Latrobe sneaks past Connellsville

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Latrobe sneaks past Connellsville

Richard Hillwig, Staff Writer

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On Friday September 20, 2019 The Greater Latrobe Wildcats took on the Connellsville Falcons at 7 p.m. in Connellsville. Latrobe had a record of 1-3, and Connellsivlle had a record of 1-3. Connellsville started off blazing hot with a 20-0 lead that they had headed into the second quarter. But Latrobe wasn’t done fighting just yet. Dylan Gustafson forced a fumble, which eventually led to a big 20 yard run by quarterback Bobby Fetter, and 18 yard touchdown run by wide receiver  Kam Stevens. 

On Connellsville’s next possession the ball was intercepted by cornerback Ray Henderson and he returned it 32 yards for the Latrobe touchdown. Now Latrobe trailed to Connellsville 20-13. On Connellsville’s next possession another deep pass was intercepted by Logan Gustafson at the 42 yard line, and returned it 40 yards to the Connellsville 2 yard line. That eventually led to a Latrobe touchdown which made the score 20-19, and it stayed that way till the end of the first half. But Connellsville got a late touchdown, and the two point conversion make to have Connellsville up 27-19

Going into the third quarter, Latrobe was still trailing 26-19. Latrobe got a 39 yard touchdown run from quarterback Bobby Fetter, and with the two point conversion make, Latrobe tied the game 27-27. On the next Latrobe possession they were at their own 26 yard line, and they got a big 37 yard run. After back and forth possessions Latrobe would win 34-33 to improve their record to 2-3 and have a chance to make the playoffs. 

The momentum could be moving in the direction that Latrobe is headed. After three straight losses Latrobe is starting to get back into the win column. When they played the Mckeesport Tigers at Mckeesport, Latrobe had a record of 2-1 on the road this season winning at Derry 20-14, losing at Franklin Regional 42-14, and with the win at Connellsville 34-33. While Mckeesport had a record of 1-1 at home this season, losing to Cathedral Prep 33-14 and winning against Wilson 28-13. Now Latrobe is 2-2 on the road, and Mckeesport is 2-1 at home this season. Going into Friday’s game Mckeesport won their last game this past week at Plum 62-40. Latrobe has more points for and points allowed through their first five games of the season. The Wildcats could not pull of the upset on Friday, but they showed some greatness in the first half of the game when they held the Tigers to 13 points. We’ll have to see if the Wildcats can pull off the upset against the Penn-Trafford Warriors.

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