There might well have been the feeling that Peters Township might well have been overmatched as the 2017 season began to wind down.
But the Indians displayed a will that showed up when the WPIAL tournament began as the tournament's No. 7 seed. Following a first-round 19-4 home-field victory over Sewickley Academy, bus rides became a familiar refrain for the Indians. Their first venture involved a trip to Pine-Richland for a game with the No. 2 seed Rams in the quarterfinals. The Indians emerged with a heart-stopping 11-10 victory the Rams. Next came a 7-6 overtime victory over No. 3 seed Shady Side Academy in the semifinals.
But the most impressive victory of all came against Mt. Lebanon, itself riding a wave of upset victories, in the WPIAL championship game.
On April 18, Peters Township earned a 10-5 section victory over Mt. Lebanon, a victory many believed was the first in the long history between the two schools. While the win was an impressive one, it did not foretell a lengthy string of victories. In fact, the Indians lost successive section games to Upper St. Clair, 13-12, and Bethel Park, 11-6. After a pair of victories over Sewickley Academy, 12-4, and Canon-McMillan, 18-8, the Indians would drop a 9-3 decision to North Allegheny, a team that would emerge as the WPIAL tournament's top seed.