WPIAL Class AAAA Roundup: Mt. Lebanon grabs win in overtime
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Tyler Roth completed 20 passes for 370 yards to lead Mt. Lebanon to a stirring overtime victory over Woodland Hills, 39-36, in a Southeastern Conference game at the Wolvarena in Turtle Creek.
Roth connected with Troy Apke on 12 of those passes for 273 yards and touchdown passes of 8, 74 and 13 yards. The last scoring pass came with 49 seconds left and sent the game to overtime.
Mt. Lebanon (4-1, 4-0) got the ball first in overtime and was held to a 27-yard field goal by Dimitri Orfanopoulos. The game ended, however, when the Wolverines (3-2, 2-2) fumbled the ball on second down on their overtime possession.
Harry Randall led Woodland Hills with 10 carries for 146 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 8, 5 and 31 yards.
The teams combined for 817 yards in total offense with Mt. Lebanon gaining 444 yards and Woodland Hills 373.
Quarterback Mack Leftwich, the leading passer in the WPIAL, completed six of seven passes for 220 yards and passed for four touchdowns as the No. 1 Tigers (5-0, 4-0) won their 21st consecutive game against WPIAL competition and ninth in a row against the Golden Tornado (2-3, 2-3).
Leftwich connected with Zach Lyon, Elijah Zeise, Alex DiCiantis and Gregg Garrity on scoring passes of 30, 94, 40 and 28 yards. Hehas now thrown for 1,180 yards and 15 touchdowns
Sean Idowu ran 15 yards for one touchdown and Josh Bergman 11 yards for another. Brendan Coniker picked up a Butler fumble and returned it 24 yards for a defensive touchdown.
The No. 3 Panthers (5-0, 5-0) raced to a 34-0 halftime lead and cruised to victory as six players scored in the win against the Highlanders (1-4, 1-4) as in a Southeastern Conference game.
Nick Tancredi scored two touchdowns on runs of 1 and 3 yards, while Steve Mackowick, Phil Saracco, Mac Pope, and Gabe Boyd each rushed for a touchdown. Mike McGuire returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown.
Baldwin averted a shutout when Gary Jackson caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Douglas Altavilla.
Jade Maher passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more scores while Jordan McCrae rushed for 176 yards and another touchdown as the Falcons (2-3, 2-2) held off the Knights (1-4, 1-4) in the Foothills Conference.
Maher connected with Darrell Ross and Jimmy DeMarco for the Falcons, while Norwin quarterback Nicholas Amendola passed for 268 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Casey Rebosky and a third to Kyle Baum.
Connor Slomka rushed 30 times for 150 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Rams (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak in the non-conference victory against the Cavaliers (2-3). Luke Merhaut rushed 46 yards for another Pine-Richland touchdown.
Ricky Carter threw touchdown passes of 19 and 30 yards to Joe Brungo and Tanner George.
Montae Nicholson caught one touchdown pass and added two defensive scores to lead the No. 2 Gators (5-0, 5-0) to a victory against the Spartans (3-2, 3-2) in the Foothills Conference.
Nicholson caught a 19-yard pass from quarterback Thomas Woodson to open the scoring, then recovered a fumble and returned an interception 64 yards for two other scores. Woodson completed five passes for 124 yards and completed a 19-yard pass to Delvon Randall for another touchdown.
North Hills' defense stopped a 2-point conversion run in the first overtime to preserve a one-point victory in a non-conference game at Penn Hills.
North Hills (3-1) forced overtime when Jordan Blackmon rushed 19 yards for a touchdown on a fourth-down play with 1:49 left in regulation. The touchdown took place just after North Hills had stopped Penn Hills (2-3) with a goal-line stand.
Tyler Reddick's 1-yard run in overtime put North Hills ahead. Penn Hills quarterback Darius Holloway brought his team within a point on a 10-yard run.
Tom Stinelli rushed for two touchdowns as the Warriors (4-1, 4-0) came from behind to beat the Wildcats (1-4, 0-4) in a Foothills Conference game.
Penn-Trafford quarterback Dorian Stevens completed eight passes for 130 yards and hit Dom Cima on scoring passes of 19 and 39 yards. Devin Austin rushed 9 times for 112 yards that included a 37-yard touchdown run.
The Black Hawks (3-2, 3-2) scored all their points in the second and third quarters in a Southeastern Conference victory against the Indians (3-2, 3-2).
John Mascaro and Zachary Enick each rushed for a Bethel Park touchdown, while Avery Dibble caught a 52-yard pass from quarterback Levi Metheny for another. Bethel Park outgained Peters Township, 379-189. Danny Christensen kicked three field goals for Bethel Park.
Peters Township's Mike Minjock averted a shutout with a 98-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
The Tigers (2-3, 2-2) roared back from a 14-point deficit to defeat the Mountain Lions (1-4, 1-4) in a Foothills Conference game.
Devon Anderson started the comeback for McKeesport with a 95-yard kickoff return.
Quarterback Eddie Stockett, who completed 7 of 15 passes for 120 yards, hit Jamie Grayson and Marqua Perdue with a pair of 30-yard touchdown passes to complete the comeback.
Carrington Vaughn rushed for 105 yards and scored three touchdowns all in the second half as the Foxes rolled past the Titans in a battle of previously winless teams in the Northern Eight Conference.
Vaughn scored on runs of 2, 2 and 7 yards for Fox Chapel (1-4, 1-3). Nigel Garnett led the Foxes with nine carries for 123 yards and scored one touchdown.
Offensive lineman Nick Carey scored two touchdowns for the Titans (0-5, 0-4) on runs of 2 yards and 1 yard.
The Big Macs (0-5, 0-4) snapped a 20-game losing streak with a Southeastern Conference victory against the Mustangs (0-5, 0-5), who now have lost 12 in a row.
First Published September 29, 2012 12:20 am