The play on the field made the the turf at Heinz Field look like a showroom floor.
There were more penalties and turnovers than points, as an early 2nd-quarter safety provided the meager difference in Quaker Valley’s first ever WPIAL Championship victory in football; a 2-0 victory over the Aliquippa Quips.
Bob Barrickman has the recap from Heinz Field:
Quaker Valley, despite four turnovers, improves to 12-1 and will play either Sharon or Forest Hills in the PIAA 3A Semfinal on December 1 or 2. Aliquippa loses in the WPIAL title game for the 2nd consecutive year.
M.J. Devonshire (Aliquippa) and Ryan Jackovic (Quaker Valley) were selected as the CCBC Players of the Game.
Tonight’s playoff game between steel valley and riverside was a nail bitter almost the whole game. Neither team was able to put up any points in the first quarter at all. During the second riverside was able to finally get a touchdown with the extra point. The third quarter of this game was completely on the defense. Neither team was able to get even a first down the entire quarter. Steel Valley was able to tie the game up late into the fourth. In the closing moments of the fourth riverside attempted to get off a field goal but unfortunately it was no good. In overtime riverside was able to get a field goal on they’re first drive making it Riverside 10 Steel Valley 7. Very shortly after that Steel Valley was able to complete a touchdown on they’re drive and ending the game with a final of Steel Valley 13 Riverside 10.
1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA’s Bob Barrickman and Tom Hays have the call from Martorelli Stadium in West View of this 2017 WPIAL Class 2-A Semifinals high school football playoff game as the Riverside Panthers battle the defending champion Steel Valley Ironmen. Zach Ulrich will also have the Freedom United Federal Credit Union side line reports throughout the game. If you can’t tune into our Broadcast you can listen to it on the Trib-Live sports network by clicking the logo below at 7pm……….
The Riverside Panthers are headed to the 2A Semifinals in the WPIAL High School Football Playoffs, and they will be playing the Steel Valley Ironmen at 7:30 on the campus of North Hills.
But before they did that, they joined the Beaver County Radio Sports crew for some wings and talk on last night’s Coaches Corner. Coach Ron Sciarro was the guest of honor, and he spoke about what his team’s plan for dealing with the defending state champions would be:
This is the fourth meeting in the last two seasons between the Panthers and Ironmen, with Steel Valley winning the prior three. The last meeting was a 48-28 loss for Riverside back in Week 1.
Coverage on Beaver County Radio begins at 7:00 pm for Friday night’s game.
Three teams remain in the WPIAL Playoffs for high school football, and two of them will duke it out for a championship at Heinz Field.
#1 Aliquippa (12-0) will take on #2 Quaker Valley (11-1) in the 3A Championship at Heinz Field on Saturday, in a rematch of a Week 7 battle of undefeateds in the Beaver Valley Conference (Aliquippa won 22-7). Pre-game on Beaver County Radio is at 10:30 AM, kick-off is at 11:00 AM.
#4 Riverside, coming off a 42-14 victory over #12 Avonworth, will now play #1 Steel Valley in the 2A Semifinals at Martorelli Stadium (North Hills). This will be a rematch of a Week 1 tilt where Steel Valley earned a 48-28 victory over the Panthers. Pre-game on Beaver County Radio is 7:00pm Friday night, kick-off is at 7:00pm.
Here’s the full schedule for Week 3 of the Playoffs; local teams are designated in bold.
Friday (all games at 7:30)
#1 California vs. #4 Imani Christian at Peters Township
#2 Clairton vs. #3 Jeannette at Elizabeth Forward
#1 Steel Valley vs. #4 Riverside at North Hills
#2 Washington vs. #3 CW North Catholic at Moon
Saturday (all games at Heinz Field)
3A #1 Aliquippa vs. #2 Quaker Valley at 11:00 AM
#3 Thomas Jefferson vs. #4 Montour at 8:00 PM
#1 Penn-Trafford vs. #2 Gateway at 5:00 PM
#1 Pine-Richland vs. #2 Central Catholic at 2:00 PM
1230 WBVP’s Bob Barrickman and Jason Colangelo have the call from Peters Township High School of this 2017 WPIAL Class 1-A Quarterfinals high school football playoff game as the Rams battle the Jayhawks. Zach Ulrich will also have the Freedom United Federal Credit Union side reports through out tonight’s game. The winner of the game will move onto the Semi-Finals next week and play the winner of Clairton and Carmichaels. If you can’t tune into the game you can listen online at 7pm tonight by click the Trib-Live banner below…….
1460 WMBA’s Tom Hays and Bruce Frey have the call from Central Valley High School of this 2017 WPIAL Class 3-A Semifinals high school football playoff game as the Quips battle the Bobcats. The Winner of tonight’s game will move onto the WPIAL Championship at Heinz Field against the winner of the other semifinal between Quaker Valley and Seton La Salle. If you can’t tune into the game you can click on the Trib-Live Banner below at 7pm to listen to the game online…………