North Allegheny and Mt. Lebanon advance to Highmark.
North Allegheny 4 Shady Side 3
Mt. Lebanon 16 Pine Richland 10
Extended game recaps to follow.
In D2, Mars continued to roll with a 15-11 win over Moon.
Hampton topped Quaker Valley 17-9.
Mini recaps of both D1 and D2 semifinals from the Trib.
Our picks proved to be quite accurate.
Mars over Moon by 7 – Planets come up with too many face off wins, geting the ball to too many offensive weapons
Hampton over Quaker Valley by 3 – Geoff Magin face off prowess will keep the score tight
Mt. Lebanon over Pine by 4 – Pine cleans up their play a bit to keep the game closer than the first meeting
North Allegheny over Shady Side by 1 – Upset pick to make things interesting, more confidence in athleticism of North Allegheny secondary players
Laxpower’s maineroad preview:
D1 and D2 finals feature rematches of regular season nail-biters that ended 18-5 and 21-9 respectively. Should be festive.
Forecast is hot and wet, and not in a good way.
We’ll post our preview on Thursday.