The Armstrong River Hawks varsity football team finished their season just one win away from the playoffs, posting a 6-4 record for the year after defeating Kiski in their final game by the score of 56-25.
It was a tale of two halves at Kiski on Friday night. Heading into half-time, the River Hawks lead narrowly 13-12 before exploding on offense in the second half.
The River Hawks caught fire in the third and never looked back, scoring 22 points in the third quarter and 21 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
On the day, Dawson Porter finished with 413 total yards (273 pass, 140 rush) and another 5 total touchdowns (3 pass, 2 rush). Porter’s top targets combined for a great game – Isaiah Price finished with 4 catches, 94 yards and a score while Ryan Pearce ended his high school career with a game to remember, catching 6 passes for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Price also had a great game defensively, finishing with six tackles. After the game Price said “I’ve been working hard to be the player I want to be week in and week out,” Price said.
River Hawks Head Coach Frank Fabian took a second after the game to recognize the last graduating class that played for either Kittanning or Ford City (varsity).
“Logistically what they’ve gone through in the last three years with practicing one place, playing another and having to be bussed between both – and they never complained,” Fabian said.
This will wrap up the River Hawks season and now a lot of the players on the team will shift their efforts to winter sports and their off-season training.