Ambridge “Lights-up” Moon 36-27
Written by: Billy Splain on Saturday, October 4th, 2008
Ambridge, PA- Friday night football in western Pennsylvania, there just isn’t anything like it, unless you play Saturday afternoon. That’s what the Ambridge Bridger’s had to do for the first half of this season because of the tare down of the old high school, which was built right against the football stadium forcing officials to take out the stadium lights.
On Friday night they got to play there first home Friday night game of the 2008 season. The Bridger’s had yet to win a game coming into Friday. Randy Cosgrove the Ambridge athletic director and pubic address voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers, felt that having to play there home games on Saturday afternoons was hurting there attendance and just not getting the “Friday Night Experience” to play home game Friday Night games.
Ambridge rolled lights to set-up right there on the field. There were 6 light generators that where on the home side of the field. Not many Ambridge fans thought they would ever sit on the away bleachers at there home field, that was the case Friday night as both Ambridge and Moon fans backed into one set of bleachers.
It was a battle on winless teams for the Bridger’s night opener. Moon Area (0-3 – 0-6) was coming of getting moonstruck by Beaver Falls (6-0) 56-12. On the other hand, Ambridge came off a 40-7 loss to last year WPIAL class AAA runner-up Montour.
It looked like the night sky was not going to help the Bridger’s at first, after Justice Jordan took off for a touchdown to make it 14-0. Ambridge would answer with a touchdown of there own only to have that countered by Moon junior Vice Coliani who took the insueing kick off, kick-off back for a touchdown. Moon lead at the half 21-7.
In the second half all season Moon has not been able to close the door and the same happened in this game, as the Bridger’s came back to take out the Tigers on home turf 36-27.
With the win Ambridge keeps there playoff hopes alive, with the Parkway conference falling apart this week as leaders Blackhawk and Montour fell to West Allegheny and New Castle respectively. Only three more weeks until the WPIAL heads into the postseason, and in that time a lot of questions, folks buckle up because the teams that have hit the highway to Heinz Field have there feet on the accelerator.
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