Below, South Fayette QB Brett Brumbaugh tries to elude a rusher. (Photo by Matt Freed)
FINAL SCORE: SOUTH FAYETTE 51, SETON-LASALLE 12
South Fayette's Brett Brumbaugh finishes 21 of 35 for 378 yards. More later.
What a finish for Washington - Jeannette. Colleague Brad Everett reports:
Washington star RB does it with a blocked punt. He blocks punt, returns it 47 yards for a TD with 19 seconds left and Washington defeats Jeannette, 18-15.
9:22 p.m. - Now mercy rule. Jared Walker 9-yard TD run. Bad snap on PAT. It's 51-12 South Fayette with 3:44 left.
9:18 p.m. - Second-teamers now in for both teams. No mercy rule yet, though. Has to be 35 points.
Central Valley beats West Allegheny, 28-14
Penn Hills goes ahead of North Hills, 14-7
9:12 p.m. - South Fayette gave up a few plays in first half. But not this half. Defense has been very good this half.
9:08 p.m. - Not often you see a tight end return kickoffs. But Pitt recruit Scott Orndoff does it for Seton-LaSalle.
Shai McKenzie scores second TD. Now 101 yards rushing on 23 carries. But Washington still trails Jeannette, 15-12.
END OF THIRD QUARTER: SOUTH FAYETTE 38, SETON-LASALLE 12
South Fayette QB Brett Brumbaugh now 378 yards passing. 21 of 35 passing. Mike Fetchet just scored on 2-yard run to start fourth quarter.
From Dominatin' Dylan Mitchell: North Hills and Penn Hills still tied, 7-7.
Knoch goes on top of Hampton again, 17-14
9:00 p.m. - South Fayette gets a sack on fourth-and-6 play by Seton. South Fayette takes over at Seton 49 late in third quarter. Still 38-12.
8:58 p.m. - 1,510 dollars for 50-50 here. Wow. Pretty darn big for a Class AA game.
Hampton goes ahead of Knoch, 14-10
8:51 p.m. - Another TD pass by Brett Brumbaugh. This one 34 yards to Justin Watson. Could've been intercepted, though. Dom DelGreco got his hands on it first, tipped it in the air, but Watson ran into it and took off.
8:49 p.m. - Brett Brumbaugh now over 300 yards passing.
Central Valley leads West Allegheny, 28-14, end of the third.
Knoch leads Hampton, 10-7
8:45 p.m. - Brother just picked brother. Luke Brumbaugh intercepted Brett. Seton-LaSalle ball.
Monessen leading Bishop Canevin, 21-8, at half. Would be big win for Monessen, bouncing back from Clairton game.
Central Valley has gone ahead of West Allegheny, 21-14.
8:36 p.m. - Second half under way. Seton goes three and out. This one pretty much in bag for South Fayette. Will they continue to pass a lot, though?
Upper St. Clair 34, Baldwin 0
N. Allegheny 35, Butler 0
West Mifflin 27, Ringgold 7
North Hills and Penn Hills tied, 7-7
Freeport 13, Shady Side Academy 7
Montour 31, Ambridge 0
Big Class A game, Sto-Rox leading undefeated Northgate, 28-13
West Mifflin 20, Ringgold 7
Clairton will get 52nd win in a row. Leading 37-0
Central Valley has come back and tied West Allegheny, 14-14, at half
Woodland Hills has come back and sliced deficit to 21-20. Mt. Lebo leading. Late first quarter.
Connor Slomka 7-yard TD run and Pine-Richlands leads Kiski Area, 14-7
Mars rolling again. From Canadian Curt: Mars 49, Greensburg Salem 0
HALFTIME: SOUTH FAYETTE 31, SETON-LASALLE 12
South Fayette QB Brett Brumbaugh has thrown for 251 yards. He is 16 of 27.
Zach Challingsworth has been tremendous. Eight catches for 127 yards. A few of them acrobatic. Also ran three times for 23 yards. And intercepted a pass.
8:09 p.m. - These South Fayette receivers are terrific. Mike Fetchet diving catch for 9-yard TD. PAT good and it's 31-12 South Fayette with 14 seconds left in half. Brett Brumbaugh might set WPIAL single-game passing record tonight. Seriously.
8:06 p.m. - Maybe it's just me. But on third-and-8 late in first half, I'm pretty sure I'm not letting South Fayette's Zach Challingsworth get behind me. Anyone but him. But he did anyway and caught a 39-yard pass to the Seton 9. Timeout with 19.5 seconds left in half.
8:04 p.m. - 34 seconds left in the half. South Fayette at Seton 43.
So much for a big game at Hempfield. Gateway leads, 41-0.
From Sarge Everett: Jeannette has gone ahead of Washington, 15-6. Anthony Canady 8-yard TD run. Washington three turnovers.
8:00 p.m. - Zach Challingsworth almost caught Rizza from behind. Two-point pass failed. It's 24-12 with 1:01 left in the half.
7:58 p.m. - Seton scores on INT return. Brett Brumbaugh short pass to Challingsworth picked off and returned 52 yards for TD by Tom Rizza with 1:01 left in half.
Seven turnovers in this game.
7:56 p.m. - Botched handoff. Seton fumbles ball away at 15.
7:53 p.m. - Rob Orndoff catches his second pass. Pitt recruit.
7:52 p.m. - Seton-LaSalle moving. At South Fayette 25.
From Roy Williams: Kiski Area leads Pine-Richland, 7-0
Robert Foster 63-yard run on fake punt for TD. 14-7 Central Valley trails West A.
Mt. Lebanon leading Woodland Hills, 21-7
NA's Elijah Zeise with TD catch. 14-0 over Butler.
7:45 p.m. - Another score for South Fayette. Brian Coyne 31-yard field goal. South Fayette ahead, 24-6, with 6:22 left in half.
7:41 p.m. - Brett Brumbaugh most definitely good. But his receivers are really good, too. They make some tremendous catches, helping Brumbaugh's yardage.
7:40 p.m. - And get this. Luke Brumbaugh, playing DB almost just intercepted brother Brett.
7:39 p.m. - OK, Seton fans showed up. Nice crowd now for a Class AA school.
7:36 p.m. - Zach Challingsworth INT for South Fayette. Third time Luke Brumbaugh intercepted.
Freeport returns opening kickoff for TD, leads Shady Side Academy, 7-0
End of first quarter and Mt. Lebanon leads Woodland Hills, 14-7
Hampton leading Knoch, 7-3
Gateway leading Hempfield 7-0.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: SOUTH FAYETTE 21, SETON-LASALLE 6
7:29 p.m. - South Fayette Brett Brumbaugh fumbled ball away at own 20. Brother Luke returned favor intercepted on first play by Justin Watson.
Jeannette goes ahed of Washington, 8-6. Seth Miller 64-yard INT return.
Mt. Lebanon goes ahead of Woodland Hills, 14-7.
7:25 p.m. - Seton-LaSalle moves 69 yards for TD. Luke Brumbaugh runs 4 yards for TD with 1:54 left in first quarter. Kick failed. South Fayette leads, 21-6.
7:22 p.m. - Seton-LaSalle driving. On South Fayette 5-yard line.
West Allegheny scores again. Goes in front of Central Valley, 14-0.
Washington goes ahead of Jeannette, 6-0, Shai McKenzie scores from 4 yards on fourth down.
From Craig Meyer, West Allegheny leading Central Valley, 7-0.
Woodland Hills and Mt. Lebanon tied, 7-7.
7:15 p.m. - Unbelievable. Seton's first offensive play intercepted by Mike Fetchet, returned 32 yards for TD. South Fayette ahead, 21-0, with 8:09 left in first quarter.
7:12 p.m. - Am I going to see another blowout. Seems like it's all I see this year, except Montour at Central Valley. South Fayette now ahead 14-0. Brett Brumbaugh throws 8 yard TD pass to Zach Challingsworth, who outjumps defender for TD. South Fayette offense has been unstoppable so far. I don't know about Seton's offense. Rebels haven't had ball yet.
7:10 p.m. - Brumbaugh throws first completion. Was 6 of 6 for 95 yards already and there is still 8:27 left in first quarter. I really like Challingsworth.
7:09 p.m. - Seton fumbles away kickoff. South Fayette driving again. On 8-yard line.
7:04 p.m. - Wow!!!!. South Fayette impressive. Already ahead, 7-0. Moves 88 yards in five plays. I don't need to see any more to know this. Brett Brumbaugh is really good - for any age. He's only a sophomore. Tremendous for a sophomore. 4 of 4 on first drive. Pitt fans should be excited, too. Really impressive on first drive at WR and running the ball. TD was 28-yard pass from Brumbaugh to Justin Watson.
6:55 p.m. - Game time in five minutes. South Fayette brought a decent amount of people, but not many at all form Seton-LaSalle. I know Baldwin is a big stadium at a Quad-A school, but the home side isn't even half full. Maybe one quarter.
Little bit of basketball recruiting news. A lot of reports that Duquesne has landed 6-8 power forward Isaiah Watkins of St. Benedict (N.J.). Beat out some pretty high-profile programs for him. Would be a nice catch.
I like South Fayette in this one. Think might just be better team overall.
This is definitely a game that has gone green. Both teams are green. Not many people here yet as of 6:40 p.m. Of course, Route 51 traffic might have something to do with that.
Lanny Frattare and Bob Orwis here doing game for KDKA AM 1020.
Xfinity TV doing the game also. Chris Shovlin and Ellis Cannon. Game is available On Demand starting Monday.