The Smyrna Bulldogs improved to 10-1 on the season with a 38-16 win over Brentwood. Pitt commit Jeremiah Bryson rushed for 145 yards and four touchdowns. Bryson also caught two passes for 40 yards. The Bulldogs take on Mount Juliet next week.
Kyshoen Jarrett rushed for 110 yards on just 11 carries, and also finished with five tackles on defense, helping East Stroudsburg South to a 41-20 win over rival East Stroudsburg North. The Cavaliers have a non-league game against Northampton next week, then take on Stroudsburg November 25.
Clairton, led by Pitt commit Desimon Green, entered the WPIAL playoffs as the number-one seed in Class A. The Bears opened with a 42-0 win over Carmichaels. Green ran for a 46-yard score, and threw for two more touchdowns. Clairton takes on Bishop Canevin in next week's second round.
Max Isaaka's Woodbridge team was on a bye this past week. The Barrons return to action on November 20 against Colonia.
Deonte Gibson helped St. Edward advance to the Division I regional semifinals with a 35-21 win over Mentor in the opening round of the playoffs. The Eagles take on Glenville this Saturday night.
Terrell Chestnut had a big impact on Pottsgrove's ground game, in a 42-15 win over Phoenixville. The Falcons rushed for a total of 414 yards, including 112 yards from Chestnut. Chestnut scored on touchdown runs of 58, 1 and 39. He also forced a fumble on defense. Pottsgrove enters the District 1 playoffs as the No. 3 seed, and will take on Academy Park. Pottsgrove concludes the regular season with a record of 8-2.
Bishop McDevitt won its sixth game in a row, improving to 8-2 on the season, with a 21-7 win over rival Harrisburgh. Jameel Poteat rushed for just 29 yards, but clinched the game with a seven-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Poteat also had five catches for 38 yards in the win. Junior defensive end Noah Spence anchored a physical defense that allowed just 133 yards on the ground on 30 carries, with no passing yards allowed in nine passing attempts.
Marquise Wright had four tackles in a 42-12 loss to Bergen Catholic. The Paladins finish 4-5 on the season.
Lafayette Pitts rushed for 232 yards on just 11 carries, which included four touchdown runs, as Woodland Hills advanced in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs with a 45-7 win over Norwin. Pitts scored on touchdown runs of 16, 3, 47 and 55. The Wolverines take on Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
Justin Olack caught six passes for 128 yards and a touchdown in Massillon Washington's opening playoff game, but it wasn't enough as the Tigers lost to Whitmer 28-24. Washington closes the season with a 7-4 record.
Bill Belton accounted for all five of his team's touchdowns, as Winslow Township scored 34 unanswered points in a 34-27 win over Williamstown. The win clinched a playoff berth for the Eagles. Belton completed 25-of-36 passes for 333 yards, including touchdown passes of 41, 21 and 12. He added another 48 yards on the ground, including touchdown runs of 1 and 3.
The Dallastown Wildcats capped a perfect 10-0 regular season record with a 38-36 win over Red Lion. Pitt commit Ben Kline had a game-high 11 tackles, and also caught a two-yard touchdown.
Quinton Alston's Timber Creek Regional team improved to 6-3 with a 35-0 win over Highland. Alston is expected to be back in action this week, teaming with junior linebacker Quanzell Lambert, as the Chargers open the playoffs against Lacey Township.
Central Dauphin improved to 8-2 with a 42-16 win over Chambersburg. The Rams rushed for 254 yards, thanks in part to Pitt commit Artie Rowell. Rowell also finished with four tackles on defense. Central Dauphin takes on Warwick on Friday.
Quarterback commit Gary Nova needed just one half of work to complete 7-of-10 passes for 275 yards and three touchdown passes. Don Bosco Prep defeated Clifton 48-13. The Ironmen take on St. Joseph Regional next week, alma mater of Pitt freshman K'Waun Williams. Junior receiver Leonte Carroo caught two of Nova's touchdown passes; 56- and 80-yarders. Junior safety Elijah Shumate finished with five tackles on defense.
DeMatha Catholic defeated Bishop McNamara 48-6. The Stags racked up 274 yards on the ground thanks to offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio and tight end Sam Collura--a Pitt commit. The Stags only attempted five passes--all completed, in the win. DeMatha improves to 8-2 on the season.
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St. Peters Prep closed out its regular season with a 42-7 win over Friendship Collegiate Academy (DC). Savon Huggins rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Huggins scored on touchdown runs of 2, 31 and 3. He also scored on an 85-yard touchdown reception. Junior defensive lineman Eddie Goldman--a five-star prospect--plays for Friendship.
Philadelphia Northeast defeated Samuel Fells 34-0 on Saturday. Four-star defensive end prospect Deion Barnes had seven tackles and a sack in the win. Barnes also had two receptions for 71 yards. Northeast takes on South Philadelphia on Friday, and will advance to take on Central on November 25.
Brandon Clemons saw limited action in Delaware Valley's 18-17 loss to Wallenpaupack, finishing with three stops on defense. The Warriors finish the season 6-4. Clemons told us afterwards that he is in the process of setting up his visits.
The career of the WPIAL's leading rusher this year--Delrece Williams--came to an end as Steel Valley lost a 19-18 heartbreaker to Beaver Falls in the first round of the playoffs. Williams still finished with 236 yards on 25 carries, in addition to all three of his team's touchdowns.
Rushel Shell rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns, and also caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nolan Harmotto, as Hopewell knocked off Franklin Regional in its opening playoff game, 24-14. The Vikings advance to play Thomas Jefferson in the second round.
Archbishop Wood improved to a perfect 10-0 record with a 41-7 win over Archbishop Carroll. Junior tight end Colin Thompson had touchdown receptions of 29 and 38 in the win. Junior running back Desmon Peoples rushed for 153 yards on 13 carries, including touchdown runs of 15 and 2. He also had two receptions for 14 yards. His brother Brandon, a receiver, rushed for 90 yards on four carries with a touchdown. The Vikings accounted for 321 yards on the ground, anchored by offensive lineman Frank Taylor.
Good Counsel (MD) defeated Archbishop Carroll (DC) 42-0 on Saturday. Junior running back Wesley Brown rushed for 101 yards on 15 carries, scoring on touchdown runs of 3, 3 and 36. Junior receiver Stefon Diggs had a 21-yard reception in the win. Mike Madaras is a standout offensive lineman for Good Counsel. Archbishop Carroll receiver Lamont Baldwin had three receptions for 17 yards in the loss.
Junior running back Cyrus Jones scored on a six-yard touchdown run, and also caught a 20-yard touchdown pass, as Gilman defeated McDonogh School 42-6.
Zeke Pike led Dixie Heights (KY) to a 42-20 win over Montgomery County in the opening round of Kentucky's Class 5A state playoffs.
Eugene Lewis surpassed the 1,000-yard mark on the ground and in the air, leading Wyoming Valley West to a 28-7 win over Williamsport. Lewis scored on a two-yard touchdown run. Lewis rushed and threw for exactly 103 yards.
Upper Perkiomen defeated Pope John Paul II 49-35, behind 372 yards on the ground. Offensive linemane J.J. Denman played a role in the success of the Indians' ground game. Upper Perkiomen team takes on top-seeded Strath Haven to open the District 1 playoffs.
Canton (OH) McKinley entered Ohio's Division I playoffs as the top seed, but were upset Friday night against Medina, 31-28. The Bulldogs--who have junior defensive end Se'Von Pittman--finish the season 8-3.
Deaysean Rippy's junior season came to an end, as North Catholic upset the Sto-Rox Vikings 10-8 on Friday night. Sto-Rox ends the season 7-3.
Montour running back Julian Durden rushed for a touchdown, which ended up being the difference, as top-seeded Montour held off West Mifflin 21-13. The Spartans take on Indiana in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
West Chester Henderson defeated Downingtown East 30-24. Downingtown East had an impressive effort from junior running back Drew Harris, who finished with 238 yards on 29 carries, including a two-yard touchdown. Downingtown East finishes 8-2 on the regular season, and will host Owen J. Roberts to open the playoffs.
Chris Muller's Boyertown team finished the regular season at 9-1 with a 27-21 win over Methaction. The Bears racked up 238 yards on the ground, with Muller anchoring the line. Boyertown opens playoff action in District 1 Quad-A against Rustin, also 9-1.
Pittsburgh Central Catholic--the top seed in the WPIAL Quad-A playoffs, advanced with a 37-10 win over Pine-Richland. Junior running back Damion Jones-Moore rushed for 215 yards on 23 carries, with touchdown runs of 8, 43, 2 and 10.
Ryan Anderson's Roosevelt Rough Riders lost in first round of Ohio Division II playoffs, to Tallmadge, 41-28. Roosevelt finishes with an 8-3 record on the season.
Dan Moody, a 2012 tight end prospect who was at Pitt's win over Louisville last week, helped Howland (OH) remain unbeaten at 12-0, with a 17-0 win over Copley. Howland advances to Ohio's Division II regional semifinals against Lake Catholic this Friday.
Greg Garmon rushed for 113 yards on just 13 carries, but it wasn't enough as the Gateway Gators eliminated McDowell in its first ever playoff game as a WPIAL member, 37-21. The Trojans finish the season 7-3.
Upper St. Clair rushed for 299 yards on the ground, behind the blocking of junior lineman Ian Park, and advanced to the WPIAL quarterfinals with a 37-21 win over Penn Hills. Upper St. Clair will take on North Hills this Friday.