The Warriors Stop the High Powered Tigers to pull off the upset
Written by: John Robbins on Saturday, September 15th, 2018
The McKeesport Tigers and the Penn-Trafford Warriors met on the gridiron in week 3 of the regular season. From the start, the Warriors came out with a chip on their shoulder after losing last year’s match up 27-24. The Penn-Trafford’s defense caused a fumble on the offensive second play of the game. Then, the Warriors’ offense drove down a short field to score with junior running back Caleb Lisbon. On that same drive, starting junior quarterback Gabe Dunlap was shaken up, but would return on the next offensive drive. McKeesport would manage to score a field goal later in the first quarter.
The Tigers defense would cause a fumble in the second quarter but neither team would score in second quarter. Making it 7-3 at halftime.
Late in the third quarter, Penn-Trafford’s junior wide receiver Noah Allen run into the endzone to make it 14-3 in favor of the Warriors. The Tigers were held scoreless in the second half untill senior quarterback Konota Gaskins connected with senior running back Devin Sims to make it 14-9 with 4:22 left in the fourth quarter. The Tigers’ defense was able to stop the Warriors on the next drive. Then, the McKeesport special teams fumbled the punt and the Warriors won possession. A couple plays later, Penn-Trafford fumbled giving the ball back to the Tigers on the McKeesport five with 1:18 left in the game. The Tigers would fumble the ball and Penn-Trafford’s junior lineman Josh Cheplick would score a touchdown on the same play. McKeesport would have one last drive but that would be stopped by a game clinching interception by senior linebacker Niko Rosso. The Warriors would win 20-9. Making them 2-2 on the season and 2-1 in conference. Penn-Trafford plays Albert Gallatin at home next week.
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