WPIAL Class AAAA: North Hills runs past Fox Chapel
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Two North Hills High running backs rushed for more than 100 yards and each scored two touchdowns Friday night as the Indians rallied from a seven-point deficit to beat visiting Fox Chapel, 31-7, in a Northern Eight Conference game.
The win boosted the Indians' overall record to 5-1 and their conference mark to 3-1. Fox Chapel fell to 1-5, 1-4.
Josh Hulbert led the Indians with 115 yards on 18 carries and had scoring runs of 14 and 22 yards. Teammate Jordan Blackmon rushed 10 times for 105 yards and had touchdown runs from 8 and 14 yards.
North Hills rushed for 246 yards, and the Indians outgained the Foxes, 358 yards to 182. North Hills quarterback Brian Johnson completed 9 of 16 passes for 125 yards.
Brandon Mitchell gave Fox Chapel an early lead when he ran 80 yards for the opening touchdown. He finished with 18 carries for 127 yards.
Indians' placekicker Wayne Carney made a 29-yard field goal.
Mike Minjock rushed 25 times for 120 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Indians (4-2, 3-2) to one-sided victory against the host Mustangs (0-6, 0-6) in a Southeastern Conference game.
Minjock scored on runs of 6 yards and 1 yard. Teammate Marcus Ubinger scored on runs of 46 and 2 yards, and R.J. Pfeuffer added a 14-yard scoring run.
The Indians' defense added two points on a safety.
Tigers quarterback Eddie Stockett rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead host McKeesport (3-3, 3-2) to a Foothills Conference victory against the Wildcats (1-5, 0-5).
Stockett, who rushed 16 times for 133 yards, scored on runs of 54 and 10 yards. He threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Marqua Perdue.
Devon Anderson and Hodari Christian had scoring runs of 64 and 13 yards for McKeesport.
Latrobe's points came on a first-quarter safety.
Quarterback Levi Metheny completed 8 of 12 passes for 176 yards and threw two touchdowns to lead the host Black Hawks (4-2, 4-2) to the victory against the Indians (2-4, 2-3) in a Southeastern Conference game.
Metheny connected with Danny Emma and Avery Dibble on touchdown passes of 10 and 53 yards.
Bethel Park, which outgained Penn Hills, 335-157 yards, got rushing touchdowns from John Mascaro, Marshall Thompson and Carmen Jansante on runs of 39, 1 and 2 yards. Placekicker Danny Christenson kicked a 30-yard field goal.
Penn Hills' Marshall Thompson ran 1 yard for a touchdown.
Pete Coughlin rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another as the No. 3 Panthers improved to 6-0 with a non-conference victory against the host Golden Tornado (2-4).
Coughlin had touchdown runs of 14 and 16 yards while gaining 118 yards on 14 attempts. He also completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ben Southorn. Mac Pope and Phil Saracco also had scoring runs of 5 and 3 yards for the Panthers. Upper St. Clair outgained Butler, 332-200.
Devin Fitz accounted for Butler's points with a 30-yard field goal.
Lincoln Clayton rushed 18 times for 187 yards as the Cavaliers (3-3, 3-2) rallied from a one-point deficit to beat the visiting Knights (1-5, 1-5) in the Foothills Conference.
Clayton scored on touchdown runs of 4, 35 and 25 yards. Alex Polka recovered a Norwin fumble in the end zone for the Cavaliers' first score, and Nick Sharek returned a Knights' punt 46 yards for another score.
Quarterback Jordan Brown completed 9 of 10 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns and running back Forrest Barnes ran for two touchdowns as the Raiders (5-2, 4-1) rolled to a Northern Eight Conference victory over the visiting Titans (0-6, 0-5).
Brown connected with Jon Dorogy on touchdown passes of 49 and 25 yards and with R.J. McCauley on an 8-yard touchdown pass. Dorogy also rushed 18 yards for another score.
Barnes rushed 11 times for 104 yards andhad scoring runs of 12 and 2 yards. Seneca Valley outgained Shaler, 384-97.
Devin Austin rushed 14 times for 172 yards and scored two touchdowns as the visiting Warriors (5-1, 5-0) rolled to a Foothills Conference win against the Falcons (2-4, 2-3).
Austin had scoring runs of 74 and 4 yards. Matt Arzenti and Tom Stinelli also rushed for touchdowns, while quarterback Dorian Stevens hit Brian McDonough with a 6-yard touchdown pass.
Luigi Lista-Brinza rushed 16 times for 173 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Vikings (5-1, 4-1) defeated the Rams (2-4, 1-4) in a Northern Eight game at the Wolvarena.
Lista-Brinza scored on runs 33 and 28 yards. Leo Loughrey and Joe Cosantino rushed for the Vikings' other touchdowns.
Quarterback Tyler Roth completed 13 passes for 201 yards and fired two touchdown passes as the Blue Devils (5-1, 5-0) remained unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference.
Roth connected with Troy Apke for 31 yards on one touchdown and Dimitri Orfanopoulos for 20 yards on another.
Orfanopoulos also returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and Apke had a 46-yard touchdown run.
Cody McClelland completed 9 of 20 passes for 116 yards and threw for two touchdowns as the Wolverines (4-2, 3-2) rolled past the host Highlanders (1-5, 1-5) in the Southeastern Conference.
McClelland connected with Tom Greene and Chris David on scoring passes of 12 and 26 yards. McClelland also rushed 30 yards for another touchdown.
Monte Barnes and Avery Howsare each rushed for a touchdown as the Mountain Lions (1-5, 1-5) edged the Spartans (3-3, 3-3) in the Foothills Conference.
Tyler Straka rushed 3 yards for one Hempfield touchdown and Ty George connected with Billy Thomas on a 9-yard scoring play for the Spartans' other touchdown.
First Published October 6, 2012 12:17 am