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Waynesburg beats St. Vincent, remains unbeaten

| Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, 6:18 p.m.

Waynesburg passed its first Presidents' Athletic Conference test of the season on Saturday to stay unbeaten, but it took some time for the Yellow Jackets to take control.

Tyler Fatigante threw three touchdown passes and rushed for another score to lead visiting Waynesburg to a 35-14 victory over St. Vincent. Fatigante, a product of Avonworth High School, was nearly perfect in completing 14 of 15 passes for 138 yards.

He hooked up for touchdowns with Adam Moses for 3 yards and Bernie Thompson and Christian Jackson for 13 yards each, but it took a pair of touchdowns in the final 4:10 of the second quarter to give Waynesburg some space after St. Vincent tied the score, 7-7.

“I was concerned about this game,” Waynesburg coach Rick Shepas said. “St. Vincent has been in some dogfights and they are a very well-coached team. We figured we'd have our hands full. But our guys are in a great mental frame of mind right now. I like this team. They're playing with great respect for the game.”

Dominic Moore rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown for Waynesburg.

After a scoreless first quarter, Waynesburg took a 7-0 lead on Fatigante's 3-yard TD pass to Moses less than a minute into the second.

St. Vincent scored both of its touchdowns on long plays.

Following Waynesburg's first score, Darius Brown returned the kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to knot it at 7-7.

The Bearcats yielded 28 unanswered points before Matt Deakins, the third quarterback to play for St. Vincent, fired an 80-yard scoring pass to Lazro Garcia with 39 seconds remaining in the game.

“We're beat up, but I'm not using that as an excuse,” St. Vincent coach Bob Colbert said. “We had bad field position all day. They really pinned us back in our own territory, and we just couldn't get our option plays working.”

Among the injured front-line players for the Bearcats were wide receiver Andrew Rogers and running back Huey Ehredt, the team's leading rusher.

St. Vincent came in having lost its first two games to perennial Division III playoff contenders Bridgewater, 23-7, after playing the Eagles to a scoreless tie at halftime, and Wooster, 27-21 in overtime, after leading by a touchdown in the second half.

Waynesburg pulled away from the 7-7 tie with St. Vincent, scoring twice in a span of 3 minutes on Fatigante's 1-yard touchdown and his 13-yard scoring strike to Thompson.

The second 13-yard scoring pass by Fatigante went to Jackson with 8:35 to go in the third, boosting the Waynesburg lead to 28-7. Moore's 1-yard TD run in the first minute of the fourth quarter made it 35-7.

Waynesburg led in total yards of offense, 344-229, including 206-35 on the ground.

Dave Mackall is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at or 412-380-5617.

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