Seneca Valley used a tying field goal in the final seconds of regulation and a touchdown in double overtime to defeat visiting North Hills, 24-17, for the third year in a row.
In the hotly contested Northern Eight Conference game, Seneca Valley quarterback T.J. Holl scored on a 3-yard touchdown run on the first possession of the second overtime. The Raiders (6-1, 5-1) then held North Hills (4-3, 3-2) out of the end zone to gain the win.
Holl passed for 173 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns.
North Hills took a 10-7 lead on Jake Seiler's 32-yard field goal with 6:26 left in the fourth quarter. Seneca Valley's Chad Izenas kicked a 22-yard field goal with six seconds left to force overtime.
In overtime, Kevin Koch scored on a 3-yard touchdown run to put North Hills ahead, but Holl connected with Brandon Clough for a 3-yard touchdown to send the game to the second overtime.
Gateway 13, Norwin 6
The third-ranked Gators (7-0, 6-0) survived another scare by edging the host Knights (1-6, 1-6) in the Foothills Conference.
After a scoreless first half, Gateway's Montae Nicholson scored on a 57-yard touchdown pass from Delvon Randall with 7:50 left in the third quarter. Norwin's Zack Tinsley scored on a 1-yard run to cut Gateway's lead to 7-6, but Randall found Nicholson for a 1-yard touchdown with 1:31 remaining to provide the final points.
Randall, who replaced Jimmy Moore at quarterback, completed 5 of 8 passes for 118 yards and also had three receptions for 49 yards. Nicholson had five catches for 135 yards.
McKeesport 47, Connellsville 12
Six players scored rushing touchdowns for the fourth-ranked Tigers (7-0, 6-0) in the win against the host Falcons (1-6, 1-5) in the Foothills Conference.
Khaleke Hudson led the Tigers with touchdown runs of 38 and 48 yards. Teammate TyWann Smith had a 44-yard touchdown run and Allen Wright added a 92-yard scoring run for the Tigers, who led, 21-0, at the half. Mikell Moore, David Queen and Joshua Reist also rushed for touchdowns for the Tigers.
Jade Maher and Michael Parlak scored touchdowns on 1-yard runs for Connellsville.
Woodland Hills 34, Canon-McMillan 0
Miles Sanders rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown to lead the fifth-ranked Wolverines (5-2, 5-1) to their fifth win in a row by shutting out the host Big Macs (1-6, 1-5) in the Southeastern Conference.
Jeremiah Jones was 9 of 13 for 159 yards and a touchdown for Woodland Hills, which opened up a 21-0 first-quarter lead. Art Thompkins rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown on two carries.
Kiski Area 34, Penn-Trafford 14
Chad Kuhn threw for 154 yards and rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Cavaliers (4-3, 4-2) to a Foothills Conference triumph against the visiting Warriors (4-3, 4-2).
Kuhn, who completed all 12 of his pass attempts, rushed for second-half touchdowns of 27 and 54 yards. Kiski Area's Pat Turner had 11 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
Penn-Trafford's Devin Austin opened the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run, but Kiski Area scored the next 27 points.
Peters Township 39, Mt. Lebanon 35
Cory Owen rushed for 176 yards and four touchdowns to help the host Indians (4-3, 3-3) outlast the Blue Devils (2-5, 2-4) in the Southeastern Conference.
Owen scored on touchdown runs of 1, 9, 38 and 32 yards, the last of which gave the Indians a 39-29 fourth-quarter lead. Teammate Marcus Ubinger rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown.
Mt. Lebanon's Eddie Jenkins completed 10 of 21 passes for 235 yards and touchdown passes of 33 and 84 yards to Penn State recruit Trop Apke. Jenkins also ran for a 65-yard touchdown. Mt. Lebanon's Jake Rolfsen scored on runs of 68 and 65 yards.
Baldwin 63, Fox Chapel 48
In a game in which the teams combined for 1,160 yards, the host Highlanders (3-4) knocked off the Foxes (1-6) in a non-conference game.
Baldwin's Nick Barca rushed for 288 yards on 30 carries and scored five touchdowns. Barca had three touchdown runs and was on the receiving end of two Doug Altavilla touchdown passes. Altavilla completed 16 of 19 passes for 275 yards and five touchdowns. Luke Smorey had two touchdowns among his 10 receptions and added a touchdown run.
Fox Chapel's Billy Urso completed 29 of 41 passes for 357 yards and five touchdowns. Brandon Mitchell had nine receptions for 111 yards and two touchdowns.
Baldwin had 697 yards and 31 first downs. Fox Chapel had 463 yards and 28 first downs.
Penn Hills 33, Plum 10
Quarterback Billy Kisner rushed for 245 yards and two touchdowns to lead the host Indians (5-2, 4-2) to the Southeastern Conference win against the Mustangs (0-7, 0-7).
Kisner scored on first-half touchdown runs of 88 and 56 yards to help him eclipse 200 yards rushing for the third time this season. Kisner added a 36-yard touchdown pass to Mike Anthony.
Andrew Soxman gave Plum just its third touchdown of the season when he scored on a 3-yard run in the second quarter. Plum has scored 26 points this season.
Pine-Richland 44, Shaler 14
Connor Slomka ran for 107 yards and three touchdowns as the host Rams (4-3, 3-3) rolled to a Northern Eight Conference win against Shaler (0-7, 0-6).
Pine-Richland's Ben DiNucci completed 16 of 23 passes for 223 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown pass to D'ondre Gastion.
The Rams forced two safeties and intercepted Shaler quarterback Josh Crawford twice.
Hempfield 42, Butler 7
Joey DeFloria rushed for 147 yards and scored on a 65-yard touchdown run to help the Spartans (5-2) gain the non-conference win at Butler (1-6).
After Butler scored to take a 7-0 lead, Hempfield rattled off the final 42 points of the game. Hempfield's Ty George connected with Dylan Sikora for a 37-yard touchdown and George later added a 13-yard touchdown run.
Hempfield's Logan Swan returned a blocked punt 30 yards for a touchdown.
Latrobe 20, Altoona 14
The visiting Wildcats (2-5, 1-5) picked up their first Foothills Conference win by edging the Lions (1-6, 1-6).
First Published October 11, 2013 8:07 PM