"Through the first 12 games of the season, more than 40 percent (47 of 115) of North Allegheny senior quarterback Mack Leftwich's completions went to senior wide receiver Gregg Garrity.
But in Friday's WPIAL Class AAAA championship game against Woodland Hills, Leftwich and Garrity connected only once, for a 32-yard touchdown right before halftime to give the Tigers their final score of the game in their 21-14 win.
Leftwich's other 12 completions were spread out among six receivers, including five to senior tight ends Zach Lyon, Skylar Cox and Kevin Edwards. Lyon finished with three catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
"It's one of those situations where if they take the guys outside away, you tend to forget about [the tight ends] and think more about them as blockers," said North Allegheny head coach Art Walker. "But Zach and Skylar and Kevin Edwards have proven they can catch the ball and turn it up the field. They have done it all year.""