Roundup: Jeannette, GCC roll to victories
Jeannette and Greensburg Central Catholic, the Nos. 3 and 4 teams, respectively, in the Tribune-Review Coaches’ Poll for WPIAL Class AA teams, stretched their unbeaten streaks with ease to five Friday night.
Jeannette 41, Chartiers Valley 7 — The Jayhawks (5-0) buried Class AAA Chartiers Valley (2-3) as Jordon Thomas passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another. Thomas finished 8 of 12 for 121 yards passing. He completed touchdown passes of 10 and 9 yards to Mike Dent and scored on a 3-yard run.
Greensburg Central Catholic 35, Washington 6 — Buck Smodic rushed for 128 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 7 and 6 yards to power No. 4 Greensburg Central Catholic (5-0, 3-0) past Washington (1-3, 1-1) in an Interstate Conference game.
Southmoreland 42, Brownsville Area 0 — Justin Poole rushed for 114 yards on 18 carries, including two touchdown runs of 2 and 3 yards, to lead Southmoreland (3-2, 1-2) over winless Brownsville (0-5, 0-3) in an Interstate Conference game. Michael Mardis added touchdown runs of 19 and 10 yards for the Scotties.
Deer Lakes 20, Burrell 18 — Mike Latronica scored his second touchdown of the game with 1 minute and 17 seconds remaining to lift Deer lakes (2-3, 2-1) to an Allegheny Conference victory over Burrell (1-4, 1-2). Aaron Brown caught an 85-yard touchdown pass from Garyn Ehrlich earlier in the fourth quarter to put Burrell ahead 18-14, setting the stage for Latronica’s game-winning 5-yard run. He also scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter.
Ford City 45, Mars Area 6 — J.J. Bartolovic threw touchdown passes of 13 and 5 yards to Zach Wolfe and Zach Shaeffer added scoring runs of 10 and 63 yards as No. 10 Ford City (4-1, 3-0) overwhelmed Mars Area (0-5, 0-3) in an Allegheny Conference game.
Waynesburg Central 35, Charleroi Area 0 — Brandon Phillips scored on touchdown runs of 2 and 10 yards to help carry No. 9 Waynesburg Central (5-1, 2-1) past Charleroi (1-4, 0-2) in an Interstate Conference game.
South Park 35, Seton-La Salle 14 – John Conley and Lee Scruggs each scored two touchdowns, as South Park upset No. 4 Seton-La Salle 35-14 in a Century Conference game.
Conley scored on touchdown runs of 9 and 1 yards and Scruggs returned a Bill Stull interception 30 yards for a touchdown for South Park, which jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead. Scruggs added a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Seton-La Salle junior receiver Carmen Connely scored both the Rebels touchdowns and had 191 total yards. But Seton-La Salle, which was outgained in total yards by South Park, 300-273, was ultimately undone by turnovers, as Stull threw four interceptions.
For the game, Stull completed 11 of 20 passes for 147 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown pass to Connely in the fourth quarter.
Apollo-Ridge 19, Shady Side Academy 13 — Jarrod Miller rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries to lead No. 10 Apollo-Ridge (4-1, 3-0) past visiting Shady Side Academy (2-3, 1-2). Frank Colwell added a 2-yard touchdown run for the Vikings. Shady Side Academy quarterback Brody Nasse threw a pair of touchdown passes — a 48-yarder to Phelipe Johnson in the second quarter and a 31-yarder to Kevin Rich in the fourth quarter — for the Indians’ only points.
New Brighton 28, Center 7 — Cody Thull scored four touchdowns, including a 57-yard interception return, to lead New Brighton (4-1, 3-0) past visting Center (2-3, 1-2). Thull scored on touchdown runs of 4 and 37 yards and also caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Geoff Morgan for the Lions. Center running back Cody Perich scored on a 26-yard touchdown run and finished with 107 yard on nine carries.