Papson leads North Allegheny
Written by: Billy Splain on Saturday, September 25th, 2010
In a battle of unbeaten teams, North Allegheny’s running back Alex Papson’s two touchdowns lifted the Tigers over McDowell 21-10.
Papson the WPIAL’s second-leading rusher coming into the game, scored the go ahead touchdown on a one-yard run to make the score 14-10.
After a McDowell punt, Papson broke free for the 74-yard touchdown run to give them an 11-point lead.
McDowell head coach Mark Soboleski talked about Papson saying, “We contained him and then he came in in the second half with that drive and that big run and it just broke our backs.”
McDowell could not overcome their mistakes with costly penalties and fumbled snaps. The most costly penalty of the night was a holding call that wiped out a 75-yard fourth quarter touchdown pass from Colin Kimball to Kasey Chodubski. The score would have cut North Allegheny’s lead to four points.
North Allegheny jumped out 7-0. Short punts setup the Tigers at the McDowell 30. Michael Buchert hit a wide-open Dan Slivka for the score.
McDowell came back to take the lead. After a 38-yard field goal by Ryan Mong in the second quarter and Greg Garmin’s 44-yard touchdown run in the third quarter made for a 10-7 advantage.
Papson entered the game having already racked up 634 yards on 60 carries so far this season. He added 275 yards on 29 carries in this game.
Garmon led McDowell with 95 yards on 15 carries.
The Tigers ran for 326 yards while limiting McDowell’s flex bone attack to 184 yards.
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