An early rain didn't dampen the spirits of the Upper St. Clair football team. The Panthers defeated rival Peters Township 42-14 on Friday night.
The Indians started strong returning the open kickoff for a touchdown.
Minutes later, the Panthers came back strong with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Pete Coughlin to Mike McGuire.
The first quarter ended in a tie, but the Panthers went on to score three more touchdowns before halftime.
USC kept the momentum through the second half. Coughlin threw for 249 yards and five touchdowns. Mike McGuire caught two balls for 97 yards and two touchdowns.
Mike Minjock scored both touchdowns for Peters.
Upper St. Clair (3-0) will host Penn Hills next Friday night at home. Peters Township (2-1) will travel to Titan Stadium to take on Shaler Area High School.
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