All you need to know from the opening round of WPIAL high school football playoffs
TribLive's sports writers have you covered from Friday's opening round of WPIAL high school playoff football action.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ ALLDERDICE vs. BRASHEAR @ Cupples Stadium, (SAT 2:15 p.m.)
■ 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.