Greensburg Central Catholic came to Jeannette on Friday night ranked as the top Class AA team in the state. The Jeannette Jayhawks had one loss, but were confident on their home turf that they could upset the Centurions.
The Jayhawks controlled both lines of scrimmage and scored the games only touchdown as that handed the favored Centurions their only dfeat by a 7-2 score.
The Centurions came into the game with one of the top offenses in the state led by a trio of D-I recruits quarterback Cody Catalina (Syracuse), wide receiver Nick Sukay (Penn State) and running back/safety Max Suter (Syracuse). They did their damamge , but it was not enough to defeat Jeanette and their talented two-way standout Terrelle Pryor.
Offensively, Pryor a junior executed the option offense to perfection considering the quagmire that the game was played in. Defensively, Pryor wreaked havoc in the backfield all night long. When the game was on the line Pryor moved to safety and picked off a desparation attempt from Catalina to seal the victory.
Both teams have qualified for the WPIAL playoffs which will begin this weekend. The pairings will be set this evening.
Jayhawk senior CB/WR Davonte Shannon is a player who has burst on to the radar during his final season.
Junior Terrelle Pryor showed why he will be the top prospect in the state in 2008.
The rain started in pre-game and never stopped.
Pryor straps up and is ready for action.
Jeannette controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball against the previously unbeaten Centurions.
Jeannette head coach decides to go for it on an important fourth and two from his own 45-yard line.
Syracuse commit Max Suter (24) tackles Pryor after a long gain.
Jeanette running back Jerry Harris looks for running room.
The Jayhawks managed to keep Penn State recruit Nick Sukay out of the end zone.
Shannon sepearates Sukay from the ball.
Sukay would still have a decent game despite the conditions.
Syracuse pledge Cody Catalina rolls out of the pocket.
It will takes some Clorox to get Suter's uniform clean after this mud bowl.
Centurions offensive lineman Jake Kaiser.
Catalina sports a new hair style.