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November 20, 2017

TJ reaches finals by dominating BVA

Belle Vernon Area’s Kirk Popelas (51) brings down Thomas Jefferson’s Justin Vigna in Friday’s playoff game. Assisting on the tackle is BVA’s Nolan Labuda.

By MATT BYRON

For the Mon Valley Independent

After knocking off Thomas Jefferson earlier this season, Belle Vernon Area was no match for the Jaguars this time around, falling 27-0 in Friday’s Quad-A semifinals.

TJ dominated in every possible way, outgaining the previously unbeaten Leopards, 333 to 30, and controlling the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.

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