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Heritage Conference roundup: Purchase Line defeats United

| Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, 11:34 p.m.
Ford City's Justin Retzer (No. 7) had a big first half for the Sabers on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. He caught multiple passes against Burrell, including a diving catch at the one-yard line to set up Ford City's only touchdown.
Cory Stivason | For the Leader Times
Ford City's Justin Retzer (No. 7) had a big first half for the Sabers on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. He caught multiple passes against Burrell, including a diving catch at the one-yard line to set up Ford City's only touchdown. Cory Stivason | For the Leader Times

Tyler Donahue completed 16 of 25 passes for 232 yards and a touchdown as Yough (3-4, 3-3) earned a 42-15 win over Waynesburg (1-6, 1-6) in the Interstate Conference on Friday night. Tom Sever rushed 14 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns for Yough, while Hunter Cenname ran 14 times for 112 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

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.

Southmoreland 35, Brownsville 20 — Despite 210 rushing yards and three touchdowns from Tre Durkin, Brownsville (0-7, 0-6) fell to Southmoreland (2-5, 2-4) in the Interstate Conference. Jake Pisula ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns, and Dakota Datz added 112 rushing yards and a touchdown to pace Southmoreland.

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.

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.


Bethel Park 24, Upper St. Clair 17 — Levi Metheny scored on a 1-yard run with 6 minutes, 58 seconds left to give Bethel Park a 24-17 victory against 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.

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.

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.

Knoch 21, Mars 0 — Ben Tackett ran for all three Knoch touchdowns in its Greater Allegheny win at No. 4 Mars (6-1, 5-1). Tackett, who ran 28 times for 195 yards, now has 16 rushing touchdowns this season for No. 10 Knoch (5-2, 4-2).

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.

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 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.


Monessen 17, Imani Christian 12 — Chavas Rawlins threw for 165 yards and a 35-yard touchdown pass to Javon Brown to lead No. 4 Monessen (6-1, 6-1) to victory over No. 8 Imani Christian (5-2, 5-2) in the Black Hills Conference. Khari Hicks threw for 151 yards and a touchdown for Imani Christian.

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.

Frazier 21, Beth-Center 14 — Charlie Manack completed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Michael Luce with 3:28 left in the game to give Frazier (5-2, 5-2) the upset win at No. 3 Beth-Center (6-1, 6-1). Manack threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns while teammate Jamie Sell caught six passes for 126 yards and a touchdown.

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.

Heritage (District 6)

Purchase Line 33, United 14 — Josh Huey ran 23 times for 243 yards and touchdowns of 15, 17, 64 and 20 yards to lead Purchase Line (1-6, 1-5) to victory at United (0-7, 0-6). Warren Lowther returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown for United.

Northern Cambria 18, Marion Center 6 — Dartagnan Suchar scored on a 26-yard run and 77-yard interception return as Northern Cambria (6-1, 5-1) defeated Marion Center (2-5, 2-5).

Blairsville 23, Saltsburg 9 — Deion Robinson rushed 21 times for 184 yards and touchdowns of 48 and 25 yards to lead Blairsville (4-3, 4-3) to the win at Saltsburg (1-6, 1-5). Brody Bieda paced Saltsburg with 114 rushing yards on 24 carries.

Homer-Center 19, Conemaugh Township 13 — Mike Newhouse ran for 110 yards and a touchdown as Homer Center beat Conemaugh Township. Bruno Rosa threw for 253 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Homer-Center (6-1) honored the 50-year anniversary of the 1962 team, which went 8-0-1 and allowed only seven points all season. Many players from that team were in attendance.

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