Will Mahone's Austintown Fitch team suffered its first loss of the season; a 24-16 loss to Canton McKinley. Mahone still rushed for 100 yards on 23 carries. He also had three receptions for 29 yards. Pitt commit Chris Davis caught three passes for 31 yards.
Two wins in a row for quarterback commit Chad Voytik, he guided Cleveland to a 31-24 win over Walker Valley. Voytik scored on a one-yard touchdown run, and completed 7-of-14 passes for 116 yards.
Rushel Shell exploded for 366 yards and scored six total touchdowns in the Vikings' 56-28 victory over Moon Area. Shell caught a 69-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nolan Harmotto and then rattled off touchdown runs of 45, 60, 39, 68 and 46 yards. What can't #1 do? Through three games, Shell has run for 746 yards and eight touchdowns and now has run for 7,512 yards and 84 rushing touchdowns in his career. Shell will likely become the WPIAL's all-time leading rusher next week, as he is a mere 134 yards shy of former Fort Cherry back Mike Vernillo's 7,646 career yards, the WPIAL's career rushing standard for more than a decade.
The Montour Spartans rebounded from a 22-19 setback against Aliquippa (Pa.) Hopewell with a 42-0 shutout of Ambridge Friday night. Julian Durden only saw nine carries in the game, but he ran for 111 yards and four touchdowns in the game. Durden's touchdown runs came on plays of seven, 23, two and eight yards. The Spartan back has now run for 522 yards and eight touchdowns on the season.
Luke Hagy, Pittsburgh (Pa.) Mt. Lebanon - Mt. Lebanon rebounded from a tough loss a week ago to Harrison City (Pa.) Penn-Trafford by shutting out Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills, 16-0, Friday night. The Blue Devils got another 100-yard performance from feature back Luke Hagy - 110 yards and the game's first touchdown - a three-yard run in the second quarter.
Wayne Capers, Bridgeville (Pa.) Chartiers Valley - Wayne Capers Jr. completed a 6-of-13 night passing for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts' 43-0 shutout victory of Elizabeth (Pa.) Forward Friday. Capers' scoring passes - both to Zach Chapman - covered distances of 32 and 33 yards. CV has won two straight games.
Shakim Alonzo caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Pat Menifee as Woodland Hills defeated Plum 45-6. The Mustangs jumped to a 6-0 lead, but Woodland Hills rattled off 45 unanswered points to earn the victory. WH is 3-0 on the season.
Trenton Coles caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Capri Thompson in Clairton's 44-0 rout of Carlynton Friday. Coles has three touchdown receptions this season and the Bears' field general Capri Thompson has five touchdown passes through the first three weeks.
Central Catholic rolled to 28 first quarter points against Vandergrift (Pa.) Kiski Area and never looked back, winning in a romp, 42-7. Logan Dietz helped to pave the way for a 102-yard rushing effort for Damion Jones-Moore and a 116-yard passing effort for field general Perry Hills, who threw two scores. Jones-Moore scored four total touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) in the win.
Fox Chapel Area earned its first victory on the season with a 28-14 defeat of conference foe Altoona Area. Adam Bisnowaty & Co. on the line helped to pave the way for a Fox Chapel aerial assault which tossed three touchdown passes in the game on plays spanning 40, 22 and 48 yards.
Greater Latrobe - Latrobe suffered its first defeat of the 2011 season - a 45-7 loss to Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway. The Wildcats lone touchdown came on a Scott Mohring run. All of Latrobe's offensive touchdowns this season have come by way of the rushing attack, behind the blocking of offensive lineman Dylan Colucci.
Deaysean Rippy scored his first touchdown of the season on a 69-yard touchdown pass from Lenny Williams in a 43-11 Sto-Rox victory over New Castle (Pa.) Neshannock. Sto-Rox jumped to a 24-0 halftime lead.
Pitt commit Marzett Geter caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Lenny Williams in the win. The Pitt recruit now has four touchdown receptions on the season.
Two mercy rule shutouts left Dakota Conwell and the rest of the Upper St. Clair starters seeing limited action, but USC's starters got their monies' worth against Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny Friday night in a 28-21 loss. Conwell scored all three Panther touchdowns on runs of two, one and 24 yards, finishing with 93 rushing yards and connected on 8-of-20 passes for 144 yards. Conwell also posted an interception on defense. USC's defensive scoreless streak was snapped at 10 quarters.
Alkwan Williams was a key defensive presence in Greater Johnstown's 32-3 victory Saturday afternoon against Johnstown (Pa.) Westmont Hilltop, tallying 14 tackles (four solo) in the victory. #5 is up to 37 tackles (13 solo) and two sacks on the season, averaging 12.3 tackles per game. He also caught one pass for seven yards on offense.
Jaylen Coleman ran for 174 yards and scored his first touchdown of the season on a 65-yard touchdown run as University Prep blanked Oliver, 25-0. The Panthers are now 2-1 on the season.
Demetrious Cox once again assumed the role of one-man wrecking crew as Jeannette cruised to a 36-7 victory over Waynesburg (Pa.) Central. Cox ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns in the victory, scoring on runs of 9, 50, 3 and 49 yards. Cox has scored eight total touchdowns this season and thrown for another for the Jayhawks, who are off to a 3-0 start.
Germantown lost a tight 19-14 decision to Philadelphia (Pa.) Abraham Lincoln, as William Parks was once again one of the primary focuses. He caught three passes for 74 yards and one touchdown, and intercepted two passes on defense. Parks now has three interceptions over the last two weeks, has 10 receptions for 208 yards and scored four total touchdowns through the first three weeks of the season.
Bottled up in the first half and limited to just 13 carries for 38 yards by an upset-minded Glen Mills team, Drew Harris awoke in the second half to finish with 172 yards on 33 carries, giving him 86 totes for 558 yards this season. Downingtown East defeated Glen Mills, 29-28, to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Michael Keir threw touchdown passes of 1 and 80 yards to junior wide receiver William Fuller as Roman Catholic rolled to a 32-7 victory over Philadelphia (Pa.) Chestnut Hill Academy Saturday. But the game was also special in another light for the RC field general - he broke a school record for passing yards in a single game, with 332. The previous school mark of 288 passing yards had stood since 1988. Keir has now completed 42-of-61 passes (68.8 percent) and thrown four touchdown passes this season and the Cahillites are off to a 2-1 start on the season.
Week 3 was a struggle for David Williams and the West Philadelphia Catholic Burrs, who fell on the wrong end of a second consecutive shutout, the latest at the hands of two-time PIAA AAAA finalist Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle College High School, 24-0. Williams ran for 38 yards on 13 carries. West has still only scored one touchdown this season, and it belongs to Williams.
The Clarion Area Bobcats are off to a 2-1 start in 2011 thanks to a big performance from T.J. Armstrong. Armstrong ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns and caught a six-yard touchdown pass in the Bobcats' 29-12 victory over Rimersburg (Pa.) Union. Defensively, the Clarion junior added 15 tackles in the game against the Golden Knights.
Adam Breneman had a big Saturday night as Cedar Cliff downed Strasburg (Pa.) Lampeter-Strasburg 35-21 from West Shore Stadium. The Colts' junior standout caught seven passes and two of quarterback Tyler Orris' five touchdown throws in the victory. For the season, Breneman has 17 receptions for 260 yards and three touchdowns, putting him over the 1,000-yard mark in career receiving yards (1,119) in his career.
Robert Foster scored his second touchdown of the season on a 62-yard punt return in Central Valley's 48-25 victory over Parkway Conference foe New Castle. The Warriors built a 41-12 halftime lead on the Red Hurricane as five different players, Foster being among them, accounted for first half touchdowns. Central Valley is 3-0 on the season.
Devin Wilson caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Montour quarterback Dillon Buechel in a 28-point first quarter as Montour shut out Ambridge, 42-0. Wilson has two touchdown receptions on the season - Montour's Buechel has thrown six touchdowns over three weeks.
Pat Kugler and the North Allegheny offensive line helped to pave the way for four second half rushing touchdowns in NA's come-from-behind 28-21 victory over Pittsburgh (Pa.) Upper St. Clair Friday night. NA also got a 200-yard passing effort from junior quarterback Mack Leftwich in the win.
Tyler Boyd scored three total touchdowns in Clairton's 44-0 demolition of Carlynton - runs of 9 and 62 yards and a 40-yard interception return. Boyd has now scored seven touchdowns for the Bears over the first three weeks of the season. Clairton has won 34 straight games.
DuBois Ross finished with 124 total yards rushing and receiving and scored two total touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in Bangor (Pa.) Pius X' 56-28 victory over Leesport (Pa.) Schuylkill Valley. Ross has now run for 38 yards and a touchdown on six carries and hauled in 11 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns this season. Defensively, he has 15 tackles (11 solo) and two combined kick/punt returns for 34 yards.
A 14-7 defensive struggle quickly ballooned into a 35-21 shootout, and when the dust finally settled at Rossmere Stadium, Lancaster Catholic had a 56-28 victory over city rival Lancaster (Pa.) J.P. McCaskey. Running back Roman Clay had himself a night to remember - 170 rushing yards and three touchdowns - including scoring runs of 43 and 54 yards on consecutive one-play "drives." Clay has run for 462 yards and seven touchdowns this year - surpassing the 2,000-yard mark for career rushing yardage in the game. He's now up to 2,006 career rushing yards.
A.J. Long and Bangor (Pa.) Pius X are off to a 3-0 start following a 56-28 victory over Leesport (Pa.) Schuylkill Valley. Long had another banner day, completing 12-of-17 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns and running for 71 yards and another touchdown on 10 carries. Through three games, Long has completed 71.4 percent of his passes for 641 yards and eight touchdowns and run for 155 yards and four additional touchdowns.
Blackhawk lost its first game of the season - a 19-7 decision to Imperial (Pa.) West Allegheny - but field general Chandler Kincade broke a pair of goose eggs in the game, both on one play. Kincade's 24-yard touchdown pass to Branden Kearney averted a shutout loss for the Cougars and gave him his first touchdown pass of the 2011 season. It was Kincade's eighth career touchdown pass.