Brett Brumbaugh had an efficient outing as he helped the Post-Gazette's Class AA top-ranked Lions to a relatively easy 49-6 win against East Allegheny. Brumbaugh completed 13 of 18 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns, while Hunter Hayes carried 15 times for 102 yards and three scores.
Brumbaugh, who is chasing the WPIAL all-time passing yardage record, has 7,511 yards in his career and trails Sto-Rox alum Lenny Williams by 997.
It was the 20th consecutive regular-season victory for South Fayette and 17th in a row overall for the defending WPIAL and PIAA Class AA champions.
Steel Valley 41, Carlynton 12
DeWayne Murray rushed for four of his five touchdowns in the first half to lead the Ironmen to a victory against Carlynton. Murray, who finished fourth in the WPIAL in rushing with 1,488 yards in 2013, carried 13 times for 178 yards. Kennedy Smith scored Steel Valley's other touchdown on an interception return.
Quaker Valley 25, Keystone Oaks 19
Amos Luptak broke three tackles to score from 7 yards out with 0:01 remaining in the game to give the Quakers a dramatic come-from-behind victory against Keystone Oaks. Luptak also threw for two touchdowns, but it was the last of his 14 carries, on a fourth-and-5, that clinched it. Chris Conlan caught eight passes for 153 yards and a score for the Quakers.
South Allegheny 40, Sto-Rox 24
Curtis Moore and the Gladiators showed Sto-Rox the hard way that things are not going to be easy playing up a classification. The Vikings, who lost in the WPIAL Class A championship in each of the past three seasons, allowed 443 yards rushing as Moore carried 18 times for 210 yards and six touchdowns.
Waynesburg 33, Burgettstown 6
Senior running back Hunter Cenname rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback John-Glen Davis ran for 119 yards and a score and threw for another to lead the Raiders past Burgettstown in an Interstate Conference matchup. It was Waynesburg's first season-opening victory since 2008.
Washington 48, Derry Area 6
Malik Wells and Jonathan Spina gave Derry Area a rude welcome to Class AA. Wells carried 12 times for 131 yards and three touchdowns, while Spina threw for 134 and a score while running for another to lead the No. 4 Little Prexies to an Interstate Conference win. Washington outgained the Trojans, 380-109.
Mount Pleasant 45, McGuffey 39
McGuffey's furious fourth-quarter comeback came up just short as the Vikings held on for a win in a game in which the two teams combined for 815 yards of total offense. Trevor Salopek carried seven times for 138 yards and four first-half touchdowns, but it was an 88-yard Brian Prinkey kickoff return in the fourth quarter that proved to be the difference.
Southmoreland 25, Charleroi 24
Tommy Pisula scored the only touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Scotties a hard-fought Interstate Conference victory. Charleroi quarterback Matt Carr completed 13 of 24 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn't enough as Southmoreland outgained the Cougars, 420-254.
Aliquippa 47, Mohawk 12
Aliquippa did all of its damage in the first half as senior quarterback Darrien Fields completed all four of his passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns to help the No. 2 Quips to a Midwestern Conference win. Kaezon Pugh chipped in two touchdowns on a 20-yard run and a 40-yard interception return.
Beaver Falls 39, Freedom 21
It wasn't as easy as the 45-point win against Freedom in 2013, but the Tigers still opened the season with a Midwestern Conference victory.
New Brighton 27, Laurel 20
Scott Florence's second touchdown of the game in the third quarter broke a 20-20 tie and turned out to be the only points of the second half.
Beaver 53, Brownsville 0
Zach Royba threw for 261 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Bobcats to a non-conference win against Brownsville.
Valley 3, Burrell 0
Rory Baker kicked an 18-yard field goal in the first overtime to give Muzzy Colosimo his first win as the Vikings head coach. Burrell had the ball to start the extra period, but Eugene Bailey's interception for Valley ended the Bucs' only possession.
Kittanning 42, Deer Lakes 0
Defending Allegheny Conference champion Kittanning began its final season with a big victory against the Lancers.
Highlands 37, Ford City 14
Highlands made a seamless move to Class AA with an easy win against the Sabers in their final season opener.
Apollo-Ridge 41, West Shamokin 21
Apollo-Ridge finished the 2013 season with a win against West Shamoklin in Class A and opened 2014 with another win against the Wolves.
Shady Side Academy 23, Freeport 7
Jackson Fitzgerald ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns, including a clinching 68-yarder in the fourth quarter, to lead the Indians to an Allegheny Conference win against the Yellowjackets.