Daniel Taylor rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-12 Lutcher win over Belaire. The Bulldogs are 7-1 on the season. Taylor has rushed for 1,221 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season. He has also eclipsed the 5,000-yard mark for his career--the only player in school history to do so.
Darryl Render had a pair of sacks, helping St. Edward to a 42-27 win over Cincinnati (OH) Archbishop Moeller. The Eagles had over 340 yards passing in the win, led by junior receiver Quincy Jones, who finished with over 100 yards in the win. Jones was at Pitt's prospect camp this summer.
Render wasn't the only Pitt commit from Ohio that had a big day. Brandyn Cook opened the way for 223 yards on the ground for Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier, as the Bombers defeated Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius 14-12. St. Xavier improves to 7-2 on the season, and wraps up the regular season Friday against Louisville (KY) St. Xavier.
Austintown-Fitch improved to 7-3 on the season with a 34-7 win over Lake. Chris Davis caught 10 passes for 85 yards in his team's win. The Falcons close out the regular season out at Boardman on Friday night.
In a nationally-televised game, the Cleveland Blue Raiders fell to Bradley Central 18-0. Cleveland—led by Pitt commit Chad Voytik—falls to 4-5 on the season. Voytik complted 11-of-21 passes for 73 yards, and was held to 29 yards rushing on 10 carries.
Rushel Shell and the Hopewell Vikings kept their playoff hopes and dreams alive with a 49-0 victory over Ambridge, and Shell had another big game - 226 rushing yards and four more touchdowns - bumping his season totals to 1,551 yards and 16 touchdowns. Shell's career rushing totals surged to 8,317 yards (still 5th in state history, just 39 yards behind Schuylkill Haven's Zach Barkett for 4th all-time) and he has scored 92 rushing touchdowns. Hopewell needs to win next Friday night at West Allegheny to be guaranteed a berth in the WPIAL AAA playoffs and at least one more game in its 2011 season.
Corey Jones scored two touchdowns in Penn Hills' 41-6 defeat of Vandergrift (Pa.) Kiski Area Friday night, one rushing and one receiving. Jones caught a 46-yard pass from Jaquan Williams and then scored the Indians' second touchdown of the game on a 60-yard run.
Logan Dietz helped to pave the way for three more Damion Jones-Moore rushing touchdowns as nationally ranked Pittsburgh Central Catholic cruised to its eighth victory of the season over Altoona Area, 42-7. Jones-Moore's three touchdowns give him 22 total touchdowns scored this season and Perry Hills fired his ninth touchdown pass of the season in the victory.
Adam Bisnowaty had a hand in the scoring in Fox Chapel Area's 35-12 victory over Plum. Bisnowaty scored a touchdown when he recovered a Mustang fumble in the end zone as part of a 35-point second half as the Foxes rallied from a 6-0 deficit. Bisnowaty also paved the way for a Fox Chapel offense which scored four rushing touchdowns and paved the way for a 100-yard rusher in Noel Wilson.
Marzett Geter and Deaysean Rippy helped Sto-Rox to a 38-12 win at Shenango on Saturday night. Geter, a Pitt commit, finished with two receptions for 55 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown reception. Geter had another 30-yard reception called back on a holding penalty. He finished with four tackles on defense, one tackle for a loss and a sack. Rippy had a 20-yard reception on offense, 11 tackles on defense, four tackles for losses and a sack. The Vikings need a win over Cornell Friday night to clinch the first-ever unbeaten regular season in school history.
Dakota Conwell scored two rushing touchdowns and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wilcox as Upper St. Clair rolled to an easy 55-0 victory over Pittsburgh (Pa.) Bethel Park. Conwell has had a hand in 20 total touchdowns this season, running for 13 and throwing for seven. He is potentially in line for a season of 1,000 passing and rushing yards each. Conwell and the rest of the Upper St. Clair starters exited the game after the first series of the third quarter.
Pitt commit Alkwan Williams posted nine tackles as Greater Johnstown sustained its first loss of the 2011 season, 7-6-, to Ebensburg (Pa.) Central Cambria. That gives Williams 99 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery. He also caught one pass for nine yards.
University Prep got a pair of touchdown runs from Jaylen Coleman spanning 52 and 56 yards and the Panthers notched another shutout - the latest a 52-0 decision over Westinghouse. Coleman was a part of a defensive effort that forced a pair of safeties. Offensively, Coleman posted his third consecutive game of 100+ rushing yards, finishing with 108.
Demetrious Cox fired three touchdown passes for Jeannette in the Jayhawks' 35-13 victory over Brownsville Friday night. The win moves the Jayhawks to 8-0 on the season, setting up an important showdown with fellow unbeaten and hated Interstate Conference rival Greensburg Central Catholic next weekend. The winner will cap an unblemished regular season and a home game in the WPIAL AA playoffs.
Two-way athlete Will Parks did not play in Germantown's 24-6 victory over Bartram, but the green and white posted their fourth victory of the season, which surpassed its win total from all of last season (three). Germantown is 4-4 on the year and Parks is still situated on 189 rushing yards, 364 receiving yards, four interceptions on defense and 10 total touchdowns scored.
Michael Keir was held below 100 passing yards as Roman Catholic lost to St. Joseph's Prep, 42-20. Keir completed 9-of-22 passes for 98 yards and one touchdown but threw five interceptions in the defeat.
David Williams had another short week of work, registering only eight carries for 76 yards and one touchdown, as West Philadelphia Catholic blanked Philadelphia (Pa.) Neumann-Goretti, 39-0. Williams crossed the 1,000-yard mark in the victory, giving him 1,030 yards and eight touchdowns on 150 carries this season. Williams is just 46 rushing yards shy of 2,000 for his career, and will likely surpass that mark next week.
Adam Breneman posted four receptions for 73 yards but was held out of the end zone in Cedar Cliff's 47-21 victory over Hummelstown (Pa.) Lower Dauphin Friday night. Breneman now has posted 41 receptions for 654 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 15.9 yards per catch this season.
What a game Robert Foster had in Central Valley's 35-14 victory over Beaver Falls (Pa.) Blackhawk. Foster scored three touchdowns, one on an 86-yard interception return and the other two on receptions of 13 and 64 yards from Curtis Lewis. Foster has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for all-purpose yards between rushing, receiving and return yardage and scored seven total touchdowns for the 8-0 Warriors.
Devin Wilson caught four passes for 40 yards and one touchdown as Montour defeated Imperial (Pa.) West Allegheny, 35-17, bumping his season totals to 34 receptions for 465 yards and five touchdowns.
Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny continues to own Pittsburgh (Pa.) Shaler, downing the Titans, 34-17, to improve to 8-0. Pat Kugler and the Tiger offensive line helped to pave the way for five more rushing touchdowns - four from Alex DiCiantis and one from quarterback Mack Leftwich - giving the Tigers 34 rushing touchdowns on the season. North Allegheny is rolling, having won 23 of its last 24 games, and has scored 48 offensive touchdowns this season (34 rushing, 14 passing).
Tyler Boyd, the human pinball machine, continued to prove to be a menace on the gridiron, scoring 26 more points in Clairton's 35-6 victory over McDonald (Pa.) Fort Cherry Friday night. Boyd scored four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) and added a two-point conversion run, giving him 24 total touchdowns and 11 successful two-point conversions for a grand total of 166 points. Oh by the way - Boyd had another 100-yard rushing effort this night - 121 yards, to be exact. Clairton has now won 39 consecutive games in a row, Pennsylvania's longest active win streak.
DuBois Ross posted his third three-receiving-touchdown game in four weeks, hauling in five passes from A.J. Long for 135 yards as the Royals downed Duncannon (Pa.) Susquenita, 31-7. Ross is one of three Pius X players with at least 20 receptions, but is the only one with double-digit touchdown receptions (11). For the season, Ross has hauled in 29 passes for 591 yards, averaging 20.4 yards per reception.
Roman Clay had a banner night as Lancaster Catholic skewered Columbia, 70-28, by recording six carries for 186 yards and four touchdowns. Clay averaged 31 yards per carry in the game. It's the third straight game Clay has posted fewer than 10 carries but finished with 100+ rushing yards. For the season, Clay has run for 954 yards and 15 touchdowns on 75 carries, averaging 12.7 yards per carry. He's run for 2,498 career yards.
Sophomore A.J. Long surpassed the 2,000-yard passing mark as Bangor (Pa.) Pius X won its seventh game of the season, 31-7, over Duncannon (Pa.) Susquenita Friday night. Long connected on 18-of-32 passes for 345 yards and four more touchdowns against one interception and added 39 rushing yards on seven carries. Long is now up to 2,044 yards and 24 touchdown passes this season.