Reggie Green was dominant in a 37-6 win over South Plainfield, helping his Cranford (NJ) team advance in playoff action. Green completed 4-of-6 passes for 33 yards and a touchdown, but did the most damage on the ground. Green rushed for 251 yards on 27 carries with two rushing scores. He now stands with 1,449 yards and 14 rushing scores on the season. Cranford will play the winner of the Palisades Park/Leonia game, on December 1.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter crushed Philadephia (Pa.) West Catholic, 40-8, Friday night in the District 1/12 Class AA subregional championship game, as the Panthers rolled off 33 unanswered points after the Burrs grabbed an early 8-7 lead. Jaryd Jones-Smith helped to pave the way for a Burrs' offensive effort which produced 192 yards (106 rushing, 86 passing) and one rushing touchdown from junior back Greg White - his 28th rushing touchdown of the season. Brandon Chatmon did not record any stats on defense for the Panthers in the victory.
Ryan Winslow converted four extra points and one field goal as Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle College High School defeated Philadelphia (Pa.) Frankford, 37-20, in the District 12 AAAA championship game Saturday at Charles Martin Stadium, bossting his season totals to 45 extra points and six field goals for a total of 63 points.
Zayd Issah recorded 12 tackles and a fumble recovery for Harrisburg (Pa.) Central Dauphin in its 38-30 victory over Neffsville (Pa.) Manheim Township Friday night in the District 3 AAAA quarterfinals, putting him at 74 tackles (41 solo), 6.5 sacks, a deflected pass, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt. He also rushed six times for 26 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 17 yards, giving him 336 yards rushing on 51 carries and 12 receptions for 193 yards with seven total touchdowns (four rushing, three receiving).
Roman Clay was held under 100 yards rushing for the first time since September, but it didn't matter because Lancaster Catholic is headed to the District 3 AAA semifinals against Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt thanks to a 20-7 victory over Cocalico Friday night. Clay rushed for 98 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries against the Eagles, boosting his season totals to 2,403 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns on 264 carries. Clay has rushed for 5,846 yards in his career.
Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley was eliminated from the WPIAL AAA playoffs in the semifinal round by West Mifflin, 36-35, in double overtime Friday night. Robert Foster scored three of Central Valley's five touchdowns in the game - he scored on touchdown runs of 1 and 5 yards and returned a punt 61 yards, giving him a team-best 24 total touchdowns scored to close out his senior season. Foster rushed for more than 345 yards, led the Warriors in both receptions and receiving yards and was also a menace in the defensive backfield.
James Conner scored a pair of rushing touchdowns for Erie (Pa.) McDowell in a convincing 61-14 rout of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Perry Friday in a District 8/10 AAAA subregional championship game, boosting his season rushing totals to over 1,400 yards.
Shai McKenzie posted his eighth game of 200+ rushing yards as Washington defeated McDonald (Pa.) South Fayette, 26-14, Friday night in the WPIAL Class AA semifinals. McKenzie rushed for 293 yards and scored all four touchdowns for the Little Presidents in the game, and has rushed for 2,655 yards and scored 42 total touchdowns for Washington in his junior season. McKenzie has rushed for 3,857 yards in his career. Zach Challingsworth, meanwhile, caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Brett Brumbaugh in the loss.
Elijah Zeise caught two passes spanning 127 yards and two touchdowns Friday night in a Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny 47-17 drubbing of Harmony (Pa.) Seneca Valley in the WPIAL AAAA semifinals from Mack Leftwich, boosting his season totals to 16 receptions for 522 yards and seven touchdowns, an average of 32.6 yards per reception. Zeise ranks No. 2 on North Allegheny's football team in terms of receiving yardage entering the Tigers' third consecutive WPIAL AAAA championship game appearance at Heinz Field.
Tyler Boyd rushed for 115 yards and one touchdown and threw a two-point conversion pass as Clairton tied Doylestown (Pa.) Central Bucks West's state record winning streak at 59 with a 37-7 defeat of New Castle (Pa.) Neshannock Friday in the WPIAL A semifinals. Boyd has rushed for 1,838 yards and scored 39 total touchdowns (31 rushing) entering the championship game, a rematch of last year's title game, with McKees Rocks (Pa.) Sto-Rox.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) North Catholic's P.J. Fulmore rushed for 204 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns as the Trojans were eliminated from the WPIAL A playoffs by McKees Rocks (Pa.) Sto-Rox, 34-20, Friday night in the semifinal round. Fulmore finished his sophomore season with 1,820 yards and scored 24 total touchdowns for North Catholic.
Aliquippa's Dravon Henry rushed for a team-high 117 yards and scored one touchdown on a 35-yard run as Aliquippa crushed Jeannette, 56-0, in a WPIAL AA semifinal game Friday. Henry has now rushed for a team-leading 1,271 yards and scored 23 total touchdowns (21 rushing). Jaleel Fields and the Aliquippa offensive line helped to pave the way for eight more rushing touchdowns and, defensively, pitched a shutout for the seventh time in 12 games. Aliquippa's defensive unit (first string and reserves included) has allowed a grand total of 42 points in 12 games (3.5 points per game).