Delallo and the Black Hawks passed the test
Behind a potent rushing attack, Bethel Park (1-0, 1-0) came back from a two-point halftime deficit to defeat Woodland Hills, 29-16, in Allegheny 8 Conference play on Friday night.
“To get a win here is special,” Delallo said. “It’s hard to win here. Any win here is big. It feels really good to be the first one with this group of kids.
“They are a special group of kids with 25 seniors. There was no other group I would’ve done it with. It was a blast.”
The Black Hawks were led by a dynamic duo in the backfield, senior running backs Jehvonn Lewis and Sean McGowan.
Lewis finished with 114 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown in the second quarter. McGowan, who got most of his yards from the wildcat formation, finished with 90 yards rushing on 15 carries.
As a team, the Black Hawks had 305 yards rushing on 49 carries.
The Wolverines (0-2, 0-1) responded with their own touchdown when senior running back Antoine Meredith ran it in from a yard out to take an 8-7 lead after one quarter. On the drive, Woodland Hills converted a fake punt to get into Black Hawk territory.
The first half continued to be back and forth as Bethel Park retook the lead, 14-8, after a 36-yard run by Lewis.
Four minutes later in the second, the Wolverines marched 64 yards to take a 16-14 lead after a 7-yard run by senior running back William Clark.
The Wolverines looked to have all the momentum headlining into halftime, especially after blocking a Black Hawk field in the final seconds. However, Woodland Hills wouldn’t see the end zone the rest of the night.
“I think both teams played a hard fought game. I think for the most part, both teams played very well in the first half but we ran out of gas in the second half,” Woodland Hills coach Tim Bostard said.