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McCall and Peters’ Defense cause 5 turnovers to advance to first WPIAL title game.

Written by: on Saturday, November 16th, 2019

 

Logan Pfeuffer kneels out the clock to advance to Peters Township’s first WPIAL title game. (Photo by Peyton Trollinger)

Penn-Trafford and Peters Township met in the playoffs for the second year in a row. The Peters Township Indian did not disappoint only holding top-seeded Penn-Trafford to 10 points in a 28-10 victory. The game started as a defensive slugfest with the only points of the first half coming from a 25 yard field goal by the Warriors sophomore kicker Nathan Schlessinger making it 3-0 at half.

Warriors’ Noah Allen is closely covered by Indians’ Josh Casilli. (Photo by Peyton Trollinger)

The Indians opened up the second half when senior running back Ryan Magiske ran the ball into the endzone. This would put Peters Township ahead 7-3 and they would hang onto the lead the remainder of the game. The Indians’ defense would show why they’re one of the best defenses in the WPIAL when Magiske stripped the ball and raced into the endzone to make the score 14-3. An interception at the end of the third quarter by senior Aiden McCall, who is committed to play Division 1 lacrosse at Lafayette College, set up a pass by junior quarterback Logan Pfeuffer to McCall to put Peters Township up 21-3. The Warriors would respond when senior quarterback Gabe Dunlap found junior athlete Ethan Carr to bring the score to 21-10. The game clinching play was when McCall got his second interception of the night which he returned for a touchdown. The final score would be in favor of the Peters Township Indians, 28-10. Peters Township advances to their first WPIAL championship game next week against Gateway. The game will kickoff at 6 at Norwin Knights Stadium. Penn-Trafford finished 11-2 and as the undefeated Big East Conference champions.

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