FINAL: BETHEL PARK 24, UPPER ST. CLAIR 17
FINAL STATS: Upper St. Clair had 16 first downs, 319 total yards. Bethel Park had only three first downs and 107 total yards.
"A game like none I've been in," said Upper St. Clair coach Jim Render.
Key to the win: Chiante Pryor had a 92-yard kickoff return for a TD and an 88-yard kickoff return to set up a TD.
9:48 p.m. - Avery Dibble breaks up pass on fourth down. USC turns ball over. Bethel Park will take a knee.
9:46 p.m. - Timeout Bethel Park.
9:46 p.m. - Incomplete on third down. Fourth and 10 with 38 seconds left.
9:44 p.m. - Pass incomplete on first down. Second down Coughlin held for no gain on QB draw. Timeout USC 47.7 seconds left. Third and 10.
9:43 p.m. - 43-yard pass to Mike McGuire. USC now on Bethel 26.
9:40 p.m. - Upper St. Clair takes over at 26-yard line with 2:46 left.
9:36 p.m. - Upper St. Clair punts. Bethel Park will take over at own 33 with five minutes left. Bethel Park still leads, 24-17. Bethel Park has total of 104 yards.
9:35 p.m. - USC picked up first down, but holding on USC.
9:34 p.m. - Three and out for Upper St. Clair? No, Panthers are going on fourth-and-one
9:31 p.m. - Don't know if I've ever seen too many games like this. Bethel Park has a total of three first downs, but leads, 24-17.
9:29 p.m. - Zach Enick runs 43 yards to USC 1. And Levi Metheny scores on QB sneak. 6:58 left in game. PAT good.
9:28 p.m. - USC punter bobbles snap. Down. Bethel takes over at USC 44 with seven minutes left.
9:26 p.m. - Bethel Park gets a stop on third down finally. USC will punt from near midfield.
Final: New Castle 14, West Allegheny 0
Second TD pass for Jordan Brown. Seneca Valley leads, North Hills, 33-19.
Knoch has knocked off Mars, 21-0
END OF THIRD QUARTER: UPPER ST. CLAIR 17, BETHEL PARK 17
9:13 p.m. - Yardage is USC 237 to Bethel Park 66. Still we're tied, 17-17.
9:12 p.m. - Bethel Park scores. John Mascaro 1-yard TD run. Christenson kick. Ties it, 17-17, with two minutes left in third.
9:10 p.m. - Chiante Pryor almost does it again. 5-6 sophomore goes 88 yards with kickoff to put Bethel Park at USC 7.
9:06 p.m. - Second play after safety kick. Steve Mackowicz goes 36 yards for TD off right tackle. Panthers also convert two-point conversion. Tim Witenske pass from Coughlin. Upper St. Clair leads, 17-10.
North Allegheny scores again. Tigers lead Central Catholic, 14-0. Trying for fifth straight game without a TD allowed.
Ben Tackett scores TD and Knoch is handling Mars, 21-0.
9:01 p.m. - Upper St. Clair gets safety. From 3-yard line, punt snap by Bethel Park goes over head of Cody Gilchrist and out of end zone. Bethel Park now leads, 10-9, with 3:47 left in third quarter.
8:57 p.m. - Wow. Looked like Mac Pope was in. But no. No TD. Bethel Park takes over inside own 1.
8;56 p.m. - No gain. Fourth-and-goal.
8:55 p.m. - USC moves to Bethel Park 1. Third down.
8:52 p.m. - USC first at 41.
Knoch still leads Mars, 13-0, after three
Washington leads Mount Pleasant, 28-7, enf of third.
8:47 p.m. - Second-half underway. Bethel Park penalty on kickoff return. Bethel will start at its
Halftime: Seneca Valley 26, North Hills 19
Shai McKenzie now with more than 200 yards rushing for Washington. Still in third quarter, Prexies leading Mount Pleasant.
From Steve Richey, North Allegheny misses a 29-yard field goal to end first half. North Allegheny leads Central Catholic, 7-0.
Knoch gets a defensive stand inside their own 20 against Mars. Knoch still leads.
8:30 p.m. - First-half stats. Upper St. Clair had 134 total yards to Bethel Park's 45. And that includes the loss of minus 28 yards on the final play of the half for USC.
JaQuan Davidson TD pass Elizabeth Forward leads Ringgold, 13-0.
HALFTIME: BETHEL PARK 10, UPPER ST. CLAIR 7
Forrest Barnes scored second TD for Seneca Valley. Raiders lead North Hills, 18-13.
8:22 p.m. - Last play of half, Pete Coughlin scrambles around for, maybe, 50 yards going back and forth. Ends up taking sack for loss of 28 yards.
8:21 p.m. - Third and 11 for USC. Timeout with 32.1 seconds left in half.
8:16 p.m. - Timeout with 2:46 left in first half. USC at Bethel 35. Really, USC has dominated the game, but the Panthers trail, 10-7. So far, USC nine first downs. Bethel Park two.
This is a little ridiculous one. Still eight minutes to go in half and South Fayette leads Riverside, 56-0????
Yough leads Waynesburg, 28-7
North Hills leads Seneca Valley, 13-11, after first quarter
Upset brewing? Mars trails Knoch, 13-0, at half, from Canadian Curt
8:08 p.m. - Three incomplete passes. Danny Christenson 27 yard field goal??? Good.
Bethel Park takes 10-7 lead with 6:07 left in half.
Highlands 17, Greensburg Salem 7
8:06 p.m. - First down and goal for Bethel at 10.
8:03 p.m. - Zach Rusch jumps route. INT for Bethel at USC 20.
8:02 p.m. - Bethel Park still with only one first down so far.USC has eight. But score is tied.
Elizabeth Forward leads Ringgold, 7-0, after first.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: UPPER ST. CLAIR 7, BETHEL PARK 7
Bethel Park only six plays in the first quarter. Scored TD on kickoff return.
From Craig Meyer: Washington's Shai McKenzie has 146 yards rushing at halftime. Little Prexies lead, 22-7, over Mount Pleasant.
From Sarge Everett, Jordan Blackmon 90-yard kickoff return for North Hills. North Hills takes 6-3 lead.
7:52 p.m. - Upper St. Clair defense stiffens. Bethel sets up for field goal. Fake. QB Levi Metheny pass incomplete.
Seneca Valley leads North Hills, 3-0, midway through first.
Seton-LaSalle leads Quaker Valley, 14-0.
Washington leads Mount Pleasant, 14-7
7:49 p.m. - USC QB Pete Coughlin fumbles ball away. Avery Dibble recovers for Bethel at 27.
Mack Leftwich 38 yard TD pass to Elijah Zeise and North Allegheny leads Central Catholic, 7-0
7:45 p.m. - It took only 13 seconds for Bethel Park to tie the game. Chiante Pryor, a 5-6 sophomore, goes 92 yards for touchdown on kickoff return. Danny Christenson kick. 7-7. 4:09 left in first quarter.
7:42 p.m. - Wow. 17-play, 82-yard drive for Upper St. Clair. Capped by Mac Pope 2-yard run. PAT good.
7:38 p.m. - USC winning battle up front. Eleven play drive now at Bethel 18.
7:35 p.m. - Upper St. Clair picks up two first downs running on its first drive. Now near midfield.
Woodland Hills 7, Canon-McMillan 0
Big Class AA game. Washington leading Mount Pleasant, 8-7, after the first quarter.
Knoch has taken a 7-0 lead on Mars.
One of the big keys will be Bethel Park's run defense, and not letting USC QB Pete Coughlin make some big plays with scrambles or running.
I'll take USC by 11.