| Sports

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Shady Side loses see-saw battle with Jeannette

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Top high school sports
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, 8:56 p.m.

In a non-conference battle between two of the top teams in WPIAL Class AA, host Shady Side Academy fell to Jeannette by a 31-26 score Saturday.

The teams traded touchdowns in the first half and the Indians held a 16-15 halftime lead.

Matt Granato fired a pair of touchdown passes, one to Tyrel Hill for 25 yards and another to Chuck Calabrese for nine yards.

Mike Pohl booted a 28-yard field goal.

In the second half, the teams continued to take turns scoring with Pohl nailing a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter to give the Indians a 19-18 lead.

Jeannette answered with a touchdown to take a 25-19 lead into the fourth quarter.

Granato scored on a 15-yard run to put SSA in the lead again, but the final touchdown of the day, a game-winner, was scored by Jeannette.

The Indians will take to the road next and return to Allegheny Conference action against Summit Academy.

Summit fell to Valley, 22-16, last week and sports a 2-5 record overall and is 1-5 in conference play.

“They're a team that can't be taken lightly,” SSA coach Dave Havern said. “They always have athletes and they play hard.”

Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or




Show commenting policy

Most-Read Football

  1. Central Catholic wildcat Petrishen wild card in game vs. Pine-Richland
  2. Gorman: Central Catholic faces ‘phenomenon’
  3. Now healthy, Central Valley quarterback George ‘hungry’ for win
  4. Unbeaten Clairton not taking Avonworth lightly
  5. Guido: DeWitt led Freeport to WPIAL title game 25 years ago
  6. HS highlight reel: Southmoreland wrestler ineligible
  7. Birdie explains why he was wrong
  8. High school notebook: WPIAL splits decision on Lincoln Park transfers
  9. Ligonier Valley vows to make return to playoffs in 2015
  10. Holl resigns as Seneca Valley football coach
  11. Dominant running game helps West Allegheny to lopsided victory over Thomas Jefferson
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.