Shady Side Academy wins wild shootout 56-36 over Steel Valley
Written by: AJ Schaffer on Saturday, September 15th, 2018
Steel Valley started the game with ball but went three and out. On Shady Side Academy’s first drive they wasted little time getting on the scoreboard on a two yard by Skyy Moore. He set the touchdown up on a big 50 yard run that made the score 8-0 with 8:14 in the first quarter.
On the following drive Steel Valley started at their own 35. On the first play Kameron Williams broke a big 50 yard run down to the Shady Side Academy 16 yard line. Eventually Todd Hill scored on a 1 yard rush. They went for 2 but the conversion was no good. The score remained 8-6 Shady Side.
Later in the quarter Steel Valley was driving, they were inside the 25 yard line in Shady Side territory. The drive stopped on a costly fumble which gave the ball to Shady Side at their own 28. On the very first play Skyy Moore connected with Dino Tomlin for a 72 yard touchdown strike. That made the score 15-6 with 16 seconds in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Steel Valley had the ball at the their own 27 yard line. After one play Steel Valley fumbled it again and gave Shady Side Academy a great opportunity. They again wasted no time when Skyy Moore connected with Billy Frohlich for a 35 yard touchdown to make it 22-6.
Steel Valley’s next drive was a long drive. The drive took 11 plays and it was finished off on a 2 yard run by Todd Hill. That made the score 22-14. On the next drive Shady Side Academy struck again. A big play that setup up another touchdown was a pass by Moore to Frohlich which was a 50 yard pass. Eventually Moore scored on a 15 yard run.
Steel Valley though came up with a big response right before the half. They scored with 16 seconds left before the half on a 11 yard run by Ronnell Lawrence that made the score 29-21 at the half.
Shady Side Academy got the ball to start the second half. On the very first play to start the half Skyy Moore was off to the races. He got all the way down to the Steel Valley 6 yard line. It was a 66 yard run. Eventually he scored from 7 yards out.
After back to back 3 and outs. Steel Valley had the ball. On one play Ronnell Lawrence connected with Kameron Williams which resulted in a 51 yard gain. Hill would score his third touchdown of the night on a 2 yard run. That made the score 36-28 with 6:50 in the third quarter.
Shady Side Academy went 3 and out on the next drive and gave the ball back to Steel Valley. On the very first play of that drive Kameron Williams was off to the races and scored a 75 yard touchdown. A 2 point conversion made it 36 all going into the first quarter.
From that point Shady Side Academy dominated the rest of the game. They scored with 40 seconds remaining in the third quarter when Skyy Moore connected with Billy Frohlich for a 30 yard touchdown.
Steel Valley went 3 and out to start the fourth quarter. Shady Side Academy would yet again strike when guess who Skyy Moore connected with Dino Tomlin for a 54 yard touchdown. Shady Side Academy added one moore touchdown on a 31 yard run by him. that made the final score 56-36. After the game I asked Coach DiNardo what he thought of the huge response his team came up with after Steel Valley and he said, “It was awesome, it really was great, I can’t say enough how proud I am of these guys. They were able to take a punch and comeback and keep swinging a little bit, and that’s kind of our mentality this week, and we are a team that can strike quickly, and we’re really never out of a game, Because we kind of have some weapons on the outside.”
Skyy Moore was the player of the night who completed only 7 passes but had 272 yards and 4 touchdowns. 2 touchdowns were to Dino Tomlin, and the other 2 were to Billy Frohlich. Tomlin had 4 catches for 157 yards, and Frohlich had 3 catches for 115 yards. Kameron Williams was the player of the game for Steel Valley who had around 250 yards rushing.
Shady Side Academy returns home next week to take on Apollo Ridge and Steel Valley travels to Valley.
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