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High school roundup: Elizabeth Forward picks up 1st victory

| Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, 12:20 a.m.

Jaquan Davidson had 14 carries for 116 yards and three touchdowns as Elizabeth Forward (1-2, 1-2) earned a 47-12 win over Laurel Highlands in the Class AAA Big 9 Conference Friday night.

Davidson scored on a pair of short runs and also reached the end zone on a 23-yard run. He also pulled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Matt Diehlb. Rex Pearse carried 14 times for 109 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown run. Walter Meyers scored on a 32-yard run, and Jaylen French had a 30-yard interception return for a score.

Laurel Highlands grabbed a first-quarter lead when Raphael Cannon hit Jordan Vecchiolla for a 31-yard touchdown pass.

But Elizabeth Forward responded with the next three touchdowns before the Mustangs' Dontay Jacobs scored on a 26-yard run in the second quarter.

McKeesport 26, Norwin 7 — The Tigers (1-2, 1-1) earned their first win of the season with a Quad East victory over Norwin (0-3, 0-2).

Woodland Hills 35, Bethel Park 7 — In the Quad Central Conference, Woodland Hills (2-1, 1-1) picked up its first conference win over Bethel Park (1-2, 1-2).

Chartiers-Houston 44, Serra Catholic 13 — Zac Quattrone scored a pair of late touchdowns on runs of 1 and 22 yards, but Serra Catholic (0-3, 0-3) remained winless in the Black Hills Conference. Jevone Hairston rushed for 159 yards and scored twice to lead Chartiers-Houston (1-2, 1-2).

Thomas Jefferson 55, Hollidaysburg 0 — Joe Carroll was 11 of 16 for 237 yards and five touchdowns as No. 3 Thomas Jefferson (3-0) blanked Hollidaysburg (2-1) in nonconference play. Jake Mascaro caught four passes for 150 yards and touchdowns of 70, 20 and 25 yards.

South Allegheny 34, New Brighton 14 — Brandon Murn rushed for 175 yards and scored on a 52-yard run to lead South Allegheny (2-1) to a nonconference victory. Dustin Anderson scored on a 1-yard run and threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Tym Burkholder.

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