Trib HSSN Soccer Staff of the Week for 2022 Week 3

September 20, 2022

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Monday, September 19, 2022 | 5:04 PM


By means of Week 2 of the highschool soccer season, McKeesport senior Bobby Boyd was dominating on either side of the ball.

At working again, he had rushed for practically 450 yards and 7 touchdowns. As a defensive again, he already had 5 interceptions.

So when Boyd went down with an harm on the primary collection of the Tigers’ Class 4A Huge Seven Convention opener at Laurel Highlands on Friday, it could be pure to anticipate doom and gloom on the guests’ sidelines.

As an alternative, McKeesport proved its nice begin is a workforce effort because the Tigers didn’t miss a beat in incomes a convincing win over the Mustangs, 33-0.

Senior working again Larry Gibson carried the ball 20 occasions and gained a game-high 144 yards on the bottom whereas senior quarterback Jahmil Perryman completed with 132 yards on 16 carries.

“Clearly, the offensive line did an incredible job creating some house and a few holes for these guys, who did an incredible job stepping up,” McKeesport coach Matt Miller mentioned. “Larry is form of a bulldozer. He ran onerous and ran by plenty of tackles, and Jahmil used his velocity and quickness to get outdoors and made some large performs.”

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Gibson scored twice on runs of 8 and 10 yards whereas Perryman’s lone scoring tote was from 3 yards out.

Simply as spectacular within the Tigers’ convention opening victory was their protection.

McKeesport has allowed solely 13 factors in 4 video games, and Friday’s whitewash at Laurel Highlands was the second shutout of the season.

“They’re taking part in excellent,” Miller mentioned of his protection. “They’re giving us actually good area place to make some performs on offense. They’re residing within the offensive backfields; we’re making folks throw the ball after they aren’t actually able to and making some folks uncomfortable. Our protection has been excellent.”

As for Boyd, Miller believes the harm shouldn’t be severe and he may very well be again on the sphere as early as Friday, if not Week 5.

In Week 4, McKeesport will host Trinity in a Huge Seven Convention tilt. The Tigers will likely be looking for this system’s 701st win after changing into the seventh WPIAL workforce to achieve the 700 membership within the overcome Laurel Highlands.

WPIAL Week 3 Honorable Mentions

Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils

Mt. Lebanon got here into this season with so many new faces after many key gamers graduated from its 2021 WPIAL and PIAA championship dream season. When the Blue Devils began this fall with back-to-back losses to Gateway and Bethel Park, many figured this may be a middle-of-the-small-pack workforce in Class 6A.

Which will have modified Friday within the Blue Devils’ Class 6A opener. Trailing 16-0 after three quarters, Mt. Lebanon rallied to stun top-ranked Central Catholic, 17-16. Following a David Shields landing cross to Fred LaSota and a Michael Beiersdorf 39-yard pick-six within the fourth quarter for Mt. Lebanon, Ben McAuley completed the comeback with an 18-yard area objective as time expired.

Neshannock Lancers

If you happen to like offense in highschool soccer, Neshannock is perhaps the workforce for you.

Not solely have the Lancers averaged practically 44 factors of their 4 video games this season, they’ve allowed 29 factors per recreation, making for some high-scoring thrillers.

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The frequent denominator is Neshannock has gained all 4 video games to date, together with its Class 2A Midwestern Athletic Convention opener Saturday at Western Beaver.

Jonny Huff and Matt Ioanilli mixed for 162 yards on the bottom whereas scoring three touchdowns every, plus quarterback Jino Mozzocio threw for 139 yards within the Lancers’ 48-20 win over the beforehand unbeaten Golden Beavers.

Mapletown Maples

For the primary time in 25 years, the Mapletown soccer workforce is off to an ideal 4-0 begin.

In Week 3, one of many high working backs within the district ran wild as Landon Stevenson rushed for 222 yards on 17 carries and scored on landing runs of 27, 4 and 5 yards in a Class A Tri-County South Convention opening victory at Beth-Middle, 43-14.

The candy Maples victory path could also be powerful to navigate although over the subsequent two weeks. After successful 4 video games towards groups with a mixed document of 1-11, Mapletown will host Carmichaels (3-1) on Friday earlier than heading to California (4-0) in Week 5.

2022 HSSN Groups of the Week

Week 2 – Ellwood Metropolis Wolverines

Week 1 – Bethel Park Black Hawks

Week Zero – Mars Fightin’ Planets

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