WPIAL Class A: North Catholic defense seals deal in end

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When Eastern Conference rivals Avonworth and North Catholic meet, games are usually decided by a few points.

Friday night at J.C. Stone Field, they were decided by a few yards.

The North Catholic defense stopped visiting Avonworth inside the North Catholic 5-yard line on the final drive to preserve a 19-15 win in an Eastern Conference showdown.

The past six regular-season meetings between the two rivals have been decided by 10 or fewer points. The Antelopes led, 15-12, before Adam Sharlow put the Trojans on top for good with a 3-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. P. J. Fulmore led the Trojans with 114 rushing yards.

OTHER GAMES
Sto-Rox 48, Union 21

Lenny Williams had 309 yards of total offense to lift Sto-Rox (5-1, 4-1) past host Union (4-2, 3-2) in the Big Seven Conference.

Monessen 50, Serra 20

Third-ranked Monessen (5-1, 5-1) scored touchdowns on a blocked punt, a punt return, a kickoff return and a fumble recovery on its way to a Black Hills Conference win at Serra (0-6, 0-6).

Frazier 20, Avella 13

A fourth-quarter rushing touchdown propelled Frazier (4-2, 4-2) past previously unbeaten Avella (5-1, 4-1) in the Tri-County South.

Imani Christian 33, California 7

Ron Brown and Khari Hicks each rushed for a pair of touchdowns to pace Imani Christian (5-1, 5-1) in a Black Hills Conference win at California (1-5, 1-5).

Beth-Center 38, Jeff-Morgan 7

Cody Durant, Matt Riggle and Jason Stay combined for 414 rushing yards and six scores in No. 5 Beth-Center's (6-0, 6-0) Tri-County South win at Jefferson-Morgan (4-2, 4-2).

Clairton 42, Brentwood 7

Tyler Boyd rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns and Armani Ford hooked up with Terrish Webb for two touchdown passes to help top-ranked Clairton (6-0, 6-0) shrug off a 7-6 first-quarter deficit on its way to a Black Hills Conference win at Brentwood (3-3, 3-3).

Shenango 22, Riverview 15

Brian Tanner rushed for a score and passed for another to help Shenango (3-3) overcome an 8-0 deficit on its way to a non-conference win at Riverview (1-5).

Northgate 20, Leechburg 0

Northgate (5-1, 5-0) blanked host Leechburg (1-5, 1-4) in the Eastern Conference behind a big day from Cody Walter, who rushed for 260 yards and scored two touchdowns.

Mapletown 38, Bentworth 22

Kevin Ridgley passed for two scores and rushed for one to lead host Mapletown (3-3, 2-3) past Bentworth (1-5, 0-5) in the Tri-County South.

Springdale 24, Apollo-Ridge 0

Sean Dugan rushed for 241 yards and two scores in Springdale's (4-2, 4-1) shutout win at Apollo-Ridge (3-3, 3-2) in the Eastern Conference.

Bishop Canevin 41, Ft. Cherry 9

Jim Tersak rushed for 147 yards and four touchdowns to send the Crusaders (5-1, 5-1) to a Black Hills Conference win at Fort Cherry (2-4, 2-4).

West Greene 30, Vincentian 0

Dalton Wildman threw four touchdown passes, including three to Matt Johnston, to lift West Greene (2-4) past Vincentian (1-5) in a non-conference game.

Char-Houston 36, Carlynton 16

Four different players scored for Chartiers-Houston (2-4, 2-4) in its Black Hills Conference win against visiting Carlynton (1-5, 1-5).

Wilkinsburg 27, West Shamokin 6

Wilkinsburg (1-5, 1-5) knocked off host West Shamokin (1-5, 1-5) in the Eastern Conference.

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