Peters Township Defense Gets It Done in Win over Woodland Hills @WoodyHigh @PetersTwpFB
Written by: Kate Hondru on Sunday, September 9th, 2018
On September 7th the Woodland Hills Wolverines and the Peters Township Indians squared off at the Peters Township High School stadium for an Allegheny 8 conference game. Both teams had just come off conference losses the week before, with Woodland Hills losing to Bethel Park and Peters Township losing to Upper St. Clair.
The Indians struck first with a 38-yard punt return by junior Josh Casilli. The next score came in the second quarter by Indians junior Ryan Magiske on a 9-yard rushing touchdown, making the score 13-0 at halftime in favor of Peters Township. The Wolverines hit back in the third quarter when sophomore free safety Taelen Brooks intercepted Logan Pfeuffer’s pass, giving the Wolverines a much-needed spark. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, the spark and offensive momentum was thwarted when Indians junior defensive back Aidan McCall intercepted junior quarterback Rodney Stubbs’ pass in the red zone.
“We made a lot of mistakes – both turnover-wise and mentally,” said Woodland Hills head coach Tim Bostard. “I don’t want to take any credit away from Peters Township, though. They are a heck of a football team. They are very good up front with a nice offensive line, nice downhill running backs and some dynamic wide receivers. I think they are going to be up there in the upper echelon of 5A.”
In the fourth quarter, the Indians found the endzone one more time when junior running back Adrian Williams scored on a 4-yard touchdown rush. In a final push to find the endzone during the fourth quarter, the Wolverines offense was once again stopped by a McCall interception – this time in the endzone.
“Our defense just has fun out there,” said McCall. “We all understand our assignments and run the systems correctly. We trust each other, making it easy to execute our game plan each week.”
The 2018 Indians defense is off to a strong start despite losing some starters to graduation. Last season, the Indians defense allowed an average 18.9 points per game. In the first three games of the 2018 season, their average points allowed is just 7.6 points per game. The Indians defense held the Wolverines to 107 yards.
Next week Woodland Hills (0-2, 0-3) is looking to secure their first conference win when they face off against undefeated Upper St. Clair at the Wolvarena. Peters Township (1-1, 2-1) will look to get another conference win under its belt when the Indians travel to West Allegheny.
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