Live Friday blog from showdown of unbeaten teams - Aliquippa at Beaver Falls. Look to the right for updates from other games, courtesy of our Twitter @PGVarsityXtra. If you have a score update, tweet with #WPIAL or send to @PGVarsityXtra with #WPIAL
FINAL: ALIQUIPPA 34, BEAVER FALLS 28
9:52 - Stratton sacked by Keith Olden on fourth down. BF turns ball over.
North Hills beats Pine-Richland 7-0. Elliott King two big sacks on last possession for NH
9:49 - Fourth and 15 for BF at Quips 41 with 1:46 left. BF timeout.
ALIQUIPPA 34, BEAVER FALLS 28
Crazy, crazy play. Terry Swanson 58 TD run. He ran to left, picked up about 15 yards. It looked like he was tackled. An official threw a flag. Swanson apparently never went down. Ran for touchdown. Flag was picked up. No penalty. Good on 2 point conversion pass.
9:38 - Beaver Falls went for it on 4th down. Stopped. Quips take over on 42.
BEAVER FALLS 28, ALIQUIPPA 26
Good stuff here. Quips come back 22-yard TD run by Dravon Henry. QB Fields stopped on keeper for two point. 28-26 with 9:34 left.
9:25 - First play of fourth. Stratton 28 yard TD pass to WVU recruit Sage Curry. Two point pass. 28-20 Beaver Falls
END THIRD QUARTER: BEAVER FALLS 20, ALQUIPPA 20
9:20 - Beaver Falls on move again. To Quips 30
9:14 - Quips punt. Beaver Falls takes over at own 33.
9:11 - Elijah Cottrill playing some on defense now for BF
BEAVER FALLS , ALIQUIPPA 20
Impressive bounce back by BF. 65 yard drive. Capped by Kahlil Caracter 22-yard TD run. Run for two point conversion failed. 5:27 left in third and this is getting good.
9:01 - Terry Swanson back in game for Aliquippa.
ALIQUIPPA 20, BEAVER FALLS 14
Trickery. First play of possession, Dravon Henry takes handoff, throws halfback pass to wide open Patrick Anderson for 39-yard touchdown play. Run failed.
Terry Swanson just carried off field. Might be just cramps.
8:54 - Quips winning field position. Start at BF 39 with 9:18 to go in third quarter.
8:53 - Both teams go 3 and out to start the second half.
8:50 - Quips go 3 and out to start second half. BF takes over at 14.
8:48 - Dravon Henry came in averaging 22 yards a carry. Not tonight. Has 31 yards on nine carries.
Word from North Hills is that all students in student section threw pink powder in air at start of game, like LeBron does before games. Pink powder? Well this is breast cancer awareness month.
Canadian Curt reports Mars crushing Hollidaysburg 54-7 at half
Moon-New Castle tied at 21-21. Three TDs in 30 seconds
McKeesport 21-3 over Kiski Area
North Catholic impressive 14-0 over Neshannock at half
HALFTIME: ALIQUIPPA 14, BEAVER FALLS 14
Beaver Falls won battle in trenches early on but Aliquippa righted itself. Game hasn't been pretty if you consider there were 14 penalties in first half. 14s were wild in first half. Both teams scored 14 and 14 penalties.
STATS: Beaver Falls 118 yards rushing and 40 passing. Kahlil Caracter and Damian Rawl both with 62 yards rushing.
For Aliquippa, Terry Swanson has 89 yards on eight carries. Quips 8 penalties for 70 yards.
ALIQUIPPA 14, BEAVER FALLS 14
On second play of possession, 34-yard TD run by Terry Swanson. Dravon Henry catches two-point pass and we're tied. 2:23 left in half. Swanson just faster than anyone else on BF defense.
8:09 - Quips ball at BF 40 with three min. left in half
8:00 - Aliquippa now with seven penalties.
Woodland Hills 7, Peters Township 3
7:57 - Here come the Quips. 30-yard run by Terry Swanson. Puts Aliquippa at BF 30.
7:55 - I feel momentum starting to change. Quips stop BF. Aliquippa takes over at own 40. 6:57 in half.
North Hills gets TD pass Taylor to Wagner 7-0 over Pine-Richland.
Steel Valley leads South Allegheny 14-7
BEAVER FALLS 14, ALIQUIPPA 6
Quips drive 56 yards on seven plays for TD. Darrien Fields throws 18-yard TD pass to Jyier Turner. 9:24 left in half
BEAVER FALLS 14, ALIQUIPPA 0
Who could've thunk this? Beaver Falls up by two touchdowns. First play of second quarter another TD for BF Dan Stratton 14-yard pass to Damian Rawl out of backfield.
END FIRST QUARTER: BEAVER FALLS 8, ALIQUIPPA 0
Beaver Falls pretty much dominating. Lot of laundry on field. Aliquippa already four penalties and Beaver Falls three.
7:31 - Beaver Falls moving again. Kahlil Caracter 23-yard run. Tigers now at Quips 37. Beaver Falls winning up front and that's why they're moving the ball.
7:28 - Aliquippa turns ball over on downs at BF 31.
BEAVER FALLS 8, ALIQUIPPA 0
7:18 - Aliquippa trailing?? Yep. 71-yard drive Dan Stratton caps it with 9 yard TD pass to Pete Lyons. Stratton hits Lyons for two-point conversion. 5:22 left first quarter. BF ahead 8-0
7:15 - Beaver Falls now on Aliquippa 11.
7:12 - Beaver Falls moving. 26-yard pass from Dan Stratton. Looked like mixup in Aliquippa secondary.
7:05 - Beaver Falls receive. First at 29.
This game is played at Geneva College's Reeves Field. Great place since they renovated it. Packed for this contest. Kickoff momentarily.
*** Some news: Elijah Cottrill is expected to play some for Beaver Falls. Cottrill is a top receiver-defensive back who hasn't played yet this year because of a knee injury. He is one of the best two-sport athletes in the WPIAL (football and basketball). Committed to Akron for football but will also wait to see if anything develops in recruiting for basketball.
*** Heard from a "Mole" in Aliquippa that sophomore Kazeon Pugh already has Division I scholarship. Will have to check on that after the game.
*** It's Senior Night here for Beaver Falls. Good to see Beaver Falls Danny Stratton walk across the field and be honored. He's Beaver Falls starting QB. I must give him a personal shoutout. Kudos to the player and person he has become. His mother passed away a few years ago. He's a starter in basketball and football and Beaver Falls coach Ryan Matsook said college interest is picking up in him as an athlete, meaning he could play a number of different positions. More I-AA colleges are interested and even some I-A MAC schools are starting to show interest. I think the coaching he used to get in AAU basketball has been vital to him (ha ha).
*** This note from Paul Zeise, who is at North Allegheny game. Former Steeler Jason Gildon is on field for senior night. His son is a senior at NA. After the ceremonies, he will leave for Bethel Park, where Seneca Valley plays. He is a Seneca assistant.