Beaver swept the first half of the section schedule to take a 1.5-game lead in Section 5-AA but the Bobcats would be wise not to relax, defending WPIAL champion, Riverside (4-1, 4-1), is not far behind.
The Bobcats finished in third in the section last season with the a 7-5 record, just ahead of New Brighton (6-6). Riverside (12-0) won the section and WPIAL title and Mohawk (10-2) took the other playoff spot out of the section.
"I still think you have to go with the defending champ, Riverside," Beaver coach Butch Rousseau said when asked who the favorite in the section is. "They have everybody back except their pitcher and catcher and so far they are doing really well. After that, I think it is a tossup. As young as New Brighton is, they have a nice young team. They have come a long way the last few games and Beaver Falls has a nice team there. I think it will be those three teams with us, New Brighton, Beaver Falls and Riverside."