High school roundup: Bethel Park downs No. 2 Upper St. Clair in Quad Central
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Levi Metheny scored on a 1-yard run with 6 minutes, 58 seconds left to give Bethel Park a 24-17 victory over No. 2 Upper St. Clair in the Quad Central Conference on Friday night.
Zach Enick set up the score with a 43-yard run down to the USC 1-yard line. Upper St. Clair (6-1, 5-1) drove to the Bethel Park 25 in the final minute, but the Black Hawks (5-2, 5-2) forced a turnover on downs to seal the win.
Chiante Pryor scored on a 92-yard kick return, and John Mascearo scored on a 1-yard run for Bethel Park. USC's Pete Coughlin completed 10 of 17 passes for 145 yards. Upper St. Clair outgained Bethel Park, 335-108.
Penn Hills 35, Plum 7 — Darius Holloway rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns, and Denzel Sherrill added 128 yards on eight carries as Penn Hills (3-4, 3-3) beat Plum (0-7, 0-7) in the Quad Central.
Mt. Lebanon 42, Peters Township 28 — Tyler Roth threw for 156 yards and three touchdowns as No. 4 Mt. Lebanon (6-1, 6-0) beat Peters Township (2-5, 2-4) in the Quad Central. Cory Owen threw for 244 yards and a touchdown, and he ran for touchdowns of 82 and 9 yards for Peters Township.
Penn-Trafford 27, Kiski Area 0 — No. 9 Penn-Trafford (6-1, 6-0) rolled to its sixth consecutive victory as quarterback Dorian Stevens threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns, including a 91-yard scoring pass to Devin Austin.
Freshman running back Lincoln Clayton led Kiski Area (3-4, 3-3) with 80 yards on 16 carries.
Gateway 62, Norwin 14 — No. 3 Gateway (6-1, 6-0) had no trouble with visiting Norwin (1-6, 1-6) in a Quad East Conference game. Thomas Woodson tossed five first-half touchdowns and finished 10 of 13 for 278 yards. Montae Nicholson hauled in three passes for 121 yards and had TD receptions of 77 and 28 yards.
Altoona 34, Latrobe 23 — In the Quad East, Brennan Luciano was 13 of 17 for 250 yards and three touchdowns to lead Altoona (3-4, 3-4) at Latrobe (1-6, 0-6). Jake Diviney caught four passes for 105 yards and a 55-yard touchdown for Altoona.
Baldwin 27, Fox Chapel 20 — Nicholas Barca's 18-yard touchdown run with 2:54 left lifted Baldwin (2-5, 1-5) to a nonconference win at Fox Chapel (1-6, 1-4).
Dorian Brown paced Baldwin with 139 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Brandon Mitchell rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown, and Nigel Garnett added 104 yards for Fox Chapel, which gained all of its 314 yards on the ground.
Butler 23, Hempfield 10 — Claude Clark ran 20 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns as Butler (3-4, 2-3) beat Hempfield (3-4, 3-3) in nonconference play.
Devin Fitz added field goals of 25, 38 and 21 yards for Butler.
Elizabeth Forward 19, Ringgold 7 — Ryan Wardropper rushed for 138 yards, and JaQuan Davidson added 135 yards and two touchdowns as Elizabeth Forward (4-3, 4-3) dropped No. 9 Ringgold (4-3, 4-3) in the Big 9 Conference.
Nico Law scored Ringgold's only touchdown on a 16-yard run in the third quarter.
Hampton 49, Derry Area 0 — Colin Luther caught three passes for 103 yards and touchdowns of 25 and 59 yards as No. 8 Hampton (6-5, 5-1) shut out Derry Area (1-6, 0-6) in the Greater Allegheny Conference. Hampton scored 42 first-half points. Josh Flack ran for 114 yards in the defeat.
Highlands 37, Greensburg Salem 14 — Sophomore Elijah Jackson rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns to lead Highlands (3-4, 3-4) over injury-stricken Greensburg Salem (1-6, 1-6) in an Allegheny Conference game. Greensburg Salem was without several key players, including quarterback Daniel Walters, running back Tyler Shook and tight end Tanner Hahn.
Central Valley 35, Hopewell 17 — Jordan Whitehead ran for 148 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 2 Central Valley (6-1, 6-1) to the Parkway Conference victory at Hopewell (3-4, 3-4). Nate Clamo completed six passes, all to Robert Foster, for 133 yards and a 36-yard touchdown for Central Valley. Stephan Mrkonja completed 6 of 12 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns, including an 89-yarder to Arion Sepp, for Hopewell.
West Allegheny 14, New Castle 0 — Tory Delmonico and Chayse Dillon scored on 55-yard runs as No. 7 West Allegheny (6-1, 5-1) blanked New Castle (3-4, 2-4) in the Parkway Conference. Delmonico finished with 156 yards on 13 carries.
West Mifflin 29, Indiana 0 — Jim Wheeler ran 21 times for 143 yards and touchdowns of 50 and 3 yards as No. 5 West Mifflin (7-0, 6-0) blanked Indiana (2-5, 2-4) in nonconference play. Wheeler has run for 1,345 yards and 17 touchdowns this season.
Moon 48, New Brighton 13 — Caleb Jakiel threw for 134 yards and four touchdowns to lead Moon (2-5, 1-5) to a nonconference win against New Brighton (1-6, 1-5). Ian Kelly added 116 rushing yards and two touchdowns for Moon.
Burrell 17, Ford City 10 — Backup quarterback Cody Wolfe stepped in to complete 5 of 8 attempts for 89 yards and a touchdown for the Bucs (6-1, 5-1) in the Allegheny Conference.
Running back Cole Bush gained 152 yards and scored once on 30 carries. He also caught a 28-yard touchdown. Receiver Justin Retzer caught nine passes for 101 yards for Ford City (2-5, 1-5).
Kittanning 56, Deer Lakes 14 — Sterling Henry caught one touchdown and ran 68 yards for another score as Kittanning (4-3, 4-2) beat Deer Lakes (3-4, 2-4) in the Allegheny Conference. Kittanning's defense scored twice — on Shawn Shaner's 32-yard fumble recovery and Vince Mead's 37-yard interception return.
Valley 22, Summit Academy 16 — Valley senior Chaz Cheatham caught two touchdowns passes and added two interceptions as Valley (5-2, 4-2) downed Summit Academy (2-5 1-5) in the Allegheny Conference.
Sophomore quarterback Dan Farinelli, starting in place of Ty Matthews, was 6 of 11 for 118 yards.
Seton-La Salle 35, Quaker Valley 6 — Lou Rotunda caught 10 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown as No. 6 Seton-La Salle (6-1, 6-1) beat Quaker Valley (2-5, 2-5) in Century Conference play.
Luke Brumbaugh completed 19 of 30 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns for the Rebels, who also got a TD on Dequay Broadwater's 74-yard interception return.
South Allegheny 34, Keystone Oaks 10— Dustin Anderson and Ty Cook ran for two touchdowns each as South Allegheny (6-1, 5-1) defeated Keystone Oaks (0-7, 0-6) in the Century Conference. Kobe Phillippi threw for 110 yards and a touchdown for Keystone Oaks, which led at halftime, 10-0.
The victory coupled with Steel Valley's win over South Park gave the Gladiators their first playoff berth in 26 years.
Greensburg Central Catholic 48, Charleroi 0 — Chase Keller was 10 of 14 for 200 yards and three touchdowns as Greensburg Central Catholic (5-2, 4-2) cruised to an Interstate Conference win.
Tyler Balla rushed for 103 yards and two scores, and Zach Guiser added 108 receiving yards, a 51-yard interception return for a score and a 2-yard touchdown run.
Aliquippa 54, Ellwood City 12 — Malik Shegog was 6 of 6 for 128 yards and three touchdowns as top-ranked Aliquippa (7-0, 5-0) beat Ellwood City (1-6, 1-5) in the Midwestern Conference.
Terry Swanson rushed 14 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns for the Quips, which scored 27 points in the second quarter.
Beaver 35, Mohawk 14 — Darian Bradley rushed for four touchdowns, giving him 22 on the ground this season, as No. 5 Beaver (7-0, 5-0) defeated Mohawk (2-5, 2-4) in the Midwestern Conference. Bradley also caught a 30-yard scoring pass from Austin Ross.
Beaver Falls 42, Freedom 14 — Dan Stratton threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns as No. 8 Beaver Falls (6-1, 5-1) scored the first six touchdowns in its Midwestern Conference win over Freedom (2-5, 2-4).
Damian Rawl added two short rushing touchdowns for Beaver Falls.
South Fayette 68, Riverside 0 — Brett Brumbaugh was 9 of 10 for 221 yards and six touchdowns to lead No. 2 South Fayette (7-0, 6-0) to a nonconference shutout of Riverside (1-6, 1-4).
Zach Challingsworth caught three passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns, including an 89-yarder in South Fayette's 35-point first quarter. The Lions have outscored their opposition, 372-24, this season.
Neshannock 47, OLSH 14 — Eli Owens rushed 23 times for 215 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 6 Neshannock (6-1, 6-1) to a Big Seven win at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (1-6, 1-6).
Ernie Burkes added 148 passing yards and a touchdown and 111 rushing yards and a 70-yard score for Neshannock. For OLSH, Cameron Johnson was 10 of 18 for 193 yards and two touchdowns to Nick Metz, including one of 90 yards.
Rochester 35, Laurel 13 — Dante Marsick ran for 121 yards and four touchdowns and caught two passes for 105 yards and an 82-yard score as No. 2 Rochester (7-0, 6-0) beat Laurel (4-3, 3-3) in the Big Seven Conference.
Marsick has rushed for 1,093 yards and 21 touchdowns this season.
Brentwood 35, Carlynton 0 — Justin Vickless ran 19 times for 206 yards and two touchdowns as Brentwood (4-3, 4-3) shut out Carlynton (1-6, 1-6) in the Black Hills Conference.
Chris Shortley was 10 of 14 for 136 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans.
Apollo-Ridge 20, Northgate 19 — Lonny Wells' 19-yard field goal in the fourth quarter lifted Apollo-Ridge (4-3, 4-2) to the Eastern Conference win at No. 9 Northgate (5-2, 5-1).
Cody Walter ran 19 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns, and he caught a 22-yard scoring pass for Northgate.
Avonworth 28, Springdale 22 — Ryan Welsh caught three touchdown passes from Zach Chandler as Avonworth (4-3, 4-2) beat Springdale (4-3, 4-2) in the Eastern Conference.
Chandler was 11 of 19 for 156 yards. Sean Dugan rushed 23 times for 211 yards and a 72-yard touchdown in the loss.
Bentworth 50, Geibel 12 — In the Tri-County South, Ethan Tush ran for 131 yards and three touchdowns to lead Bentworth (2-5, 1-5) to a win against Geibel (0-7, 0-5).
Tush added a touchdown on a 21-yard fumble return, and teammate Ty Mitchell rushed for 107 yards on 13 carries.
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