CV's Option Too Much for Trinity
Lafferty, Tricia, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Chartiers Valley quarterbacks Santino Coury and Justin Burda ran an option offense that was too much for No. 5 Trinity to handle, and host Chartiers Valley defeated the Hillers, 44-17, on Friday night in a WPIAL Class AAA Big Seven matchup.
Coury rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, and Burda recorded 52 yards rushing and 100 yards passing, including a touchdown.
Chartiers Valley running back Jim Riley provided another threat in the backfield, rushing for 74 yards and two touchdowns. He also recovered a Trinity (2-2, 0-1) fumble and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown with 6:54 remaining in the game to seal the win for No. 7 Chartiers Valley (3-1, 2-0).
"It's a difficult offense to stop when it's executed properly, and for the most part, we executed tonight," Chartiers Valley coach Chris Saluga said. "We invested a lot of time in our offense. We think we have the right players running it, and when you have the right players and the right timing, it's going to go well."
After leading, 27-17, at the end of the third quarter, Chartiers Valley scored 17 points in a span of 1 minute, 4 seconds midway through the fourth. Kicker Jeff Krek converted a 33-yard field goal before Coury rushed for a 5-yard touchdown and Riley reached the end zone on a fumble return
Chartiers Valley put together another rally when it scored two touchdowns in the final 2 1/2 minutes of the second quarter to take a 20-10 lead at halftime. Chartiers Valley receiver Corey O'Patchen caught a 59-yard touchdown pass from Burda to give the Colts a 13- 10 advantage at the 2:34 mark of the second quarter. …