(Center Twp., Beaver County, Pa.) On a cloudy early fall evening the Central Valley Warriors hosted the Blackhawk Cougars at Sarg Alberts Stadium on the campus of the Central Valley School District.
Central Valley came into the game undefeated with a 5-0 over all record and 2-0 in the Class 4 A Parkway Conference. The visiting Cougars came into the game with a 3-2 record over all and 2-0 in the 4 A Parkway Conference and looking to put a damper on Central Valley’s Homecoming. The winner of the game would take control of first place in the Parkway.
Beaver County Radio’s Bob Barrickman and John Perrotto called the game on 99.3 FM, 1230 WBVP, Facebook Live, and Beaver County Radio Dot Com.
The Cougars won the coin toss and chose to receive the ball. The Cougars fumbled the kick-off and the Warriors recovered. One play later Deniro Simpson caught a 35 yard pass for the touchdown and the extra point was good and the Warriors led 7-0. early in the first quarter.
After a Blackhawk three and out the Warriors drove 61 yards for the score capping it off with a 31 yard connection from Antwon Johnson to Jayvin Thompson for the touchdown. The extra point was good and the Warriors led 14-0 midway through the first period.
After another three and out by the Cougars the Warriors took over and drove down the field again on a Bret FitzSimmons with a 37-yard rushing touchdown. The extra point was good and the Warriors led 21-0 with three minutes left in the first period.
The Cougars aided by good defense and a host of Central Valley penalties settled things down and then started a drive of their own that ended up with a failed fourth down conversion on the Warriors 45 with 2:32 left in the half. The Warriors drove down and attempted a 48 yard field goal that was no good with one minute left in the first half. The two teams went to the intermission with the Warriors leading 21-0.
Central Valley took the second half kick-off and drove down the field for a touchdown. FitzSimmons capped the drive with a carry into the end zone. The extra point was good and the Warriors led 28-0 early in the third quarter.
After a Blackhawk drive stalled out FitzSimmons ran into the endzone with his third touchdown of the game. The extra point was good and the Warriors led 35-0 midway through the third quarter. The mercy rule then came into play.
Tyler Young tacked on another touchdown for the Warriors with 10 minutes left in the game. The extra point was good and the Warriors led 42-0 which ended up being the final score.
The Warriors are now tied for first place with Aliquippa and continue their now