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High school roundup: Beaver Falls comes back to defeat Beaver

| Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, 11:09 p.m.
Highlands quarterback Blake Leri is tackled by members of the Mars defense during the second half Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Golden Rams Stadium in Harrison Township.
Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch
Highlands quarterback Blake Leri is tackled by members of the Mars defense during the second half Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Golden Rams Stadium in Harrison Township.

Beaver Falls scored 12 points in the fourth quarter to secure a 30-24 come-from-behind victory over rival Beaver in the Class AA Midwestern Conference on Friday night.

Damian Rawl rushed for 257 yards and three touchdowns for the No. 4 Tigers (4-0, 4-0). Will Congdon made a late interception with three minutes left to seal the victory.

Alex Rowse completed 16 of 31 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns for Beaver (2-2, 1-2).

East Allegheny 35, Deer Lakes 6 — In the Allegheny Conference, Taizjon Brown ran 21 times for 172 yards and a 29-yard touchdown to lead East Allegheny (2-2, 2-2) to victory against Deer Lakes (0-4, 0-4). Kyle Whipple added a pair of short touchdown runs, and Praise Garner scored on a 90-yard kickoff return to start the second half for East Allegheny.

Shady Side Academy 49, Burrell 14 — Jarred Brevard rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and Dennis Briggs returned a kick 92 yards for a touchdown as No. 6 Shady Side Academy (4-0, 4-0) won an Allegheny Conference game.

Valley 42, Freeport 0 — Demetrius Houser ran for 130 yards, and the Valley (3-1, 3-1) defense limited Freeport (1-3, 1-3) to just two trips inside Vikings territory en route to an Allegheny Conference victory.

Quaker Valley 52, Keystone Oaks 0 — Gennaro Trovato ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns and Trewon Marshall rushed for 103 and three scores, as No. 9 Quaker Valley (4-0, 4-0) won a Century Conference game. The Quakers rushed for 432 yards as a team.

Seton-La Salle 28, Steel Valley 7 — Tyler Perone scored on a 62-yard run, and Dom Delgreco scored on a 69-yard punt return to lead No. 7 Seton-La Salle (4-0, 4-0) to a Century Conference win. James Ross also returned an interception 18 yards for a score. Tyrone Freeman ran for 102 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown, for Steel Valley (2-2, 2-2).

South Fayette 74, Burgettstown 7 — Roman Denson's 88-yard kick return was the first of seven first-quarter touchdowns for No. 2 South Fayette (4-0, 4-0) in its Century Conference victory over Burgettstown (0-4, 0-3). Brett Brumbaugh completed 7 of 9 passes for 127 yards and four touchdowns while Grant Fetchet rushed six times for 101 yards and a touchdown.

Greensburg Central Catholic 35, Waynesburg 20 — Tyler Balla rushed for 118 yards and four touchdowns to lead Greensburg Central Catholic (1-3, 1-2) to the win against Waynesburg (2-2, 1-2) in Interstate Conference play. John Glen Davis ran for 108 yards and a 59-yard touchdown in the loss.

Mt. Pleasant 74, Charleroi 7 — Tyler Mellors ran for three touchdowns and returned a punt 57 yards for another as No. 3 Mt. Pleasant (4-0, 4-0) won big over Charleroi (0-4, 0-4) in the Interstate Conference. Jake Adamrovich ran seven times for 100 yards and three touchdowns for Mt. Pleasant, which led at the half, 53-7.

Class AAAA

Bethel Park 31, Canon-McMillan 0 — Danny Emma returned seven punts for 201 yards and a 90-yard touchdown as No. 8 Bethel Park (3-1, 3-1) blanked Canon-McMillan (0-4, 0-3) in Quad Central play. Zachary Enick ran for 119 yards and a touchdown while Alexander Minton rushed for 103 yards and a score.

Woodland Hills 51, Plum 0 — Woodland Hills (2-2, 2-1) jumped out to a 20-0 lead after one quarter and cruised to a Quad Central victory. Senior tailback Miles Sanders had 97 rushing yards and scores of 26 and 1 yard on seven carries for the No. 6 Wolverines. Woodland Hills compiled 318 total yards — 248 on the ground — and limited Plum (0-4, 0-4) to 83.

Gateway 21, Altoona 0 — Jimmy Moore ran and threw for a touchdown, as No. 3 Gateway (4-0, 4-0) won a Quad East game. He finished with 159 yards passing.

Hempfield 27, Kiski Area 0 — Lorenzo Barchetti scored on a 99-yard fumble return just before halftime, and Joe DeFloria scored on an 80-yard run to open the third quarter for Hempfield (3-1, 3-1) in a Quad East victory. DeFloria finished with 17 carries for 117 yards. Lincoln Clayton rushed for 112 yards on 23 carries for host Kiski Area (2-2, 2-2), which had five turnovers, including four in the first half.

Norwin 21, Latrobe 13 — Peyton Deri rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown, and the Knights (1-3, 1-3) scored a key defensive touchdown in the Quad East victory. Logan Carns rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown for Latrobe (1-3, 0-3).

Central Catholic 49, Fox Chapel 10 — John Petrishen scored on a pair of punt returns and Luigi Lista-Brinza ran for 202 yards and one touchdown to lead top-ranked Central Catholic (4-0, 3-0) to the win against Fox Chapel (0-4, 0-3) in the Quad North. Lista-Brinza has rushed for 738 yards this season. J.J. Cosentino added two rushing touchdowns for the Vikings.

North Hills 49, Butler 0 — Frank Montae and Kevin Koch ran for two touchdowns each to lead No. 9 North Hills (3-1, 2-1) to the Quad North shutout at Butler (1-3, 1-3).

North Allegheny 29, Pine-Richland 28 — Pine-Richland missed a game-winning field goal attempt with six seconds left in the game in its Quad North loss to No. 7 North Allegheny (3-1, 2-1). Olwaseun Idowu ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns for North Allegheny. Ben DiNucci completed 24 of 28 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns and he ran for another score to pace Pine-Richland (2-2, 2-2).

Peters Township 48, Shaler 7 — Marcus Ubinger rushed for 112 yards and four touchdowns in leading Peters Township (2-2) to a nonconference victory. Cory Owen added a 72-yard scoring run for the Indians.

Seneca Valley 36, Connellsville 0 — Quarterback T.J. Holl accounted for 296 total yards and three touchdowns to help the Raiders (4-0) remain unbeaten. Holl completed 12 of 19 passes for 212 yards, tossed a 13-yard scoring pass to Brad Hensler and scored on runs of 10 and 12 yards.

Class AAA

Elizabeth Forward 35, Belle Vernon 13 — Matt Bernadowski returned the second-half kickoff 82 yards for one of his four touchdowns, igniting a 28-point third-quarter scoring spree that carried Elizabeth Forward (3-1, 3-1) to a Big 9 Conference victory over Belle Vernon (1-3,1-3).

Bernadowski also scored on a 45-yard punt return in the first half and added a 41-yard run and a 10-yard pass from JaQuan Davidson, who rushed for 144 yards, including a 67-yard scoring run.

Thomas Jefferson 44, Trinity 7 — Austin Kemp rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns, as No. 2 Thomas Jefferson (4-0, 3-0) won a Big 9 contest. Ricky Daley also scored twice for the Jaguars, who led, 38-0, at halftime.

West Mifflin 56, Albert Gallatin 12 — James Wheeler ran for three touchdowns and Kevin Garbak added two receiving and one rushing touchdown to lead No. 4 West Mifflin (4-0, 4-0) over Albert Gallatin (2-2, 1-2) in the Big 9 Conference. DiAngelo Mitchell added touchdowns on a 37-yard and a 66-yard punt return for West Mifflin.

Franklin Regional 42, Greensburg Salem 20 — Brett Zanotto scored three touchdowns, and Charan Singh (103 yards) and Paul Emanuele (101) each rushed for more than 100 yards as No. 8 Franklin Regional (3-1, 3-1) rallied for a Greater Allegheny Conference victory. Greensburg Salem (1-3, 1-3) grabbed a 20-14 lead early in the third quarter on a Simeon Stevens 7-yard run, but Singh gave the Panthers a 21-20 lead on a 44-yard run and Zanotto went 33 yards after a Greensburg Salem turnover in the fourth quarter.

Knoch 22, Hollidaysburg 17 — Cody Milsom ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns and returned an interception 42 yards for another score to lead Knoch (3-1, 2-1) to the Greater Allegheny Conference victory at Hollidaysburg (1-3, 1-2). Knoch trailed at halftime, 17-7.

Mars 39, Highlands 0 — Class AAA No. 5 Mars plowed over No. 8 Highlands (3-1, 3-1) as Josh Schultheis ran for 73 yards and three touchdowns in a Greater Allegheny game. Schultheis scored on three short runs and the Planets (3-1, 3-1) also got scores from Ori Rinaman, Travis Ganter and Matt Parrish.

Central Valley 41, Blackhawk 0 — Jordan Whitehead rushed for 115 yards and two scores to lead No. 3 Central Valley (4-0, 4-0) to a Parkway win.

West Allegheny 55, Hopewell 0 — Chayse Dillon rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown on just five carries, and Andrew Koester completed five passes for 144 yards and two scores, as No. 1 West Allegheny (4-0, 4-0) cruised in a Parkway Conference matchup. Tory Delmonico scored twice.

Class A

Neshannock 35, Shenango 14 — Gianni Oliva ran for 125 yards and a touchdown as No. 4 Neshannock (3-1, 3-1) broke a 14-14 tie in the fourth quarter in its Big Seven Conference win against Shenango (1-3, 1-3). Ernie Burkes scored four touchdowns — on runs of 1 and 75 yards, on a 51-yard punt return and on a 39-yard pass from Frank Antuono.

Sto-Rox 54, OLSH 0 — Brendan Blair rushed 16 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns as No. 2 Sto-Rox (4-0, 4-0) shut out OLSH (1-3, 1-3) in the Big Seven Conference. Damien Danenas added touchdown runs of 37 and 53 yards for Sto-Rox, which led, 38-0, at halftime.

California 28, Bishop Canevin 14 — Demetri Clements ran 13 times for 132 yards and a touchdown as California (1-3, 1-3) beat Bishop Canevin (2-2, 1-2) in the Black Hills Conference. Reed Relosky threw for 174 yards and both of Bishop Canevin's touchdowns.

Avonworth 48, West Shamokin 0 — Jesse Zubik caught a 66-yard touchdown pass and scored on an 85-yard run off a fake punt as Avonworth (4-0, 3-0) shut out West Shamokin (3-1, 3-1) in the Eastern Conference. Matt Donovan completed all six of his passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns, and Tyson Kirk ran for 105 yards and a 95-yard touchdown.

North Catholic 56, Riverview 7 — Jerome Turner ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns as No. 3 North Catholic (4-0, 4-0) racked up 500 yards of offense in its victory over Riverview (0-4, 0-4). Mario Latronica added two rushing touchdowns for North Catholic, which totaled 416 rushing yards and 84 passing yards.

Frazier 48, West Greene 6 — Nicholas Smalich ran five times for 179 yards and a 95-yard touchdown to lead Frazier (3-1, 3-1) to the Tri-County South win over West Greene (1-3, 1-3).

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