WPIAL Class AAAA Roundup: Woodson, Gateway top Norwin
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Thomas Woodson completed 10 of 13 passes for 278 yards and threw a school-record five touchdown passes Friday night as No. 3 Gateway rolled to a 62-14 victory against visiting Norwin in a Foothills Conference game.
The Gators improved their overall record to 6-1 and lead the conference at 5-0 record. The Knights fell to 1-6 overall and in conference.
Woodson threw scoring passes of 77 and 28 yards to Montae Nicholson, the game's leading receiver who had three receptions for a game-high 121 yards.
Woodson later connected with Tale Brisker on a 63-yard touchdown pass and with John Wade and Ricky Rodgers on scoring passes of 11 yards and 3 yards.
Gateway, which outgained Norwin, 466-94, got two touchdown runs from Jaejuan Wilkers of 1 and 4 yards and a 25-yard touchdown run from Jimmy Moore. Roman Denson returned a kickoff 87 yards for the Gators.
Casey Rebosky ran 42 yards for a Knights touchdown, and Jake Kljucaric recovered a Gators' fumble in the end zone for the other.
Quarterback Eddie Stockett rushed 22 times for 185 yards and scored three touchdowns as the host Tigers (4-3, 4-2) beat the Falcons (2-5, 2-4) in the Foothills Conference.
Stockett scored on runs of 7, 2 and 62 yards. Allen Wright, Devon Anderson and Hodari Christian also scored for McKeesport on runs of 2, 34 and 1 yards. The Tigers outgained Connellsville, 364- 89.
The Falcons' Jordan McCrae returned a kickoff 85 yards for one touchdown and added another on a 17-yard run. Quarterback Jade Maher hit Darrell Ross with a 33-yard touchdown pass.
Alex DiCiantis scored three second-half touchdowns as the No. 1 Tigers rolled to their seventh consecutive victory and improved to 5-0 in the Northern Eight Conference while shutting out the Vikings (6-1, 5-1).
DiCiantis, who ran 28 times for 157 yards, scored on runs of 4, 1 and 4 yards. Quarterback Mack Leftwich, who completed 8 of 15 passes for 142 yards, teamed with Elijah Zeise to open the scoring with a 38-yard touchdown pass.
The Tigers outgained the Vikings, 405-133. The Vikings' Luigi Lista-Brinza rushed for 108 yards on 23 carries.
Quarterback Tyler Roth completed 12 of 25 passes for 156 yards and threw three touchdown passes as the No. 4 Blue Devils (6-1, 6-0) remained unbeaten in Southeastern Conference play with a win against the Indians (4-3, 3-3). Roth hit Mike Briercheck with an 11-yard touchdown pass and later connected with Troy Apke on scoring strikes of 16 and 5 yards. Briercheck also had touchdown runs of 11 and 38 yards.
Cory Owen rushed for two Peters Township touchdowns on runs of 82 and 9 yards, and Mike Minjock ran 5 yards for another Indians touchdown. Owen also threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Mike Erenberg.
Cody McClelland completed 6 of 7 passes for 103 yards, threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Wolverines (5-2, 4-2) raced to a 38-7 halftime lead over the Big Macs (1-6, 1-5).
Miles Sanders ran 4 yards for a touchdown, and Tom Greene returned an interception 20 yards for another, and Dezuan Brown recovered two Big Macs fumbles for touchdowns.
Woodland Hills rounded out the scoring in a first half when Jordan Potter kicked a 35-yard field with 4:22 left on first down.
Alex Campbell caught a 62-yard pass from Alec Hutchin for one Big Mac touchdown, and Dionte Kelly ran 15 yards for another.
Quarterback Brennan Lucarno completed 13 of 17 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Mountain Lions (3-4, 3-4) to a Foothills Conference victory against the host Wildcats (1-6, 0-6).
Lucarno fired scoring passes of 20, 55 and 27 yards to Jeff Hancock, Jake Diviney and Mante Barnes. Running back Avery Howsare added touchdown runs of 3 and 1 yards for Altoona.
Lucas Monteparte and Robert Vaskino each had 1-yard touchdown runs for Latrobe.
Quarterback Dorian Stevens completed 7 of 10 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns as the Warriors (6-1, 6-0) blanked the visiting Cavaliers (3-4, 3-3) in the Foothills Conference.
Stevens threw a 91-yard touchdown pass to Devin Austin and later connected with Dom Cima on 50-yard strike. Stevens also rushed 1 yard for a touchdown. Tom Stinelli opened the Penn-Trafford scoring with a 5-yard run.
The Warriors outgained the Cavaliers, 330-201. Kiski's Joe Brungo had six receptions for 52 yards.
Darius Holloway rushed 17 times for 143 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Indians (3-4, 3-3) held the Mustangs (0-7, 0-7) to 138 yards in a Southeastern Conference game.
Holloway scored on runs of 40 and 10 yards while the Indians raced to a 35-0 lead. Robin Hall, Demond Reed and Miquaice Knight added touchdown runs of 8, 33 and 1 yards. The Indians Denzel Sherrill had eight rushes for 128 yards.
Claude Clark rushed 21 times for 128 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the visiting Golden Tornado to a non-conference win against the Spartans.
Clark scored on runs of 7 and 2 yards for the Golden Tornado (3-4). Placekicker Devon Fitz added field goals of 25, 38 and 21 yards.
Hempfield's lone touchdown came on an 11-yard pass from DeLorian Day to Tyler Handlan.
Dorian Brown rushed 23 times for 139 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Highlanders (2-5) overcame a 10-point deficit after the first quarter to beat the host Foxes (1-6) in a non-conference game.
Brown scored on touchdown runs of 15 and 29 yards. His second touchdown came with 4:05 left in the game and tied the score, 20-20. The Highlanders then took the lead for good with 2:54 left on an 18-yard run by Nicholas Barca.
Brandon Mitchell rushed 23 times for 124 yards and had a 4-yard touchdown run for the Foxes. The Foxes outgained the Highlanders, 314-203.
First Published October 13, 2012 12:41 am