“Thru the Eyes of Sly Washington” WPIAL 3A Final, Aliquippa vs. Central Valley

(Pittsburgh, Pa.) In our second edition this weekend of “Thru the Eyes of Sly Washington” we are off to Heinz Field and the WPIAL 3A Championship. It was a rematch of a game from earlier in the season when The Central Valley Warriors dominated the Aliquippa Quips at the Pit in Aliquippa. The Quips had revenge on their minds heading into kick-off. Beaver County Radio’s Bob Barrickman, Tom Hays and Bruce Fry had the call of the action.

WPIAL Gold on the line and this time the game was a totally different  it was all defense in the first half  until Aliquippa found the end zone with 22 seconds left till the intermission when Running Back Isaiah Towler found Wide Receiver Chinua Soloman in the end zone with a 12 yard touchdown pass. Aliquippa took a 6-0 lead into the half after the failed PAT. The Quips and Warriors both had numerous chances to score in the hird quarter but the score remained 6-0 after three quarters in favor of the Quips. The fourth quarter told a differnet story when Central Valley found the end zone on a 6 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Ameer Dudley found Running Back Jaylen Guy and the Warriors tied the game at six missing the extra point the game stayed tied at the end of regulation play.  In overtime The Warriors got the ball first and scoered on the first play when Wide Receiver Michael Barbuto took the sweep into the end zone from ten yards out. They added the extra point and made it 13-6, Then it was the Quips turn and on the second play of their possession Towler took it in from 11 yards out and made the score 13-12. The Quips, who are not really known for kicking field goals, went for two and the win Towler was stopped two yards short of the Goal Line and the Warriors would go on to win the 3A WPIAL Championship and advance to the PIAA State Play-offs. Central Valley will be off next week then play either Friday November 29th, or Saturday November 30th against a opponent to be determined, time and site will also be determined at a later date. The Quips finished another impressive season by making their 12th consecutive trip to play in a WPIAL Championship Game.

Check out all of the action from Heinz Field below in this edition of “Thru the Eyes of Sly Washington”  ……

 

 

“Thru the Eyes of Sly Washington” WPIAL 2A Semi-Final, Riverside vs. Avonworth

(Imperial, Pa.) In the first of two editions of “Thru the Eyes of Sly Washington” we ere off to Imperial and West Allegheny High School for the WPIAL 2A Semi-final as the upstart Riverside Panthers were playing the Avonworth Antolopes for the chance to advance to the WPIAL Championship next weekend.

It was a rough Friday night for the Panthers as they struggled to put numbers on the board. Avonworth started the first quarter off with a touchdown and carried that momentum into the second quarter with another touchdown. The Lopes missed the extra point  ending the half with a 13-0. Avonworth didn’t take their foot off the gas in the second half scoring  another two touchdowns. Avonworth headed into the fourth quarter leading  27-0.  Avonworth continued to put numbers on the board, invoking  the mercy rule but the Panthers refused to go down without a fight scoring two touchdwns in the fourth quarter.  In the end the Lopes cruised to a 41-14 victory and a trip to Norwin for the WPIAL Championship next weekend against the Washington LIttle Prexies who defeated Brentwood 20-14 in the other semi-final game.

The Panthers season comes to an end after an impressive play-off run that saw them being the only team out of the MAC to advance to the semi-finals. Check out all of the action below in “Thru the Eyes of Sly Washington”…..

 

Central Valley Wins 3A WPIAL Championship!!

(Pittsburgh, PA) In a rematch of a game that happened just three weeks ago where Central Valley did what not a lot of teams have in the History of the Pit beat Aliquippa 45-6 on their home turf. In the rematch at Heinz Field with the WPIAL Gold on the line the game was a little different. In the championship game it was all dwefense early r one where it was tied at zero. Through the second quarter the chess match continued until Aliquippa found the end zone with 22 seconds left in the half when Running Back Isaiah Towler found Wide Receiver Chinua Soloman in the end zone with a 12 yard touchdown pass. Aliquippa took a 6-0 lead into the half after the failed PAT. The Quips and Warriors all had many chances to score nd the score remained 6-0 till the fourth quarter when Central Valley found the end zone on a 6 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Ameer Dudley found Running Back Jaylen Guy and the Warriors tied the game at six. In overtime The Warriors got the ball first and scoered on the first play when Wide Receiver Michael Barbuto took the sweep into the end zone from ten yards out. They added the extra point and made it 13-6 when the Quips got the ball in OT. On the second play of their possession Towler took it in from 11 yards out and made the score 13-12. The Quips, who are not really known for kicking field goals, went for two and the win Towler was stopped two yards short of the Goal Line and the Warriors would go on to win the 3A WPIAL Championship and will be off next week then play either Friday November 29th, or Saturday November 30th against a opponent to be determined, time and site will also be determined at a later date.

Avonworth Defeats Riverside 41-14

It was a rough Friday night for Riverside as they struggled to put numbers on the board. Avonworth started the first quarter off with a touchdown and carried that momentum into the second quarter with another touchdown. They were not able to get the kick for the second, ending the half at 13-0. The beat-down did not stop in the second half as Avonworth scored another two touchdowns, going into the fourth quarter at 27-0. Riverside did not want to take this lying down. As Avonworth continued to put numbers on the board, causing the mercy rule to go into effect, the Panthers fought back with two touchdowns. Despite Riverside’s efforts, the game ended 41-14 in favor of Avonworth.

You can listen to the post game here:

 

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“Thru the Eyes of Sly Washington” New Brighton vs. Avonworth WPIAL Quarter Finals Friday November 8, 2019

(Ambridge, Pa.) In this weeks edition of “Thru the Eyes of Sly Washington” we travel to Moe Rubenstein Stadium in Ambridge and WPIAL Class 2A Quarter Final matchup between the New Brighton Lions and the  Avonworth Antolopes. The game was a rematch of a non-conference game that the two teams played earlier this year at Oak Hill Field in New Brighton that the Antolopes won 21-13.

Avonworth proved to be too much of a challenge for the Lions. The Lopes got the scoring started on the first drive witha 23 yard TD catch by Theo Newhouse. On Avonworth’s next drive, they managed to get into the endzone again after a 54 yard run by Jax Miller. The 2nd quarter was quiet from a scoring perspective. Avonworth failed to get into the endzone twice on 4th and goal. Also, after the Antelopes muffed a punt, New Brighton managed to get to the 5 yard line before their drive stalled as well. The score at the half was 14-0 Avonworth.

New Brighton managed to make the game interesting with 9 seconds left in the 3rd. CCBC player of the game Nya Green caught a 5 yard TD pass to bring the Lions within 8, but a blocked extra point prevented them from getting any closer. On Avonworth’s next play, Jax Miller went 55 yards for a TD, bringing the score to 21-6. A few more scores occurred in the closing minutes of the game, but New Brighton never managed to get within 2 scores of Avonworth. The final score of the game was 38-13 Avonworth.

In the mean time check out this weeks edition of “Thru the Eyes os Sly Washington” below….

Avonworth Pummels New Brighton 38-13

Avonworth proved to be too much of a challenge for the Lions this evening. The Lopes got the scoring started on the first drive witha 23 yard TD catch by Theo Newhouse. On Avonworth’s next drive, they managed to get into the endzone again after a 54 yard run by Jax Miller. The 2nd quarter was quiet from a scoring perspective. Avonworth failed to get into the endzone twice on 4th and goal. Also, after the Antelopes muffed a punt, New Brighton managed to get to the 5 yard line before their drive stalled as well. The score at the half was 14-0 Avonworth.

New Brighton managed to make the game interesting with 9 seconds left in the 3rd. CCBC player of the game Nya Green caught a 5 yard TD pass to bring the Lions within 8, but a blocked extra point prevented them from getting any closer. On Avonworth’s next play, Jax Miller went 55 yards for a TD, bringing the score to 21-6. A few more scores occurred in the closing minutes of the game, but New Brighton never managed to get within 2 scores of Avonworth. The final score of the game was 38-13 Avonworth.


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Scores from across the Valley Friday November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019:

 

New Brighton
Avonworth          @ Ambridge       1230 WBVP-AM and 99.3 FM
13
38   Final
Derry
Central Valley   @North Allegheny                                     1460 WMBA
7
42   Final
                        WPIAL Class 5A  1st Round Play-offs      
Peters Twp.
Moon
37
7   Final
Bethel Park
Gateway
13
17   Final
Upper St. Claire
Penn Trafford
7
31  Final
McKeesport
Penn Hills
35
20   Final
                        WPIAL Class 4A 1st Round Play-offs      
Blackhawk
Thomas Jefferson
0
49   Final
Belle Vernon
South Fayette
41
30    Final
                        WPIAL Class 3A 1st Round Play-offs      
South Park
Aliquippa       (@Ambridge)
7
21    Final
Derry
Central Valley
7
42    Final
                        WPIAL Class 2A 1st Round Play-offs      
New Brighton
Avonworth
13
38  Final
Freedom
Washington
0
28  Final
Brentwood
Neshannock
20
0  Final
Mc Guffey
Riverside
27
41  Final
                        WPIAL Class 1A 1st Round Play-offs      
Clairton
Cornell
39
0   Final
West Greene
Sto-Rox
07
24     Final