Jordan Greer profiles Bethel Park running back Alex Minton.
(Photo: Bethel Park's Alex Minton lost his helmet, but not his head during a game against Upper St. Clair last year. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"Early in the regular season, Bethel Park wanted to employ the spread offense that has become so popular and effective with many WPIAL teams.
"We thought we could be a shotgun spread team and do some of the things a lot of people were having a lot of success with at the college and high school level," Bethel Park coach Jeff Metheny said. "As we got further in and we lost a couple people here and there, we've really come into our own as a two-tight-end type of team. Just run the ball straight at you."
That run-first identity led the Black Hawks (6-3, 5-2) to a third-place finish in the Southeastern Conference and a first-round WPIAL Class AAAA playoff game this Friday.
The Black Hawks will visit Altoona (7-2, 6-2), the third-place team in the Foothills Conference for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff."