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FINAL: CENTRAL VALLEY 28, WEST ALLEGHENY 17
Central Valley finishes the season with a perfect 9-0 record. Defense was outstanding.
CENTRAL VALLEY 28, WEST ALLEGHENY 17
Preston Johnson 1-yard run with 1:06 left.
10:15 Looks like CV is going to win. Halfback pass Jordan Whitehead halfback pass to QB John George to the 1.
10:11 CV now at West Allegheny 17. 2:25 left.
10:08 Ryan Roberson 39-yard TD run called back because of holding.
10:02 Great job again by Central Valley defense. Forces a three and out.
9:58 West Allegheny takes over at Central Valley 44 with 7:06 left. A sack and personal foul penalties backed up Central Valley.
END OF THIRD QUARTER: CENTRAL VALLEY 21, WEST ALLEGHENY 17
9:42 Central Valley punts. West Allegheny first down at own 15.
9:39 Fourth-and-1, West Allegheny's Stephens stopped for 2-yard loss by CV's Chase Miladin. CV takes over at West Allegheny 42, late in the third.
9:33 Jordan Whitehead looks like cramping up. He's had problems with cramps other times in his career.
9:31 Really, West Allegheny's offense hasn't been able to do much of anything tonight.
9:31 Three and out for West Allegheny
9:29 I came in thinking West Allegheny's defense might be difference. But Central Valley's is just as good. Actually, tonight CV has been better.
CENTRAL VALLEY 21, WEST ALLEGHENY 17
Central Valley goes 66 yards in seven plays and Jordan Whitehead caps with 8-yard TD run. 6:37 left in third.
9:22 QB John George hurting West A with his running.
9:20 West Allegheny goes three and out on first possession
Below, West Allegheny's Christian Stout takes the ball away from B.J. Powell for a first-half interception (Photo by P-G's Matt Freed
9:13 Second half under way
Franklin Regional crushing Gateway 39-10
Upper St. Clair leading Mt. Lebanon, 28-14.
Penn Hills staying with Woodland Hills. Tied, 7-7, at half
Hampton leading Mars 14-7 in third. Hampton trying to go undefeated for first time since 2001
Waynesburg looks to be on its way to playoffs, leading Derry 21-13
FIRST HALF STATS
At least by the stats, Central Valley outplayed West Allegheny. Central Valley held West Allegheny to three first downs in first half and 105 total yards. Central Valley had nine first downs and 156 total yards.
Little surprise. McGuffey beating Washington 14-7 late in the third
8:40 Crazy plays for sure this half. CV's Maurice Sims intercepts pass at 35. While returning it, fumbles and West Allegheny recovers and takes over at own 40 with 1:22 left in half.
8:35 Central Valley goes backwards on its possession. Short punt and West A takes over at CV 44 with 3:08 left in half.
WEST ALLEGHENY 17, CENTRAL VALLEY 14
D.J. Opsatnik gets 43-yard field goal just to go over crossbar
8:28 What a change in momentum. Central Valley looked to be going ahead. B.J. Powell looked like he was heading into the end zone with a long pass catch. But he bobbled the ball a few times trying to catch it. Christian Stout grabbed it at the 2-yard line, returned it to the CV 31 and CV was hit with a personal foul penalty that put the ball at the CV 31.
8:23 Five penalties now for West Allegheny. Not like them.
8:21 Central Valley ball first down at the 23.
8:18 Central Valley outgained West Allegheny, 146-96, in first quarter.
Quaker Valley giving South Fayette a hard time. 21-14 SF at half
Woodland Hills and Penn Hills tied, 7-7
8:15 End of first quarter and we're tied 14-14.
WEST ALLEGHENY 14, CENTRAL VALLEY 14
Great play. Fourth and 3, everyone thinks Whitehead will get ball. They fake handoff to Whitehead on jet sweep. John George keeps and goes 39 yards up middle for TD. Schmidt PAT good. 1:55 left in first.
8:07 Chris Callaghan did so well at QB for CV when John George was hurt. But it's been all George tonight. He is a senior. It is is senior night.
8:06 West Allegheny goes three and out. Central Valley getting lot pressure up front from DLine.
WEST ALLEGHENY 14, CENTRAL VALLEY 7
Central Valley moves 80 yards in 11 plays for score. BJ Powell caps it with 11-yard TD pass from John George. 5:10 left first quarter.
7:59 Central Valley on move. Now at Weest Allegheny 11. Nice mix of pass and run by Central Valley.
WEST ALLEGHENY 14, CENTRAL VALLEY 0
West Allegheny another TD. On second play of possession, Andrew Koester throws to Tyler Scanlon 10 yards downfield. Central Valley defender tries for INT, overruns play, and Scanlon goes rest of way for 55 yard TD play.
Quips rolling again. Aliquippa over Beaver Falls 21-6
7:47 Central Valley turns ball over on downs at WA 44. Third-and-short and fourth-and-short, Whitehead doesn't touch ball either time.
7:43 First play after kickoff, Whitehead speeds 69 yards for TD. Wait. Called back procedure penalty.
WEST ALLEGHENY 7, CENTRAL VALLEY 0
Second play after turnover, Chayse Dillon goes 30 yards for TD. D.J. Opsatnik kick. 11:10 left first quarter.
7:39 Mistake on kickoff. Jordan Whitehead fumbles. West Allegheny Kamren Cornell recovers at Central Valley 30.
7:37 Carla, the wonderful athletic office administrator, press box hostess who has lived in district for 27 years, says she has not seen a crowd this big ever here.
7:35 Late start. TV rules.
A sea of pink awaits Central Valley player entrance to the field
Since 1980, there have been 20 regular-season finales matching undefeated and untied teams. This is the 21st.
Great atmosphere here. Parking lots were pretty much filled by 6 p.m. Mastrangelo Hill outside the stadium is crowded. Root Sports doing the game live on TV.
Press box overflowing with media. John "the Mayor" Lee doing the game with Rob Matzie on "Pickle" radio.