Football team loses lead, falls to Bethel Park


Mandy Wu

The Baldwin Highlanders varsity football team competes in the 5A division.

Adam Degenhardt and Jacob Staley

After holding a lead late in the third quarter, the Baldwin football team fell behind in the fourth quarter on Friday and lost 36-7 to Bethel Park.

Baldwin was only down by seven heading into the fourth quarter, but Bethel was able to close it out by scoring 22 points in that quarter.

Junior Andrew Sharp and senior Joey Carr said the team needs to be better at closing out games.

“We need to compete in all four quarters,” Sharp said. “We can’t just play three tough quarters.”

Carr agreed.

“Every time we get a lead, we get too comfortable and take our foot off of the gas,” Carr said.

Friday’s game was the homecoming game for the high school. The team could tell the atmosphere was different than any other game.

“It felt great to play in front of all those people,“ Sharp said. “We really benefited from the energy they brought.”

Carr felt that the team had a very strong run game.

“Andrew Sharp and the whole offensive line played a great game,” he said.

The football team plays next on Friday at Peters Township at 7 p.m.