In the great tradition of the football rivalry between the cities of Baltimore and Pittsburgh, Boys’ Latin and Kiski Prep, of Pittsburgh, carried that rivalry to the high school level, on Saturday at BL, and the host Lakers scored one for Baltimore with a tough 17-15 victory over the Cougars.

Boys’ Latin quarterback Fred Bopst, Jr. completed 13-of-20 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown, with one interception.  Nick Gesualdi caught the touchdown pass, which measured 65 yards td.

Chris Rubino also scored for the Lakers, with 60 yard TD run, and Dom Maggio booted a 20 yard field goal to account for the remaining Laker points. Rubino rushed for 183 yards in the contest and Alec Blitzstein caught five passes for 74 yards.

Defensively, Pat McManus Walker Ensor each had four tackles, while Parker Hawkins, Steve Black and Jamal Perkinseach each added a sack.

Boys’ Latin is now 5-1 on the year and the Lakers are 2-0 in the MIAA B Conference.  Next Friday night, BL will travel to Annapolis to meet St. Mary’s in a key league matchup.