Norwin closes out season with nonconference game at Shaler
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The Norwin football team will get one final chance to pick up its second win of the season when the Knights travel to play Shaler in a nonconference game Friday night.
The Knights (1-7, 1-7) closed out their conference schedule last week with a 31-7 loss at Hempfield (6-2, 5-2). Sophomore Peyton Deri rushed for 41 yards on nine carries, including a 23-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and senior Kyle Baum added eight receptions for 81 yards. It wasn't enough, however, as Hempfield's Joey DeFloria rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns.
Turnovers and penalties hurt Norwin against Hempfield. The Knights turned the ball over four times, including once inside their own 5-yard line, and committed 12 penalties — seven before the snap.
“I take 120 percent blame for this,” Norwin coach Art Tragesser said after the game. “We came out with no focus, no energy. My fault. It's just totally my fault.”
Shaler — who Norwin beat, 20-13, last season — is having some struggles of its own. The Titans (0-8) enter Friday's game on a 21-game losing streak dating back to the 2011 season.
Quarterback Josh Crawford leads Shaler, having passed for 578 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Tim Nickel has rushed for 355 yards and two touchdowns.
Shaler's defense is struggling, allowing an average of 46.6 points per game.
Doug Gulasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5830, via email at email@example.com or via Twitter @dgulasy_Trib.
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