Gators lose to Woodland Hills 17-14
#2 Delvon Randall grabs a pass for a TD against Woodland Hills
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Monday, January 21, 2013:
Congratulations to (former) Gateway Head Coach Terry Smith who has accepted a position with Temple University as their receivers coach. Coach Smith finished his high school coaching career as Gateway's highest winning percentage coach with a 77% winning record. Coach Smith was 101-30 in his 10 seasons as head coach.
At this point we are in a holding pattern and are unsure what we will be doing this fall come football season. Coach Smith was by far the most accessable and easy to approach Coach we've dealt with and has always been supportive of our website, and since GHS does not have a new head coach yet, we don't know if this website or our great relationship with Gateway football will continue this fall.
The Gators will open their 2012 playoff run with their first ever game against Peters Township (5-4). If the Gators get past Peters, the 2nd round matchup will be either Woodland Hills or North Hills.
»2012 WPIAL AAAA bracket (PDF)
Congratulations to Coach Smith on his 100th career win!
See news articles for more information on the game...
Up next for the Gators - Playoff game #1 at home - TBD
»2012-10-26 Gateway vs. McKeesport game photos
2012-10-26 Gateway's #7 Andre Martin scores against McKeesport Watch
2012-10-26 Coach Terry Smith's postgame speech to team Watch
2012-10-26 Coach Terry Smith's postgame interview Watch
The Gators will travel south to face McKeesport this Friday with Coach Smith in the hunt for his 100th career win. Come and join us cheer on the Gators!
Congratulations to the Gateway Girls Soccer team making the WPIAL Semi-Finals next Tuesday vs. Peters Township. This is Gateways first ever appearance in the Semi-Finals. Congratulations to Coach Kevin Sanders and the Lady Gators Soccer Team.
When: Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Where - Center Ice Arena (Delmont)
Time: - 3:00PM - Gateway Hockey Alumni Honor Roll Induction Ceremony
3:30PM - Annual Skills Competition
4:00PM - Annual Black/White Game
5:00PM- Golden Gator Award
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»2012-10-19 Gateway vs. Penn Trafford game photos
2012-10-19 Gateway vs. Penn Trafford channel 2 highlights Watch
2012-10-19 Gateway vs. Penn Trafford channel 4 highlights Watch
2012-10-19 Gateway vs. Penn Trafford channel 11 highlights Watch
2012-10-19 Gateway Gators #6 Montae Nicholson big pass reception against Penn Trafford Watch
2012-10-19 Gateway Gators QB Woodson pass TD to Delvon Randall against Penn Trafford Watch
»2012-10-05 Gateway vs. N.A. game photos
2012-10-05 Gateway vs. N.A. channel 2 highlights Watch
2012-10-05 Gateway vs. N.A. channel 4 highlights Watch
2012-10-05 Gateway vs. N.A. channel 11 highlights Watch
In a matchup of two of the top teams in the state, North Allegheny will visit Gateway for the first time since 1997. This will be the first non-playoff head-to-head game for the two teams since 1997. Even though the Gators and Tigers have played 40 times since 1958, the majority of those games were in the 1990's and earlier. Gateway holds a 22-16-1 all-time record vs. NA and has split the last two playoff games, last year and 2007.
This game has been selected as the "PCN GAME OF THE WEEK" and will air tape-delayed on Saturday, October 6, 2012 on the PCN channel at 9:00pm.
»Gateway / North Allegheny head-to-head history
The Gators rolled out to a 41-0 halftime lead behind two defensive interception returns for TD and 246 yards of offense. In the second half, the Gators played the backups most of the game and Hempfield finally got on the scoreboard in the 4th quarter.
»2012-09-28 Gateway vs. Hempfield game photos
2012-09-28 Gateway vs. Hempfield highlights Watch
2012-09-28 Gateway vs. Hempfield channel 4 highlights Watch
2012-09-28 Gateway vs. Hempfield channel 11 highlights Watch
In a rematch of the 1969 WPIAL title game, the Gators thumped the Mountain Lions 42-7 on a nice evening at Antimarino Stadium. Up next for the Gators (4-0) is a trip up Route 30 to visit the suprising Hempfield Spartans (3-1) this Friday night.
»2012-09-21 Gateway vs. Altoona game photos
The Gators will host the Altoona Mountain Lions - for the first time since their only meeting way back in 1969 for the WPIAL title - which the Gators won 22-15. Altoona is 1-2 coming off a 21-14 loss at Penn-Trafford.
»Gateway / Altoona head-to-head history
The Gators rolled out to a 34-14 halftime lead -- allowing 14 points despite Kiski only gaining 44 yards offense in the first half... Kiski benefited from 90+ yards in penalties against the Gators in addition to a kickoff return for a TD to score 14 points on minimal yardarge.
»2012-09-14 Gateway vs. Kiski game photos
The Gators rolled out to a 34-0 first quarter lead and then to at 46-0 late second quarter lead before Coach Smith started sending in the subs. Connellsville scored all 16 points against the Gateway subs while still playing their own starters.
Up next for the Gators will be a trip north to play the suprising 2-0 Kiski Area Cavaliers this coming Friday.
»2012-09-07 Gateway vs. Connellsville game photos
The Gators topped host Bethel Park on a great evening in Bethel Park on Friday, August 24, 2012. The Gators had two rushing TD's and two long pass reception TD's, meanwhile BP had two drives mainly composed of runs.
The Gators will move onto the first regular season - and conference opening game this Friday, August 31 against Greater Latrobe @ Gateway. The Gators are 11-a all-time versus Latrobe and have only given up 23 points in the past 8 games dating back to 2003 - while at the same time scoring 355 points against the Wildcats.
»2012-08-24 Gateway vs. Bethel Park scrimmage photos
Starting with the Bethel Park scrimmage, this Friday August 24, GatewayGators.com will be back for our 10th year of serving the Gateway community.
Last Saturday, the Gateway Varsity squad thumped Shaler 5-0.
7 athletes signed on NLI day:
Brian “Juice” Jones (Robert Morris University) – A 2-year co-captain, 2-year starter and 2-way player, Juice had 1td’s rushing, returned a blocked punt for a td, threw 1 td and had 53 tackles (36 solos, 17 assists), 4 tfl’s, 2 fumble recoveries and 5 pass break ups. Juice will be playing Defensive Back.
Haakim Oliver (Notre Dame College) – A co-captain, Haakim led the team in tackles with 108 (59 Solo’s, 49 assists), 14 tfl’s, 5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. Haakim had 158 career tackles, 18 career tfl’s and will play Linebacker in college.
Avery Anderson (Slippery Rock University) – A 2-way starter on Offensive Line and Defensive Line, Avery had 45 tackles (15 solo’s, 30 assists), 8 tfl’s, 5 sacks and 1 forced fumble. Avery will be playing Defensive Tackle.
Cody Conway (Slippery Rock University) – A one and a half year starter Cody had 57 tackles (25 Solo’s, 32 assists), 16.5tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 5 pass break ups, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 forced fumbles and 1 blocked punt that cost me 11 pair of air max shoes. Cody had 14 career sacks and 24.5 career tfl’s. Cody will play DE
Zach Hartin (Edinboro University) – A 2-Year Starter on the offensive line anchoring the best group of linemen we have ever had. Zach is one of our toughest players. He will play offensive line in college
Samantha Taylor (Slippery Rock University) – 3-Year Letter Winner, 3-time WPIAL qualifier in Javelin, 1 time state PIAA Qualifier in Javelin and one time WPIAL Qualifier as a sophomore in the 4 X100 Relay. Samantha broke the school record in the Javelin as a sophomore and has broken her own record 2 more times throwing 130’8”. She will become a Multi-Event Athlete at Slippery Rock University competing in the Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Javelin, 200M, 800M and the 100M Hurdles.
Gateway has produced the following:
21 Division I Athletes since 2004
Brian Jones marks the 17th Division IAA Athlete’s - since 2003
The 4 Football players this year are the 24th-27th Division II Athletes - since 2003
16 Division III Athletes since 2003
81 Football players since 2003 have sign NLI’s to colleges/universities.
Gateway Football has 2 current NFL players on Roster.
Justin King – 4th Year St. Louis Rams
Mortty Ivy – 1st Year Pittsburgh Steelers
Despite losing 14-0 at the half, the Gators pounded back and scored 17 unanswered points to take a 17-14 lead with around 8 minutes left in the game. N.A. took the ensuing kickoff and started driving downfield, and on a 3rd and 10 play from the Gators 40, the Gators intercepted the N.A. pass but were flagged for a phantom pass-interference call, giving the Tigers a first down on the Gators 20. They proceeded to wind down the clock and score with 43 seconds remaining to win the game.
On the 2nd play of the game Gators QB Woodson suffered a shoulder injury and was unable to throw the ball the rest of the game. He sat out until halftime and played the 2nd half. Also RB Franklin reinjured his right knee during a big run in the 3rd quarter and was lost for the rest of the game. The depth of N.A. certainly helped a bit in this game - they dressed around 100 players to the Gators 40. It was a tough way to end the season for the Gators.
Game recap via MSASPORTS:
In a game reminiscent of the last time these two teams played back in the WPIAL Semi-Finals in 2007, the North Allegheny Tigers defeated the Gateway Gators and will have the chance to defend their 2010 WPIAL crown. North Allegheny scored the only two touchdowns in the first half and showcased their dominant rushing attack behind their talented offensive line. On their second drive of the game, North Allegheny broke the ice as Alex Deciantis scampered into the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown. Deciantis was also a key cog in the Tigers' second scoring drive and gained 90 of his game-high 144 rushing yards in the first half. But, it was QB Mack Leftwich who capped off the Tigers' drive early in the second quarter as he scored on another 5-yard touchdown. The Gators were slowed offensively in the first half when they lost their starting QB Thomas Woodson on their second offensive play of the game. On a second-and-1, Woodson ran a quarterback draw and was slammed to the turf by a trio of North Allegheny defenders and suffered a separated shoulder and left the game for the rest of the first half. He would return courageously in the second half. Brian Jones came on and took over for Woodson but couldn't get the Gators offense in gear in the first half and the Gators went to the break trailing 14-0. The second half would prove to be a different story for both of these teams, however, as Gateway would show why they were one of the hottest Quad-A teams in the second half of the year. On 4th-and-two from North Allegheny's 41 yard line with just over 6:00 to go in the 3rd quarter, coach Terry Smith called a trick play which saw Woodson pitch the ball back to Jones only to see Jones throw the ball downfield to Mileak Ford. Ford, who made a terrific over-the-shoulder catch, outraced the Tiger defenders and got into the end zone to cut the lead to 14-7. Gateway's defense then forced a 3-and-out on North Allegheny's next offensive possession and was able to tie the game,14-14, on their next drive which culminated in a 3 yard TD run by RB Andre Martin. The Gator's momentum did not stop there as they forced Isaih Faulk to fumble the ensuing kick-off which Gateway was able to recover on the Tigers' 10 yard line. Three plays later, Gateway was forced to kick a 23-yard FG but they had their first lead at 17-14. In the end, however, North Allegheny showed why they were winners of 18 straight games and defending WPIAL Champions. The Tigers went on a 13 play, 63 yard drive which took 8:46 off of the 4th quarter clock, all of which came on the ground mostly on runs by FB Nick Passodelis. With just under a minute, the Tigers were faced with a 4th-and-goal on the 1-yard line. After taking a timeout, Coach Art Walker decided to let his offense try to win the game and Nick Passodelis scored off of left guard and with the extra point, North Allegheny took the last lead of the game 21-17. Gateway still had life and completed a hook-and-lateral play for 51 yards down to North Allegheny's 19 yard line with :26 seconds left. But, two players later, James Kleinhampl picked off Brian Jones pass at the Tigers 4 yard line to salt away the victory. Mack Leftwich finished the game 2/8 for 32 yards but ran for 29 yards on ten carries and a TD.. North Allegheny runs its record to 12-0 and will try to attempt to win bac-to-back championships next Saturday as the take on the Upper St. Clair Panthers. Gateway, who fought till the end with a depleted cast of players, ends their record at 9-3.
»2011-11-18 Gateway vs. North Allegheny game photos
2011-11-18 Gateway vs. North Allegheny - Ch. 2 highlights Watch
2011-11-18 Gateway vs. North Allegheny - Ch. 4 highlights Watch
2011-11-18 Gateway vs. North Allegheny - Ch. 11 highlights Watch
»2011 Final Season Stats
Gateway advances to the WPIAL AAAA Semifnals in convincing fashion over the previously undefeated Penn Trafford Warriors. Gateway did most of its damage on the ground paced by Andre Martin's 111 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Thomas Woodson added 10 carries for 70 yards and Darin Franklin chipped in with 6 carries for 62 yards. Franklin started the Gateway scoring with a 30-yard touchdown run on a fourth down play with 1:12 to play in the first quarter. He added an 86-yard punt return in the second quarter to put Gateway up 14-0. Franklin did not play in the second half due to knee soreness. Gateway (9-2) assumed command in the second half with a 12-play, 65-yard drive that took 5:20 off the clock to start the third quarter. A 3-yard touchdown run by Patrick Livsey made the score 21-3 and Gateway never looked back. Penn Trafford (10-1) was led on the ground by Quarterback Zach Emerick's 95 yards on 12 carries. Manny Simpson added 71 yards on 23 carries. Gateway's defense pressured Emerick throughout the evening, holding the Penn Trafford quarterback to 38 yards passing.
The Gators (9-2) will face the N.A. Tigers (11-0) next Friday at FOX CHAPEL HIGH SCHOOL 7:30pm.
»2011-11-11 Gateway vs. Penn-Trafford game photos
2011-11-11 Gateway vs. Penn-Trafford - Ch. 4 highlights Watch
2011-11-11 Gateway vs. Penn-Trafford - Ch. 11 highlights Watch