Local roundup: Frazier tops Avella on 4th-quarter TD
Frazier pulled out a clutch 20-13 victory over host Avella in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game on Friday. Charles Manack led the Commodores (4-2, 4-2), completing 17 of 30 passes for 194 yards.
Manack scored on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter to put Frazier in front. Manack then hit Jaime Fell on a two-point conversion for the 20-13 lead.
Frazier had grabbed the early lead, as Zach Mastowski scored on a 20-yard run to give the Commodores a 6-0 advantage. However, Jake Temple followed with a 5-yard run to help the Eagles (5-1, 4-1) take a 7-6 lead. But before the first quarter was through, Mastowski struck again, scoring on a 15-yard run to put Frazier on top, 12-7.
The Eagles had the only score of the second quarter. Santino Paris, who completed 11 of 19 passes for 151 yards, completed a drive by scoring on a 1-yard run to give Avella a 13-12 lead.
With the win, Frazier moves into a tie with Jefferson-Morgan for third place in the conference.
Frazier travels to Beth-Center on Friday.
Greensburg Central Catholic 39, Southmoreland 0 — Chase Keller completed 5 of 9 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown, as the Centurions (4-2, 3-2) rolled to a shutout win over the visiting Scotties (1-5, 1-4) in Class AA Interstate Conference action. Keller scored on touchdown runs of 32 and 3 yards. He also hit Zach Herman on a 27-yard touchdown pass. Seth Warburton returned a fumble recovery 99 yards for a score. Nate Stone scored on a 3-yard run and Jack Fagan kicked a 37-yard field goal.
Southmoreland will play at Brownsville on Friday.
Thomas Jefferson 45, Laurel Highlands 6 — Jake Farrell rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns, as the Jaguars (6-0, 5-0) cruised to a Class AAA Big 9 Conference victory over the visiting Mustangs (0-6, 0-5). Farrell scored on runs of 47, 11 and 5 yards. Thomas Jefferson quarterback Joe Carroll completed 7 of 16 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Carroll hit Zach Schaderman on a 37-yard scoring strike before finding Schaderman again on a 25-yard score. Kyle Senich added a 23-yard touchdown run. The Jaguars also picked up two safeties on defense.
Laurel Highlands' Jake Kearns scored on a 76-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to break Thomas Jefferson's shutout bid.
The Mustangs host Albert Gallatin on Friday.
Mars 44, Uniontown 0 — Josh Schultheis carried 16 times for 204 yards and four touchdowns, as the Fighting Planets (6-0) remained undefeated with a lopsided win over the visiting Red Raiders (1-5) in a nonconference game. Schultheis opened the scoring with a 1-yard run and later added scoring runs of 60, 44 and 3 yards. Alex Smith scored on a 17-yard run and Jason Lozzi added an 8-yard touchdown run. Matt White added a 22-yard field goal.
Uniontown hosts Trinity on Friday.
Connellsville 20, Penn-Trafford 7 — Braden Hone caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Corey Fogle, as the Falcons (4-0) defeated visiting Penn-Trafford. Steven White scored on a 4-yard run and Bryce Butler added a 2-yard touchdown run. White and Austin Puskar each had an interception for the Falcons.
Connellsville plays at Norwin on Thursday.