Trinity kept its playoff hopes alive in impressive fashion, shuttout out West Mifflin, 28-0, in a Big 7 Conference high school football game Friday night.
Sophomore Tyler Yocca carried the ball 19 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns in his first varsity start for the Hillers (2-3, 2-5), who have just one conference game remaining, a Week 9 game against Ringgold.
Andrew Steratore, who was benched in last week's loss to Belle Vernon, responded by completing five of seven passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns, both of which went to Ken Wilkins.
West Mifflin (2-2, 5-2) managed just 91 total yards, in part thanks to three sacks by the Hillers' Larry Woods.
Belle Vernon 21, Ringgold 13
Dylan Patch had over 200 yards of offense, but it wasn't enough as Belle Vernon knocked off Ringgold, 21-13 in a Big 7 game.
Belle Vernon (2-2, 4-3) built a 21-0 lead on a Brandon Gilmore TD pass to Ian Dobbins, Gilmore run and eight-yard run by Matty Green before the Rams made a game of it. Green finished with 114 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Patch, who was 13 of 23 for 137 yards passing and had 73 yards rushing on 24 carries, tossed a 34-yard TD pass to Percy Law. Patch then scored on a 13-yard run with just over a minute to play to pull the Rams (0-4, 2-5) within a touchdown.
But Belle Vernon ran out the clock from there.