no longer be perfect.
9:38 p.m. - Timeout West Allegheny. No timeouts left for Montour. Need a miracle. Hail Mary??? Don't know if can get ball to end zone, though.
9:38 p.m. - Pass incomplete. Fourth down coming up.
9:37 p.m. - Montour got first down. But now 11 seconds left. Montour at its own 39. Third and 10.
9:35 p.m. - Pass incomplete on third down. Timeout by West A with 24 seconds left.
9:32 p.m. - Devin Wilson gets 10-yard pass from Mihelcic. 28 seconds left Montour facing third-and-7 at the 29.
9:31 p.m. - Montour penalty on first down. Only had 10 players on field. 11th player ran off sideline as ball was being snapped. Strange.
9:30 p.m. - Montour ball at own 24 with 53 seconds left.
9:29 p.m. - FIELD GOAL FOR WEST ALLEGHENY.
Evan Pelcher makes 22-yard field goal and West Allegheny takes 5-3 lead with 58 seconds left in game.
9:27 p.m. - Dellmonaco gets 4 yards on third down. Timeout. Fourth-and-1 with 1:02 left and West A at the Montour 6. Not much offense in this game, but a great finish.
9:25 p.m. - Two runs gets 5 yards. Timeout by Montour. West Allegheny at 10-yard line facing third-and-5. 1:19 left in the game.
9:24 p.m. - First down. Dellmonaco gets 9 yards to Montour 15.
9:21 p.m. - West Allegheny just pounding it on ground. Out of wildcat. Been in wildcat much of the night. Timeout. West Allegheny facing third and 5 at the Montour 24 with 2:40 left.
9:19 p.m. - West A. starting to move. Now at Montour 37.
9:18 p.m. - Does West A have one drive left in its tank?
9:17 p.m. - Three and out for Montour. West Allegheny takes over at its 44 with 6:10 left in game.
Jordan Blackmon 29-yard Td reception and North Hills gets two-point conversion to lead Pine-Richland, 11-10.
9:14 p.m. - Still not much offense here. 7:18 left in game and Montour still leads, 3-2.
Perry still leads University Prep, 12-6, early in fourth quarter of big City League game.
9:09 p.m. - Credit both team's defenses. West A has been very good in second half on defense.
9:07 p.m. - Now raining here and very windy. West Allegheny with wind at its back.
END OF THIRD QUARTER: MONTOUR 3, WEST ALLEGHENY 2
9:03 p.m. - Montour punts. Wets A. first at 19 with 47 seconds left in third quarter.
9:00 - Montour two penalties on consecutive plays. Now back near midfield. Eight penalties on the night.
8:58 p.m. - Montour on the move. 27-yard pass from Mihelcic to Wilson helps. Spartans now at the West A. 33. Wilson has great hands.
8:50 p.m. - SAFETY FOR WEST ALLEGHENY. Montour QB Tynen Greer tries to scramble, fumbles and Montour recovers in end zone with 7:21 left in third. It's now MONTOUR 3, WEST ALLEGHENY 2
From Canadian Curt: Mars back on track, leads Hollidaysburg, 28-0, at half.
8:44 p.m. - West Allegheny on fourth-and-3, procedure penalty out of some crazy formation. Now will punt. West A. had moved to the Montour 26.
8:42 p.m. - And as I say, West A lacks gamebreaker, Dellmonico carries two times for 25 yards and two first downs. Indians had only three first downs in first half.
Hampton goes ahead of Franklin Regional, 17-7, on Ben Foreman 10-yard TD run.
8:38 p.m. - Second half about to get underway. West Allegheny offense lacks gamebreakers. Montour six penalties in the first half.
Justin Vickless has over 150 yards rushing and Brentwood leads Bishop Canevin, 14-0, at half.
Burrell leads East Allegheny, 28-0
Three minutes left in halftime and Thomas Jefferson leads Uniontown, 49-0
West Shamokin get another win. Stopped long losing streak earlier in year. Wolves ahead at half, 12-6
Halftime: South Allegheny 7, Steel Valley 0
Robert Foster 67-yard TD pass from Nate Climo and Central Valley goes ahead of Ambridge, 21-7
Seneca Valley leads Bethel Park, 14-0
From the boss: Wayne Carney 19-yard field goal and North Hills cuts Pine-Richland lead to 10-3. Halftime.
Whitehead TD. Central Valley leads Ambridge, 14-7
North Allegheny ahead of Shaler, 34-0
Woodland Hills 17, Peters Township 6
Gateway 35, Penn-Trafford 0 - Wow. Guess Gateway is lot, lot better than second-place team in Foothills.
South Fayette 14, South Park 0
Score correction from before: Washington 16, Freeport 7
Seton-LaSalle 27, Mohawk 0
And how about Neshannock, beating North Catholic, 28-7.
Greensburg Central Catholic leads Yough, 14-6. This from the good guys at MSA.
From Scott Challis, this is a hard one to figure. Freedom leads Hopewell, 21-0, at half. Great to hear from Scott, the father of John Challis.
Perry leads University Prep, 12-6, at half. Ahmad Turner with two TD runs. Perry RB Curtis Edmonds 94 yards on 22 carries.
Hempfield leads Norwin
Central Catholic leads Altoona, 14-0
HALFTIME: MONTOUR 3, WEST ALLEGHENY 0
Kind of a blahh game here. First half, West Allegheny had only three first downs, 42 yards rushing and only 1 yard passing. Andrew Koester 2 of 7. Tory Dellmonico 40 yards rushing on five attempts.
For Montour, only score was 42-yard field goal by Nate Dearth. Montour 100 yards rushing using quarterbacks Ryan Mihelcic and Tynen Greer. Mihelcic is 4 of 8 for 66 yards and Tynen Greer 4 of 6 for 34 yards.
8:11 p.m. - West A at Montour 37 with 19 seconds left in half. Got no closer and then punted on final play of half. Why punt with six seconds left???
8:09 p.m. - West Allegheny takes over at own 47 with 1:25 left in half.
Little surprise??? Ambridge and Central Valley tied, 7-7.
Brentwood ahead of Bishop Canevin, 14-0.
Pine-Richland has gone ahead of North Hills, 10-0. Luke Merhaut 57-yard TD pass from Ben DiNucci.
End of first quarter and West Mifflin leads Trinity, 7-0.
Interception return for TD and Gateway leads Penn-Trafford, 21-0.
At the half, Hampton leads Franklin Regional, 10-7.
8:02 p.m. - 2:23 left in the half and it's still, 3-0, Montour.
From Dukey Holzer: Thomas Jefferson leads Uniontown, 14-0. Upper St. Clair leads Plum, 7-0
From Coach Berger: Pine-Richland leads North Hills, 3-0, after first quarter.
7:56 p.m. - Penalties hurting Montour. Five for 46 yards.
From Pal Shields: South Allegheny and Steel Valley scoreless after one quarter.
Gateway leads Penn-Trafford, 14-0, in a big Foothills Conference game that will decide conference title.
Highlands leads Ringgold, 6-0, on Elijah Jackson 3-yard TD run.
7:55 p.m. - Three sacks already for West Allegheny. Montour turns ball over on downs. 5 minutes left in half, still 3-0 Montour.
7:50 p.m. - Montour starting to move again. At West A. 30. West A. has only one first down.
Sto-Rox leads Laurel, 21-0.
From colleague Paul Zeise: North Allegheny has run three plays and leads Shaler, 14-0.
From Mike McCormick: Seneca Valley takes 7-0 lead on Bethel Park
Pine-Richland takes 3-0 lead on North Hills on Grant Goldberg 38-yard field goal.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: MONTOUR 3, WEST ALLEGHENY 0
Cody McClelland TD pass to Tom Greene and Woodland Hills leads Peters Township, 7-6
7:39 p.m. - Nate Dearth hits 42-yard field goal and Montour goes on top, 3-0, with 2:19 left in first quarter.
7:36 p.m. - Devin Wilson just ran by a double team, but couldn't hang on to ball in end zone. But Montour still gets first down on pass to Hill at West Allegheny 15.
7:33 p.m. - 35-yard pass from Mihelcic to Devin Wilson puts Montour at West A. 28.
7:29 p.m. - Neither team's offense doing much of anything.
Franklin Regional got TD pass from Nico Lodovico to go ahead of Hampton, 7-3, but Hampton answers with a TD, leads 10-7.
7:24 p.m. - Montour goes three and out. About halfway through first quarter.
7:22 p.m. - Montour turns ball over on downs. West A's Dellovade fumbles on first play and Devin Wilson recovers. Montour starts at West Allegheny 44.
Brad Everett of P-G reports moment of silence before University Prep-Perry game for Ne'Ondre Harbour. Perry goes on top 7-0 on long TD run by Ahmad Turner.
7:16 p.m. - Devin Wilson catches a pass. Montour in West A territory.
7:14 p.m. - Really nice crowd here. Great atmosphere.
From colleague Craig Meyer: Hampton gets field goal from Jon Nigro to go ahead of Franklin Regional, 3-0, in a big AAA Greater Allegheny game.
7:05 p.m. - Game time is only about 8 minutes away. Interesting. Devin Wilson, Montour star senior, tweeted this a few hours ago:
"First game my bro has ever been too while ive been in high school so u kno i gotta show out. #sorry"
Wilson's brother, Christian, was a standout here at Montour before going on to play at the University of North Carolina.
As the sun sets, we get ready to start week No. 9.
** If Montour wins, it will clinch the No. 1 seed in the Parkway Conference. If West Allegheny wins, this could end up as a three-way tie for the conference title between West Allegheny, Montour and Central Valley.
** I'm thinking Montour by a touchdown.
** Montour honoring some midget-league football teams on the field. The team of 6- and 7-year-olds was honored first. Oh I just love that there are organized football teams for 6- and 7-year-olds. Makes so much sense, almost as much as the flag football leagues I seed advertised that start for 4-year-olds.
** Where are they now? Andrew Johnson (pictured), who played running back at Central Catholic and North Hills, and then at the University of Miami and Akron, is now an assistant coach for West Allegheny.
** Lot of media here. John Fedko here. MSA Sports in the house. Justin McKim and Steve Negler handling the broadcast.
** Not that any of you care about this, but wow, what a spread of food in the press box by Montour AD Mitch Galiyas. But never mind the good food. Fridge is full of grape soda. Nothing like grape soda. Can't remember last time I had one.