The defending WPIAL champion North Allegheny Tigers defeated the Seneca Valley Raiders in a blowout Friday night at Newman Stadium.
The final score was North Allegheny 45, Seneca Valley 3
The Raiders are now 2-1 overall. North Allegheny is 3-0.
Seneca drew first blood of the Class AAAA Northern Eight Conference matchup when Chad Izenas kicked a 26-yard field goal in the opening drive, giving the Raiders a 3-0 lead, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Mike White, who kept a live blog of the game.
It would be the last time the Raiders put points on the board.
By halftime, North Allegheny was ahead 17-3, and it went downhill for the Raiders from there.
“North Allegheny poured it on in the second half,” White blogged. “Game was close for more than a quarter.”
During the first drive of second half, NA drove for 77 yards that ended with a Elijah Zeise touchdown on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Mack Leftwich, White said. Alex Diciantis then scored on a 27-yard run, putting North Allegheny ahead 38-3. The Tigers would score one more time before the game ended, finishing off the Raiders 45-3.
Leftwich was 8 of 16 for 137 yards for the game, according to White. DeCiantis rushed for 83 yards on 19 carries.
For the Raiders, , who led the WPIAL in passing yardage in 2011, was 9 of 21, throwing for 96 yards. , who rushed for more than 1,000 yards last year, was held to 15 yards on 8 attempts, according to the Post-Gazette.
Seneca Valley entered into Friday's game with a nine-game losing streak to NA. The last time Seneca Valley defeated North Allegheny was in 2002.
Enroute to last season's championship, the from playoffs during the WPIAL quarterfinals.
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