McWreath helps Hillers batter SP
10/23/2010 3:30 AM
LIBRARY - Every I-formation offense has a battering-ram fullback who spends most of his time scrambling his brain blocking for a fleet-footed tailback and carries the football every third series, just to prove he's not a guard.
At Trinity High School, that guy is senior Kyle McWreath.
Against South Park in a key Big Eight Conference game Friday night, McWreath carried the ball seven times for a healthy 56 yards. That has been a typical running night for the Hillers' senior, and a good game by any standard for a fullback.
It was, however, what McWreath did when he wasn't carrying the football that stood out in Trinity's 48-7 victory.
McWreath paved the way with crunching blocks on three Trinity touchdown runs, caught a 12-yard scoring pass and made the game's key play by blocking a South Park punt and recovering the ball in the end zone for a TD late in the second quarter.
"He's our leader, our horse," Trinity head coach Ed Dalton said. "He's probably a Division I player. He makes big plays. Kyle's the type of player who would rather run over a tackler than run around him for a touchdown."
The win clinched a WPIAL Class AAA playoff berth for Trinity (4-2, 5-3).