Peters Township Shocks Gateway In Final Seconds

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Through the first half of Friday’s Class 5A WPIAL Semifinal at Gateway, it looked like it was going to be another exit for the second year in a row for Peters Township at the hands of the Gators.

After losing by a point to Gateway in the championship a year ago, the No. 3 Indians flipped the script, beating the No. 2 Gators, 20-19, advancing to their second straight WPIAL Championship Game.

Gateway jumped out to a 19-0 lead at halftime, only to see Peters Township shut them out in the second half.

The Indians got on the board in the third quarter on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Logan Pfeuffer to Nico Pate. Andrew Massucci’s extra point made it 19-7.

Before the third quarter ended, Pfeuffer connected with Donovan McMillon for 38 yards. The missed extra point made it 19-13.

After Peters defense made yet another stop, the offense got the ball back with a couple minutes left in the game, and began to drive.

Gateway looked like they sealed the game with a pick-six on 4th down, but a pass interference call kept the drive alive for the Indians, who delivered the game-winning score with four seconds left when Pfeuffer found Corban Hondru on a slant in the end zone. Massucci’s extra point gave the Indians the win.

Peters Township will face No. 1 Pine-Richland on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at North Allegheny High School.