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Beaver Falls Wins 2A WPIAL Title Behind Suffocating Rushing Attack 43-30

Written by: on Saturday, November 14th, 2020

 

All year the Beaver Falls Tigers have looked untouchable. That all changed Saturday night in the 2A WPIAL Final at Martorelli Stadium in North Hills. For about two minutes. With 2 minutes left and down 43-15, the Sto-Rox vikings scored with a QB keeper by Josh Jenkins to put the score at 43-23, then following a successful onside kick, Jenkins floated the ball down the sideline to Zay Davis for a 65 yarder to bring the Vikings within 13. Unfortunately for the Vikings, it was too little too late. They never saw the ball again.

The title matchup with a combined score of 73 started off relatively slowly, with both defenses being given a spotlight. Sto-Rox forced a punt from the Tigers and then Josh Jenkins threw an interception to open up the Vikings offensive night. The Tigers bough would break on their next drive as they slowly and incrementally took the Vikings down the field before Josh Hough took it in from 20

The Tigers would follow up their long offensive drive with another of such effect in the early second quarter. This would be capped off by Shileak Livingston. Livingston would surpass the 1000 yard mark for the second year in a row following tonight.

Throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters, Sto-Rox struggled to get anything going offensively. Being dominated in the wrenches by a stiff Tigers Defensive line. Two 4th down failures by the Vikings sandwiched a deep 69 yard bomb by Jaren Brickner and another Josh Hough touchdown. All of a sudden it was 28-0 and it wasn’t even halftime.

The Tigers would score quickly again to start off the second half as well to make the score 36-0 and the clock was already running.

No one would blame the Sto-Rox Vikings if they packed up then and there, however the game still had ¾ of the second half left. Josh Jenkins delivered a screen to Jaymont Green-Miller who would weave in for 8, and then a pick six by Emir Short put the score at an even more manageable distance .

Sto-Rox would convert on an onsides kick to make it interesting, however the third 4th down denial by the Tigers defense, followed up by a Jaren Brickner QB sneak, put the score at 43-15, and well past the reach of the Vikings.

What’s Next?: The Beaver Falls Tigers with the win capture the fifth WPIAL title in program history and will move on to face the Wilmington Greyhounds, a team that has been a thorn in the side for WPIAL teams throughout the past decade. If the Tigers win, they will have a trip to Hershey waiting for them.

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