High school roundup: Clairton rebounds with win at Fort Cherry
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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.
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).
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).
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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