Philadelphia (Pa.) Roman Catholic narrowly escaped Philadelphia (Pa.) Archbishop Ryan Saturday afternoon, winning only by a 14-7 margin. Michael Keir connected on 10-of-17 passes for 156 yards, boosting his season totals to 58-of-92, 812 yards and five touchdowns. Keir's career passing totals now stand at 3,544 yards.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter notched another shutout victory - this a 34-0 decision over Philadelphia (Pa.) Delaware Valley Charter School. DVC finished with just 5 yards rushing on 23 carries and completed 5-of-11 passes for 54 yards in the defeat. The Panthers' defensive unit, including linebacker Brandon Chatmon, has allowed only 23 points in six games and held opponents scoreless for 20 of the 24 quarters it has played.
Jaryd Jones-Smith and Philadelphia (Pa.) West Catholic improved to 3-2 overall with a 52-16 victory over Philadelphia (Pa.) Conwell-Egan Catholic while racking up 388 yards of total offense (230 rushing, 158 passing). Through five games, the Burrs have scored 24 offensive touchdowns (16 rushing, eight passing) and are averaging 46.7 points per game in their three victories. Junior Greg White has rushed for more than 580 yards and sophomore Antwain McCollom has thrown for more than 600 for the season.
Ryan Winslow was a perfect 5-for-5 on extra points as Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle College High School defeated Philadelphia (Pa.) Father Judge, 35-7, Saturday afternoon. Winslow has converted 22 PATs and four field goals for the Explorers, who are ranked No. 23 in the nation by the USA-Today.
Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) GAR Memorial stretched its winning streak to four games in a row with a 35-26 victory over Harveys Lake (Pa.) Lake-Lehman Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre. Shakir Soto and the Grenadier offensive line helped keep field general Corey Moore upright and throw for 293 yards and one touchdown in the victory. GAR is now 4-2 overall and averaging 27 points per game.
Aaron Reese and the Chambersburg Trojans fell to 3-3 overall following a heartbreaking 30-28 loss to State College Area Friday. The Trojans lost on the final play of the game thanks to a 21-yard touchdown pass from Pat Irwin to Dan Fry. Reese & Co. on the offensive line helped to pave the way for Jamal Pickett's 169-yard, three-touchdown outburst on the ground and quarterback Ryan Martin threw for 150 yards and another touchdown. The Trojans led by as many as eight points in the second half.
Junior Joseph and the West Lawn (Pa.) Wilson defense hamstrung Landisville (Pa.) Hempfield, 56-6, Friday night, helping the Bulldogs improve to 5-1 overall.
Roman Clay scored three more rushing touchdowns as Lancaster Catholic defeated Lititz (Pa.) Warwick, 33-7, Friday. Clay rushed for 109 yards in the Crusaders' victory, which bumps their record to 4-2 overall. Clay has rushed for 1,173 yards and scored 16 touchdowns for the Crusaders, boosting his career rushing totals to 4,616 yards and 68 touchdowns.
Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley got a three-touchdown performance from star senior Robert Foster Friday night in a 42-9 victory over Moon Township. Foster's three scores came on a 26-yard pass from John George, a 42-yard run and an 80-yard kickoff return. Foster has scored a team-leading 12 touchdowns in six games for Central Valley. Jordan Whitehead capped Central Valley's scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Devin Wilson rushed six times for 26 yards and scored a rushing touchdown and caught four passes for 32 yards as McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour blitzed Bridgeville (Pa.) Chartiers Valley, 50-9. Wilson has rushed for 305 yards and three touchdowns on 37 carries and caught a team-leading 33 passes for 515 yards and six touchdowns.
James Conner rushed 14 times for 23 yards and caught four passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns as Erie (Pa.) McDowell fell to hated rival Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep, 41-27, Friday. Cathedral Prep is led by Michigan State recruit Damion Terry, who threw for 193 yards and four touchdowns in the Ramblers' victory.
Scott Orndoff caught a pair of touchdown passes spanning 34 and 47 yards from senior Luke Brumbaugh as Pittsburgh (Pa.) Seton-LaSalle crushed Burgettstown, 49-7, Saturday afternoon. Orndoff now has four touchdown receptions this season and Brumbaugh has 12 touchdown passes along with more than 1,000 yards passing. The Rebels are 5-1 overall.
Shai McKenzie rushed for 162 yards and scored two touchdowns on runs of 44 and 45 yards as Washington hammered Brownsville, 53-0, Friday. McKenzie has now rushed for 1,036 yards, giving him consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons for the Little Presidents, and has helped Washington to a 6-0 start to its season.
Zach Challingsworth hauled in his eighth touchdown reception of the season - a 6-yard pass from sophomore Brett Brumbaugh - as McDonald (Pa.) South Fayette rolled to a convincing 52-0 victory over Quaker Valley Friday. Challingsworth has averaged 1.6 touchdown receptions over his last five games for the Lions, who are averaging more than 50 points per game and are 6-0 overall.
Elijah Zeise caught one pass for 10 yards and recorded three solo tackles and deflected a pass as Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny edged Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway, 14-3, Friday night in a battle of WPIAL AAAA heavyweights. Zeise was thrown at four times on the evening--the one catch, two other passes that were overthrown and another which would have gone for a long gain, where he drew a big pass interference call late in the game. Zeise downed a punt inside the five on special teams. For the season, he has 13 tackles (12 solo), two interceptions and four deflected passes in six games for the Tigers to compliment his eight receptions for 202 yards.
Tyler Boyd rushed for a season-high 237 yards and scored three touchdowns on runs of 23, 20 and 52 yards, and he also threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to teammate Titus Howard, as Clairton downed Brentwood, 42-7, to win its 53rd consecutive game and remain undefeated. Boyd leads Clairton in rushing, with 900 yards, and 12 of his 18 total touchdowns scored this season have come on the ground. Boyd improved his career totals to 3,975 yards rushing, leaving him just 25 yards shy of becoming the Bears' third all-time 4,000-yard rusher - he'd join Zaire Washington and Deontae Howard in that category. The only other WPIAL program which has produced three career 4,000-yard rushers is Beaver Falls. Howard, meanwhile, entered the Brentwood game as Clairton's featured receiver, and the Bears' aerial assault put up three touchdowns on the Spartans. Terrish Webb had the other two scoring receptions.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) North Catholic's P.J. Fulmore rushed for 114 yards and scored a touchdown on a 25-yard run as the Trojans defeated Avonworth, 19-15, Friday. Fulmore surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in rushing, and has now posted 1,016 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in his first season of varsity football.
Chandler Kincade completed 13-of-26 passes for 136 yards as Beaver Falls (Pa.) Blackhawk fell to New Castle, 51-25, Friday night. Kincade has completed 87-of-157 passes for 1,249 yards and eight touchdowns for the Cougars. Kincade has thrown for 2,534 yards in his career.
Andrew Ford completed 12-of-13 passes for 200 yards and five touchdowns as Cedar Cliff dusted Palmyra, 69-14, Friday night. Ford has thrown for 1,683 yards and 22 touchdowns in his career, and has helped spearhead a 5-1 Colt team and an offensive unit averaging 49.9 points per game.
Aliquippa rolled to a 42-0 halftime lead over Freedom Area Friday night. Dravon Henry rushed for 152 yards - his second consecutive 100-yard rushing performance - and scored two rushing touchdowns on plays of 7 and 6 yards. Henry has rushed for 621 yards and scored a team-leading 12 touchdowns for the Quips. Jaleel Fields helped to pave the way for an Aliquippa offensive effort which produced five first-half rushing touchdowns, and, on defense, helped limit the Bulldogs to only a field goal.
Beaver Falls overcame a 24-7 halftime deficit (which grew to 31-7 in the third quarter) against New Brighton to improve to 5-1 overall and earn a 34-31 victory. It's the second consecutive 34-31 victory for the Tigers, who defeated Keystone Oaks by the same margin. Brock Boxen and the Tiger offensive line helped to pave the way for an offensive unit which yielded five touchdowns (three rushing, two passing) and scored 28 unanswered points for the victory.