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2022 WPIAL 4A soccer championship breakdown: Aliquippa vs. Central Valley

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Friday, November 25, 2022 | 12:25 AM


WPIAL Class 4A soccer championship

No. 1 Aliquippa vs. No. 2 Central Valley

8pm Friday, Acrisure Stadium

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Radio: KDKA (1020 AM, 100.1 FM), WMBA (1460 AM, 95.7 FM)

Winner performs: District 10 champion Meadville (12-1) or District 11 champion Allentown Central Catholic (8-5) in a PIAA semifinal Dec. 2 or 3.

WPIAL titles: Aliquippa: 18 (1952, ’55, ’64, ’84, ’85, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’91, ’96, 2000, ’03, ’08, ’11, ’12, ’15, ’18, ’21), Central Valley 5 (2010, ’14, ’19, ’20, ’21)

Aliquippa (11-0)

Participant to watch: Donovan Walker

Walker confirmed his big-play capacity with a 92-yard landing catch when Aliquippa and Central Valley met in Week 9. He has a team-high 32 catches for 584 yards and 6 touchdowns, but additionally leads the Quips in interceptions with 5. His record of Division I gives consists of Akron, Bowling Inexperienced, Jap Michigan, Ohio and others.

Statistical leaders

Passing: Quentin Goode 103-182, 1,655 yards, 18 TDs, 3 INTs

dashing: Tiqwai Hayes 200-1,669 yards, 26 TDs

Receiving: Donovan Walker 32-584 yards, 6 TDs

Possible beginning lineup

Coach: Mike Warfield

Offenses

OT, 70, Naquan Crowder, 6-3, 341, sr.

G, 56, Jason McBride, 6-2, 298, sr.

C, 53, Braylon Wilcox, 5-11, 248, jr.

G, 52, Neco Eberhardt, 6-2, 286, sr.

OT, 76, Kamari Matthews, 6-4, 332, jr

TE, 33, Jayace Williams, 6-2, 228, jr.

WR, 21, Donovan Walker, 6-1, 183, sr.

WR, 9, Brandon Banks, 5-11, 172, jr.

QB, 4, Quentin Goode, 5-8, 164, jr.

FB, 3, Isaiah Martinez, 5-8, 188, sr.

RB, 23, Tiqwai Hayes, 5-11, 203, so.

RB, 6, John Tracy, 5-9, 176, jr.

Protection

DE, 33, Jayace Williams, 6-2, 228, jr.

DT, 56, Jason McBride, 6-2, 298, sr.

NG, 70, Naquan Crowder, 6-3, 341, sr.

DT, 52, Neco Eberhardt, 6-2, 286, sr.

DE, 12, Dorious Moreland, 6-0, 181, sr.

LB, 3, Isaiah Martinez, 5-8, 188, sr.

LB, 11, Cameron Lindsey, 6-2, 210, jr.

CB, 9, Brandon Banks, 5-11, 172, jr.

CB, 23, Tiqwai Hayes, 5-11, 203, so.

SS, 7, Nate Lindsey-Gill, 5-11, 198, sr.

FS, 21, Donovan Walker, 6-1, 183, sr.

Particular groups

Okay/P, 10, Malachi Shegog, 6-1, 176, so.

LS, 65, Willie Simmons, 6-1, 226, jr.

Notables: Aliquippa is the defending WPIAL and PIAA Class 4A champion. The crew defeated Belle Vernon, 28-13, within the 2021 WPIAL finals … The Quips have reached the WPIAL championship sport for the 15th yr in a row, a streak began in 2008 … Aliquippa defeated Central Valley, 35-24, within the regular-season finale Oct. 28 … the crew has gained 23 consecutive video games courting again to Week 1 of final season … Aliquippa’s offense averages 40.7 ppg and the protection permits 9.5 … Mike Warfield is 58-5 in 5 seasons as Aliquippa’s coach. 4 of these 5 losses had been to Central Valley. … LB Cameron Lindsey and RB/CB Tiqwai Hayes every has Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia amongst their school gives … DL Jason McBride has a team-high 49 tackles, Lindsey has 47 and Naquan Crowder has 46 …the crew has scored 5 defensive touchdowns together with two by Crowder, who returned a fumble 87 yards within the semifinals.

Central Valley (11-1)

Participant to observe: Bret FitzSimmons

FitzSimmons waited till his senior yr to take over because the crew’s fundamental working again, however he took full benefit of his alternative this fall. He averaged 10 yards per carry, 143.6 dashing yards per sport and scored 30 complete touchdowns. He reached the top zone twice within the Week 9 sport towards Aliquippa.

Statistical leaders

Passing: Antwon Johnson 82-138, 1,315 yards, 16 TDs, 5 INTs

dashing: Bret FitzSimmons 173-1,723 yards, 28 TDs

Receiving: Jayvin Thompson 37-683 yards, 11 TDs

Coach: Mark Lyons

Offenses

LT, 56, Tyler Costanza, 6-1, 238, jr.

(or) LT, 50, Brendan Alexander, 6-2, 345, fr.

LG, 51, Tyler Ondrusek, 5-10, 228, so.

C, 53, Jackson Tonya, 6-1, 235, sr.

RG, 73, Kaden Colvile, 5-10, 232, sr.

RT, 74, Nick McCreary, 6-1, 262, jr.

TE, 11, Matt Gerovac, 6-2, 205, sr.

WR, 12, Brady Hudson, 5-11, 168, sr.

WR, 7, Jayvin Thompson, 6-2, 195, sr.

WR, 1, Deniro, Simpson, 5-8, 140, sr.

QB, 5, Antwon Johnson, 6-1, 175, sr.

RB, 10, Bret FitzSimmons, 5-10, 185, sr.

Protection

DE, 56, Tyler Costanza, 6-1, 238, jr.

DE, 53, Jackson Tonya, 6-1, 225, sr.

NG, 51, Tyler Odrusek, 5-10, 228, So.

OLB, 11, Matt Gerovac, 6-2, 205, sr.

LB, 27, JJ Work, 5-10, 160, fr.

LB, 25, Mason Dixon, 5-11, 185, So.

CB, 3, Rylan Jeter, 5-11, 175, sr.

CB, 4, John Peterson, 5-9, 165, sr.

SS, 10, Bret FitzSimmons, 5-10, 185, sr.

FS, 7, Jayvin Thompson, 6-2, 195, sr.

DB, 1, Deniro, Simpson, 5-8, 140, sr.

Particular groups

Okay, 18, Serafino DeSantis, 6-0, 195, sr.

P, 7, Jayvin Thompson, 6-2, 195, sr.

LS, 10, Bret FitzSimmons, 5-10, 170, sr.

Notables: Central Valley gained the WPIAL Class 3A title in every of the previous three seasons and celebrated state title in 2020 and 2021 … the crew defeated North Catholic, 52-15, in final yr’s WPIAL 3A championship sport … up to date enrollment numbers moved the Warriors as much as Class 4A when the PIAA realigned its classifications … the Warriors had gained 4 video games in a row towards the Quips earlier than their 35-24 loss in Week 9 … that loss snapped a 36-game successful streak by Central Valley that was the longest energetic within the state … Central Valley’s offense averages 42.3 ppg and the protection permits 10 ppg … RB Bret FitzSimmons has topped 100 yards dashing in 11 of the crew’s 12 video games. Aliquippa was the one opponent to carry him beneath 100 … FitzSimmons leads the crew with 30 complete touchdowns and Jayvin Thompson has 16 … Thompson lists Military, Bowling Inexperienced and Jap Michigan amongst his Division I gives … DL Jackson Tonya leads the crew with 57 solo tackles and 11 sacks. Matt Gerovac has 10 sacks … Thomson has 5 interceptions and Deniro Simpson has three … Central Valley defeated Aliquippa, 13-12, in time beyond regulation within the 2019 WPIAL 3A championship.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Overview Employees Author. You possibly can contact Chris by e-mail at charlan@triblive.com or by way of Twitter .

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