North Allegheny has only three starters back from last season's state championship team, but the Tigers picked right back up Friday where they left off in 2012.
Josh Bergman ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 5 North Allegheny to a 55-7 non-conference win over visiting Mt. Lebanon.
It was the Tigers' 17th straight win overall and 30th straight victory against a WPIAL opponent.
Peters Township 33, Baldwin 28
Peters Township takes on Baldwin in Friday night football action. (Video by Katie Brigham; 8/30/13)
Jeff Clemens, making his first start at quarterback, ran and threw for a touchdown and completed 8-of-10 passes for 184 yards. His favorite target was Elijah Zeise, who caught four passes for 129 yards.
North Allegheny put the mercy rule in effect early in the third quarter.
Jake Rolfsen scored on a 16-yard run in the fourth quarter to put the Blue Devils on the board.
McKeesport 24, Hempfield, 10
In George Smith's return to coaching, the Tigers went on the road and defeated the Spartans in a Foothills conference game.
Smith, who led McKeesport to two WPIAL and state titles in his 28 years of coaching, stepped away after the 2009 season with 197 career wins.
David Queen rushed for 127 yards and a score, and Mikell Moore ran for 122 yards and a touchdown to lead the McKeesport attack.
Joey DeFloria ran for 117 yards, caught five passes for 44 yards and returned a kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown to lead the Spartans.
North Hills 21, Penn-Trafford 14
Jake Bruder scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run with 7:41 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Indians a non-conference win against the host Warriors.
Bruder finished with 75 yards rushing and also completed 7 of 9 passes for 118 yards, connecting with Kindhal Taylor on a 54-yard touchdown.
Penn-Trafford got 124 yards rushing on 17 carries from Devin Austin, including a 50-yard touchdown run. Ryan Marasti led the Warriors with four receptions for 83 yards.
Kiski Area 53, Connellsville 23
Chad Kuhn completed all 14 of his passes for 165 yards and three touchdown passes and added a rushing score to lead the Cavaliers to a Foothills Conference win over the host Falcons.
Two of Kuhn's touchdown passes went to Joe Brungo, who led Kiski with eight receptions for 84 yards.
Justice Evans led the Cavaliers rushing attack with 69 yards on four carries, including a 58-yard touchdown scamper.
Connellsville's Jade Maher threw touchdown passes of 14 and 37 yards to Darrell Ross and Caleb Pittsment, respectively.
Bethel Park 38, Plum 0
Levi Matheny rushed 11 times for 66 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Black Hawks to a Southeastern Conference win over the visiting Mustangs.
Zach Enick and Alexander Minton also scored for Bethel Park, which outgained Plum, 255-74, and forced five turnovers.
The Mustangs have lost 17 consecutive games.
Pine-Richland 49, Fox Chapel 18
Connor Slomka rushed 30 times for 172 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Rams to a Northern Eight Conference win against the host Foxes.
Pine-Richland had a balanced attack, with quarterback Ben DiNucci completing 10-of-14 passes for 244 yards and a 12-yard touchdown pass to Austin Goncz.
The Rams finished with 504 yards of total offense.
For Fox Chapel, Billy Urso threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns, and Brandon Mitchell caught four passes for 102 yards, 66 of which came on a second-quarter touchdown.
Penn Hills 39, Canon-McMillan 17
Billy Kisner ran for 214 yards and two scores and threw for 64 yards to lead the Indians to a Southeastern win against the visiting Big Macs.
Isaiah Jones added 145 yards and two touchdown runs as Penn Hills finished with 464 yards on the ground.
Penn Hills outgained the Big Macs, 464-132, on the ground and 528-283 in total yardage.
Canon-McMillan's Jordan Smith threw for 121 yards, 42 of which came on a touchdown pass to Jake Martin.
The Big Macs have lost 25 of their past 26 games.
Seneca Valley 28, Butler 3
T.J. Holl had touchdown runs of 13 and 2 yards and Mason Dehart had scoring scampers of 1 and 7 yards to lead the Raiders to a Northern Eight win over the host Tornadoes.
Dan Fitz hit a 45-yard field goal for Butler's lone points.
Central Catholic 65, Shaler 3
Luigi Lista-Brinza scored on runs of 4, 10, 12 and 12 yards to lead the No. 3 Vikings to a Northern Eight win over host Shaler.
Riley Redman, Devin Faloon, Vincent Farina and Grant Foster each added a rushing touchdown for the Vikings. Joe Tindal had a 30-yard interception return for a score.
Anthony Friel scored Shaler's only points on a 23-yard field goal.
Altoona 21, Norwin 0
Kevin Givens had two 1-yard touchdown runs to lead the Lions to a Foothills Conference win over the host Knights.
Logan Deri led the Knights with eight catches for 61 yards.
Peters Township 33, Baldwin 28
The Indians traveled to Baldwin and won their Southeastern Conference opener against the Highlanders, who were playing their first game under new head coach Pete Wagner.
Gateway 22, Latrobe 20
The No. 4 Gators eked out a Foothills Conference win against the host Wildcats, who won just two games last season.hsfootball