WPIAL Class AAA Roundup: Ringgold rolls past Highlands

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Ringgold scored 28 points in the first quarter and held on for a 45-20 road victory against Highlands in a non-conference game that featured two teams that have already qualified for the WPIAL playoffs.

Chacar Berry scored on runs of 33, 1, and 1 to give the Rams (6-2) a 21-0 lead. Ringgold increased its lead to 35-0 with a 12-yard run by Connor Garry and a 3-yard run by Nick Scharn.

Highlands (6-2) was led by Brayden Thimons, who ran for one touchdown and threw for another. Thimons threw for 103 yards but was intercepted three times.


West Allegheny 37, Montour 17

Tory Delmonico scored four touchdowns to lead the No. 2-ranked Indians (8-0, 7-0) to a Parkway Conference road victory against the Spartans (5-3, 4-3). Delmonico rushed for 148 yards and scored on runs of 35, 17, and 23 yards. He also caught a touchdown pass from Andrew Koester that covered 16 yards. Koester also connected with Jacob Johnson on a 47-yard scoring strike.

Mars 69, Hollidaysburg 14

Josh Schultheis, Jason Lozzi and Colton Ruggery combined to rush for 432 yards and eight touchdowns, as the No. 5 Planets (7-1, 6-1) dominated the visiting Golden Tigers (3-5, 3-4) in the Greater Allegheny Conference. Schultheis led the Planets with 181 yards and scored on runs of 6, 9, 24, and 9 yards. Lozzi carried twice and scored on runs of 76 and 43 yards. Ruggery accumulated 132 yards and scored on a pair of 1-yard runs. Mars scored 35 points in the first quarter.

Thomas Jefferson 49, Uniontown 6

Ricky Daley rushed for 104 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries, as the top-ranked Jaguars (8-0, 7-0) dominated the visiting Red Raiders (2-6, 2-5) in the Big Nine Conference. Daley scored on runs of 1, 1, 1, 6, and 2 yards, as the Jaguars built a 49-0 halftime lead. Braden Pahanish scored on runs of 7 and 22 yards for the Jaguars' other two touchdowns. Uniontown had only 102 yards in total offense.

Central Valley 49, Ambridge 0

John George threw for two touchdowns and ran 55 yards for another score to lead the No. 4 ranked Warriors (7-1, 7-1) to a convincing road victory against the Bridgers (3-5, 3-4) in the Parkway Conference. George completed 3 of 4 passes for 89 yards and connected with Anthony Williams and Jordan Whitehead on touchdown passes. JaQuan Pennington led the Warriors with 141 rushing yards and two touchdowns on eight carries.

West Mifflin 43, Trinity 28

Jimmy Wheeler rushed for 208 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries, as the No. 3 Titans (8-0, 7-0) set up next week's showdown with Thomas Jefferson with a victory against the visiting Hillers (1-7, 1-6) in the Big Nine Conference. Wheeler leads the WPIAL with 1,996 yards and 29 touchdowns. Trinity's Dajour Hull rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.

Elizabeth Forward 47, Albert Gallatin 8

JaQuan Davidson rushed for 240 yards on 15 carries and scored on runs of 70, 31, and 52 yards to lead the Warriors (5-3, 5-3) to a Big Nine Conference victory against the visiting Colonials (2-6, 1-6). Davidson also scored on a 35-yard interception return and connected with Matt Bernadowski on a 46-yard scoring pass. Bernadowski also scored on a 70-yard run.

Blackhawk 35, Chartiers Valley 20

Chandler Kincade threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cougars (2-6, 2-5) to a Parkway Conference road victory against the Colts (1-7, 1-6). Kincade completed 9 of 18 passes and connected with Andrew Podbielski and Tyler Engle on touchdown passes. Chartiers Valley's Josh Lapiana completed 16 of 26 passes for 203 yards and connected with Dom Costello on an 11-yard scoring pass.

Indiana 28, Knoch 7

Sean Thompson, DeQuan West, Ian Scott and Jordan Casses scored touchdowns to lead the Little Indians (3-5, 3-4) to a Greater Allegheny Conference victory against the visiting Knights (3-5, 2-5). Thompson threw for 101 yards. Knoch's Cody Milsom rushed for 154 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries.

Belle Vernon 35, Laurel Highlands 7

Mike Fine threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Leopards (3-5, 3-4) to a Big Nine Conference road victory against the Mustangs (1-7, 1-6). Fine completed 8 of 12 passes for 123 yards.

Greensburg Salem 56, Derry 6

Dom McKinley rushed for 336 yards and a school record five touchdowns, as the visiting Golden Lions (3-5, 3-5) dominated the Trojans (0-8, 0-7) in the Greater Allegheny Conference.

Hopewell 55, Freedom 20

DiMontae Bronaugh rushed for 286 yards and scored five touchdowns to lead the Vikings (1-7) to a non-conference victory against the Bulldogs (0-8).


First Published October 18, 2013 8:21 PM


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