Dwyer (FL) eliminated defending Class 7A state champion St. Thomas Aquinas, 35-28, getting a late touchdown run to make the difference. Aquinas quarterback, and Pitt commit, Wade Freebeck threw for 140 yards and three touchdowns. The Raiders finish 10-3 on the season.
Marion Local (OH) advanced to Saturday's District VII state championship game with a 35-6 win over Delphos (OH) St. John's. Pitt commit Adam Bertke threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for another 52 with a rushing touchdown.
Pitt commit Phillipie Motley has his successful career at Hilliard (OH) Davidson come to an end, a 13-11 loss to Cincinnati (OH) Archbishop Moeller. Davidson finishes with an impressive 13-1 season.
In Pennsylvania, teams are heading into this weekend's state semifinal matchups.
Erie Cathedral Prep defeated West Allegheny 28-0, thanks in part to quarterback Billy Fessler throwing for 210 yards and two touchdowns, including one to to Felix Manus-Schell.
North Catholic advanced in the Class A quarterfinal game, a 48-7 win over Tussey Mountain. P.J. Fulmore threw for 105 yards and a score. The Trojans advance to take on District 9 champion Clarion.
South Fayette advanced in Class AA action, a 55-21 win over Karns City. Brett Brumbaugh threw for 340 yards and five touchdowns in the win.
Brumbaugh's South Fayette team will meet Hickory next week for the right to go to Hershey. Hickory is led by Matthew Voytik, cousin of Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik. Last week, in a 37-27 win over Martinsburg Central, Voytik threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns, and ask rushed for a score.
Pittsburgh Central Catholic came away with an impressive 48-7 win over McDowell. Central limited McDowell to just 69 yards of total offense. Up next for the Vikings is Lower Dauphin, led by senior quarterback Troy Spencer, who's rushed for 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns this year.