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Roundup: Fort Cherry achieves victory milestone

| Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011

Fort Cherry tallied the 300th win in team history Saturday afternoon with a 55-40 victory over host Western Beaver.

The Class A No. 10 Rangers scored four straight times in the second quarter to break open a 7-7 game.

"It was a shootout," Fort Cherry coach Tim Garry said, "but we'll take it."

Quarterback Tanner Garry completed 11 of 13 passes for 191 yards and touchdown strikes of 24, 40 and 8 yards, and he also rushed for a 17-yard score. Ryan Babirad also scored three times, including a 47-yard interception return in the fourth quarter.

University Prep 20, Summit Academy 6 -- Donte Forte returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown and ran 23 yards for another score, as University Prep won its inaugural game at Summit Academy.

Forte also threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Myles Caitlyn for University Prep, which is the merger of former City League schools Peabody and Schenley, as well as Obama Academy and Science & Technology. Summit Academy scored on Rashaun Burney's 54-yard run. The teams combined for 23 penalties -- 12 for University Prep.

Burgettstown 33, South Side Beaver 7 -- John Dugas returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and returned a fourth-quarter interception 70 yards for another score, as Burgettstown beat nonconference opponent South Side Beaver.

Mike Larocka rushed eight times for 109 yards and a 74-yard touchdown, and he caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Ryan DuPain. Justin Gentile caught six passes for 132 yards to pace South Side Beaver.

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