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Charleroi gets first win over Waynesburg

| Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 1:06 a.m.

It took six weeks, but Charleroi football coach Ed Jenkins finally got a chance to savor his first win as coach of the Cougars.

Charleroi (1-5, 1-4) defeated Waynesburg, 10-7, in an Interstate Conference game Friday night.

The Cougars took a 10-0 lead in the second quarter when Mitch Woytovich capped an 11-play, 48-yard drive by booting a 27-yard field goal with 3:39 left before halftime.

Charleroi went up 10-0 before halftime when the Cougars drove 76 in nine plays with Jim Diaz grabbing an 11-yard pass from Brendan Matthews for a touchdown.

The drive was started when Matthews hooked up with Eric Johnson on a 41-yard pass play.

Waynesburg (1-5, 1-4) made it 10-7 in the fourth quarter when Bo Hampson hit Dominick Sarra with a 15-yard touchdown pass.

The Raiders had a chance to score at the end of the game as the Raiders blocked a punt and drove 27 yards to the Cougars' four-yard line.

However, Hampson fumbled the ball and Charleroi's Brandon Bowman recovered to preserve the win.

For Charleroi, Matthews hit on 11 of 20 passes for 111 yards.

Ringgold 34, Albert Gallatin 6

Joey Wall scored three first-quarter touchdowns and Ringgold (4-2, 4-2) cruised past host Albert Gallatin (0-5, 0-6) in Class AAA Big Nine Conference action.

Wall, who finished with three receptions for 80 yards, scored on a 16-yard fumble return, a 36-yard pass from Nico Law and a 51-yard run. Law completed 4 of 7 passes for 106 yards and led the Rams with 57 yards rushing — including a 48-yard touchdown scamper.

With Belle Vernon Area's defeat of Trinity, Ringgold climbed into third place in the conference.

Valley 40, Yough 28

In a battle of teams going in opposite directions, Valley (4-2) ran out to a 33-7 lead before allowing three fourth-quarter touchdowns to host Yough (2-4) in a non-conference match up.

The Cougars have now lost four in a row while Valley has won three straight.

Yough quarterback Tyler Donahue finished 10 for 30 passing for 106 yards and three touchdowns, two to Joe Pleva.

Valley's Demetrius Houser rushed for 190 yards on just 12 carries, including scoring runs of 44 and 70 yards, while returning a blocked punt 45 yards for a touchdown.

Frazier 20, Avella 13

Trailing 13-12, Frazier quarterback Charles Manack scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter and the Commodores (4-2, 4-2) handed Avella (4-1, 5-1) its first defeat of the season.

Manack led Frazier through the air, completing 17 of 30 passes for 194 yards, while fullback Zach Mastowski scored on first-quarter runs of 15 and 20 yards. Frazier sits just a half-game back of the second-place Eagles.

Mapletown 38, Bentworth 22

Mapletown (2-3, 3-3) built a 30-6 halftime lead before costing to a Class A Tri-County South victory over visiting Bentworth (0-5, 1-5).

Dante Sicchitano led the Bearcats with 128 yards passing, including a 17-yard scoring strike to Noah Peternel. Sicchitano added a 19-yard touchdown run. Ethan Tush returned a kickoff 85 yards for Bentworth's only score in the first half.

For Avella, Jordan Griffin caught five passes for 101 yards while quarterback Kevin Ridgley accounted for three total touchdowns.

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