Hawks fall victim to Vikings


Michael Dudjak

The varsity football players take a knee as Head Coach DeLallo talks to them after their win against West A on Friday, Sept. 6.

On Friday, Sept. 20, the varsity football team took on the Vikings of Central Catholic in the Gold Star game for the families who have lost a soldier in battle. The Vikings came out on top 45-14.

The Vikings got the ball to start the first quarter. The first drives of the game were back and forth, with back-to-back punts. When Central got the ball back, they scored on three plays.

Bethel Park was then forced to punt again, but with a punt by Austin Cortopassi, the Vikings got the ball on their own 16. The Hawks stopped the Vikings and forced them to punt. At the end of the first quarter, the Vikings led the Hawks 7-0.

The first play of the second quarter was a fourth-and-2 situation. The Hawks could not get past the line for a first down, so that set Central Catholic up on our side of the 50-yard line.

On the second play of the drive, Central Catholic’s running back broke out for a 41-yard touchdown. The score was now 14-0.

The Hawks got the ball back, but the Vikings defense forced the Hawks to punt again.

On the first play of Central’s next drive, their quarterback connected with his receiver for a 53-yard touchdown pass. The score was now 21-0.

The Hawks got the ball from the kickoff, and on the second play of the drive, Jehvonn Lewis broke out for a 78-yard touchdown run to put the Hawks on the board.

Up 21-7, Central then drove down the field and score to extend their lead to 28-7 going into halftime.

In the second half’s opening kickoff, Jehvonn Lewis returned the kick for a 99-yard touchdown. Central then got the ball back and drove into the endzone for the fourth time. The score was now 28-14.

The Hawks would not see the endzone for the rest of the game while the Vikings scored two more times. The final score was 42-14.

The Hawks, now 3-1, host the Tigers of Moon Area High School, now 4-1, in BP’s Homecoming game. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.