Hawks blank Titans, improve to 3-0


Michael Dudjak

Hawks celebrate after a touchdown in their game against West Allegheny at home on Friday, Sept. 6.

The varsity football team traveled to Shaler to take on the Titans on Friday, Sept. 13.

Before the game, Coach DeLallo said to the players, “This is a business trip, we still have to play our game. You go out to play for yourself, your brothers, and your family, but most of all have fun.”

The Hawks stole the spotlight offensively and defensively and came out on top, 31-0.

The Titans got the ball first to start the game. However, the Hawk defense did not allow Shaler to cross the 50-yard line.

The Hawks then got the ball and scored on three plays. The drive began with a 40-yard bubble route from Anthony Chiccitt to Sean McGowen and ended with a five-yard bubble route from Chiccitt to McGowen for six.

John Gummo came on for the extra point to extend the lead to 7-0 Hawks.

The defense of Bethel Park quickly forced Shaler to punt.

The Hawk offense drove down the field with ease. Chiccitt connected with Jehvonn Lewis for a 23-yard completion for a touchdown. The score now read 14-0.

The start of the second quarter was slow, as Bethel Park was forced to punt on back-to-back drives. But the next drive, Chiccitt connected with tight end Cooper Shoemaker for a touchdown. At the end of the first half, the score was 21-0 BP.

The Hawks started the second half with the ball on the Shaler 33-yard line due to a monster return by Lewis.

Sean McGowen punched it in for the Hawks on a one-yard touchdown run to bring the lead to 28-0 with 9:00 left in the third quarter.

The Hawks defense forced a punt once again but then went three and out.

A stop on fourth down gave the ball back to the Hawks. The Hawks drove down to about the 25-yard line, where John Gummo would connect for a 35-yard field goal to put the Hawks up 31-0.

An interception by Zach Comella gave the Hawks the ball and sealed the game.

The Hawks defeated the Titans 31-0.

The Bethel Park Hawks, now 3-0, are getting ready to take on the Vikings of Central Catholic, who are now 3-1, on Friday, Sept. 20. The game will be played at the Wolvarena.