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Football: West Allegheny tops Central Valley

Written by Mike White on .

Post-Gazette writer Mike White covered Friday's football game between West Allegheny and Central Valley. Click here to read his story.

2013 0928 WestAllegheny Johnson(Photo: West Allegheny's Jake Johnson picks up yardage at home Friday againt Central Valley. West Allegheny won, 13-7. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"On a night when West Allegheny honored a former defensive coordinator for his entrance into the school's hall of fame, the Indians put on a defensive performance for the ages.

Somewhere, Guy Rippole had to be smiling after West Allegheny's defense kicked around a fast, skilled Central Valley offense. All you need to know about how this game went is that Central Valley had almost as many yards in penalties (32) as yards rushing.

In a battle of two of the best teams in WPIAL Class AAA, West Allegheny defeated visiting Central Valley, 13-7, in a big Parkway Conference game at Joe P. DeMichela Stadium. The winning points were scored in the third quarter on a double pass.

West Allegheny (5-0, 5-0), the defending WPIAL champion and the No. 2-ranked Class AAA team, held Central Valley to two first downs, 35 yards rushing and -- get this -- 51 total yards. This from a Central Valley team that was ranked No. 3 in Class AAA and came in averaging 38 points. Central Valley's only touchdown was an interception return."