COLLIER TWP., Pa. — While James Franklin may have been in attendance to view Chartiers Valley star and Penn State commit Lamont Payne, he may as well have been getting a scouting edge on the host of talented athletes on the undefeated Aliquippa football team.
Behind three touchdowns from star running back Tiqwai Hayes, the Quips (8-0, 6-0) put on a show in front of the big-name coach, dominating Chartiers Valley (1-8, 1-5) 61-7.
Aliquippa threw almost all of the punches but struck first when Quentin Goode connected with Dorius Moreland who ran in most of an 80-yard catch and run. The Quips forced a three-and-out and immediately got back to work.
Tiqwai Hayes ripped off a 67-yard rush to cap off a 75-yard drive that had the Quips up 14-0 just a few minutes into the game. Aliquippa got another stop and started the next possession at the 48-yard line. They picked up a few first downs, then John Tracy ran in a 20-yarder to make it 21-0.
Aliquippa forced a fumble on the next drive, and Hayes punched in his second touchdown a few plays later from just 12 yards out. A sack led to the final fumble of the first quarter, but one that had the Quips up 35-0 after just one frame. Tracy scored from just five yards out, which is where Aliquippa recovered the fumble.
It did not take long for the Quips to add to that, either. A longer drive by this game’s standards was capped off by a five-yard touchdown run, a third of the night for Hayes.
Chartiers Valley got some life when Payne intercepted a pass near his own end zone, but a sack-fumble led to an Aliquippa touchdown. Moreland had the scoop and score for his second touchdown of the night, and Aliquippa led 49-0. The first half was not over, though.
The Quips forced a turnover with a fourth down stop, and Isaiah Martinez punched in a touchdown, the Quips took a 55-0.
Even that was not it for the first half, though, as the Quips seemed to have something to prove. The Quips blocked a punt, and Cameron Lindsay converted a fourth and one rush with a 31-yard touchdown that extended the lead to 61-0 at the half.
The mercy rule was into place at halftime and the scoring died down from there. Chartiers Valley recovered a pad snap on a punt attempt and scored a touchdown to end the shut out.
Aliquippa will have a huge game next week against Central Valley while Chartiers Valley will finish up the season against Ambridge.