McMURRAY, Pa. — Mt. Lebanon remained undefeated, moving to 3-0, with an impressive 31-0 blowout win over Peters Township, who also entered the game with a pair of wins. The name of the game was field position and big plays, and Mt. Lebanon was able to take advantage of both early and often.
In the first quarter, Mt. Lebanon was able to put themselves into a position on a big punt return by Elijah Heidenreich put the Blue Devils immediately near the red zone. While they got stuffed at the one-yard line on fourth down, Peters Township failed to get out of their own end zone. A punt and a quick reception by Heidenreich once again had Mt. Lebo on the doorstep.
They punched it in to start off the scoring on a shuffle pass to Jack Smith, where he rumbled and stumbled his way into the end zone. Peters Township failed to rebound, and Mt. Lebanon found Brendan Anderson on a bomb that set up a short field goal to give the Blue Devils a 10-0 lead at the half.
Mt. Lebanon started their first possession of the second half at about midfield when the Blue Devils forced a fumble on the first drive of the half. Quarterback Joseph Daniels then started to make it rain with deep balls that put the game away.
Daniels connected with Michael Beiersdorf to go up 17-0. Alex Tecza picked off the first pass on the ensuing drive and another big pass led to a quarterback sneak that put Mt. Lebo up 24-0. Finally, Daniels put the exclamation point on the game with a long bomb to Elijah Heidenreich that made it 31-0 and effectively ended any chance of a comeback.
Mt. Lebanon will see a strong test next week as they host Canon-McMillan, while Peters Township will look to rebound on the road as they head to Penn Trafford.