WPIAL Class AAAA Roundup: Gators turn back NA for 35-32 win

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When Gateway played host to North Allegheny last season, the Gators didn't score a touchdown in a 14-3 defeat.

Friday night against the Tigers, Delvon Randall and the rest of Gateway's playmakers had no such trouble.

Randall had two rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown and Jimmy Moore threw three touchdown passes to lead the No. 3 Gators (6-0) to a 35-32 non-conference victory against the host Tigers (4-2).

Central Catholic 49, Pine Richland 14

Central Catholic takes on Pine Richland in Friday night high school football action. (Video by Lucas Good; 10/4/2013)

It was the first home loss for North Allegheny since Sept. 18, 2009, snapping a 23-game streak.

Randall scored on runs of 56 and 33 yards to give Gateway a 13-0 lead. He finished with 115 yards on the ground and 91 yards receiving, including a 32-yard touchdown pass from Moore in the first half.

North Allegheny battled back to take a 21-20 lead at halftime, but Moore hit Anthony Davis and Montae Nicholson on scoring strikes of 47 and 63 yards, respectively, in the third quarter to give Gateway a lead it never relinquished. Moore passed for 284 yards.

Jeff Clemens threw two touchdown passes and ran for another for the Tigers. His favorite target was Elijah Zeise, who finished with a game-high 116 yards receiving on five catches.


Bethel Park 21, Penn Hills 19

Gary Gerst ran for 110 yards and a touchdown and also caught a touchdown pass to lead the Black Hawks (5-2, 5-2) to a Southeastern Conference victory against the host Indians (4-2, 3-2).

Gerst's touchdown catch came on a 14-yard pass from Levi Metheny, who threw for 114 yards and also ran in a 1-yard touchdown.

Billy Kisner (113) and Isaiah Jones (105) both eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for Penn Hills. The duo has combined to run for 1,408 yards this season.

North Hills 21, Fox Chapel 17

Montae Frank scored on a 5-yard touchdown with 1:12 left to give the Indians (4-2, 3-1) a Northern Eight Conference win against the host Foxes (1-5, 1-4).

Brandon Mitchell caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Billy Urso and Chad Garnett had a 53-yard touchdown rush to help give the Foxes a 17-7 lead after three quarters. Urso finished with 14 completions on 27 attempts for 191 yards, while Mitchell had eight catches for 159 yards.

But Shawndale Jones connected with Corey Bopp on a 20-yard scoring strike before Frank's winning score.

Woodland Hills 42, Baldwin 21

Sophomore Miles Sanders rushed for 247 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the No. 5 Wolverines (4-2, 4-1) to a Southeastern victory against the Highlanders (2-4, 2-4) at the Wolverena.

The Wolverines also got a 56-yard punt return touchdown and a 20-yard touchdown pass from Harry Randall.

Luke Smorey, who entered the game third in the WPIAL in receiving yards, made nine receptions for 181 yards and scored on passes of 24 and 34 yards from Doug Altavilla. Smorey also scored on a 5-yard run.

Hempfield 37, Altoona 14

Ty George completed 13 of 15 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another 104 yards and a touchdown to help the Spartans (4-2, 4-2) to a Foothills Conference win against the visiting Lions (1-5, 1-5).

Both of George's touchdown passes went to Dante Luther on passes of 30 and 36 yards. Luther finished with four catches for 98 yards. Joey DeFloria led the Spartans rushing attack with 167 yards and scored on a 1-yard run. He also caught five passes for 43 yards.

Mt. Lebanon 49, Canon-McMillan 7

Jake Rolfsen carried the ball 14 times for 159 yards and scored on runs of 72, 3 and 25 yards to help the Blue Devils (2-4, 2-3) to a Southeastern win against the host Big Macs (1-5, 1-4).

Ed Jenkins also had a big day for the Blue Devils, completing 9 of 10 passes for 117 yards and touchdowns of 10 and 53 yards to Troy Apke and Shane LeFever, respectively. Apke also scored on a 10-yard run.

Upper St. Clair 37, Butler 0

The top-seeded Panthers (6-0) held visiting Butler (1-5) to 54 total yards and recorded a safety in a non-conference win.

Upper St. Clair had five different players score touchdowns. Trevor Morrow led the running attack with 94 yards on nine carries, including a 15-yard touchdown. Joe Repischak completed 8 of 10 passes for 89 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown pass to Ben Haus.

Central Catholic 49, Pine-Richland 14

Riley Redman rushed for 223 yards with touchdowns of 2, 37 and 80 yards to lead the No. 3 Vikings (6-0, 5-0) to a Northern Eight win against the host Rams (3-3, 2-3.

J.J. Cosentino completed 4 of 5 passes for 107 yards and hit Darnell Clemm on a 15-yard score for the Vikings.

Ben DiNucci, who entered the game as the WPIAL's fourth-leading passer, threw for 200 yards, 19 coming on a touchdown pass to Luke Everett.

Penn-Trafford 21, Connellsville 15

Brett Laffoon threw for 106 yards and connected with Josh McElrone and Brendan Reddy on touchdown passes of 19 and 6 yards, respectively, in a Foothills win for the Warriors (4-2, 4-1) against the visiting Falcons (1-5, 1-4). Devin Austin led Penn-Trafford with 101 yards rushing.

Seneca Valley 54, Shaler 14

T.J. Holl threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another four scores in a Northern Eight win for the Raiders (5-1, 4-1) against host Shaler (0-6, 0-5). Holl connected with Mason Dehart and Brandon Clough on scoring strikes of 35 and 51 yards, respectively. Holl ran for scores of 10, 1, 7 and 14 yards.

Kiski Area 24, Norwin 7

Chad Kuhn rushed for 95 yards and scored on a 1-yard run to help the Cavaliers (3-3, 3-2) to a Foothills victory against the host Knights (1-5, 1-5). Pat Turner and Justice Evans scored on runs of 26 and 2 yards, respectively, for Kiski, which finished with 258 yards rushing in the game.

Peters Township 35, Plum 3

Marcus Ubinger scored on runs of 18, 4 and 40 yards and finished with 116 yards rushing to lead the Indians (3-3, 2-3) to a Southeastern win against the visiting Mustangs (0-6, 0-6). Corey Owen added 113 yards rushing and scored on a 43-yard run for Peters Township, which outgained Plum on the ground, 248-20.

McKeesport 25, Latrobe 0

The No. 4 Tigers (6-0, 5-0) remained perfect with a shutout victory against the host Wildcats (1-5, 0-5) in the Foothills.



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