WPIAL Class AAA Roundup: Top teams keep rolling, avoid upsets

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Charan Singh threw for two touchdowns and scored another on a 24-yard interception return to lead Franklin Regional to a 28-0 victory against visiting Knoch in the Greater Allegheny Conference Friday.

Singh completed 7 of 11 passes for 120 yards and connected with Colin Jonov and Casey Colagrande on touchdown passes of 39 and 6 yards.

Franklin Regional (5-1, 4-1) also scored on a 2-yard run by Kevin Slezak. Knoch (3-3, 2-3) trailed, 7-0, at halftime.


Thomas Jefferson 58, Laurel Highlands 21

Austin Kemp scored four times in the first half as the top-ranked Jaguars (6-0, 5-0) rolled to a Big Nine Conference road victory against the winless Mustangs (0-6, 0-5). Kemp rushed for 159 yards on 12 carries and scored on runs of 70, 2, 32 and 11 yards. Christian Breisinger added 148 passing yards as the Jaguars accumulated 517 yards of total offense. Breisinger scored on a 33-yard fumble return.

West Allegheny 55, Steel Valley 14

Tory Delmonico and Whitney White each ran for touchdowns and Andrew Koester threw for two more scores as the No. 2 Indians (6-0) posted a non-conference victory against the visiting Ironmen (2-4). Koester completed 8 of 11 passes for 157 yards and connected with Robert Threet and Nic Daigle on touchdown passes.

Mars 42, Uniontown 0

Nolan Skirtich scored three touchdowns in the first half as the No. 5 Planets (5-1) posted a non-conference road shutout of the Red Raiders (1-5). Skirtich caught touchdown passes of 28 and 57 yards from Owen Nearhoof and recovered a fumble in the end zone. Nearhoof completed 3 of 4 passes for 95 yards and scored on a 2-yard run.

Montour 38, Chartiers Valley 21

Cole Macek scored on runs of 7, 3 and 3 yards to lead the visiting Spartans (4-2, 3-2) to a Parkway Conference victory against the Colts (1-5, 1-4). Macek rushed for 93 yards on 21 carries. Tynen Greer accounted for Montour's other two scores on a 36-yard run and a 34-yard pass to Tyler Carswell.

New Castle 46, Blackhawk 42

The visiting Hurricanes (5-1, 4-1) came out on top in this high-scoring Parkway Conference matchup against the Cougars (1-5, 1-4).

Central Valley 33, Moon 0

The visiting Warriors (5-1, 4-1), ranked No. 4, had a surprisingly easy time in this Parkway Conference showdown against the Tigers (4-2, 4-2).

Belle Vernon 28, Trinity 0

Cody Menges scored three touchdowns to lead the Leopards (2-4, 2-3) to a shutout of the visiting Hillers (1-5, 1-4) in the Big Nine Conference. Menges scored on a 4-yard run and caught touchdown passes from Mike Fine of 77 and 6 yards. Fine completed 8 of 17 passes for 156 yards. Menges caught four passes for 111 yards. Belle Vernon's other touchdown came on a 36-yard interception return by Cameron Quinto.

Hollidaysburg 17, Hampton 13

Joshua Bickley threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead the Golden Tigers (3-3, 3-2) to a Greater Allegheny Conference road victory against the Talbots (3-3, 2-3). Bickley completed 15 of 25 passes for 234 yards and connected with Ryan Waltz on a 9-yard scoring pass to provide the winning score. He also scored on a 10-yard run. Hampton's Nick Grabowski completed 11 of 23 passes for 234 yards and connected with Eddie Edwards and Jon Floss on touchdown passes.

Highlands 57, Derry 7

Elijah Jackson scored three touchdowns and Jeremy Jackson scored twice as the visiting Golden Rams (5-1, 5-1) dominated the Trojans (0-6, 0-5) in the Greater Allegheny Conference. Elijah Jackson rushed for 195 yards and scored on runs of 5 and 29 yards, then caught a 29-yard scoring pass from Blake Leri. Jeremy Jackson caught a 48-yard touchdown pass from Leri and returned an interception 46 yards for another score.

Greensburg Salem 28, Indiana 21

Dom McKinley scored on touchdown runs of 37, 28 and 22 yards in the second half to lead the Golden Lions (2-4, 2-4) to a Greater Allegheny Conference victory against the visiting Little Indians (2-4, 2-4). McKinley totaled 214 yards on 29 carries. Jacob Zilinskas completed 9 of 16 passes for 145 yards for Indiana and connected with Riley Stapleton on an 8-yard scoring pass.

Ringgold 42, Albert Gallatin 7

Nico Law threw for three touchdown and ran for another as the Rams (4-2, 4-2) rolled to a Big Nine Conference victory against the visiting Colonials (2-4, 1-4). Law completed 13 of 18 passes for 266 yards, connected with Dayshore Majors on two touchdown passes and with Jake Gerard on another. Law also rushed for 127 yards and scored on a 77-yard run.



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