PITTSBURGH—The Westinghouse Bulldogs opened their City League title defense with a resounding win, blowing out the Perry Commodores 52-6.
The Bulldogs showcased a new-look offense predicated on running the ball after making it to the 2A State Championship game last season behind quarterback Keyshawn Morsillo’s aerial attack.
The two teams ate up most of the first quarter with respective drives that looked promising but stalled near midfield: Westinghouse athlete Kyshawn Robinson, who has a host of Power Five offers including Pitt, West Virginia and Penn State, showcased his rushing ability early, bouncing out of tackles with ease.
A high snap on a punt attempt deep in their own territory nearly spelled disaster for Westinghouse early on, but the Bulldogs’ defense came up with a fourth-down interception.
The Bulldogs broke the ice soon after on a 66-yard touchdown run from quarterback Khalil Green.
Perry answered back immediately with a 70-yard score from Julian Walker. A failed two-point conversion attempt kept the game tied 6-6.
Westinghouse regained the lead on a 49-yard swing pass touchdown reception from Ty Abrams. From there, the rout was on. Bulldogs’ defensive end Josiah Collins recovered a fumble for a scoop-and-score, and the first successful PAT of the game made it 19-6.
Running back Shane Carter galloped in from the edge of the red zone midway through the second as the Bulldogs began to pile on.
A one-yard tote from running back Khalil Mitchell made it 32-6 at the half. Perry senior Taymir Smalls timed the snap perfectly on the extra point attempt, vaulting over the offensive line to block the kick.
Mitchell added another touchdown in the third quarter, while Laimon Bates Jr. added a pair of rushing scores on the way to the 52-6 victory.
Westinghouse (2-0) moves on to face the USO Eagles on Thursday, September 14. Perry (0-3) will face the Taylor Allderdice Dragons on Friday, September 15.