Joe Koch profiles the McKeesport football team.
"McKeesport Area's hopes for an extended run in the WPIAL Class AAAA football playoffs seemed all too real as the Tigers held a 32-21 lead with 1:56 left in the third quarter of their quarterfinal game with Penn-Trafford this past Friday night at Gateway.
McKeesport even held a 32-24 lead with 4:11 left in regulation after a Warriors field goal.
But a turnover on downs, and a late Penn-Trafford touchdown extended the game into overtime and the Warriors took a 39-32 lead in the extra period when quarterback Brett Laffoon hit Tim Vecchio on a fourth-and-21 play for the winning score.
McKeesport was unable to move the ball on its overtime possession, and the Tigers' season came to an end with an overall record of 9-2. Both of their losses came against Foothills Conference rival Penn-Trafford."