For final scores, we will post them on PG web site as we get them.
FINAL: HEMPFIELD 42, KISKI AREA 21
INJURY UPDATE: Hempfield RB Joe DeFloria probable dislocated shoulder in first half. Coach Rich Bowen hopes he might be back for next week, but not sure right now.
RB Skyler Carkuff taken on stretcher with right leg injury. Bowen said it didn't look good, but Carkuff was taken to hospital.
Hempfield goes to 3-1 for first time in long time.
9:41 p.m. - DeLorian Day goes to wildcat QB for Hempfield. But QB Ty George scores TD on 2-yard run with 2:36 left. Hempfield ahead, 42-21.
9:37 p.m. - 3:57 left here, timeout, and Hempfield still leading, 35-21. All the points in the first half of this game.
9:31 p.m. - Skyler Carkuff just put on stretcher for Hempfield. Leg injury.
Final: Washington 42, Yough 12
Jeannette leading, 60-7
Wow. Valley leading Freeport, 9-8, end of the third.
Penn-Trafford leading McKeesport, 28-14
Conflicting reports on Central score. Now we get 35-14. We do know Central won easily.
9:25 p.m. - I don't know the injury, but Skyler Carkuff still down for Hempfield. Hempfield players all have taken a knee. Stretcher is on field.
Mike McCormick says Seneca Valley's Forrest Barnes finished the night with 306 yards and seven touchdowns.
Final: Mars 55, Highlands 6
9:22 p.m. - Now Hempfield's other running back hurt. Skyler Carkuff. They have brought out stretcher for him.
Avella 19, Jefferson-Morgan 14 in 3rd
Final: Central Catholic 35, Fox Chapel 3
9:18 p.m. - Kiski Area turns ball over on downs at Hempfield 13. Bad snap in shotgun on fourth down. Fumble. Minus 2 yards.
From DWhite: Pick six TD for North Hills' Josh Hulbert. Indians lead Butler, 14-0. 30-yard return for Hulbert, who had five TDs last week.
9:15 p.m. - Hempfield offense really struggles without DeFloria. What will happen if he is out long?
Seneca Valley's Forrest Barnes just scored his seventh TD.
Montour has come on strong, now leading New Castle, 27-8
Mapletown leading Geibel, 34-6.
END OF THIRD QUARTER: HEMPFIELD 35, KISKI AREA 21
9:08 p.m. - Totally different game this half. Not much offense at all after 56 points in first half.
Greensburg Central leading Waynesburg, 35-7
End of third quarter and Upper St. Clair leads Baldwin, 20-0.
Valley leads Freeport, 9-8.
9:04 p.m. - Totally different defensive effort this half for Kiski Area. Looking much better. Hempfield can't run this half.
9:04 p.m. - Billy Thomas intercepts pass in end zone for Hempfield with 2:26 left in third.
9:01 p.m. - Pass interferference on Hempfield. Kiski Area now at Hempfield 23.
9:00 p.m. - Kiski Area just committed ninth penalty of game.
8:59 p.m. - Hempfield better be careful. Pinned deep in own territory. Punted. Kiski Area first down at Hempfield 33 with 4:25 left in third quarter.
Montour goes ahead of New Castle, 13-8
Cole Bush three TDs and Burrell leads Shady Side, 27-6, at half
Butler misses 35-yard field goal. North Hills still leads, 7-0.
From CMac: Wow. Forrrest Barnes 278 yards and six touchdowns at half.
8:53 p.m. - I'm liking this Ricardo Carter QB for Kiski. Pretty decent arm. Runs fairly well. Kiski Area now at Hempfield 40.
East Allegheny leads Deer Lakes, 16-7
Altoona and Gateway playing for only second time ever. Only other time was 1969 WPIAL title game at Pitt Stadium, won by Gateway, 22-15.
North Allegheny leading, 21-3, at halftime.
Joe Carroll now has five TD passes for Thomas Jefferson.
8:48 p.m. - Hempfield punts for first time in game.
Below, Hempfield's Joe DeFloria picks up yardage in first half. (Photo from PG's "Fast" Lake Fong). DeFloria, Hempfield's standout RB, sustained a shoulder injry in the second quarter and has not returned to the game.
Gateway leads at half, 21-7
Woodland Hills 35, Plum 6
Avonworth 14, West Shamokin 0
Seneca Valley's Forrest Barnes just scored his sixth TD of the first half.
8:33 p.m. - Don't know if true, but word in press box is Hempfield's Joe DeFloria has shoulder injury.
Carlynton leads Serra, 29-8.
Lightning delay at Steel Valley. Seton leads, 21-7.
Mt. Lebanon leads Baldwin, 14-7.
Jordan Whitehead scores third TD and Central Valley leads Blackhawk, 28-14. Springdale 3, Laurel 0
8:28 p.m. - OK, let's be fair with our "props." Hempfield band impressive also.
Halftime: North Hills 7, Butler 0. Tyler Reddick 73 yards rushing for North Hills. Butler has outgained North Hills, 140-120. Butler inside 25 three times without points.
From Canadian Curt: Mars continuing to roll, leading Highlands, 48-7, at half.
Here is a shocker from Bob Natale: New Castle leading Montour, 8-7, at half.
Forrest Barnes has five touchdowns in first half for Seneca Valley.
Three more TD passes for Thomas Jefferson QB Joe Carroll. First-year starter came in with W PIAL-leading 12 TD passes.
Burrell has taken 20-6 lead on Shady Side. Cole Bush two TDs. I say he's one of more underrated players in WPIAL. Good RB and good LB.
HALFTIME: HEMPFIELD 35, KISKI AREA 21
Hempfield looks tremendous offensively, but standout running back Joe Deflorida hasn't played since early in second quarter because of hand injury.
Hempfield QB Ty George gigantic first half offensively with 252 yards offense. Rushed eight times for 125 yards. Has completed 5 of 9 for 127 yards.
Big first half for Kiski ARea QB Ricardo Carter, who is 8 of 11 for 167.
By the way, impressive band by Kiski Area. Loud and a lot of members. Hey, who says us sports writers never give credit to the bands.
8:13 p.m. - Hempfield gets an INT to stop Kiski Area's final threat of the half.
Central Valley has tied up Blackhawk, 14-14, in second quarter.
Jeannette leading, 48-0.
Penn-Trafford leading McKeesport, 7-0.
Franklin Regional crushing Greensburg Salem, 35-0.
8:05 p.m. - Joe DeFloria hasn't returned since hurting his hand in second quarter. No matter. QB Ty George scores again, 45 yards on this run. PAT good and Hempfield leads, 35-21, with 1:58 left in half.
Seneca Valley hammering Connellsville, 22-0. CMc says Forrest Barnes already about 160 yards rushing.
8:03 p.m. - This is insane. This game has been delayed probably five minutes or so because still can't figure out what happens on this penalty. OK here we go now.
Butler has driven twice inside the North Hills 25, but no points. Still 7-0 North Hills.
8:01 p.m. - What are these replacement officials? Taking forever to figure out what to do on penalty on punt.
Hmmm. Blackhawk leading Central Valley, 14-7, after first quarter.
OLSH and Sto-Rox are tied at 7-7.
Burrell leads Shady Side Academy, 7-0, after first quarter.
North Hills leads Butler, 7-0, after first quarter.
7:58 p.m. - Hempfield might have chance to score again. Spartans take over at Kiski 38 with 2:19 left in half.
7:56 p.m. - Hempfield fumbles ball away at 5-yard line of Kiski Area. After first down for Kiski, two sacks. Now at 6-yard line and we have only our second punt of the game.
Thomas Jefferson leads Trinity, 14-0.
7:48 p.m. - Are these offenses this good, or are these defenses this bad? Kiski Area answers with 37-yard TD pass from Ricardo Carter to Donivel Evans. PAT good and it's 28-21 with 7:06 left in half. I will say this. Not a lot of good tackling in this game.
Steel Valley scores. Trails Seton-LaSalle 14-7
From Big Brad Everett: North Hills goes up on Butler, 7-0.
From Duke: Upper St. Clair takes 7-0 lead on Penn Hills.
7:42 p.m. - And Hempfield marches to touchdown. Four plays 52 yards. Ty George scores on 1-yard QB sneak. Kiski Area is doing some decent things offensively, but defense? Hasn't showed up yet.
Joe DeFloria, Hempfield standout RB, left game on last drive with left hand injury.
7:39 p.m. - Kiski Area scores to make it 21-14. Shane Kuhn on 27-yard TD pass. Is there any defense in this game?
Central Valley leading Blackhawk, 7-0, on Jordan Whitehead punt return for TD.
Brashear leading University Prep, 6-0, in City League.
7:29 p.m. - Is this going to be a blowout? I've seen enough of those past few weeks. Hempfield scores again. 12-yard run by Joe DeFloria. John Domit third PAT and it's 21-7 Hempfield with 20 seconds left in first quarter.
Fox Chapel and Central Catholic scoreless after first quarter.
7:26 p.m. - Kiski Area again jumps offside on fourth-down play. Hempfield first at Kiski Area 12.
Woodland Hills leading Plum, 14-0. Looks like another loss for Plum.
14-0 Seton-LaSalle over Steel Valley.
7:17 p.m. - After getting first down on penalty, DeFloria runs 3 yards for TD. PAT good and it's 14-7 Hempfield with 4:17 left in first quarter.
7:14 p.m. - Like this Joe DeFloria for Hempfield. Runs hard. Just caught long pass out backfield. Hempfield lined up for 28-yard FG. Kiski Area goes offside. Makes it fourth and one. Hempfield goes for first down and Kiski Area DL jumps offside again. First down Hempfield at 3.
7:10 p.m. - Kiski Area drives right down the field to tie. Joe Brungo turns short pass into 32-yard TD. PAT good and it's 7-7.
From coach G, Seton-LaSalle has taken 7-0 lead on Steel Valley.
7:02 p.m. - It takes Hempfield only three plays to score. Ty George on a QB draw goes 42 yards for score. PAT good and it's 7-0 with 10:47 left in first quarter.
Really nice crowd on Hempfield side.
KISKI AREA AT HEMPFIELD
Nice. Like the smell of sausages cooking on a huge grill when you enter Spartan Stadium. You don't get that at many high school stadiums. The sandwiches look pretty darn good, too.
I couldn't even tell you the last time I covered a Hempfield game during the regular season. I go to big games. So that pretty much tells you how many big games Hempfield has had in the past few decades. The same can be said with Kiski Area. And like I said earlier in the week on "Varsity Blog," this Friday schedule is lacking in big games.
Rich Bowen has created a buzz in his first year here at Hempfield. The Spartans are 2-1 and have a chance to go 3-1 for the first time since the 1990s.
Actually, this is a matchup of two first-year coaches. Dave Heavner is in his first year at Kiski Area. Heavner also is trying to restore respectability to a Kiski Area team that won only one game last year. Heavner also is doing a nice job, getting the Cavaliers off to a 2-1 record. They haven't been 3-1 since 2007.
Bowen says Hempfield is a little "banged up" with some injuries. Despite that, I'll go with Hempfield in a close one. I looked this up yesterday. Butler hasn't defeated North Hills AT Martorelli Stadium when Scott Milanovich was quarterbacking Butler.
Other PG reporters out tonight are Craig Meyer at Shady Side Academy-Burrell and Big Brad Everett at Butler-North Hills.