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High school roundup: Clairton rebounds with win at Fort Cherry

| Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 11:03 p.m.
Louis B. Ruediger | Leader Times
West Shamokin's Nick Huth tackles North Catholic's Jerome Turner during the first half Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at West Shamokin.

Aaron Mathews threw for two touchdowns and Lamont Wade rushed for 149 yards, as Class A No. 7 Clairton (4-1, 4-1) rebounded from last week's devastating loss with a 36-28 victory over No. 5 Fort Cherry on Friday night.

Monessen ended the Bears' 66-game winning streak last week, but they bounced back for a victory that took more than three hours and produced more than 300 penalty yards. Koltan Kobrys ran for 200 yards for Fort Cherry (4-1, 4-1).

Monessen 40, Bishop Canevin 6 — Clintell Gillaspie ran seven times for 141 yards and touchdowns of 11, 16, 43 and 44 yards as No. 6 Monessen (4-1, 4-1) downed Bishop Canevin (2-4, 1-4) in the Black Hills Conference. Gillaspie rushed for more yards than Bishop Canevin gained as a team.

Laurel 20, Union 19 — Matt Conway scored on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter, as Laurel (4-1, 3-1) won in the Big Seven.

OLSH 14, Shenango 7 — Joey Sebes completed 7 of 11 passes for 142 yards and a 27-yard touchdown to Nicholas Metz to lead OLSH (2-3, 2-3) to a Big Seven Conference victory over Shenango (1-4, 1-4). Brian Tanner threw for 131 yards and a 66-yard scoring pass to Tyler Welsh for Shenango.

Neshannock 50, South Side Beaver 12 — Ernie Burkes completed 15 of 20 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a 52-yard score as No. 3 Neshannock (4-1, 4-1) beat South Side Beaver (0-5, 0-5) in the Big Seven Conference. Tyler Perry caught two of Burkes' scoring passes while Robert Lindsey ran for two touchdowns. Neshannock led at halftime, 43-6.

Western Beaver 50, Rochester 6 — In the Big Seven, Hunter Roknich rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns on just 15 carries to lead Western Beaver (3-2, 3-1) past Rochester (2-3, 2-2).

North Catholic 60, West Shamokin 27 — Adam Sharlow completed 14 of 17 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 2 North Catholic (5-0, 5-0) to the Eastern Conference win against West Shamokin (3-2, 3-2). Sharlow added 124 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries for North Catholic, which led at halftime, 46-7. Andrew Wingard paced West Shamokin with 147 rushing yards and two touchdowns as well as an 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Springdale 26, Leechburg 13 — Daniel Franskousky ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 119 yards and another score to lead Springdale (2-3, 2-2) to the Eastern Conference win at Leechburg (0-5, 0-4). Taylor Oberdorf caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown for Leechburg.

Avella 54, Geibel 12 — Avella stretched the WPIAL's longest winning streak to six games with a Tri-County South victory over visiting Geibel (0-5, 0-5). Santino Paris was 5 for 5 for 191 yards and four scores for the Eagles (5-0, 5-0).

Frazier 21, Jefferson-Morgan 6 — Nathan Zurich caught a 20-yard pass from Charles Manack, and Nicholas Smalich scored on a 4-yard touchdown run, both in the fourth quarter, as Frazier (4-1, 4-1) knocked off Jefferson-Morgan (2-3, 2-3) in the Tri-County South.

Vincentian 19, Bentworth 6 — In nonconference play, Michael Tappe scored on an interception return and threw touchdown passes to Jake Thomas and Paul Adams, as Vincentian (2-3) was victorious.

Class AAAA

Bethel Park 24, Peters Township 0 — Levi Metheny threw and ran for a touchdown and Alexander Minton had two scores, as No. 7 Bethel Park (4-1, 4-1) shutout Peters Tonwship (2-3, 1-3) in the Quad Central Conference. Minton finished with 124 rushing yards and a score and also caught a 37-yard touchdown pass.

Canon-McMillan 17, Plum 7 — In the Quad Central, Tanner Piechnik caught a touchdown pass and intercepted two passes to help Canon-McMillan (1-4, 1-3) defeat Plum (0-5, 0-5). Wil Fuhrer threw for 185 yards in the loss.

Upper St. Clair 44, Baldwin 0 — In the Quad Central, Trevor Morrow ran 19 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns as No. 2 Upper St. Clair (5-0, 5-0) blanked Baldwin (2-3, 2-3). Mac Pope added three rushing touchdowns for Upper St. Clair, which has recorded shutouts in its last four games, outscoring its opponents, 167-0, during that stretch.

Woodland Hills 49, Mt. Lebanon 10 — Art Thompkins scored touchdowns on a 94-yard kickoff return and an 8-yard punt return as No. 6 Woodland Hills (3-2, 3-1) beat Mt. Lebanon (1-4, 1-3) in Quad Central play. Miles Sanders ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns for the Wolverines. Troy Apke scored on an 89-yard kick return for Mt. Lebanon.

Connellsville 40, Norwin 14 — Christopher Russell rushed for 129 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries as Connellsville (1-4, 1-3) won in Quad East action. Michael Parlak carried seven times for 110 yards. Jade Maher completed 10-of-17 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown in Connellsville's first win of the season. Nicholas Amendola completed 25-of-35 passes for 237 yards for the Knights (1-4, 1-4).

Gateway 22, Hempfield 16 — Quarterback Jimmy Moore connected with Delvon Randall on a 7-yard touchdown pass with 39 seconds left to lift Gateway (5-0, 5-0) past Hempfield in a Quad East clash.

Moore completed four passes for 92 yards on the game-winning drive that started on the Gators 16 with 2:09 remaining. Moore finished with 285 yards and three touchdowns.

McKeesport 34, Altoona 7 — Mikell Moore rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback David Queen scored three times as No. 4 McKeesport (5-0, 4-0) rolled to a Quad East Conference victory over visiting Altoona (1-4, 1-4). Moore scored on runs of 2 and 7 yards and Queen gained 85 yards rushing, including touchdown runs of 8, 7 and 11 yards. Christian Toohey's 88-yard kickoff return accounted for Altoona's only touchdown.

Penn-Trafford 28, Latrobe 8 — Timmy Vecchio caught a pair of touchdown passes as Penn-Trafford (3-2, 3-1) earned a Quad East victory over Latrobe (1-4, 0-4). Logan Carns threw for 118 yards for the Wildcats.

North Allegheny 58, Butler 3 — Issac Weaver ran eight times for 111 yards and touchdowns of 32 and 39 yards in No. 8 North Allegheny's Quad North win at Butler (1-4, 1-4). Clay Byerly scored on a 53-yard punt return and Jon Sumpter on a blocked punt recovery in the end zone for North Allegheny (4-1, 3-1), which scored 37 points in the second quarter. Jon Jendesky ran 20 times for 129 yards in the loss.

Penn Hills 21, North Hills 17 — Billy Kisner's 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter lifted No. 10 Penn Hills (4-1, 3-1) to the nonconference victory at No. 9 North Hills (3-2, 3-1).

Class AAA

Thomas Jefferson 49, Albert Gallatin 0 — Chase Winovich ran for 130 yards on only two carries — touchdowns of 55 and 75 yards — as No. 2. Thomas Jefferson (5-0, 4-0) blanked Albert Gallatin (2-3, 1-3) in the Big 9 Conference. Austin Kemp rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown and Anthony Sestito returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown for Thomas Jefferson, which led at halftime, 35-0.

Hampton 20, Knoch 9 — First-year quarterback Nick Grabowski threw for 193 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to lead Hampton (3-2, 3-2) to a Greater Allegheny Conference victory over Knoch (3-2, 3-2). Grabowski, who was 11 of 21, also intercepted a pass and C.J. Arch rushed for 65 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown for the Talbots.

Highlands 21, Indiana 14 — Elijah Jackson scored three touchdowns, including one with 48 seconds remaining, as Highlands (4-1, 4-1) beat Indiana (2-3, 2-3) in a Greater Allegheny Conference game. An incomplete pass in the end zone by Indiana on the final play of the game preserved the victory.

Hollidaysburg 57, Derry 7 — Reid Miller ran for 108 yards and a 72-yard touchdown and returned a blocked field goal for another touchdown as Hollidaysburg (2-3, 2-2) defeated Derry (0-5, 0-4) in the Greater Allegheny Conference. Greg Dinges scored three different ways — on a 25-yard reception, a 4-yard run and a 64-yard interception return. Luke Aigner added touchdowns on a 43-yard interception return and a 55-yard run.

Moon 40, Hopewell 14 — Cole Blake ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns, as Moon (4-1, 4-1) earned a Parkway Conference victory. DiMontae Bronaugh ran for 174 yards for Hopewell (0-5, 0-5).

Class AA

Kittanning 48, Burrell 14 — Brandon Toy completed 7 of 10 passes for 175 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to Alek Schaffer, as Kittanning (5-0, 4-0) won in the Allegheny Conference. Zane Dudek also had two touchdown runs for the Wildcats.

Quaker Valley 14, Steel Valley 7 — Dane Jackson ran 13 times for 149 yards and a 65-yard touchdown to lead No. 9 Quaker Valley (5-0, 5-0) to victory at Steel Valley (2-3, 2-3) in Century Conference play. Aaron Cunningham's 1-yard scoring run in the third quarter proved to be the winning points. Derek Taylor scored Steel Valley's lone touchdown on a 34-yard run early in the third quarter.

Greensburg C.C. 35, Brownsville 6 — Tyler Balla ran for 221 yards and scored three touchdowns, as Greensburg Central Catholic (2-3, 2-2) won in the Interstate Conference. Tommy Pellis threw for 136 yards and two scores for the Centurions.

Mt. Pleasant 50, Yough 21 — Tyler Mellors rushed for a season-high 226 yards and scored three touchdowns, leading No. 3 Mt. Pleasant (5-0, 5-0) to an easy Interstate Conference victory. Yough (2-3, 2-3) dropped its third consecutive game.

Quarterback Ryan Gumbita gave Mt. Pleasant a 14-0 lead on runs of 13 and 54 yards, and Ryan Ballew rushed for 100 yards and scored a touchdown.

Southmoreland 14, Waynesburg 13 — Aaron Bailey ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns and his interception with 10 seconds left in the game sealed Southmoreland's Interstate Conference win over Waynesburg (1-4, 1-3). John Glen Davis ran 21 times for 156 yards and both of Waynesburg's touchdowns.

Aliquippa 56, Mohawk 8 — Dravon Henry ran seven times for 125 yards and touchdowns of 35 and 43 yards to lead top-ranked Aliquippa (5-0, 3-0) to the Midwestern win against Mohawk (2-3, 2-2). Terry Swanson added 115 rushing yards on only three carries, scoring on touchdowns of 3 and 55.

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