WPIAL Class AAAA: Gateway rallies past Hempfield

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Facing a second-half deficit and unable to get any semblance of a running game going, Gateway turned to quarterback Jimmy Moore.

And the senior quarterback kept the Gators undefeated.

Moore threw three touchdowns, the final one a 7-yard strike to Delvon Randall with 39 seconds left, to give No. 3 Gateway (5-0, 5-0) a 22-16 victory against visiting Hempfield (3-2, 3-2) in a Foothills Conference game.

Moore opened the scoring with a 61-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Davis, and added an 11-yard touchdown pass to Montae Nicholson to cut Hempfield's lead to 16-14 in the third quarter. Moore finished 16 of 39 for 286 yards and no interceptions. Nicholson had seven catches for 78 yards.

Joey DeFloria led Hempfield with 149 yards on 31 carries and had a 42-yard touchdown to put the Spartans up, 16-8, in the third quarter. DeFloria has 797 yards rushing in five games this season.

OTHER GAMES

Penn Hills 21, North Hills 17

Billy Kisner scored on a 5-yard run with 1:05 remaining to give visiting Penn Hills (4-1) a non-conference victory against North Hills (3-2).

Kisner also threw for 54 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown pass to Mike Anthony that tied the score at 14-14 after a 2-point conversion by Isaiah Jones. Jones led the Indians with 78 yards rushing on 13 carries.

North Hills retook the lead in the fourth quarter on a 31-yard field goal by Jake Seiler. Kevin Koch led North Hills with 64 yards rushing on 11 carries.

Woodland Hills 49, Mt. Lebanon 10

Miles Sanders had 16 carries for 133 yards and scored on runs of 68 and 4 yards to lead the visiting Wolverines (3-2, 3-1) to a Southeastern Conference win against the Blue Devils (1-4, 1-3).

Woodland Hills quarterback Harry Randall also ran for a touchdown and threw touchdown passes of 16 and 8 yards to Donte Broadus and Art Thompkins, respectively. Thompkins added another touchdown on a 94-yard kickoff return.

The Blue Devils, who had only 98 yards of total offense, got their lone touchdown on an 89-yard kickoff return by Troy Apke. Rob Constantino also kicked his WPIAL-leading seventh field goal, from 41 yards.

McKeesport 34, Altoona 7

Quarterback David Queen ran for 85 yards and scored on runs of 8, 7 and 10 yards to lead the No. 4 Tigers (5-0, 4-0) past the visiting Lions (1-4, 1-4) in the Foothills Conference.

Mikell Moore led McKeesport with 112 yards rushing on 19 carries and had touchdown runs of 1 and 7 yards. As a team, McKeesport ran for 365 yards.

Altoona was held to no yards rushing on 17 carries and had just 18 total yards in the game.

Upper St. Clair 44, Baldwin 0

Trevor Morrow ran for 161 yards and two touchdowns to help the No. 1 Panthers (5-0, 5-0) crush the host Highlanders (2-3, 2-3) in the Southeastern Conference.

Mac Pope added touchdown runs of 4, 3 and 3 yards, and Morgan Lee had a 9-yard scoring scamper. The Panthers finished with 342 yards on the ground.

Baldwin quarterback Doug Altavilla, who entered the game as the WPIAL's seventh-leading passer, completed just 9 of 28 passes for 44 yards and was intercepted twice.

North Allegheny 58, Butler 3

Isaac Weaver and Clay Byerly each scored two touchdowns as the Tigers (4-1, 3-1) cruised to a Northern Eight Conference win against the host Golden Tornado (1-4, 1-4).

Weaver scored on runs of 32 and 39 yards and finished with 111 yards on eight carries. Byerly returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown and caught a 69-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Clemens. Clemens also connected with Elijah Zeise on an 82-yard touchdown.

Thomas Jendesky led Butler with 133 yards rushing on 22 carries.

Bethel Park 24, Peters Township 0

Alex Minton had 185 total yards and two touchdowns to lead the host Black Hawks (4-1, 4-1) past the Indians (2-3, 1-3) in the Southeastern Conference.

Minton led Bethel Park with 124 yards rushing and scored on a 32-yard run in he fourth quarter. He also led the Black Hawks with 61 yards receiving on three catches, including a 37-yard touchdown reception from Levin Metheny. Metheny had Bethel Park's other touchdown on a 1-yard run.

Cory Owen led Peters Township with 87 yards passing and 48 yards rushing.

Penn-Trafford 28, Latrobe 8

Brett Laffoon connected with Tim Vecchio on touchdown passes of 25 and 23 yards as the Warriors (3-2, 3-1) notched a Foothills Conference victory against the visiting Wildcats (1-4, 0-4).

Laffoon completed 9 of 20 passes for 153 yards, while Vecchio had three catches for 79 yards. Ryan Marasti led Penn-Trafford with four receptions for 95 yards. Tom Stinnelli led the Warriors rushing attack with 80 yards on 12 carries, including a 33-yard touchdown.

Tyler Gustafson scored Latrobe's lone touchdown on a 5-yard pass from Logan Carns.

Canon-McMillan 17, Plum 7

Jordan Smith threw two touchdown passes to help the Big Macs (1-4, 1-3) beat the host Mustangs (0-5, 0-5) in the Southeastern Conference.

The win was just Canon-McMillan's second in its past 30 games, both coming against Plum. The Mustangs have dropped 21 in a row.

Smith connected with Jules Gdovic on a 37-yard pass to open the scoring, then hit Tanner Piechnick on a 5-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Gdovic finished with 73 yards rushing.

Plum got a 1-yard touchdown run from Zach Martin in the fourth quarter. Mustangs quarterback Will Fuhrer completed 12 of 22 passes for 185 yards.

Connellsville 40, Norwin 14

Christopher Russell rushed for 123 yards had four 1-yard touchdown runs to lead the Falcons (1-4, 1-3) past the visiting Knights (1-4, 1-4) in the Foothills Conference. Anthony DeMarco added a 2-yard touchdown run and Jade Maher connected with Caleb Pittsment on a 20-yard touchdown pass for the other Falcons' scores. Norwin quarterback Nick Amendola completed 24 of 37 passes for 211 yards and added 75 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Pine-Richland 56, Kiski Area 28

The Rams (3-2) went on the road and crushed the Cavaliers (2-3) in a non-conference game at Davis Field. Pine-Richland is second in Class AAAA in points per game, averaging 41.4 points per contest.

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