Archbishop Wood scores with seconds left in 4th to beat Cheltenham for title

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Saturday, December 7, 2019
Archbishop Wood defeats Cheltenham in championship
Archbishop Wood defeats Cheltenham in championship: as seen on Action News Mornings on December 7, 2019.

HERSHEY, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Archbishop Wood and Cheltenham's battle for the PIAA 5A High School Football State Championship Friday night in Hershey came down to the final seconds.

Wood, the powerhouse located in Warminster, Bucks County, and Cheltenham High School, the Montgomery County upstart, are just ten miles apart.

The Archbishop Wood Vikings was the only team to get on the scoreboard in the first half.

Ryan Morgan hit a 40-yard field goal followed by a Robert Meyer 22-yarder.

In the third quarter, Archbishop Wood's Kaylen Costello scored a 29-yard touchdown to give the Vikings a 12-0 leading.

Cheltenham, however, mounted a comeback. Adonis Hunter threw to TJ Harris on 4th and 5 for a 20-yard touchdown.

In the fourth quarter, the Panthers' Sidiqq Williams made a touchdown catch to put Cheltenham in front.

They then converted a two-point conversion to take a 15-12 lead.

But with eight seconds to go, Wood's Maz Keller threw to Cardelle Pigford who scored the game-winning touchdown!

Archbishop Wood became the PIAA 5A Football Champions with a 19-15 victory.