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Peters Township Dominates West Allegheny to Stay Alive in the Allegheny Six 30-7 @PetersTwpFB @NathanGrella @PaBackyard

Written by: on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021


Peters Township entered Friday night with only one goal in mind. Survive and Advance. After dropping three straight conference games to Upper St. Clair, Moon and Bethel Park, the Peters Township Indians season was on life support. And with their backs against the wall, Peters stepped up.

“We know what’s at stake,” said QB Sam Miller. “We all want to win and make it back to the WPIAL championship. Our focus is to just play one game at a time.”

On a rainy night in McMurray, Peters Township knew they had to put their best foot forward as a team in order to stay alive in the 5A Allegheny Six. Midway through the first quarter, however, the script seemed to be unchanged. A wily snap flew past Miller’s head and would be recovered by West Allegheny on the Peters 2. Two plays later, West A would go up by 7.

“We were a little down after that play. But we also knew that this could be our last game with a chance to play more, so we had to pick our heads up and play through it,” Miller said.

In the second quarter, Peters would be quick to flip the script. A 30+ yard reception to Jacob Macosko would set up a rush by Ethan Kirsch to tie the game for Peters.

A three minutes and a three and out later, Sam Miller would join in on the action, keeping a drive alive to put Peters in the red zone before Kirsch would add to his TD total to put Peters up by 7 heading into the half.

“I know one of my weapons is my feet. If a play breaks down, I’m going to be looking for a hole to see what I can do with my feet to give my team that chance,” Miller said.

In the third quarter, Sam Miller and his targets would add to the Peters lead through the air. Miller would find Luke Petrarca for a 13 yard score. Two and a half minutes later, it would be Macosko again through the air to put Peters up by three scores.

“It is great to have number 14 (Petrarca) back. It’s awesome. To see him back in the offense and having fun again is great,” Miller said of his receivers. “Jake Macosko, he’s great. Every one of my wide receivers has worked throughout the whole season and it’s paying off.”

Throughout the final three quarters, the Peters defense was dominant. Only the botched snap and an interception later in the third quarter gave West A with the only offensive possessions inside Peters territory. West A did not touch the other side of midfield on a drive that they themselves began.

“We have a great defensive coordinator and great coaches across the board,” Miller said “All our guys on defense are bought in and they want to win and they trust everybody.”

The defense even got in on the scoring themselves, forcing Nodin Tracy into the endzone and for a Safety off of a Intentional Grounding penalty. The 30-7 score would stand as the final.

What’s Next? The Peters Township Indians are halfway to their goal of a playoff berth, and the second half comes in Week 9 on the road against South Fayette. West Allegheny will look to finish out their season against Moon at home.

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