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West Mifflin Rushes Past Seton LaSalle, 26-21



West Mifflin running back Armand Hill
Photos by Jared Todhunter

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — On a beautiful October night, West Mifflin (3-4, 2-1) defeated Seton LaSalle (4-3, 1-1) in a one-sided affair led by the Titans’ seemingly unstoppable rushing attack, 26-21. By the end of the game’s first quarter, West Mifflin had already run for over 100 yards and three touchdowns.

Seton LaSalle started out with the ball, but a quick three-and-out forced a punt from their own end zone. A large return set West Mifflin up at the Seton LaSalle 12-yard-line. It was from there that West Mifflin’s DelRon White ran it in on their first play of the drive, and despite not starting with the ball, the Titans took the game’s first lead not even two minutes into the game.

Another three-and-out gave the Titans the ball back right away. Continuing to run behind DelRon White, the Titans made their way to the end zone. However, it wasn’t Queen who got the chance to carry it in, as that right was reserved for fullback Darnell Carswell. A blocked extra point after the touchdown made the score 13-0 West Mifflin, not even six minutes into the game.

A 70-yard touchdown pass by Seton LaSalle was called back due to multiple penalties. However, that play appeared to jumpstart the Seton LaSalle offense as they drove down to the opposite side of the field for the first time in the game. That was until a costly false start penalty followed by a fumble led the Titans to take over at the Seton LaSalle 45-yard line. The West Mifflin rushing attack took advantage and scored on a DelRicco White run to end the quarter leading 19-0.

In the second quarter, a nearly eight-minute long 80-yard drive by West Mifflin ended with a fumble on the three-yard line. Two plays later, O’Malley Daly broke off a 98-yard run to put Seton LaSalle on the board before halftime, down 19-7.

In the third quarter, another long West Mifflin drive was capped off by a rushing touchdown to extend their lead to 26-7. West Mifflin’s score was the only of the quarter, as their touchdown drive ate up more than half of the quarter’s 12 minutes. Seton LaSalle responded midway through the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdowns within a three-minute span to cut the deficit to 26-21. However, it was too little, too late as the Titans pulled away with the victory.

The Titans ran out the clock to seal the victory following the pair of Seton LaSalle touchdowns. West Mifflin will travel to Quaker Valley this upcoming week while Seton LaSalle will play at Peters Township against Beaver High School.

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