West Shamokin hasn't clinched anything just yet.
But with its 27-8 victory Saturday against Wilkinsburg, the Wolves are set up to reach the postseason this year for the first time in school history.
Through six games, West Shamokin is 4-2 in the Class A Eastern Conference, with only games against Leechburg (1-4, 1-5) and Apollo Ridge (3-2, 4-2) remaining. The Wolves' only losses are to North Catholic and Avonworth, which are a combined 11-1.
West Shamokin gave up the first score of the game Saturday to Wilkinsburg -- a 10-yard run from Ryan Cox -- but scored 27 unanswered points for the win.
Zach Horner ran 21 times for 106 yards for West Shamokin and scored from 26 yards out. The score was tied, 8-8, at halftime, but Jarret Kintz returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to break it open.
Andrew Wingard added a touchdown run later in the third and Brady Cornman pulled in an 81-yard touchdown pass from alex Lasslo.
West Shamokin has a non-conference game against South Side Beaver next week.
• Ambridge 45, Hopewell 13: Stephon McGinnis ran for 215 yards on 19 carries to lead Ambridge to its first win of the season while Hopewell fell to 0-6.
Dylan Parker opened the scoring for Hopewell but Ambridge broke it open with a 22-point second quarter, led by two touchdown runs from Khalil Harbey.
Two other players ran for 100 yards, in addition to McGinnis.
DiMontae Bronaugh carried 21 times for 101 yards for Hopewell and scored a 14-yard touchdown.
Kody Nichi ran for 108 yards on 10 rushes for Ambridge.
First Published October 6, 2013 4:00 AM