By 4th Down Staff:
Steel-High has not had to call on its kicker much of this season, not with an offense that has the capacity of scoring 75 points in a game.
But Bryan Hernandez was needed in Saturday’s PIAA Class 1A semifinal victory, 16-14 over Bishop Guilfoyle, and he delivered.
Hernandez’s 34-yard boot with 42 seconds left gave the Rollers the victory, booked a trip to the state championship this weekend and won him our 4th Down Magazine Player of the Week honor.
Fans voted for Hernandez in earnest, as he earned 873 votes, 45% of the 1,939 votes cast this week for the last remaining teams in action.
He beat out Mechanicsburg WR-DB by a slim 68 votes to win POTW.
The Rollers face District 7 champ Jeannette in Friday’s title game at 11 a.m. at Hersheypark Stadium.