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Week 3 of the 2017 season is in the books and here’s your game recaps from our coverage of Beaver County schools.
Elwood City 28 Beaver Falls 0
For the first time since 2015, the Ellwood City football team won a football game. The 28-0 win over Beaver Falls was also the first win for head coach Nick Hand.
Ellwood City’s last win came on October 23, 2015 and their last win over Beaver Falls came in 2011.
The star of the game for the Wolverines was defensive back Luca Botti who intercepted two passes, taking one back for a touchdown.
Other touchdowns for Ellwood City came from Andrew O’Brien (17 yard run), Ricky Pitrelli (8 yard run and a 9 yard run).
For the game, Pitrelli finished with 15 carries for 69 yards and O’Brien had 10 carries for 66 yards.
Moon 26 Hampton 24
Dramatic win for the Moon Tigers as kicker Nick Morrow nailed a 21 yard field goal with 9 seconds left to lift them over Hampton. It was a great rebound performance for Moon to earn them their second win of the season.
Moon led 16-10 at the half before Hampton came back in the 4th quarter to take the lead.
Offensively, quarterback Cole Koneiczka led the Tigers with 186 yards passing and 3 touchdowns (2 passing and 1 rushing).
Next up for Moon (2-2, 1-1) is a trip to North Hills (1-2, 2-2).
Rochester 48 Sto-Rox 16
The Rochester Rams remained undefeated (3-0) on the season with a convincing 32 point win over Sto-Rox. The Rochester ground attack accumulated 338 yards on the ground.
Quarterback Mahlik Strozier led the Rams with 141 yards rushing (2 touchdowns) while running back Caleb Collins rushed for 116 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Others scoring for Rochester were Tyreek Sherod (38 yard reception) and Dahrell Duke (6 yard run).
Blackhawk 43 Indiana 13
Junior running back Kenny Gawley led Blackhawk to their first win of the season. Gawley rushed for 193 yards and rushed for 3 touchdowns to lead the Cougars.
Others scoring for Blackhawk were Payton Stewart (35 yard run), Vince Graterri (2 and 1 yard runs).
Hopewell 47 Yough 27
Hopewell won their third straight game by outscoring Yough 21-0 in the second half. Running back DeShaun Sanders led the Vikings by rushing for 136 yards and two touchdowns.
Senior Tyler Sabo kicked off the scoring with a 89 yard kickoff return for a score. Sabo Aldo scored on a 65 yard fumble return while Garrett Nicol rushed for 3 Hopewell touchdowns.
Hopewell (3-1, 1-0) are on the road next week at Mohawk.
Aliquippa 52 Freeport 0
The shutout streak for the Aliquippa defense continues as they blank Freeport. Through four the Quips defense has allowed a single point.
They were so good Friday night that they only allowed Freeport 11 total yards. Junior star MJ Devonshire scored 3 touchdowns including an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Aliquippa star running back Avante McKenzie continued his great season as he rushed for a game-high 179 yards. Xavier Henry also scored two touchdowns on a 5 yard run and on a 29 yard catch.
Freedom 19 Brentwood 14
Dramatics at Freedom as the Bulldogs pulled out a last-minute win over Brentwood. With the game tied at 14 late in the fourth, Cody Ross’s long run setup up a 22 yard field goal by Carson Gilarno. The Bulldogs then added a safety by linebacker Chase Komara.
Quarterback Zach Rosa led Freedom offensively with 153 yards rushing and 44 yards passing. Running back Kyle Borgman rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown.
New Castle 35 Ambridge 7, Central Valley 52 North Catholic, Neshannock 49 New Brighton, West Allegheny 49 Chartiers Valley 29, Laurel 35 South Side 7