Pitt commit Quinton Alston and junior linebacker Quanzell Lambert--who claims a verbal offer from Pitt--had their playoff run ended last week. The Chargers take on Triton, in an annual Thanksgiving Day game on Thursday.
Jeremiah Bryson limited due to an ankle sprain the previous week, but he still helped his Smyrna Bulldogs advance to the Tennessee Class 6A state semifinals, with a 20-14 win over Blackman. Bryson also played on defense. Smyrna takes on Memphis Whitehaven Friday night.
Kyshoen Jarrett rushed for a seven-yard touchdown run, and threw another touchdown pass on a halfback option pass, but it wasn't enough as Easton overwhelmed East Stroudsburg South, 68-20. Though the Cavaliers are eliminated from playoff contention, they will take on rival Stroudsburg on Thanksgiving day.
Clairton rolled into the Class A WPIAL championship with a 26-7 win over Springdale. Desimon Green rushed for 128 yards, which including three touchdown runs of 1, 5 and 1. Green also threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Trenton Coles--a junior receiver who claims a Pitt verbal offer--in the win.
Max Issaka's Woodbridge team defeated Colonia 42-6 on Friday night. Another defensive end commit, Deonte Gibson also won big Friday. Deonte Gibson's St. Edward advanced to Ohio's Division I state quarterfinals, with a 42-14 win over Solon, to claim a Regional Title. The Eagles will take on Toledo Whitmer this Saturday.
Terrell Chestnut's Pottsgrove Falcons were idle this weekend. They take on Strath Haven on Saturday.
Bishop McDevitt advanced in the playoffs with an impressive 63-0 win over Hershey. The Crusaders take on Lampeter-Strasburg this Saturday. The Crusaders built a 42-0 halftime lead, as Pitt commit Jameel Poteat saw just two quarters of action. Poteat totaled just 27 yards on 13 carries, but he rushed for touchdown runs of 4, 4, 13 and 3 in the win. Poteat also had a 43-yard punt return.
Lafayette Pitts put up another big game on the ground to get his team to Heinz Field for a second year in a row. Pitts rushed for 267 yards and accounted for all three Woodland Hills touchdowns--runs of 4, 56 and 52--as the Wolverines defeated North Hills 24-21.
Winslow Township's playoff run came to an end, in a 34-14 loss to Lacey Township, in the South Jersey Group 3 semifinal. Bill Belton didn't go down with a fight, completing 31-of-44 passes for 285 yards and two touchdown passes in the loss. The Eagles are not done with their season, as they have a finale against Eastern on Wednesday night.
Ben Kline's Dallastown Wildcats had their postseason run ended in a 14-6 loss to Red Lion. The Wildcats still finished with an 11-1 record, and a share of its first District title since 1980. Kline had five catches for 57 yards, and 12 tackles on defense.
Central Dauphin's ground game produced 245 yards on the ground, with help from Pitt commit Artie Rowell, in a 35-26 win over Governor Mifflin. The Rams advanced to the District 3 semifinals against Cumberland Valley on Friday night. Rowell also racked up nine tackles and 1.5 sacks on defense.
Don Bosco advanced to the Non-Public, Group IV state championship game, with a 37-0 win over St. Peters Prep--led by five-star running back Savon Huggins. The Bosco defense held Huggins to a season-low 72 yards on the ground. Junior safety Elijah Shumate led the team with 14 tackles. Defensive tackle Darius Hamilton added three sacks. On offense, junior receiver Leonte Carroo recovered a fumble in the end zone for score. Pitt commit Gary Nova completed 12-of-25 passes for 111 yards. The Ironmen take on Bergen Catholic for the state title in two weeks.
Good Counsel defeated DeMatha 42-3, to win the WCAC championship. Good Counsel rushed for 228 yards behind the blocking of junior lineman Mike Maderas. Junior running back Wes Brown ran for 86 of those yards on 19 carries, including a 13-yard touchdown run. Stefon Diggs had six catches for 127 yards, including touchdown receptions of 50, 32 and 19. All WCAC all-conference selections were also announced. A number of Pitt targets earned honors. First-team selections include Cyrus Kounadjio/DeMatha (2011 OL), Madaras (2012 OL), Diggs (2012 WR), Sam Collura/DeMatha (2011 Pitt commit). Good Counsel running back Brown (2012) earned second-team honors.
Julian Durden rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown, helping Montour to a 35-14 win over Mars. The Spartans advance to the Class Triple-A WPIAL championship for a second time in four seasons. Montour is a perfect 12-0 on the season.
North Penn eliminated Downingtown East from the District 1 Quad-A playoffs with a 49-33 win. Downingtown East running back junior Drew Harris was held to 67 yards on the ground, but still rushed for two touchdowns.
Archbishop Wood claimed its third consecutive district title in a 44-7 win over Dobbins Vo-Tech on Friday night. The Vikings had 119 yards and three touchdown runs from running back Brandon Peoples, with offensive lineman Frank Taylor paving the way. Arcbbishop Wood has a week off, awaiting the winner of next week's Pottsgrove-Strath Haven game.
Anthony Nixon had seven catches for 121 yards, but it wasn't enough as North Allegheny knocked off Nixon's Pittsburgh Central Catholic, 17-7. North Allegheny advances to the WPIAL Quad-A Championship game against Woodland Hills, led by Pitt commit Lafayette Pitts.