Westmoreland County will not miss any high school football matchups in week 5 of 2022


Wednesday September 28, 2022 | 6:50 p.m

Class 5A Big East

Norwin (1-4, 0-1) at 5-Penn-Trafford (3-2, 0-1)

Friday, 7:30 p.m., Warrior Stadium, Harrison City

Norwin has lost his last two games, both at home, to Plum (42-13) and Woodland Hills (35-0). Penn-Trafford lost to Hempfield 28-17. Penn-Trafford won the 2021 meeting 35-14. … The Knights are led by junior wide receiver Jackson Pons with 19 catches for 324 yards and four touchdowns. The quarterback is Tristyn Tavares, who has rushed for 31 yards from 74 for 463 yards and four touchdowns. Penn-Trafford is led by quarterback Conlan Greene, who rushed for 369 yards and five touchdowns while completing 60 of 111 passes for 714 yards and five touchdowns. Tommy Kalkstein rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown against Hempfield.

Plum (3-2, 1-1) at Franklin Regional (2-2, 1-0)

Friday, 7 p.m., Panther Stadium, Murrysville

Plum came on in the second half against No. 5 Gateway back but fell 28-26. Eryck Moore-Watkins rushed 26 times for 148 yards and had three touchdowns, two on receptions. Moore-Watkins ran for 600 yards. Plum will total 32 total miles there and back in consecutive games against neighboring schools. … Franklin Regional nearly had three straight wins but dropped a 42-41 decision against Shaler in double overtime on Saturday. Ayden Hudock scored the first two touchdowns and the Panthers continued to get a push forward, but the defense couldn’t make any key stops late. Quarterback Roman Sarnic and tailback Zach Bewszka are a one-two from the backfield. Watch linebacker Owen Sinclair on the defensive side. The Panthers defeated Plum 41-12 last year.

Class 4A Big Seven

Latrobe (2-3, 0-2) at Trinity (2-3, 1-1)

Friday, 7 p.m., Hiller Stadium, Washington

After a quick start to coach Ron Prady’s first season, the Wildcats have lost three straight games, including a 10-7 loss to Laurel Highlands. Defensively, the Wildcats had four sacks and a forced fumble against standout Laurel Highlands quarterback Rodney Gallagher, but couldn’t finish the drives. Corey Boerio was productive on both sides of the ball, and John Wetzel was effective on rollouts while playing well with strong safety. Robby Fulton returned to form last week with 130 yards rushing and a touchdown. … Trinity fell 35-6 to No. 1 McKeesport and managed just two field goals from Andy Palm against the hard-hitting Tigers. Trinity wins against Chartiers Valley (0-5) and Connellsville (2-3). Andy Durig is the top rusher with around 300 yards.

Class 3A highway

South Allegheny (1-4, 0-0) at 3-Belle Vernon (2-2, 0-0)

7pm Friday, James Weir Stadium, Belle Vernon

After a 25-7 win at Yough to open the season, South Allegheny struggled, falling to Freeport (37-15), Imani Christian (22-7), East Allegheny (33-14) and Shady Side Academy (41-0). ). The Gladiators gave up 27 points in the second quarter last week. … Belle Vernon will play his first conference opener in Class 3A. The Leopards are also playing their third home game of the season. Quinton Martin returned a punt 97 yards for a touchdown in a 21-7 win over rival Thomas Jefferson last week. Jake Gedekoh had a touchdown run and caught a 50-yard scoring pass from Braden Laux as the Leopards went for a two-game sled.

1 – Elizabeth Forward (5-0, 0-0) at Southmoreland (2-3, 0-0)

Friday, 7pm, Russ Grimm Field, Alverton

Elizabeth Forward will open the Conference Play on a Roll. The Warriors have 42 points in three straight games after scoring 50 points against West Mifflin. Last week, the Warriors racked up 35 first-half points, beating Knoch 42-0. Johnny DiNapoli scored on a 54-yard rush, and Zion White threw out scoring passes from 70 and 46 yards to Zach Boyd and Kelly Rush. Elizabeth Forward’s defense is also sharp. It only allows 8.4 points, the fewest in 3A. … After back-to-back wins, Southmoreland was brought down 9-0 by Deer Lakes. The Scotties had not been ruled out in the regular season since 2016. The Scotties reached the red zone six times but failed to score. They developed a good relationship between quarterback Kadin Keefer and first-year wideout Ty Keffer. Keffer has 26 receptions and six touchdowns.

Greensburg Salem (3-2, 0-0) at Mt. Pleasant (3-2, 0-0)

7 p.m. Friday, Mt. Pleasant Area Stadium, Mt. Pleasant

Both teams suffer losses outside of the conference. Greensburg Salem lost to East Allegheny, 42-21, and Mt. Pleasant lost to Freeport, 24-6. The defeats ended three winning streaks. Greensburg Salem won 2021 with 34:6. … Greensburg Salems quarterback Cody Rubrecht tossed touchdown passes from 25 yards to Christian Hostetler and 55 yards to Keegan Young. He also rushed for a touchdown and rushed for 150 yards. He completed 7 of 21 passes for 142 yards. Mt. Pleasant running back Robbie Labuda rushed for 123 yards and Garrett Eicher rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Class 2A Allegheny

Derry (0-5, 0-2) at Serra Catholic (4-1, 2-0)

Friday, 7 p.m., Eagle Stadium, White Oak

The Trojans have improved on the field this season, but not in the Victory Column. Apollo-Ridge retired in the second half in a 49-14 win over the Trojans. After starting the season with a loss to North Catholic, Serra has recorded four straight wins, including a 47-12 win over Imani Christian. … Derry quarterback Blake Revoir threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Roman Darazio, and Mason Beeman threw a 3-yard punch to Jordan Flack. Serra quarterback Quadir Stribling hit Amir Spencer with four touchdown passes for 16, 40, 52, and 15 yards. Stribling also hit a 5-yard run, and Spencer had nine catches for 190 yards.

Ligoniertal (3:2, 1:1) at Young (2:3, 1:1)

7 p.m. Friday, Cougar Mountain, Hermione

Both teams are trying to recover from their first conference losses. Ligonier Valley fell 48-0 to No. 1 Steel Valley, and Yough saw his two-game winning streak end in a 42-6 loss to Burrell. This is the first meeting between the schools. … Ligonier Valley will look to capitalize on the running trio of Haden Sierocky (489 yards, 6 touchdowns), John Jablunovsky (356, 4) and Duncan Foust (162, 1). Broderick Schreyer is a skilled passer, completing 21 of 47 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Gavin Roebuck has rushed for 361 yards and five touchdowns while completing 25 of 45 passes for 258 yards. JJ Waller has nine catches for 65 yards and Blake Ulander has seven catches for 57 yards.

Class A East

3-Clairton (2-3, 2-0) at Greensburg Central Catholic (3-2, 1-0)

Friday, 7pm, Centurions Stadium, Carbon

Clairton is beginning to regain a foothold, and that’s bad news for opponents in the east. The Bears started 3-0 for the first time in over four decades — losses to stiff opposition in Westinghouse (40-8), Washington (48-20) and OLSH (28-13) — but bounced back with victories over Riverview ( 54-). 0) and Leechburg (20-13). Against Leechburg, Capone Jones rushed for 161 yards and a touchdown and threw for 106 yards and another score. The Bears held Blue Devils star Braylan Lovelace under 100 yards rushing. … Averaging over 60 points in three wins, Greensburg Central Catholic has a strong offense with a line of guns centered around quarterback Tyree Turner. GCC beat Springdale, 69-6. The Centurions average 44.6 points. Running back Jaydin Canady and lineman/linebacker Ryan Kimmel are resting from injuries but are expected to play Friday. Freshman Samir Crosby is a fast-rising talent on both sides of the ball.

Jeannette (1-4, 1-0) at Riverview (2-3, 1-1)

Saturday noon, Riverside Park, Oakmont

Jeannette failed to get her second straight win despite rushing for nearly 300 yards in a 24-20 loss to Charleroi. The Jayhawks gave up 333 yards in their seventh straight road loss. Payton Molter passed for 147 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 78 yards and a score. Jesse McCurdy had 10 tackles and a team-high sack. … Riverview, which has played Saturday games for decades, broke a two-game losing streak with an 18-6 win over Frazier, the team beating Jeannette 60-14 two weeks ago. Rio Stotts had two touchdowns for the Raiders, one of them with one 13-yard pass by Rocco Cecere. Stotts rushed 16 times for 90 yards. Carlo Buzzatto had nine tackles.

Class A Tri-County South

West Greene (1-4, 1-1) at Monessen (3-2, 2-0)

7 p.m., Friday, Memorial Stadium, Monessen

West Greene ended a four-game losing streak by defeating Bentworth 49-33. Monessen has won three straight games, including a 28-20 stunner against California. Monessen also defeated Bentworth, 49-9. … Running back Colin Brady has rushed for 1,032 yards and 12 touchdowns. He scored five touchdowns against Bentworth. John Lampe ran for 142 yards and Seth Burns had five catches for 119 yards. Daevon Burke had three touchdowns on 1, 14, and 8-yard rushes, and TyVaughn Kershaw added a 6-yard touchdown run for the Greyhounds against California.

Keywords: Belle Vernon, Clairton, Derry Area, Elizabeth Forward, Franklin Regional, Greensburg CC, Greensburg Salem, Jeannette, Latrobe, Ligonier Valley, Monessen, Mt Pleasant, Norwin, Penn-Trafford, Plum, Riverview, Serra Catholic, South Allegheny , Southmoreland, Trinity, West Greene, Youth

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