North Allegheny would very much have liked a long playoff run following the Tigers' 9-7 victory over Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL Division 1 championship game at Highmark Stadium on May 27.
But those dreams were dashed when the Tigers saw their 13-9 season end with a 10-9 overtime loss to District 3 runner-up Manheim Township in a PIAA first-round game on June 1.
But as the sticks and equipment were put away for the season, the Tigers could reflect on a season where they bounced back from a midseason three-game losing streak to win seven of their last 10 games.
Following a 9-8 overtime loss to Pine-Richland in the section finale, North Allegheny bounced back to win four games in a row before their season ended with the loss to Manheim Township.