High school highlights: University Prep clinches regular-season City League football title
October 18, 2013 4:00 AM
Franklin Regional's Charan Singh pulls in a pass for a touchdown Thursday against Hampton's Nate Hyre at Franklin Regional. Franklin Regional won, 33-12.
Hampton's Eddie Edwards stiff-arms Franklin Regional's Jordan Kestler.
From local dispatches
University Prep wrapped up the outright City League regular-season championship Thursday with a 36-6 win against Brashear at Cupples Stadium.
Ron Brown completed 22 of 35 passes for 284 yards and six touchdowns for University Prep (7-0, 5-0), which has won all of its City League games by at least 29 points.
Brown, who threw three touchdowns to Marcus Johnson, has passed for 2,600 yards and 37 touchdowns on the season.
Gary Reid rushed for 126 yards for Perry (3-5, 2-3).
• Brett Zanotto rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown and added a touchdown pass to quarterback Charan Singh to lead Franklin Regional (7-1, 6-1) to a 33-12 win against visiting Hampton (4-4, 3-4) in the Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference. Franklin Regional forced four turnovers.
• In the final tune-up for Thursday's WPIAL championships, a few of the favorites proved they are more than ready.
Fox Chapel's Ethan Martin and Shaler's Brianna Schwartz topped their respective fields in the Tri-State Track Coaches Association meet held at Cooper's Lake in Slippery Rock, also the site of next week's championships.
Martin was the runner-up at last year's WPIAL Class AAA boys championships, while Schwartz was the WPIAL Class AAA girls champion.
Mt. Lebanon (97 points) captured the boys team title, easily topping its closest competitors, North Allegheny (164) and Altoona (166).
Erie's Villa Maria Academy (184) won the girls team title, followed by Seneca Valley (208) and Mars (222).
Grove City's Aaron Benka placed second behind Martin, and Martin's brother, Colin, was third.
On the girls side, Vincentian's Marianne Abdalah was the runner-up and North Hills' Mary Malone placed third.
• Waynesburg hired Drew Schifino as its new boys basketball coach. Schifino was a former star player at Penn Hills.