WPIAL Class AAAA Roundup: Raiders RB rambles for 305, 7 TDs
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Forrest Barnes rushed for 305 yards and seven touchdowns on 16 carries as host Seneca Valley (3-1, 2-1) trounced Connellsville (1-3, 1-3) in a non-conference game.
Barnes notched the first seven scores of the game, all in the first half, on runs of 10, 96, 50, 31, 55, 23 and 5 yards. The senior back entered Friday's game with 272 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the first three weeks of play.
Seneca Valley also got a 2-yard touchdown run by Sam Henson and a 59-yard touchdown pass from T.J. Holl to Michael Jones.
The Raiders finished with 400 yards rushing.
Connellsville got touchdown runs of 69 and 6 yards by Jordan McCray and Patrick Hile, respectively.
Jade Maher completed 14-of-19 passes for 129 yards in a losing effort.
Thomas Woodson threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns to lead the second-ranked Gators (4-0, 4-0) to an easy win against the visiting Lions (1-3, 1-3) in Foothills Conference action.
Woodson connected with Zaihe Regus, Montae Nicholson and Ricky Rodgers on touchdown passes of 5, 58 and 52 yards, respectively. Nicholson had 204 yards receiving on six catches.
Andre Martin led the Gators in rushing with 56 yards on 11 carries and scored on runs of 1 and 4 yards.
Kevin Givens scored Altoona's lone touchdown on a 1-yard run and finished with a team-best 95 yards rushing on 14 carries.
The game was only the second meeting between the two schools. The first matchup was in the 1969 WPIAL Championship game at Pitt Stadium, with Gateway winning, 22-15.
Pete Coughlin completed 9 of 10 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown and added a rushing score as the third-ranked Panthers (4-0, 4-0) cruised past the visiting Indians (2-2, 2-2) in a Southeastern Conference battle.
Coughlin started the scoring off with a 34-yard strike to Tim Witenske and capped the scoring with a 1-yard run. Mac Pope and Mike Krenn added touchdown runs of 4 and 18 yards, respectively.
Penn Hills' Darius Holloway was 10-of-12 passing for 112 yards.
Joseph Consentino ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the No. 4-ranked Vikings (4-0, 3-0) remained unbeaten with a Northern Eight Conference win against the Foxes (0-4, 0-3).
Consentino hit Shafer Swann for a 23-yard touchdown and added touchdown runs of 2 and 6 yards.
Riley Redman and Todd Coles scored on rushes of 16 and 40 yards, respectively. Redman led Central Catholic's rushing attack with 151 yards on 18 carries.
Fox Chapel, which entered the game as the second-lowest scoring team in the Class AAAA this season, became the first squad to put points on the board against Central Catholic in 2012 when Ben Mroz hit a 26-yard field goal in the third quarter.
Cody McClelland completed 6 of 10 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Wolverines (3-1, 2-1) to a Southeastern Conference victory over the Mustangs (0-4, 0-4). Fifth-ranked Woodland HIlls has won three games in a row since its opening-season loss to Upper St. Clair.
McClelland threw touchdown passes of 5 and 73 yards to Khalil Harper and Harry Randall, respectively.
The Wolverines also got touchdown runs of 44 yards by Miles Sanders and 2 yards by DeQuan White. Daechaud Ausbrooks had the team's other score on a 25-yard interception return.
Plum was held to 105 yards of offense.
Mack Leftwich threw three touchdown passes and Alex DeCiantis ran for two scores to lead the top-ranked Tigers (4-0, 3-0) to their 20th consecutive victory against WPIAL teams in a Northern Eight win against the Rams (1-3, 1-3).
Leftwich, who entered the game as the WPIAL's leading passer, threw for 221 yards. He connected with Gregg Garrity on scoring strikes of 52 and 29 yards and hit Zach Lyon for a 58-yard touchdown pass. Garrity finished with 104 yards receiving on five receptions.
DeCiantis finished with 201 yards on 26 carries, scoring on runs of 10 and 54 yards.
Tyler Roth threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns as the Blue Devils (3-1, 3-0) throttled the host Highlanders (1-3, 1-3) in a Southeastern matchup.
Roth connected with Mike Briercheck on touchdown passes of 65 and 19 yards and hit Troy Apke on a 20-yard scoring strike.
Doran Graham led Mt. Lebanon on the ground with 168 yards on 16 carries and scored on runs of 1 and 90 yards.
Baldwin's Dorian Brown, who entered as the leading rusher in Class AAAA, had 19 carries for 87 yards, 62 of which came on a second-quarter score.
Mike Minjock ran for 157 yards and scored on runs of 56, 22, 8 and 4 yards to lead the Indians (3-1, 2-1) to a non-conference win against the host Titans (0-4, 0-3).
Brad Good had 104 rushing yards and a score for Shaler.
Casey Rebosky and Nicholas Amendola combined for 222 yards rushing and three touchdowns to help the Knights (1-3, 1-3) break a 13-game losing streak in a Foothills victory againstthe Wildcats (1-3, 0-3).
Logan Carns and Robert Vasinko scored on runs of 1 and 30 yards for visiting Latrobe.
Dorian Stevens ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to keep the Warriors (3-1, 3-0) perfect in Foothills Conference play with the win against the visiting Tigers (1-3, 1-2).
Stephens finished 9-of-14 passing with 173 yards and a 9-yard touchdown pass to Brian McDonough. His scoring runs came from 9 and 51 yards.
Levi Metheny and Zachary Enick each rushed for two touchdowns as the host Black Hawks (2-2, 2-2) throttled the Big Macs (0-4, 0-3) in a Southeastern matchup.
Enick finished with team-best 108 yards on 15 carries, with his scores coming on runs of 29 and 4 yards. Metheny scored on runs of 1 and 7 yards.
Bethel Park outgained Canon-McMillan, 340-10
First Published September 22, 2012 12:45 am