High School Football: Avella moves to 5-0

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Avella added another chapter to its turnaround story.

Avella won only five games in the past nine years, but the Eagles ran their record to 5-0 this season by defeating host Geibel, 59-6, Saturday in a WPIAL Class A Tri-County South Conference game.

Jake Temple scored three touchdowns for Avella (4-0 in conference) on runs of 34 and 76 yards, and an 85-yard kickoff return. Temple finished with three carries for 107 yards. Nick Kusich had two touchdowns on runs of 57 and 42 yards and finished with 101 yards on four attempts.

This is the first time since 1994 that Avella has started the season 5-0. That year, the Eagles lost their sixth game of the season. Avella will try to go 6-0 for the first time since 1976 Friday when it plays host to Frazier.

Other games

• Riverview 15, Wilkinsburg 12: Riverview stopped an important 2-point conversion by Wilkinsburg early in the fourth quarter and went on to win its first game of the season in a Class A Eastern Conference game. Tim Wagner scored two touchdowns for visiting Riverview and his 25-yard touchdown reception from Tyler Nigro put Riverview (1-4) ahead, 13-6, in the fourth quarter. Wilkinsburg (0-5, 0-5) sliced the deficit to 13-12 early in the fourth quarter when Ryan Cox threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Eric Dean.

• Rochester 41, Western Beaver 6: Dante Marsick had a big game as Rochester (5-0, 5-0), the No. 2-ranked WPIAL Class A team, kept its record perfect with the Class A Big Seven win at Western Beaver (1-4, 0-4). Marsick rushed for 154 yards on 13 carries and scored four touchdowns.


First Published September 30, 2012 4:00 AM


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