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High school roundup: Bethel Park tops Mt. Lebanon in Quad South battle

| Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 11:18 p.m.
Valley's Demetrius Houser (6) runs for his third touchdown past Burrell's Codey Venanzio (55) during their game on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Valley Memorial Stadium in New Kensington.
Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch
Valley's Demetrius Houser (6) runs for his third touchdown past Burrell's Codey Venanzio (55) during their game on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Valley Memorial Stadium in New Kensington.

Alexander Minton ran 14 times for 106 yards and a 45-yard touchdown as No. 6 Bethel Park beat Mt. Lebanon, 14-3, in Quad Central Conference play Friday night.

Levi Metheny scored the game's first touchdown for Bethel Park (2-0, 2-0) on a 1-yard run in the first quarter. Robby Costantino kicked a 40-yard field goal for Mt. Lebanon (0-2, 0-1). Each team turned the ball over three times as both were held scoreless in the second half.

Baldwin 38, Plum 6 — Nick Barca rushed for 226 yards, including an 83-yard touchdown run, to lead Baldwin (1-1, 1-1) to a Quad Central victory. Doug Altavilla threw three touchdown passes, including 20- and 50-yard tosses to Luke Smorey.

Penn Hills 33, Peters Township 15 – Billy Kisner and Isaiah Jones rushed for 216 and 213 yards, respectively, in leading Penn Hills (2-0, 2-0) to a Quad Central victory.

Upper St. Clair 47, Canon-McMillan 0 — Lee Morgan returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, and No. 2 Upper St. Clair (2-0, 2-0) didn't look back in a Quad Central victory. Trevor Morrow rushed for three touchdowns, and Joe Repischak threw for 197 yards for the Panthers.

Gateway 41, Connellsville 22 — Gateway quarterback Jimmy Moore completed 18 of 31 passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns in a Quad East victory. Delvon Randall hauled in two touchdown passes and finished with 90 yards on seven grabs for the fifth-ranked Gators (2-0, 2-0). Gateway scored 35 points in the second quarter and led 35-8 at the break. The Falcons (0-2, 0-2) turned the ball over six times.

Hempfield 28, Latrobe 7 — Joey DeFloria ran for 132 yards and totaled three touchdowns, as Hempfield (1-1, 1-1) rolled to a 28-7 victory in Quad East action. DeFloria scored on runs of 5 and 42 yards while also taking a screen pass from Ty George 76 yards for a score. George finished 5 of 10 for 110 yards and added 83 yards on the ground.

Kiski Area 20, Altoona 0 — Kiski Area (2-0, 2-0) converted three Altoona (1-1, 1-1) turnovers into scores en route to a Quad East victory. Joe Brungo intercepted two Altoona passes and scored a late touchdown.

Penn-Trafford 17, Norwin 3 — Devin Austin rushed for 182 yards and Zack Queen intercepted a pair of fourth-quarter passes — one setting up Tom Stinelli's 3-yard game-clinching touchdown — as Penn-Trafford (1-1, 1-0) beat visiting Norwin (0-2, 0-2) in a Quad East Conference game.

Penn-Trafford quarterback Brett Laffoon threw an 85-yard touchdown pass to Timmy Vecchio in the first quarter to put the Warriors ahead, 7-0, at halftime.

North Allegheny 42, Fox Chapel 7 — Jeff Clemens threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns as No. 4 North Allegheny (2-0, 2-0) beat Fox Chapel (0-2, 0-2) in Quad North play. Elijah Zeise caught six passes for 109 yards and one touchdown for North Allegheny.

Class AAA

Ringgold 57, Laurel Highlands 14 — Ringgold scored two touchdowns in the final 32 seconds of the first quarter and quarterback Nico Law passed for three scores and ran for another in a Big 9 Conference blowout. Law hit Allan Pritchett for touchdown passes of 24 and 40 yards and sophomore Chacar Berry scored on a 38-yard run and 54-yard interception return for Ringgold (1-1, 1-1).

West Mifflin 41, Belle Vernon 6 — No. 5 West Mifflin (2-0, 2-0) exploded for 35 unanswered points in the second half to run away with a Big 9 Conference victory.

Tailback Jimmy Wheeler was held in check for most of the game before ripping off consecutive runs of more than 50 yards in the second half. He finished with 189 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries.

Franklin Regional 31, Indiana 0 — Four players rushed for touchdowns as No. 4 Franklin Regional (2-0, 2-0) blanked Indiana (1-1, 1-1) in the Greater Allegheny Conference. Jake Roberge added a 22-yard field goal, as well as converting on all four of his extra point attempts.

Highlands 26, Hampton 7 — Elijah Jackson returned the Greater Allegheny Conference game's opening kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown and then rushed for 91 yards on 17 carries to lead Highlands (2-0, 2-0). Nick Grabowski threw for 143 yards, and Eddie Edwards caught four passes for 100 yards and a touchdown for Hampton (0-2, 0-2).

Mars 64, Derry 0 — Joshua Schultheis rushed 17 times for 219 yards and four touchdowns to lead Mars (1-1, 1-1) to the Greater Allegheny win at Derry (0-2, 0-1). Ryan Astbury added 101 rushing yards and a 29-yard touchdown on nine carries. Mars quarterback Owen Nearhoof completed four of six passes for 139 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown to Travis Ganter and a 19-yard scoring pass to Nolan Skirtich.

Chartiers Valley 34, Hopewell 14 — Josh Lapiana completed 11 of 20 passes for 320 yards and three scores, as Chartiers Valley (1-1, 1-1) won a Parkway Conference victory. Dom Castello had six catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns, and Delmar King added two catches for 112 yards and a score.

Moon 14, Blackhawk 6 — V.J. Dean rushed for a 9-yard touchdown and caught a 20-yard TD pass from Noah Perry, as Moon improved to 2-0 in the Parkway Conference.

West Allegheny 42, Ambridge 7 — Andrew Koester completed 7 of 10 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns to lead top-ranked West Allegheny (2-0, 2-0) to the Parkway Conference win over Ambridge (0-2, 0-1). Tory Delmonico scored three times -- twice on runs and once on a pass from Koester.

Knoch 19, Trinity 7 — Cody Milsom ran for 165 yards and two scores on 35 carries as Knoch (1-1) earned nonsection victory.

Class AA

Shady Side Academy 63, Deer Lakes 0 — Eric Harris scored three touchdowns and Dennis Briggs and Lewis Berry added two each as No. 6 Shady Side Academy (2-0, 2-0) blanked Deer Lakes (0-2, 0-2) in the Allegheny Conference. Shady Side Academy led at halftime, 49-0.

Valley 26, Burrell 0 — Valley's defense forced six sacks and running back Demetrius Houser scored three touchdowns as the Vikings (2-0, 2-0) blanked rival Burrell (1-1, 0-1) in the Allegheny Conference. Valley broke a four-game losing streak against Burrell and moved to 20-14 in the all-time series. Ty Matthews threw for 108 yards and ran for a score for Valley.

Quaker Valley 41, South Allegheny 20 — Dane Jackson threw three touchdown passes and ran for 109 yards and a score as the Quakers (2-0, 2-0) won in a Century Conference battle. Ty Cook led the Gladiators (0-2, 0-2) with 61 rushing yards and two scores.

Seton-La Salle 41, McGuffey 16 — Tyler Perone completed 21 of 22 passes for 354 yards and six touchdowns to lead No. 7 Seton-La Salle (2-0, 2-0) to the Century Conference win over McGuffey (0-2, 0-2). Danze McKinley-Lewis caught seven passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns for Seton-La Salle, which jumped to a 21-0 first-quarter lead before heading into halftime up 34-3.

South Fayette 59, Keystone Oaks 0 — In the Century Conference, Grant Fetchet ran eight times for 146 yards and two touchdowns as No. 2 South Fayette (2-0, 2-0) blanked Keystone Oaks (0-2, 0-2). Brett Brumbaugh threw for 159 yards and two touchdowns to Justin Watson, who caught three passes for 128 yards. South Fayette scored 34 points in the first quarter and led at halftime, 47-0.

Jeannette 62, Charleroi 27 — Damone Morton scored on a 69-yard punt return and caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Julian Batts, as No. 8 Jeannette (2-0, 2-0) won in the Interstate Conference. Batts threw two touchdown passes and added a 45-yard scoring run.

Washington 48, Southmoreland 20 — Washington's Shai McKenzie rushed for 218 yards and five touchdowns to break Brian Davis school record for career rushing yards (4,440) in leading the Little Prexies to an Interstate Conference win. McKenzie now has 4,618 career rushing yards.

Yough 30, Brownsville 21 — Eric Baer was 11 of 14 for 108 yards and two touchdowns and Clayton Waldron added two scores, as Yough (2-0, 2-0) won in the Interstate Conference. Byron Mayers rushed for 101 yards for Brownsville (0-2, 0-1).

Aliquippa 45, South Park 14 — Dravon Henry scored on runs of 80 and 22 yards as Aliquippa (2-0, 0-0) beat South Park (0-2, 0-1) in nonconference play. Darrien Fields found Patrick Anderson for two touchdown passes for Aliquippa, which scored all of its points in the first half.

Class A

Neshannock 34, Laurel 12 — In the Big 7, Ernie Burkes ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead No. 4 Neshannock (2-0, 2-0) to victory. Josh Dando threw for 216 yards for No. 10 Laurel (1-1, 1-1).

Chartiers-Houston 9, Bishop Canevin 6 — Mike Cushma's 42-yard field goal in the fourth quarter proved to be the winning points as Chartiers-Houston (1-1, 1-1) edged Bishop Canevin (1-1, 0-1) in the Black Hills Conference. Bishop Canevin's Reed Relosky scored the game's first touchdown on a 10-yard run in the first quarter. Miles Williamson evened the score for Chartiers-Houston on a 4-yard scoring reception from Kaleb Susko in the third quarter.

Avonworth 44, Riverview 6 — Matt Donovan threw for 100 yards and three touchdowns as No. 9 Avonworth (2-0, 2-0) beat Riverview (0-2, 0-2) in the Eastern Conference. Tyler Nigro scored Riverview's lone touchdown on a 25-yard run in the third quarter.

North Catholic 35, Springdale 3 – Jerome Turner ran for 109 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries in leading No. 3 North Catholic to an Eastern Conference win. Aaron Sharlow threw for 144 yards for the Trojans (2-0, 2-0).

Carmichaels 30, Frazier 22 — Carmichaels scored 24 points in the second quarter and held off a late rally by Frazier for a Tri-County South Conference win. Brandon Lawless threw two touchdown passes to Robert Aeschbacher and also scored on a pair of short runs for the Mikes (2-0, 2-0). Charles Manack led the Commodores (1-1, 1-1) with two passing touchdowns to Nathaniel Zurich and a rushing score.

Union 33, Leechburg 13 — Ben Young scored three touchdowns, and Anthony Rush threw for 110 yards and a touchdown, as Union (1-1) won a nonconference game.

Mapletown 12, Vincentian 0 — Dereck Riggleman scored on a 71-yard punt return as Mapletown (1-1) won a nonconference game.

City League

Chestnut Ridge 23, Carrick 13 — Shaun Martin scored a pair of touchdowns, but Carrick (0-2) fell in a nonconference matchup.

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