70th Anniversary Moments – Randy Cosgrove

This year commemorates the 70th anniversary of when Beaver County’s first radio station, WBVP, was heard over the airwaves for the the first time on May 25, 1948.  To mark the historical event, each week, another “70th Anniversary Moment” will be showcased on the airwaves and published on the station’s online feeds.

Randy Cosgrove on WMBA in 1992. Courtesy of Dr. Michael Sisk.

“Let me tell you, young Mr. Cosgrove, when you are up on the roof of Cleveland Municipal Stadium, you must never pee into the wind”.  Those were the words of legendary Steelers’ broadcaster, Myron Cope,  during halftime of a Steelers – Browns game out on the roof top of the old, long gone stadium sometime during the 1990’s, as spoken to and recalled recently by Randy Cosgrove.  The old Cleveland Municipal stadium, according to Randy Cosgrove, didn’t have any bathrooms that were close enough to the press box for the reporters to be able to use and then get back to their game coverage duties before the break was over, so outhouses were placed on the roof of the ancient facility to accommodate the broadcasters and journalists working in the press box.  It seemed, however that on one very windy day along the Lake Erie shoreline, when Cosgrove traversed up to the roof to use the facilities during halftime, The outhouse was already in use, and to top that off, Myron Cope was relieving himself right out in the open.  It was probably no big deal when you think about it. The roof would certainly have been water proof, nobody would have seen it, Myron needed to pee, and fellow Steelers announcer, Bill Hillgrove was probably getting impatient waiting for Cope’s  return to the play by play broadcast that day,  so Cope had to do what he had to do.  However, the story became legendary when Cope zipped up his pants, buttoned up his overcoat and turned around to  face Cogrove as he was heading back to the stairs.  Evidently a very strong, south westerly wind off of Lake Erie that day had blown most, if not all, of what was meant for the roof surface back on Cope’s clothing, nearly soaking parts of it.  Thus, the perspective of Cope’s quote earlier.  Cosgrove loved to tell that story.  He could imitate Myron Cope’s raspy unique sounding voice almost perfectly.  Cosgrove had a way with words. He could tell stories and hold an audience as good as anybody.  Randy Cosgrove, at that point in time, was working for the Pittsburgh Steelers as their public address announcer.   On Tuesday, December 4th, the wonderful stories and captivating dialogue from Cosgrove were muted, to use a broadcast term, for good as he passed away at age 67 in a Pittsburgh hospital.

In  addition to being able to describe the action on the field with great skill, Randy Cosgrove was a talented player as well, excelling in both basketball and baseball.  He was inducted into the Plum High School Sports hall of fame, and played both sports, including earning four letters in baseball, while attending Ashland University in Ohio.  Randy’s life would continue to revolve around athletics after graduating from Ashland in 1973.  He found work as the the sports information director at Robert Morris University and later on became the Athletic Director at North Hills High School.

Randy Cosgrove, Bob frynkewicz (Fry) and Dave Justice at a WMBA event in 1996. Courtesy of Bob Frynkewicz.

In the late 1980’s, Donn Wuycik was committed to finding and recruiting the best talent for his newly acquired radio station, WMBA in Ambridge.   Wuycik brought Randy Cosgrove aboard to fortify a strong stable of sports announcers that that also included Rob Matzie, Mike Vukovcan, Bob Pompeani, Mark Trombo, Tom Trkula, Bob Milhalik and even Aliquippa head football coach, Don Yanessa,  during that era.  The huge recruiting effort was put in place to accommodate the fact that WMBA was now poised to have a bigger impact than ever, as the station had recently been approved to broadcast 24 hours a day, and no longer was restricted to only carrying live high school sports broadcasts that occurred during the day time hours.  Randy Cosgrove was a key part to the success that WMBA experienced after expanding its coverage to twenty four hours a day.  Cosgrove would settle in on the sidelines  and don a broadcaster’s headset and describe the action from numerous area high school football and basketball games on the evenings and weekends.  In addition to that, he also co hosted a weekend sports talk show  called “More Sports”, and later on, anchored a daily afternoon sports talk show initially called “The Early Line” and later on referred to as “Talkin’ Sports” on WMBA.  Not many people, other than Cosgrove, could have filled the airwaves with enough, interesting information to sustain nearly twenty hours of sports oriented broadcasts every week, but he made it seem effortless. His shows were always well prepared and fun to listen to.

Randy Cosgrove and Jimi Miller broadcast live during Nationality Days on Merchant street in Ambridge on WMBA around 1989. Courtesy of Mike Romigh.

It was more than just sports for Randy Cosgrove.  He had talented writing and reporting skills, and in 1994, was part of a group of WMBA staffers that received a Golden Quill award for coverage that the station provided regarding the crash of USAir flight 427 in Hopewell Township.  He also found time to hit the streets and help sell adverting for WMBA in his first tour of duty, which lasted until 1998, and again during his encore performance with WBVP and WMBA in 2014 and 2015.

In between the two eras when he worked at WBVP and WMBA, Randy Cosgrove was still close to the sports action and enhanced the sports experience with his talents, as he always did on the airwaves, when he served as The Athletic Director for Ambridge Area High School, a post he held from 1998 through 2012.

NFL Hall of Famer, and Beaver falls native, Joe Namath, talks to Randy Cosgrove at a 2014 live broadcast on WBVP and WMBA at the Beaver Falls Elks Club.

In a sales meeting at WBVP and WMBA in 2014, Randy Cosgrove pitched station management on the idea of starting a sports talk show that would air on Saturday mornings .  Cosgrove knew how to sell and said he said those magic words that all radio station mangers love to hear:  “I’ll find a sponsor for the show”.   After hearing that,  It was no surprise that the deal was sealed with station brass, and Cosgrove had permission to see his idea through.  Probably only about 45 minutes after presenting the idea to radio station officials and getting the green light to proceed, the ever ambitious Cosgrove was out in Chippewa Township, PA proposing a sponsorship of his new forthcoming show to Sal’s Ristorante and Bar.  Nobody could say no to the level of passion Randy brought to the table, and by about the time that he had finished his spaghetti and meatballs that day, he had the show sold and ready to go on the air.  Cosgrove’s incarnation, and his lasting legacy at WBVP and WMBA, “The Saturday Sports Slam”,  was born.  Initially the show was co hosted by Cosgrove and current Beaver County Radio Program Director, Frank Sparks.  It continues to air on Saturday Mornings  from 8 until 10 A.M. with Matt Drzik and Greg Benedetti sitting behind the microphone.

Visitation for Randy Cosgrove will be on Friday December 7th from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9. at the Copeland Funeral Home in Coraopolis.  Visitation will also take place at the Coraopolis United Methodist Church form 1 until  2 P.M.  on Saturday, December 8th.

70th Anniversary Moments” is presented by  Abbey Carpet and Floor,  Albert’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing,  Aliquippa Giant Eagle, The Beaver Falls Municipal Authority, Beaver Valley Auto Mall, Beaver Valley Sheet Metal, Castlebrook Development, The Community College Of Beaver County,  Farmers Building and Savings Bank, Freedom United Federal Credit Union, Hank’s Frozen Custard and Mexican food, The Health Huts, Kitchen City, Laughlin Insurance Agency,  Rochester Manor and Villa and Young’s Jewelry and Coins.

 

Former Beaver County Radio Personality Randy Cosgrove passes away at the age of 67

(Beaver Falls, Pa.) Randy Cosgrove, who worked for Beaver County Radio on two different occasions, has passed away at the age of 67 after a long battle with health issues. Cosgrove was probably most widely known for his stint as the Public Address Announcer for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 15 years before resigning in 2012.

Randy Cosgrove and Dave Justice at a WMBA live remote broadcast in 1996. Courtesy of Bob Frynkewicz.

Randy was a wealth of sports knowledge and he loved sharing that with everyone with whom he crossed paths with. Cosgrove was most recently hired as the Athletic Director at Bishop Canevin earlier this year.

Cosgrove started out at WMBA back in 1989 when he hosted a sports talk show on Saturday mornings with Bob Pompeani called “More Sports”.  He eventually moved to weekday afternoons and hosted a show called the “Early Line”.  Later on, the show was named “Talkin’ Sports”.   Cosgrove worked for WMBA until 1998 when he moved on to become the Athletic Director at Ambridge School District,  a position he held until 2012.

Randy Cosgrove, Dr. Michael Sisk and Dante Petrella at a live broadcast on WMBA at Monaca Wal Mart in 1992. Courtesy of Dr. Michael Sisk.

Cosgrove then returned to Beaver County Radio in 2014 as an account executive and started a new Saturday morning sports show along with current Beaver County Radio Program Director, Frank Sparks, called the “Saturday Sports Slam”.  The show continues to air on Saturdays from 8 until 10 and is currently hosted by Matt Drzik and Greg Benedetti.

Randy Cosgrove was a graduate of Plum High School and Ashland University.  In addition to the previously mentioned positions, he also worked at Robert Morris University and The Pennsylvania Special Olympics.  Most recently he resided in Coraopolis, PA where he was active as a church trustee and in youth sports programs. Cosgrove also served for a period of time as an

Randy Cosgrove and Bob Pompeani at Miller and Sons Chevrolet in Aliquippa in 1998. Courtesy of Rosanne Robinson.

Advisory Board Member for Beaver County Children and Youth Services.

Randy will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Our condolences go out to the entire Cosgrove family.

 

 

 

 

Pitt to play Stanford in the Sun Bowl

on Sunday afternoon, it was announced that Pitt would face Stanford in the Sun Bowl on December 31, 2018 .

this will not be either team’s first foray into postseason play in El Paso. Stanford has played in the Sun Bowl four times, making trips in 1977, 1996, 2009 and 2016. Pitt has been there three times before, visiting the Sun City in 1975, 1989 and 2008. During their last trip, the Panthers took part in an infamous 3-0 loss to Oregon State. It was the lowest-scoring bowl game since Air Force and TCU played to a scoreless draw at the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 1959.

This season, Pitt played to a 7-6 record and fell one win short of playing in a New Year’s Day bowl game. However, the game the Panthers needed to win was Saturday’s disappointing 42-10 loss to Clemson in the ACC championship.

Stanford performed similarly to Pitt this season, playing to an 8-4 record. The Cardinal did not win their division, instead coming third in the Pac-12 North behind Washington and Washington State. However, they did account for wins over ranked rivals early in the season, including No. 17 USC on Sept. 8 and No. 20 Oregon on Sept. 20. With that said, they struggled to a 38-17 loss to No. 8 Notre Dame on Sept. 29, while Pitt played the same team close two weeks later.

The two teams are set to meet in El Paso for the 85th annual Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS, with kickoff set for 2 p.m. ET.  Airtime on Beaver County Radio will be 12 noon.

 

Aliquippa Defeats Sharon 41-7, Will Play At Hershey

For the first time since 2015, the Aliquippa Quips will be headed to the State Championships at Hersheypark Stadium. They’ll be playing for the 3A Title after their 41-7 semifinal victory over the Sharon Tigers at Slippery Rock University.

The Quip defense shut down Sharon after an opening-drive touchdown by the Tigers, and MJ Devonshire had four touchdowns for Aliquippa to earn CCBC Player of The Game honors (along with Sharon’s C.J. Parchman).

Aliquippa is now 13-1 and will play District 3 Champion Middletown at noon next Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium. Sharon’s season ends at 10-4.

Colorado overcome’s Crosby’s natural hat trick, beat Penguins 6-3


Avs overcome Crosby’s natural hat trick, beat Penguins 6-3
By MICHAEL KELLY, Associated Press
DENVER (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon put on a show that made Cole Harbour proud, and it was MacKinnon who walked away with bragging rights for the Nova Scotia town.
MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, including one on Gabe Landeskog’s tiebreaking score midway through the third period, and the surging Colorado Avalanche overcame Crosby’s natural hat trick to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Wednesday night.
MacKinnon’s team won the matchup of hometown stars, but Crosby nearly stole it with his 11th career hat trick.
“It’s not easy when Sid gets going,” MacKinnon said. “He starts kind of galloping out there.”
Colorado won its sixth straight game and is 8-0-1 in its last nine.
MacKinnon, 23, and Crosby, 31, are both former No. 1 overall draft picks. They have become offseason training partners and have made TV commercials together. Those things are put aside when they face each other twice a season, but Wednesday’s game might get a second viewing when they get together.
“I’m sure this is a game we will talk about for a while,” MacKinnon said. “We don’t play each other much, so for a regular-season game this is one of the fun ones I’ve been a part of. By Sid getting a hat trick and obviously us getting a big one.”
MacKinnon had an empty-net goal with 29 seconds left, his 18th goal of the season. Samuel Girard, Erik Johnson, Colin Wilson and Carl Soderberg also scored for Colorado, and Mikko Rantanen had two assists.
The Avalanche’s top line of MacKinnon, Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen, who leads the NHL in scoring with 42 points, had eight points and continues to dominate. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan didn’t hesitate when asked if the trio is the best he’s seen this season.
“Yes,” he said. “They’re not easy to contain. They’re three elite players that are all on the same line.”
Sullivan has a two-time Hart Trophy winner in Crosby, and he put on an MVP-worthy performance for the Penguins by erasing a 3-0 deficit by himself.
He struck twice in the final minute of the second period. His first goal came off his own rebound on a breakaway with 52 seconds to go, and he scored again with 10 seconds left with Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth off for holding. Crosby tied it at 4:43 of the third to complete his first hat trick of the season. He has 13 goals.
“Sid tried to will us a win with his effort,” Sullivan said. “I thought he was terrific. He was terrific all night long.”
Landeskog broke the tie with his 15th goal at 10:05. The Penguins pulled Tristan Jarry for an extra skater, but MacKinnon and Soderberg scored to seal it.
“We didn’t give up, so that’s a good thing,” Crosby said. “Still, when you put yourself in that position to get back in the game after coming back from three you want to at least get a point out of it.”
Girard gave Colorado a 1-0 lead with his second goal at 11:19 of the first period. Johnson scored at 5:13 of the second and Wilson made it 3-0 at 7:52.
The Penguins challenged Johnson’s goal for goaltender interference but it was upheld upon review.
NOTES: Colorado D Tyson Barrie missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. … Pittsburgh D Kris Letang, who set a franchise record for games played in Winnipeg on Tuesday, had his four-game point streak snapped. … Colorado is 1-1-1 in the second game of back-to-back sets this season. It is 3-1-0 in the first game. … The first penalty wasn’t called until Crosby drew a holding-the-stick minor 49 seconds into the second period. Colorado’s Alexander Kerfoot got a high-sticking minor 19 seconds later.
UP NEXT
Penguins: Host Philadelphia on Saturday night.
Avalanche: Host St. Louis on Friday night.
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Hines leads Duquesne to 31-10 win in FCS playoffs

Hines leads Duquesne to 31-10 win in FCS playoffs
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A.J. Hines turned a screen pass into a 71-yard touchdown for the lead, rushed for 175 yards and another score and Duquesne defeated Towson 31-10 in a relentless downpour on Saturday to advance to the second round of the FCS playoffs.
The Dukes (9-3), who lost to William & Mary in 2015 in their only other FCS playoff appearance, will travel again next Saturday, taking on No. 5 seed South Dakota State (8-2).
In the first two quarters, Duquesne managed only a Mitch Maczura 32-yard field goal to end the second half, trailing 10-3.
But Daquan Worley scored up the middle on a 48-yard run early in the third quarter to tie the game before Hines took Daniel Parr’s pass to the end zone. Parr capped a 10-play drive with a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter before Hines went in from 3 yards out for the final points.
The Tigers, making their first playoff appearance since 2013 and third overall, scored on Tom Flacco’s 34-yard pass to Jabari Allen in the first quarter and Aidan O’Neill’s field goal in the second quarter.
The passing games suffered in the harsh conditions with Flacco completing only 10 of 33 passes for 127 yards with Parr 6 of 19 for 144. Duquesne outrushed the Tigers 282-230.

Miami tops No. 24 Pitt 24-3

Miami wins regular-season finale, tops No. 24 Pitt 24-3
By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The biggest contribution that a Miami player made on the Hurricanes’ regular-season finale against Pittsburgh apparently came a night before kickoff, when Jaquan Johnson addressed his teammates.
He likened adversity to quicksand, and talked about how to escape.
“It really hit us hard, in the heart,” running back Travis Homer said.
Homer was apparently listening, as were plenty of other Hurricanes. Homer needed only eight carries to rush for 168 yards, DeeJay Dallas ran back a punt for one of his two scores and Miami knocked off No. 24 Pittsburgh 24-3 on Saturday.
“I think our guys rose to the occasion,” Miami coach Mark Richt said. “It was very obvious that it was a dominating defensive performance, and I thought it was a dominating special-teams performance as well.”
The Hurricanes (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) yielded only 200 yards, held Pitt to a 1-for-15 effort on third-down conversion tries and forced 12 punts in a game where they yielded only 11 first downs. Miami also had six sacks and 14 tackles for loss.
“We’re 7-5,” cornerback Michael Jackson Sr. said, “but we’re not a 7-5 defense.”
Dallas also had a rushing touchdown for the Hurricanes, saying afterward he’s gotten valuable help in recent days from a sports psychologist. And Homer is up to 969 yards this season, and would have a chance to become the 10th runner in Miami history with a 1,000-yard season if he gets 31 in the bowl game. His career rushing total is now 1,979 yards, which moved him four yards past Frank Gore for 12th on the Hurricanes’ list.
“Travis was the spark tonight,” Dallas said.
Kenny Pickett completed 14 of 22 passes for 130 yards for Pitt (7-5, 6-2), which had already locked up the ACC’s Coastal Division and a berth in next weekend’s conference title game against Clemson. It was a reversal of last season, when Miami had the Coastal clinched and lost to Pitt in the regular-season finale for both clubs.
“That’s the most talented defense we’ve faced by far,” Pickett said.
Homer’s 64-yard touchdown in the third quarter put Miami up 17-3, and matched the longest scoring run of his Miami career. It also continued his knack for breaking big plays for scores; he has 12 rushing TDs for the Hurricanes, the average length of them being 27 yards.
Dallas scored on a 65-yard punt return in the second quarter, giving Miami one of those for the second straight week. The one last week came from Jeff Thomas, who left the Hurricanes on Wednesday — team officials said he was dismissed, while Thomas claimed that his departure was by mutual decision.
Either way, it didn’t derail Miami on its Senior Day, even with the passing game struggling again. N’Kosi Perry completed only six of 24 passes for 52 yards, though was hurt by no fewer than seven dropped passes. It was the lowest passing total Miami posted in an ACC game, four yards shy of the 56 the Hurricanes managed against Georgia Tech in 2007.
Alex Kessman’s 40-yard field goal for Pitt late in the third quarter allowed the Panthers to avoid the shutout. This was the first ACC season since 2009 that there were no shutouts in conference games.
“Ran into a buzzsaw today,” Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said.
THE TAKEAWAY
Pittsburgh: The Panthers had won four straight before Saturday, averaging 40.8 points in those games. It was Pitt’s lowest point total since 2010 — a 31-3 loss to Miami.
Miami: The Hurricanes’ bowl game gives Richt a chance at winning at least eight games for the 17th time in his 18 seasons as a head coach. Miami still has not had a one-game streak of anything under Richt, whose Hurricane tenure has gone thusly — four wins, then four losses, then 15 wins, then four losses, then five wins, then four losses and, now, two wins.
POLL IMPLICATIONS
The Panthers will almost certainly fall out of the AP Top 25 after one week. The last time Pitt lasted more than two consecutive weeks in the poll was 2009. This current appearance was only the fifth for Pitt in the last 142 editions of the AP Top 25.
WILD COASTAL
The Coastal this year featured Pitt losing to North Carolina, North Carolina going 0-7 in all other ACC games, Miami rolling past Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech beating Virginia and Virginia beating Miami. In other words, the Coastal made minimal sense.
UP NEXT
Pittsburgh: Faces Clemson in ACC title game at Charlotte, North Carolina on Dec. 1.
Miami: Awaits bowl-destination announcement on Dec. 2.
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McSorley helps No. 15 Penn State rout Maryland 38-3

McSorley helps No. 15 Penn State rout Maryland 38-3
By TRAVIS JOHNSON, The Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Just before he ran out of the Beaver Stadium tunnel for the last time, Trace McSorley gathered his teammates and made a promise he probably didn’t have to make.
“I just said, ‘I promise you guys that I’m going to leave everything out there today,'” McSorley said following No. 15 Penn State’s 38-3 victory over Maryland on Saturday.
But they’ve already come to expect that from No. 9 — the program’s winningest quarterback.
McSorley completed 12 of 22 passes for 230 yards and had a hand in three touchdowns to power No. 15 Penn State (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten, No. 12 CFP) to its third straight win and help its chances at playing in a New Year’s Six bowl game.
The senior dual-threat added 64 rushing yards on 11 carries for the Nittany Lions and made good on his promise by doing literally everything he could to ensure a win.
He threw a 34-yard bullet through freezing rain to KJ Hamler on the game’s first play, sprinted downfield to throw a block that opened Miles Sanders up for a 35-yard run on the next, then skipped into the end zone from 3 yards out to cap the quick opening drive.
McSorley added another touchdown run two possessions later when he scrambled through a pair of defenders up the middle for 20 yards and a 14-3 lead. Later, his teammates jumped up and down on the sideline when the shifty running opted to bowl over Maryland safety Jordan Mosley, rather than juke around him in the open field, to pick up 17 on 3rd-and-15.
“With Trace, it’s not the sexy quote that you guys are looking for, but It’s consistency,” Penn State coach James Franklin said. “You love Trace as what you want in all your players because he’s the same guy every day. The guy hasn’t had a bad day in five years.”
Ricky Slade added 8- and 1-yard touchdown runs and tight end Pat Freiermuth caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from McSorley in the fourth quarter.
Sanders finished with 128 yards on 14 carries, Hamler caught three passes for 90 yards and Jake Pinegar added a 25-yard field goal for the Nittany Lions who won their third straight.
Tyrrell Pigrome completed 14 of 23 passes for 185 yards but was sacked five times for the Terrapins (5-7, 3-6). They will miss out on a bowl trip for the third time since joining the Big Ten.
Maryland kicker Joseph Petrino made a 26-yard field goal to break the shutout.
“We obviously left some plays out on the field today,” Maryland interim coach Matt Canada said. “I’m disappointed in that for our players. It’s hard to see that happen when you know how bad they wanted it.”
SHUTDOWN D
Since it was shredded by No. 4 Michigan on Nov. 3, Penn State’s defense has played near-flawless football.
The Nittany Lions notched five sacks and 15 tackles for loss on the afternoon. They finished the season with 33 stops behind the line of scrimmage over the final three weeks. Controlling the edges was a focus against the Terps who racked up 353 and 339 rushing yards in each of their last two games.
But Maryland speedster Anthony McFarland was held in check all afternoon. He finished with just 12 yards on six carries while Javon Leake led the Terps with 34 rushing yards on 11 touches.
“Guys wanted to have no regrets,” Penn State safety Nick Scott said. “Finishing it off the right way was something that was huge for us.”
THE TAKEAWAY
Maryland: A year that began with the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair following a team workout in the spring ends on a 4-game losing streak for the Terrapins who’ll miss out on a bowl game for a second straight season. The program will have to make a call on Canada, but Maryland has a nice class of freshman to give whoever takes over a young core to build around.
Penn State: The Nittany Lions spent much of this season trying to iron wrinkles out on offense with a new coordinator and a few fresh skill players. Their defense, meanwhile, spent the last three weeks of the season blossoming. After giving up 42 points to No. 4 Michigan in Ann Arbor on Nov. 3, Penn State allowed just 10, seven and three over its last three games. Much of that success can be traced to a front seven that helped produce 43 sacks on the season.
UP NEXT:
Maryland: Season over.
Penn State: Await bowl destination.
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Steel Valley Wins 2A Title, Ends South Side’s Season

Much like their species counterpart in Rochester, the Rams of South Side Beaver suffered a repeat occurrence at the worst time.

Much like in Week 9, the Rams could not stop the Ironmen from Munhall, as Steel Valley wins their second 2A football title in three years, defeating South Side 48-6 at Joe Walton Stadium on the campus of Robert Morris University. This is the Rams’ second defeat to Steel Valley, having lost 53-6 at the end of the regular season.

Steel Valley improves to 12-1 and advance to the PIAA semifinals. South Side Beaver’s season ends at 10-4.