Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter broke open a 7-7 tie through the first half with a 27-3 outburst in the second half to down Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy, 34-10, Saturday. Brandon Chatmon was part of a Panther defensive effort which forced a pair of interceptions and limited the Blue Devils to just 103 yards of total offense (96 rushing on 28 carries and 7 yards passing, 2 pass completions and 11 total attempts). Imhotep Charter is 4-0 overall.
Philadelphia (Pa.) West Catholic fell to 1-2 following a 27-6 loss to Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood. Jaryd Jones-Smith and the Burrs offensive line helped to pave the way for a 157-yard rushing effort against the Vikings, but sophomore quarterback Antwain McCollum was pressured into a 5-of-17 day passing for 28 yards. Junior Greg White scored the Burrs lone touchdown - his seventh rushing touchdown of the season.Matt Galambos helped Haverdford School to a 34-14 win over Kennett on Saturday. Galambos finished with 9 tackles on defense, a sack and an interception returned 32 yards. On offense, he had one catch for 50 yards and 75 yards on 11 carries with one touchdown run.
Ryan Winslow finished a perfect 5-for-5 on extra points and also converted a field goal as Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle College High School rolled to a 38-6 victory over Malvern Prep Saturday. Winslow has converted 13 extra points and three field goals for the 4-0 Explorers, ranking a solid third on the team in scoring with 22 points.
Anthony Covington helped his Mallard Creek (NC) to a 55-7 win over Lake Norman (NC). Mallard Creek is 4-1 on the season. Also in the win column this week is Luke Maclean,who helped his Grand Blanc (MI) team to its fourth win in a row. Maclean is averaging 10 tackles a game for the season.
Corey Clement rushed for 222 yards and a touchdown, helping Glassboro (NJ) to a 14-7 win over Woodlawn (NJ). Clement also racked up nine tackles of defense.
Break up the Grenadiers. Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) GAR Memorial won its second straight game, a 35-7 decision Friday against Shickshinny (Pa.) Northwest Area. Shakir Soto and the GAR offensive line helped to pave the way for an offense which established season highs in points (35) and yards gained (367) while rushing for 161 yards and throwing for 206. Over the last two weeks, the Grenadiers have outscored their opposition, 55-26.
Aaron Reese and the Chambersburg offensive line helped to pave the way for a 27-point effort Friday night, but it wasn't nearly enough as the Trojans fell to defending PIAA AAAA champion Harrisburg (Pa.) Central Dauphin, 52-27. Central Dauphin's Zayd Issah--who lists Pitt as one of his finalists--rushed for 102 yards on 9 carries with a rushing touchdown, and also caught 2 passes for 36 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Issah finished with four tackles and a pass deflection.
Tra'Von Chapman led his Kent (OH) Roosevelt team to a 37-7 win over Fields. Chapman completed 15-of-27 for 279 yards and four touchdown passes.
Junior Joseph and the West Lawn (Pa.) Wilson defense were flat-out nasty against Lancaster (Pa.) JP McCaskey Friday night in a 57-12 rout, limiting the Red Tornadoes to just 43 yards of total offense on 35 total plays (24 passes, 11 rushes). The Bulldogs allowed minus-31 yards rushing (sacks included) against McCaskey, allowed only seven pass completions in 24 attempts, recovered two fumbles and forced an interception. Wilson's defensive unit has only allowed 202 yards rushing on 94 opponent attempts and an average of 3.7 yards per opponent pass attempt. The Bulldogs are allowing an average of 111.75 yards of offense per game.
Roman Clay proved he wouldn't be held down Friday night like he was a week ago against Erie (Pa.) McDowell. Clay scorched Neffsville (Pa.) Manheim Township for 244 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries as the Crusaders knocked off the Blue Streaks, 28-14. Clay is now up to 997 yards rushing on 98 carries and 13 touchdowns, giving him 4,440 career rushing yards after posting 1,544 as a sophomore and a school single-season record 1,899 yards as a junior. He also has scored 65 career rushing touchdowns for the Crusaders.
Bethlehem (Pa.) Liberty fell to 0-4 for the second time in the last four years after a 28-0 shutout loss to Orefield (Pa.) Parkland Friday night. Junior and feature wideout K.J. Williams caught six passes for 55 yards in the Hurricanes' defeat - he's now up to 22 receptions for 405 yards and five touchdowns through four Liberty games.
Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley saw Jordan Whitehead and Robert Foster combine to score five of the team's six touchdowns in a 42-14 victory Friday over Beaver Falls (Pa.) Blackhawk. Whitehead returned a punt 52 yards for one score and added two rushing touchdowns on plays of 32 and 49 yards. Foster, meanwhile, caught two touchdown passes from Nate Climo which spanned 57 and 34 yards, respectively. Foster finished the game with 6 receptions for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns. For the season, he has 22 catches for 350 yards on the season with six total touchdowns. Whitehead has rushed 49 times this season for 432 yards (8.8) with four total touchdowns. Central Valley is 3-1 overall.
Devin Wilson continues to shine for McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour, and it doesn't matter who is throwing him the ball. Wilson snagged nine passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns and added another 32 yards rushing on three carries as the Spartans downed New Castle, 33-14, to improve to 4-0 overall. Wilson leads Montour in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns with 25, 459 and six, respectively, while posting consecutive nine-catch games for the first time in the regular season in his career. He has also rushed for 149 yards on 22 carries and has 19 tackles and an interception on defense.
James Conner was limited to 21 yards rushing on eight carries and caught a touchdown pass for Erie (Pa.) McDowell in a 34-10 loss Friday night to nationally-ranked and 10-time Ohio State football champion Cleveland St. Ignatius. McDowell entered the game averaging better than 425 yards rushing per game, but was limited to just 145 yards on 57 carries. McDowell only trailed, 13-10, at halftime before St. Ignatius pulled away with three second half rushing touchdowns.
Isiah Neely rushed for 30 yards and one touchdown on just four carries as Coraopolis (Pa.) Our Lady of Sacred Heart fell Friday night to McKees Rocks (Pa.) Sto-Rox, 35-14. Neely has rushed for 532 yards and seven touchdowns through four games.
Scott Orndoff was held out of the end zone, but Pittsburgh (Pa.) Seton-LaSalle improved to 4-0 overall with a 34-7 victory Friday night over Munhall (Pa.) Steel Valley. Quarterback Luke Brumbaugh threw two touchdown passes, lifting his season total to eight scoring passes. Orndoff added four tackles on defense.
Shai McKenzie posted his third 200-yard rushing performance of the 2012 season, rushing for 209 yards and scoring three more touchdowns on runs of 31, 30 and 53 yards as Washington dominated Herminie (Pa.) Yough, 42-12. McKenzie has now rushed for 770 yards and scored 13 touchdowns for the Little Presidents and boosted his career rushing total to 1,972 yards in the process.
Zach Challingsworth's stellar senior season continued Saturday against Burgettstown as he hauled in four passes for 136 yards and one touchdown and returned an interception for another score as McDonald (Pa.) South Fayette rolled to a 56-6 victory. Challingsworth is South Fayette's leading scorer, with nine total touchdowns through four games, and has caught 16 passes for 440 yards for the Lions this season.
Montae Nicholson and Ricky Rodgers each caught touchdown passes from Thomas Woodson Friday night in Gateway's 42-7 trouncing of Altoona Area. Woodson threw for 337 yards in the game and threw scoring passes of 58 yards to Nicholson and 52 yards to Rodgers.
Elijah Zeise recorded two solo tackles, intercepted a pass and deflected another, rushed once for 10 yards and caught one pass for 10 yards as Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny knocked off Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland, 35-3. Pine-Richland and NA are separated by less than five miles, and the two districts border each other. The Tigers have not lost to the Rams in their last four meetings, but P-R did score a 24-20 upset in 2008.
Tyler Boyd did what Tyler Boyd does best Thursday night in a televised game against Monessen, and that's create nightmares for the opposition. Boyd rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns, hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass from Armani Ford and completed two passes for 51 yards offensively. He also made his presence known on defense, notching four tackles. Boyd has now scored 11 touchdowns over Clairton's last three games and has 70 points on the season, giving him a career total of 516 points scored for the Bears since the start of his sophomore season. For the season, Pitt commit Titus Howard has 15 tackles with a forced fumble and an interception. He also has a receiving touchdown. Boyd has rushed for 520 yards with another 140 yards receiving, and the 50 yards passing he had Thursday night..
Another week, another 100+-yard rushing effort for Pittsburgh (Pa.) North Catholic's P.J. Fulmore. The Trojans' sophomore posted 150 yards and scored both of his team's touchdowns in a 16-0 victory over Oakmont (Pa.) Riverview Saturday afternoon. Fulmore has rushed for 696 yards and eight touchdowns this season for North Catholic.
Chandler Kincade threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Cody Bain in a run of 14 consecutive Beaver Falls (Pa.) Blackhawk points, but Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley scored the final 35 points of the game to quell the Cougars, 42-14.
The video game-esque numbers continue to come the way of Cedar Cliff junior Andrew Ford. The lefty completed 24-of-31 passes for 312 yards and one touchdown and added another 120 yards rushing and five touchdowns (on runs of 22, 5, 1, 14 and 30 yards) in a 41-27 victory Saturday afternoon over Hershey. Ford has now thrown for 1,218 yards and 15 touchdowns and added another 256 yards rushing and eight touchdowns through four games. Cedar Cliff is off to its first 4-0 start since 1997, and could improve to 5-0 with a victory next weekend against Lewisberry (Pa.) Red Land.
Aliquippa continued to roll, dominating New Brighton 66-0 Friday night to earn its third shutout in four games. Dravon Henry scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and Jaleel Fields helped to pave the way for a Quip offensive unit which rolled to seven first-half touchdowns, all rushing.
Beaver Falls fell in a Saturday night thriller to rival Beaver Area, 34-28. Brock Boxen helped to pave the way for a Tiger offensive unit which scored four touchdowns (two rushing, two passing) and yielded a 113-yard rushing effort from Damian Rawl and a 100-yard passing effort from junior field general Dan Stratton.