WPIAL Class AAA Roundup: Mars bests Hampton in 42-20 win

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Josh Schultheis rushed 24 times for 174 yards and scored four touchdowns as No. 5 Mars staked a claim for first place in the Greater Allegheny Conference with a 42-20 victory against Hampton.

Mars improved to 8-1 overall and 7-1 in the conference. Hampton slipped to 4-5 and 3-5.

Schultheis scored on runs of 6, 13, 9, and 4 yards.

Hampton quarterback Nick Grabowski completed 5 of 13 passes for 115 yards. He threw touchdown passes of 29 and 75 yards, respectively, to C.J. Arch and Eddie Edwards.

OTHER GAMES

Franklin Regional 55, Derry 0

Paul Emanuele rushed 11 times for 200 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the visiting Panthers (8-1, 7-1) to a Greater Allegheny Conference victory against the Trojans (0-9, 0-8). Emanuele scored on runs of 80, 1, and 8 yards. Franklin Regional had 364 yards in rushing and 426 yards in total offense. Derry was held to 83 yards.

New Castle 42, Hopewell 21

Quarterback Julian Cox completed 7 of 11 passes for 159 yards and threw three touchdown passes as the Red Hurricane (7-2, 6-2) vanquished the visiting Vikings (1-8, 0-8) in the Parkway Conference. Cox threw two touchdown passes of 32 and 59 yards to Jake McPhatter and another one to Stew Allen that covered 42 yards. McPhatter caught 4 passes for 100 yards.

West Allegheny 49, Chartiers Valley 0

Quarterback Andrew Koester completed all six of his pass attempts for 166 yards and threw three touchdown passes as the No. 2 Indians (9-0, 8-0) completed a perfect regular season with a Parkway Conference victory against the Colts (1-8, 1-7). Koester completed scoring passes of 23, 23, and 65 yards to J.T. Bayly, Armand Dellovade and Terence Stephens Jr., respectively.

Ringgold 50, Trinity 17

Quarterback Nico Law rushed 9 times for 225 yards and scored four touchdowns as the visiting Rams (7-2, 6-2) defeated the Hillers (1-8, 1-7) in the Big Nine Conference. Law had scoring runs of 15, 88, 16, and 90 yards. Law also completed 16 of 24 passes for 166 yards and threw a touchdown pass of 4 yards to Dayshore Majors.

Moon 35, Montour 21

Cole Blake rushed 24 times for 204 yards and scored three touchdowns as the host Tigers (6-3, 5-3) rallied to defeat the Spartans (5-4, 4-4) in the Parkway Conference. Blake had scoring runs of 9, 64, and 7 yards. His third touchdown broke a 35-35 tie in the fourth quarter.

Uniontown 42, Laurel Highlands 35

Doug Lewis rushed 22 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns as the host Red Raiders (3-6, 3-5) overcame a 21-point deficit to stun the Mustangs (1-8, 1-7) in the Big Nine Conference. Lewis scored on runs of 69 and 4 yards, overshadowing the Mustangs' Jason Leone who rushed 25 times for 138 yards, scoring two touchdowns.

Knoch 19, Highlands 7

Quarterback Dan Farinelli completed 14 of 24 passes for 226 yards and threw a touchdown as the host Knights (4-5, 3-5) stunned the Golden Rams (6-3, 6-2) in the Greater Allegheny Conference. Farinelli connected with Jim Larrimer on a 60-yard touchdown pass.

Belle Vernon 41, Albert Gallatin 7

Philip Taylor rushed 15 times for 101 yards as the host Leopards (4-5, 4-4) defeated the Colonials (2-7, 1-7) in the Big Nine Conference. Taylor scored on runs of 36 and 14 yards.

Central Valley 42, Beaver Falls 13

JaQuan Pennington rushed 12 times for 116 yards as the No. 4 Warriors (8-1) finished the regular season with a nonconference victory against the visiting Tigers (7-2), ranked No. 3 in Class AA. Pennington had scoring runs of 15 and 18 yards. Beaver Falls quarterback Dan Stratton completed 13 of 22 passes for 195 yards.

Blackhawk 34, Ambridge 14

Chandler Kincade completed 10 of 15 passes for 190 yards and threw two touchdowns as the host Cougars (3-6, 3-5) defeated the Bridgers (2-7, 2-6) in the Parkway Conference. Kincade connected with Benjamin Smith on scoring passes of 32 and 23 yards. Smith also caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Engle.

Elizabeth Forward 60, Greensburg Salem 14

JaQuan Davidson rushed 5 times for 127 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Warriors (6-3) rolled to a nonconference victory against the host Golden Lions (3-6). Davidson scored on runs of 11, 30 and 77 yards.

Indiana 41, Hollidaysburg 24

Sean Thompson rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the Little Indians (4-5, 4-4) captured a Greater Allegheny Conference victory against the host Golden Tigers (3-6, 3-5) Thompson had scoring runs of 1 and 19 yards. He later threw touchdown passes of 20 and 52 yards to Darrious Carter and Derek Stapleton.


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