High School Football Updates
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Marty Schottenheimer, a McDonald native who coached three teams to AFC Championship games and played on the first state championship-winning basketball team from Washington County, died Monday following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 77.
After a winless season that included three forfeits, Monessen turns to a Duquesne native to rebuild the Greyhounds' football program.
High School Football Teams
BELLE VERNON – Belle Vernon rushed for 346 yards and exploded for 35 second-half points in a 49-21 WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal win over Chartiers Valley Friday night.
Eli Jochem caught three touchdown passes from Cole Spencer and returned an interception for another score as top-seeded Pine-Richland defeated South Fayette 47-7 in a Class 5A first-round playoff game Friday night.
Freshman quarterback Brad Birch passed for four touchdowns and ran for another score — all in the first half — and Jeannette scored twice on returns as the Jayhawks rolled to a 62-14 victory over Avella in a Class A first-round playoff game Friday night.
Seven local high school football teams will participate in the WPIAL playoffs, with four of those playing home games in the first round.
CANONSBURG — Though his team won convincingly, Canon-McMillan coach Mike Evans was not all pleased with his team’s performance, especially on offense.
AVELLA — A pair of second-quarter touchdowns were all that Avella needed Friday night as the Eagles played terrific defense and dominated the field position to stun Carmichaels 14-7 and clinch a WPIAL Class A playoff berth out of the Tri-County South Conference.
WAYNESBURG — Freshman Colin Brady ran for 273 yards and four touchdowns, Corey Wise had a hand in three scores, and West Greene's offense rolled in a 54-28 victory over Jefferson-Morgan in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game played at Waynesburg University's John F. Wiley Stadium.
MAPLETOWN — Sophomore Landan Stevenson rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries, returned an interception 68 yards for a score and a punt 22 yards for a fifth TD Friday night as Mapletown ended the season with a 40-29 victory over Bentworth in the Class A Tri-County South Conference.
ROGERSVILLE — West Greene running back Corey Wise needed only four carries to rack up 101 yards and two touchdowns, and Wesley Whipkey completed 5 of 5 passes for 79 yards and three touchdowns, as the Pioneers pounded visiting Brownsville 53-12 Friday night.
McDONALD — Charley Rossi caught a pair of first-half touchdown passes and added a fourth-quarter interception return for another score as South Fayette never trailed in a critical 38-14 victory Friday night over West Allegheny.
WEXFORD — Greg Phillips threw four touchdown passes, Mason Kress and J.R. Burton each had two scores and undefeated North Allegheny blanked Canon-McMillan 35-0 in a Class 6A Quad County West Conference game Friday night.
Under normal circumstances, Ron Gallagher, the first-year head football coach at Carmichaels, would have spent last Friday night at California High School scouting the Mikes’ opponent for this week. Carmichaels had last week off because it received a forfeit from Monessen.