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December 9-11 2021 Scoreboard

Bishop Canevin wins first WPIAL title since 1990, routs OLSH 42-7 GALLERY @KAR120C6 @PaBackyard @carter_newcome

Written by: on Friday, November 26th, 2021


By Carter Newcome

Our Lady of Sacred Heart came into the Heinz Field as the cinderella story in the WPIAL football playoffs. However, the clock struck midnight on them Friday afternoon at Heinz Field.

OLSH took an early 7-0 lead just a few minutes in on a Stephen Greer touchdown catch from just 6 yards out. The Chargers would hold onto the lead the rest of the first quarter. That would be it for OLSH in terms of offense for the day, as the Bishop Canevin defense forced five turnovers and allowed just 121 yards of total offense.

One of those turnovers included a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown by Xavier Nelson. Nelson, fresh off of scoring a 67-yard touchdown on a screen pass, jumped the pass from Nehemiah Azeem and outran everyone to the endzone. Nelson scored a third touchdown a couple minutes later on a 35-yard catch and run, extending the lead to 28-7.

After having a 28-7 halftime lead, Bishop Canevin used their stout defense and two late scores to win 42-7. Willie Banks-Hicks and Jaiden Torres added the two second half scores for the Crusaders.

OLSH came into the contest as the 9th seeded team in the WPIAL playoffs and upset Clairton and Rochester on their way to Heinz Field. OLSH will finish the season 9-4. For Bishop Canevin, it’s their first WPIAL Championship since 1990, when they defeated Washington 21-20. With the win, they improve their record to 13-1, and will move into the PIAA semifinals where they will play the winner of Redbank Valley and Northern Bedford.


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