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WPIAL Week 6 Regional High School Football Roundup

| Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 1:28 a.m.
Franklin Regional's Nathan Leopold (7) is tackled by Penn-Trafford's Cameron Suman (15) and Dominic Rosso (11) during their game in Murraysville on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Franklin Regional's Nathan Leopold (7) is tackled by Penn-Trafford's Cameron Suman (15) and Dominic Rosso (11) during their game in Murraysville on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
Derry's Colton Nemcheck carries the ball for a touchdown  Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 during WPIAL football at Mt. Pleasant High School.
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Derry's Colton Nemcheck carries the ball for a touchdown Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 during WPIAL football at Mt. Pleasant High School.
Ligonier Valley's Jackson Daugherty (12) is dragged down by the Homer-Center defense after a long gain in the third quarter on Friday Oct. 06, 2017 at Homer-Central.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
Ligonier Valley's Jackson Daugherty (12) is dragged down by the Homer-Center defense after a long gain in the third quarter on Friday Oct. 06, 2017 at Homer-Central.
Quaker Valley's Quinn Hill tries to dodge the grasp of Beaver Falls' Albert Harper during a game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Quaker Valley.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Quaker Valley's Quinn Hill tries to dodge the grasp of Beaver Falls' Albert Harper during a game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Quaker Valley.
Gateway's Derrick Davis (8) can't come up the an interception in front of Plum's Colt Robb (21) Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Plum.
Louis Raggiunti | For the Tribune-Review
Gateway's Derrick Davis (8) can't come up the an interception in front of Plum's Colt Robb (21) Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Plum.
Montour's Brandon Lipford (#19) runs over Highlands' Logan Crise (#11) during their game against Highlands on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at Golden Rams Stadium. Montour won 24-14.
Jack Fordyce | Tribune-Review
Montour's Brandon Lipford (#19) runs over Highlands' Logan Crise (#11) during their game against Highlands on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at Golden Rams Stadium. Montour won 24-14.
West Allegheny's Mateo Vandamia stiff-arms Upper St. Clair's Matt Kissinger during the second quarter Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in North Fayette.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
West Allegheny's Mateo Vandamia stiff-arms Upper St. Clair's Matt Kissinger during the second quarter Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in North Fayette.
Upper St. Clair quarterback Jack Hansberry throws a pass, as West Allegheny's Nate Visloski defends during the fourth quarter Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in North Fayette.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Upper St. Clair quarterback Jack Hansberry throws a pass, as West Allegheny's Nate Visloski defends during the fourth quarter Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in North Fayette.

TribLive's sports writers have you covered from Friday's Week 6 regional high school football action.

GAMES OF THE WEEK

*FAN PHOTO GALLERY*

■ LIGONIER VALLEY 35, HOMER-CENTER 6
The Ligonier Valley Rams honored their classmate and former teammate Nick Neiderhiser, who died Tuesday, by defeating previously undefeated Homer-Center, 35-6, in a PIAA District 6 Heritage Conference first-place showdown.

■ PENN-TRAFFORD 20, FRANKLIN REGIONAL 13
Warriors senior John Gay IV made his mark in the fourth, breaking loose for a 48-yard touchdown with 8 minutes, 49 seconds remaining and adding a touchdown- and game-saving tackle 20 seconds later as Penn-Trafford escaped with a 20-13 victory at Panthers Stadium.

■ DERRY 41, MT. PLEASANT 9
After a slow start for Derry — thanks to Mount Pleasant's impressive first-quarter defense — the Trojans offense took off in the second quarter.

■ FREEPORT 49, APOLLO-RIDGE 7
The Yellowjackets' latest dominant defensive performance — five forced turnovers, leading to 21 points — propelled them to a 49-7 victory over an undermanned Apollo-Ridge team.

■ GATEWAY 48, PLUM 14
Gators senior quarterback Brady Walker found Jeremiah Josephs for a 12-yard touchdown. Josephs broke two tackles and found the end zone just 2 minutes, 1 second into the game.

■ MONTOUR 24, HIGHLANDS 14
Highlands built an early lead before the Spartans used their power running game and a bend-but-don't-break defense to score 21 straight points en route to a 24-14 victory in a Northwest Nine matchup.

■ UPPER ST. CLAIR 21, WEST ALLEGHENY 20
Faced with the choice to kick or try for the win, Palko went for two in overtime Friday night, a gamble he's won before. But this time, USC's Tom Kyle intercepted Mateo Vandamia's two-point throw and Upper St. Clair won 21-20, the final twist in what became an unpredictable finish.

ALLEGHENY

■ ALIQUIPPA 28, CLAIRTON 0

WESTMORELAND

■ ALTOONA 48, HEMPFIELD 47

■ ARMSTRONG 38, LATROBE 37

■ JEANNETTE 42, SPRINGDALE 14

■ GREENSBURG CENTRAL CATHOLIC 21, RIVERVIEW 0

AK VALLEY

■ FOX CHAPEL 41, HAMPTON 23

■ McKEESPORT 48, KISKI AREA 14

■ KEYSTONE OAKS 20, BURRELL 13

■ SETON LaSALLE 45, DEER LAKES 7

■ WEST GREENE 47, LEECHBURG 14

■ VALLEY at SHADY SIDE ACADEMY, (SAT 3:00 p.m.)

OTHER SCORES

Scores, summaries and schedules: Oct. 7, 2017

WPIAL Roundup

WEEK 6 TOP PERFORMERS

Top passers, rushers and receivers of the week

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