Localroundup: Frazier hands Beth-Center first loss
With 3:28 remaining in the game, Frazier quarterback Charlie Manack hit Michael Luce for a 3-yard touchdown, as the Commodores (5-2, 5-2) came back to defeat previously unbeaten Beth-Center, 21-14 in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game Friday.
Frazier built a 13-0 first-half lead, as Manack hit Jaime Fell for an 18-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, then found Fell again on a 40-yard touchdown strike in the second quarter. Manack completed 13 of 25 passes for 190 yards. Fell had six receptions for 126 yards.
The Bulldogs (6-1, 6-1) fought back, as Cody Durant scored on a 68-yard run in the second quarter and gave Beth-Center a 14-13 lead in the fourth on a 24-yard touchdown run.
With the win, the Commodores moved into second place in the conference, one game behind Beth-Center. Frazier hosts Vincentian Academy in a nonconference game on Friday.
Southmoreland 35, Brownsville 20— Jake Pisula rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns, as the Scotties defeated host Brownsville in Class AA Interstate Conference action. Pisula scored on runs of 1, 9 and 7 yards.
The Scotties (2-5, 2-4) led 28-0. Dakota Datz found Kyle Cohen for a 44-yard touchdown pass and added a 12-yard scoring run. Pisula tacked on two rushing touchdowns.
Brownsville's Tre Durkin rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns. He got the Falcons (0-7, 0-6) on the board with a 61-yard run in the third quarter. However, Pisula answered with a 7-yard score for his third touchdown of the game.
Durkin capped the scoring with touchdown runs of 9 and 11 yards in the fourth quarter.
Southmoreland hosts Charleroi on Friday.
Laurel Highlands 14, Albert Gallatin8 — The Mustangs rallied with 14 points in the third quarter to earn their first victory of the season, defeating the visiting Colonials in Class AAA Big 9 Conference play.
Albert Gallatin (0-7, 0-6) took an 8-0 lead in the second quarter when Branden Dice scored on a 36-yard run and Collin Smith added a two-point conversion.
However, the Mustangs responded with a pair of second-half scores. Raphael Cannon hit Jason Leone on a 38-yard touchdown pass, as Laurel Highlands (1-6, 1-5) pulled to within a point. The Mustangs then took the lead when Cannon scored on an 86-yard run.
Laurel Highlands is at Belle Vernon on Friday.
Trinity 26, Uniontown 13 — Corey Hunsberger scored on a 35-yard run and caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Don McWreath, as the Hillers (4-3, 4-2) recorded a Class AAA Big 9 Conference win over host Uniontown. McWreath and Patrick Frey each scored on a 1-yard run for Trinity. Trinity held a 19-0 lead at halftime.
Xavier Ellis completed 10 of 24 passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Raiders (1-6, 1-5). Ellis hit Tito Cantalanessa on an 8-yard score and found Jucqui Taylor on a 13-yard scoring pass.
Uniontown hosts Thomas Jefferson on Friday.
Bentworth 50, Geibel 12 — Bentworth scored 50 points in the first half on its way to a Class A Tri-County South Conference win over visiting Geibel. Ethan Tush scored on touchdown runs of 7, 26 and 33 yards, respectively. He finished with 12 carries for 131 yards. Tush also scored on a 21-yard fumble return. Darius Hayes scored on runs of 4 and 42 yards. John Hackinson caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Dante Sicchitano. Bentworth (2-5, 1-5) also scored on a safety. Ty Mitchell ran for 107 yards on 13 carries.
Geibel's Jake Ciaccia scored on a 2-yard run and completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Matt Mammarella.
The Gators (0-7, 0-6) host West Greene Oct. 20.
Norwin 28, Connellsville 9 — William Bell scored on a 2-yard run and Corey Fogle added a 26-yard field goal, but the Falcons (4-1) fell to host Norwin. Connellsville plays Thursday at Mt. Pleasant.