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All you need to know from the opening round of WPIAL high school football playoffs

| Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, 1:17 a.m.
Monessen's Isaiah Beltram (17) is stopped for no gain by Jeannette's Zack Berginc (22) and Ian Smith (51) during the first quarter in a WPIAL Class A playoff game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at McKee Stadium in Jeannette.
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Monessen's Isaiah Beltram (17) is stopped for no gain by Jeannette's Zack Berginc (22) and Ian Smith (51) during the first quarter in a WPIAL Class A playoff game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at McKee Stadium in Jeannette.
Quaker Valley's Ricky Guss eludes Derry's Colton Nemcheck during the third quarter of their WPIAL Class 3A playoff game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Quaker Valley's Ricky Guss eludes Derry's Colton Nemcheck during the third quarter of their WPIAL Class 3A playoff game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale.
Penn-Trafford's John Gay (46) runs the ball against Fox Chapel in the fourth quarter in a WPIAL playoff game on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Penn-Trafford.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
Penn-Trafford's John Gay (46) runs the ball against Fox Chapel in the fourth quarter in a WPIAL playoff game on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Penn-Trafford.
Seton LaSalle's Lionel Deanes stiff-arms Freeport's Conor Selinger during first round WPIAL action Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at Dormont Stadium.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Seton LaSalle's Lionel Deanes stiff-arms Freeport's Conor Selinger during first round WPIAL action Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at Dormont Stadium.
West Allegheny's Isaiah Crowe (18) is brought down by McKeesport Devin Sims (15) during their WPIAL playoff game in Imperial on Nov. 3, 2017.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
West Allegheny's Isaiah Crowe (18) is brought down by McKeesport Devin Sims (15) during their WPIAL playoff game in Imperial on Nov. 3, 2017.

TribLive's sports writers have you covered from Friday's opening round of WPIAL high school playoff football action.

GAMES OF THE WEEK

**OPENING ROUND FAN PHOTO GALLERY**

■ McKEESPORT 22, WEST ALLEGHENY 21
Layton Jordan's touchdown run and two-point conversion in the third quarter made the difference in Friday night's 22-21 victory over West Allegheny in the first round of the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs.

■ QUAKER VALLEY 51, DERRY 29
Quaker Valley senior quarterback Ricky Guss rushed for 106 yards, scored three touchdowns and threw for two more to lead No. 2 Quaker Valley (10-1) to a 51-29 victory against No. 7 Derry (9-2) in a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal Friday.

■ SETON LaSALLE 35, FREEPORT 18 (@ Dormont Stadium)
Lionel Deanes rushed for 282 yards and five touchdowns, leading No. 3 Seton LaSalle to a 35-18 victory over Freeport in a WPIAL Class 3A first-round game Friday night.

ALLEGHENY

■ NORTH ALLEGHENY 38, MT. LEBANON 14

■ PENN HILLS 30, BETHEL PARK 28

■ GATEWAY 40, WOODLAND HILLS 28
In the WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinals Friday night, Brady Walker threw for 394 yards and a touchdown and ran for a TD as No. 2 Gateway (10-1) beat No. 7 Woodland Hills, 40-28.

CITY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

■ ALLDERDICE vs. BRASHEAR @ Cupples Stadium, (SAT 2:15 p.m.)

WESTMORELAND

■ PENN-TRAFFORD 28, FOX CHAPEL 21
The eighth-seeded Foxes gave Penn-Trafford's top-rated defense all it could handle and nearly pulled a stunner before the Warriors escaped with a 28-21 victory in their playoff opener Friday night at Warrior Stadium.

■ UPPER ST. CLAIR 6, FRANKLIN-REGIONAL 3
In a defensive struggle that mirrored a heavyweight boxing match, it was Upper St. Clair that landed enough blows to walk away victorious.

■ JEANNETTE 49, MONESSEN 0
In a game that included over 20 penalties and saw Jeannette's Spencer John getting carted off the field with 8 minutes, 50 seconds left to play, there was little flow as big plays usually were followed by a flag.

■ PINE-RICHLAND 49, NORWIN 14

■ BELLE VERNON 42, MARS 7

■ LIGONIER VALLEY 50, WEST SHAMOKIN 26

AK VALLEY

■ OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART 52, SPRINGDALE 26 (@ Moon High School)

OTHER FIRST ROUND SCORES

Scores, summaries and schedules: Nov. 3, 2017

WPIAL QUARTERFINAL ROUNDUP

Who's out?

PLAYOFF FIRST ROUND TOP PERFORMERS

Top passers, rushers and receivers of the week

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