Peters Township Advances in Playoffs @PetersTwpFB
Written by: Kate Hondru on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
The Peters Township Indians have made history two weeks in a row. First, they defeated Baldwin in the regular season finale to earn their first conference title in 43 years. The next week, the Indians won their first postseason game since 2003 after beating fourteenth seed Armstrong in the first round of 5A playoffs by the score 35-7.
“I feel great this game is over,” said Peters Township head coach TJ Plack. ”We were a little bit sloppy on offense, but it feels great going into week 2 of the playoffs. None of the kids on our team have ever gotten a playoff win and none of their brothers have ever gotten a playoff win here, either. So it feels good getting that one underneath our belt. We’ve got seven days to get ready for Penn-Trafford and it feels great to move on to the next step.”
Peters Township outscored the River Hawks five to one. Four of the five PT touchdowns were rushing and one came from a pick 6 interception. Rushing touchdowns were scored by Seth Luksik, Ryan Magisk and Michael Peyton. Luksik scored on a 4-yard run, Magiske had a 2-yard and a 13-yard touchdown run and Peyton scored on a 1-yard run. The defensive score came from Aidan McCall on an interception and a 40-yard run to the endzone. Though it seemed that Armstrong may remain scoreless, Josh Shaner put the River Hawks on the board with 6:33 left in the game.
Peters Township had 374 rushing yards and 140 passing yards in the game. Ryan Magiske ran for 126-yards on 18 carries. The Indians (9-2) will face sixth-seed Penn-Trafford (9-2) in the quarterfinals next week at West Mifflin high school. The game will kickoff at 7:30pm.
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