Moon’s Defense Clamps Down To Hand Peters Township First Loss

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The Peters Township football team was having their way with its opponents thus far this season. Things got a little bit tougher on Friday Night when they traveled to Moon.

The Tigers (5-2, 3-1) easily held the Indians to their lowest offensive output of the season, handing Peters Township (6-1, 3-1) its first loss of the season, 21-13.

The outcome made things a little more interesting in section play as both teams are now tied for third place. Bethel Park moves into sole possession of first place.

Moon scored a touchdown in the first three quarters and held Peters Township to a single touchdown in the second and fourth quarters.

The sophomore connection of Tyler McGowan to Jeremiah Dean for 16 yards got the scoring going for the Tigers. Senior Jacob Zimmerman made the extra point to make it 7-0. Zimmerman was 3-for-3 on PATs in the game.

The defense was stellar all game for Moon, but no play was bigger than senior Brenden Luffey’s 20-yard interception return to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead.

Peters Township cut the lead in half before halftime on a 48-yard run by Ryan Magiske.

Moon got their double-digit lead back in the third quarter on McGowan’s second touchdown pass of the game, a three yard pass to junior Dalton Dobyns for a 21-7 advantage.

Peters Township added a fourth quarter touchdown on a 57-yard pass from Logan Pfeuffer to Aidan McCall but couldn’t complete the comeback.

Moon also got its revenge after losing to Peters Township a year ago, 33-21.

The Tigers will host Upper St. Clair (5-2, 4-1) in a pivotal section game on Friday at 7 p.m.