Chad Voytik led Cleveland (TN) to a 42-26 win over Rhea County in its 2011 season finale. The Raiders finish with a 5-5 mark. Voytik completed 21-of-27 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 38 yards on five carries. In the process, Voytik surpassed the 5,000-yard passing mark of his career.
Hamilton (OH) also ended its 2011 season with a win, 28-6 over Fairfield. Hamilton offensive lineman Adam Pankey had his college decision to attend Pitt announced during Senior Night festivities. Pankey is Pitt's 18th commitment, and third offensive line commitment.
Pitt commit Brandyn Cook also had his regular season come to a close with a loss; 7-3 at Louisville (KY) St. Xavier. The Bombers open the playoffs next week as the No. 3 seed in Division I, Region 4, against Mason.
Trotwood-Madison finishes a perfect 10-0 regular season, and will host Ross in the first round of the playoffs. The Rams closed the regular season with a 56-15 win over Butler, clinching its first undefeated regular season in 30 years. Bam Bradley had two interceptions in the win, including one he returned 24 yards for a touchdown. Bradley has three interceptions on the year.
Cleveland (OH) Glenville closed out the regular season with a 41-14 win over John Hay. Since losing its two opening games of the season to Lakewood (OH) St. Edward and Camden County (GA), the Tarblooders have allowed just 20 points in the eight games since—all eight being victories. V'Angelo Bentley rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
Marchez Coates helped his McDonough team to a 27-8 win over Stone on Friday night. Coates finished with six solo stops on defense. The Rams have one regular season game left before entering the postseason.
Rushel Shell and the Hopewell Vikings have lived to see another week thanks to a 31-14 victory over Imperial (Pa.) West Allegheny, which automatically sent the Vikings to the WPIAL AAA playoffs. In the West Allegheny game, Shell capped his final regular season game of his playing career in style, running for 216 yards and scoring all four Hopewell touchdowns on runs of 8, 65, 1 and 20 yards. He finishes the regular season with 1,767 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns, and his career rushing yardage total of 8,533 yards bumps to 3rd in state history, trailing only Owen J. Roberts' Ryan Brumfield (8,595 yards) and Steelton-Highspire's Jeremiah Young (9,027 yards). The Vikings have at least one more game for Shell to inch closer to the state rushing record, which he is 494 yards away from tying.
Corey Jones scored two rushing touchdowns covering distances of 50 and 73 yards - and both of the scoring plays came off of faked punts. Jones wound up finishing with 156 rushing yards on the night, helping Penn Hills to a 14-10 victory over rival Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills, earning the Indians the #2 seed in the WPIAL's Big East Conference. Through the Indians' nine-game regular season, Jones has run for 487 yards, added another 370 receiving, and scored 10 total touchdowns (which leads the team).
Trenton Coles scored his first touchdown in a little more than a month on a 2 yard run and booted a pair of extra points in Clairton's 48-0 victory over McKeesport (Pa.) Serra Catholic Friday night. The eight-point night gives Coles 48 points scored on the season, good enough for second place on the Bears' team. Coles had been nursing an ankle injury over the last several weeks, and returned to action last week, kicking an extra point in a victory over McDonald (Pa.) Fort Cherry.
Adam Bisnowaty and the Fox Chapel offensive line helped to pave the way for a 55-yard Noel Wilson (who finished with more than 100 rushing yards) touchdown run in the first quarter Friday night against nationally ranked Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic, but that was about the end of the highlights for the Foxes as Central Catholic scored 49 unanswered points to win going away, 49-7.
Dylan Colucci and the Greater Latrobe offensive line helped to pave the way for a 35-point outburst in the Wildcats' season finale against Greensburg (Pa.) Hempfield, sending the orange and black off on a winning note with a 5-4 record. Despite the overall record, however, Latrobe will miss the upcoming WPIAL AAAA playoffs. In the win, Logan Carns threw a 21-yard touchdown pass and Scott Mohring and Robert Vashinko each scored a pair of rushing touchdowns. Latrobe finished the season with five athletes with between 100 to 530 rushing yards and averaged 14.4 points per game.
Marzett Geter scored a touchdown on a 13-yard reception from Lenny Williams, added a two-point conversion run and kicked an extra point to account for 10 total points in McKees Rocks (Pa.) Sto-Rox' 29-0 victory over Coraopolis (Pa.) Cornell Friday night. Geter is now tied for second on the Vikings' team in points scored with Williams at 61 points. Meanwhile, linebacker Deaysean Rippy was part of the Vikings' fourth shutout of the season. In all, between the first string and reserve defenses, Sto-Rox has yielded just 73 points through nine games, an average of 8.1 points per game. The 9-0 season is the Rox' first undefeated and untied regular season in school history, which began in 1966. Geter was also voted his Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches in the Big Seven Conference.
Dakota Conwell had a night to remember against archrival Pittsburgh (Pa.) Mt. Lebanon, rushing for 276 yards and scoring three rushing touchdowns in the second quarter to propel Upper St. Clair to a 42-6 victory. Conwell has run for 894 yards and thrown for another 791 for the 9-0 Panthers, who claimed their first Great Southern Conference championship since 2006, when USC won WPIAL and PIAA gold. Conwell is the ringleader of a USC team which has scored 389 points in nine games - a tie for the 11th-most points in Pennsylvania scored by a team this 2011 season.
Pitt commit Alkwan Williams surpassed the 100-tackle mark on the season with an 11-stop effort against Ebensburg (Pa.) Bishop Carroll in a 42-15 Johnstown victory. Williams now has 110 tackles and two sacks on the season. Offensively, Williams recorded three carries for 25 yards and caught a nine-yard touchdown pass, giving him 15 catches for 242 yards and four touchdowns this year. The Trojans conclude their 2011 regular season next Friday night against Sidman (Pa.) Forest Hills, the three-time defending District 6 AA champions.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) University Prep continued its defensive dominance in 2011, as the Panthers played a non-league game against Jefferson (Ohio) Jefferson Area Saturday and shut the Falcons out, 36-0. Jefferson entered the game with a 7-2 overall record, with losses to Struthers and Brookfield prior to Saturday. Jaylen Coleman got in on the action both offensively and defensively, returning a fumble 63 yards for a touchdown and adding another 152 yards on the ground, bringing his season total to 996 rushing yards. Coleman's fumble return was one of three fumbles returned for touchdowns in the game. University Prep has posted six shutouts in its last seven games.
Demetrious Cox threw for a season-best 136 yards and added another 21 yards rushing as Jeannette defeated fellow unbeaten rival Greensburg Central Catholic, 13-10. The Jayhawks finished the regular season undefeated and will be the top seed from the WPIAL's Interstate Conference in the upcoming 16-team WPIAL AA playoff bracket. For the season, Cox has run for 772 yards, thrown for 523 more, and accounted for 18 total touchdowns rushing and receiving. Two-way athlete Will Parks returned to action this week as Germantown began Public League AAAA playoff action and defeated Philadelphia (Pa.) Abraham Lincoln, 32-27, to push the Bears' record to 5-4 overall. Parks hauled in five Cedric Wright passes for 121 yards and a touchdown, giving him 26 receptions for 485 yards and five touchdowns on the season. Parks leads the Bears' team in scoring with 70 total points, including 11 total touchdowns.
Michael Keir attempted only four passes, completing two, for 18 yards as Roman Catholic soundly defeated Fairless Hills (Pa.) Conwell-Egan Catholic, 50-0, Saturday afternoon. Keir has thrown for 1,458 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season, and Roman Catholic is 6-3 overall heading into the Philadelphia Catholic League's AAAA playoffs, which begin next weekend. The West Philadelphia Catholic Burrs game against Lansdale Catholic was postponed until today (Oct. 31), so no statistical update was available for David Williams at the time of publication. Williams surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark a week ago, and Lansdale Catholic serves as the Burrs' final tune-up before beginning Philadelphia Catholic League AA playoff action.
Clarion Area junior T.J. Armstrong recorded 94 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries and added four tackles as the Bobcats humbled neighboring rival Strattanville (Pa.) Clarion-Limestone, 52-6, marking Clarion Area's eighth straight victory in the rivalry game. Armstrong had notched 76 tackles and four sacks on defense and added 656 yards rushing and nine touchdowns on 153 carries offensively.
Adam Breneman turned in a solid receiving performance Friday night as Cedar Cliff turned back Chambersburg, 35-14. Breneman hauled in six passes for 111 yards on the night, as the Colts saw three different players complete at least one pass in the game. For the season, he has hauled in 47 passes for 765 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 16.3 yards per reception.
Robert Foster opened Central Valley's 42-point first half outburst with a 38-yard punt return for a touchdown - his eighth total touchdown scored on the season - to propel the Warriors to a 48-6 rout of Ambridge Friday night. Foster is CV's leading in receiving, punt return, kick return, and interception return yardage. He is also the fourth-leading rusher on the team and entered Week 9 with more than 1,100 all-purpose yards to his credit.
Devin Wilson caught a pair of touchdown passes from Dillon Buechel spanning 19 yards and returned an interception 24 yards in Montour's 48-6 victory over Pittsburgh (Pa.) Moon Area. It was Wilson's first game this season with multiple touchdown catches, giving him 36 receptions for 484 yards and seven touchdowns on the season, to go along with 35 tackles (21 solo), two interceptions and five deflected passes on defense.
Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny capped its 2011 regular season with a perfect 9-0 record, although the Tigers did have a tight game thanks to fiesty Pittsburgh (Pa.) North Hills, 17-0. The Tigers scored a touchdown each rushing and passing, giving the team an impressive nine-game total of 52 total offensive touchdowns (37 rushing, 15 passing). NA finished the regular season averaging 41.9 points and 438.2 yards (257.3 rush, 180.9 pass) per game.
Clairton junior Tyler Boyd scored four more touchdowns Friday night in the Bears' 48-0 demolition of McKeesport (Pa.) Serra Catholic - three rushing on plays of 3, 2 and 10 yards and the fourth on a 43-yard punt return. Through the Bears' regular season, Boyd has scored 28 total touchdowns and converted 12 successful two-point conversion runs or passes, giving him 192 points for the season. Boyd has accounted for 45.3 percent of Clairton's 423 points scored on the season. Keeper stat alert - through eight weeks, Boyd's 168 points scored was as much or better than the season point totals put up by 259 PIAA-affiliated high school football teams in Pennsylvania.
After a red-hot last two weeks in which he hauled in six touchdown receptions and posted consecutive 100-yard receiving games, DuBois Ross had a rather quiet Saturday afternoon against New Bloomfield (Pa.) Carson Long, recording one carry for eight yards and one reception for 13 yards. Ross has run for 118 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries; caught 30 passes for 604 yards and 11 touchdowns; recorded 42 tackles (23 solo) and four interceptions on defense; and returned five total kickoffs/punts for 110 yards.
Roman Clay had another solid night at the office for Lancaster Catholic, which has rolled to a 9-0 start and is averaging a cool 46 points per game. The Crusaders' ninth victim, Annville (Pa.) Annville-Cleona, was brushed aside, 54-14, as Lancaster Catholic has one more game remaining before its final trip through the District 3 AA playoffs. Clay scored four rushing touchdowns on runs of 10, 6, 16 and 65 yards, giving him 20 rushing touchdowns this season. The 20 rushing touchdowns matches Clay's season total as a sophomore and is just one solitary touchdown shy of breaking Jordan Stewart's single-season school record of 21 rushing touchdowns set in 2009.
Sophomore A.J. Long had an efficient Saturday afternoon in the snowstorm that hit much of Pennsylvania, connecting on 11-of-13 passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns and adding a 57-yard touchdown run on his only carry of the game as Bangor (Pa.) Pius X ripped New Bloomfield (Pa.) Carson Long, 46-0. In the victory, Long surpassed the 5,000-yard passing mark for his career, and now has 5,054 yards and 55 touchdown passes in his career. With the Royals averaging 244 yards per game through the air, Long is well on his way too.
Chandler Kincade returned to action for Beaver Falls (Pa.) Blackhawk, completing 8-of-15 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown in a 41-38 loss to New Castle. The Cougars did not qualify for the WPIAL AAA playoffs, and Kincade's season, cut in half due to a bruised shoulder, was limited to five games. His final 2011 stats are: 38-of-67, 538 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception. For his career, Kincade is 101-of-185 for 1,277 yards and 11 touchdowns.