Penn-Trafford’s late game push helps them survive Latrobe
Written by: John Robbins on Saturday, October 6th, 2018
The Latrobe Wildcats rolled into Harrison City looking to ruin Penn-Trafford’s homecoming. Penn-Trafford was first to score on a field goal from senior Keaton Heir to make it 3-0. Then the Warriors’ special teams would drop a punt and would give the ball back to the Wildcats. Penn-Trafford would manage to push back Latrobe and get the ball back. Eventually the Warriors’ would score on a 1 yard touchdown run by junior running back Caleb Lisbon late in the first quarter. The Warriors would lead at the end of the first quarter 10-0.
It would take until 4:07 left in the second quarter for Penn-Trafford to score again. Lisbon would run into the endzone to put the Warriors up 17-0. Just as the second quarter was about to end, Latrobe’s sophomore linebacker Tucker Knupp picked off a pass and ran it back 59 yards for the Wildcat touchdown to bring them with in 10. The half would end with the Warriors leading 17-7.
After seniors Jonathan Heinbaugh and Dallys Clark where named homecoming king and queen at halftime, the game moved to a defensive battle. Neither team was able to score in the third quarter. Heir was able to put one through for the Warriors early in the 4th quarter to make it 20-7. Lisbon would finish off the Wildcats by scoring for the third time with 2:41 left in the fourth to make it 27-7.
This win makes Penn-Trafford 5-2 and 5-1 in conference. This moves their win streak to 5 wins. They travel out to Trinity next week to play the Hillers in a out of conference matchup. The Latrobe Wildcats move to 1-6 and 1-4 in conference. They play at conference foe, Plum, next week.
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