Peters Twp Clinch Playoff Spot with Victory over Char Valley @PetersTwpFB
Written by: Kate Hondru on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
The Allegheny 8 Conference game between Peters Township at Chartiers Valley had playoff implications. A win for Peters Township would give them a 5A playoff berth and would keep their run at the section championship alive. In convincing fashion, the Indians clinched a spot in post-season play for the second year in a row with a 41-24 win over the Colts .
Chartiers Valley scored first after recovering a Peters Township fumble on the kickoff deep in Indians territory. On their third offensive play, Connor Barrett punched it into the endzone on a 1-yard run. After a successful two-point conversion, the Colts took an early 8-0 lead over the Indians. What seemed might be an important momentum gain for the Colts quickly disappeared as the Indians responded with 5 of their own touchdowns in the first half. In the first quarter, Peters Township quarterback, Logan Pfeuffer, first connected with Aidan McCall for a 29-yard touchdown, followed by a pass to Josh Casilli for a 23-yard touchdown pass. In the second quarter, Pfeuffer connected with Corban Hondru on a 24-yard touchdown pass and then Jackson McCloskey for a 35-yard touchdown pass. Sophomore running back, Michael Peyton joined the scoring with with a 1-yard touchdown run. In the first half, five different Indians scored five unanswered touchdowns to give Peters Township a 34-8 lead.
In the second half, the Colts capitalized on an Indian turnover to score first. After recovering the ball in Indian territory, Colts quarterback, Griffin Beattie, scored on a 3-yard quarterback keeper. Peters Township’s Ryan Magiske responded with a 30-yard rushing touchdown. With under a minute to go in the game, the Colts scored again when Beattie connected with Thomas Heckroth on a 17-yard touchdown pass. The game ended with the final score of 41-24, favoring Peters Township and keeping the Indians’ campaign for an elusive section title alive.
Pfeuffer went 13/20 throwing for 185 yards and 4 touchdowns. Ryan Magiske rushed for 133 yards on 18 carries.
Both teams will play conference games next week. Peters Township will play Bethel Park at home, kickoff at 7pm. Chartiers Valley will be on the road next week against Upper St.
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