Upper St. Clair comes back to beat Mt. Lebanon, 21-19
FINAL SCORE: THOMAS JEFFERSON 28, WEST MIFFLIN 14
Aliquippa beats Beaver, 39-7. First time this year no mercy rule for Quips.
9:39 p.m. - Zach Schademan INT for Thomas Jefferson. That should clinch it. 2:28 left and Thomas Jefferson leads, 28-14.
9:36 p.m. - TJ defense has been terrific this half. Wheeler has 10 yards on five carries.
Mars beats Highlands, 25-10
9:30 p.m. - I would say this one looks over unless Jim Wheeler can break a long run and get West Mifflin back in it. WM not exactly a good come-from-behind team I would think.
9:27 p.m. - Byron Minous first carry of the game for Thomas Jefferson and scores touchdown on 5-yard run. 15-plya 76-yard drive. Impressive. In seven minutes, 50 seconds.
Altoona beats Connellsville
Knoch 41, Highlands 7
Hopewell in playoffs beats New Castle, 42-16
9:20 p.m. - TJ sticking to the ground in second half. Now at West Mifflin 20.
Big Class A game. Sto-Rox pitching shutout. Leads Rochester, 12-0, after third.
9:17 p.m. - Thomas Jefferson on move. At West Mifflin 34.
Clairton leading Imani, 40-0. Win No. 56 in a row for Bears
Swanson third TD run. Aliquippa leads Beaver, 39-7. Geez Quips are good.
9:11 p.m. - West Mifflin gets two first downs to TJ 26, but WM sputters. Turns ball over on downs. Still 21-14 with 2:25 left in third. TJ leads.
Devin Wilson apparently has set the all time WPIAL receptions record.
9:04 p.m. - And TJ goes three and out.
9:02 p.m. - West Mifflin can't do anything with field position. Punts.
8:58 p.m. - Intentional grounding on Thomas Jefferson on third down. TJ punts. West Mifflin good field position at TJ 37. First possession of third quarter for West Mifflin.
Brumbaugh TD. South Fayette 42, South Allegheny 0
Knoch 34, Highlands 7
Aliquippa 33, Beaver 7 in third. Swanson TD run.
Hopewell leads New Castle, 29-8, in a big Parkway Conference game.
Ambridge 10, Blackhawk 7 at the half
Sto-Rox leads Rochester, 6-0, at the half
Gateway 14, McKeesport 0
Central Catholic 21, Butler 0
Dravon Henry TD for Quips. Aliquippa leads Beaver, 26-7.
8:41 p.m. - P-G assistant sports editor Terry Shields behind me in press box. Remarks both of these bands are good. Agreed, Mr. Shields. But Notre Dame football is still foremost on his mind.
Beaver scores on first possession of second half. Trails Aliquippa, 20-7.
Woodland Hills 17, Penn Hills 0
Bethel Park 28, Baldwin 7
HALFTIME: THOMAS JEFFERSON 21, WEST MIFFLIN 14
West Mifflin actually has moved the ball better than TJ. West Mifflin had 158 yards rushing in first half and 30 yards passing. Thomas Jefferson had 96 passing and 16 rushing.
Jim Wheeler has 119 yards on 18 carries for West Mifflin. Love his quickness and speed. Runs hard, too. How big was Zach Schademan's 79-yard punt return for TD for TJ? Gigantic.
Dan the Man reports: Mack Leftwich four TD passes. North Allegheny leads North Hills, 28-0.
Canadian Curt reports Mars leads Hampton, 7-3, at the half.
8:18 p.m. - THOMAS JEFFERSON GOES BACK AHEAD
Jake Mascaro quick slant pattern. Catches 7-yard TD pass from Joe Carroll. Kick good. Thomas Jefferson leads, 21-14 with 3:31 left in half.
I just got another tweet that Shai McKenzie of Washington has 343 yards rushing and it's still second quarter.
8:17 p.m. - TJ now at West Mifflin 7.
8:14 p.m. - Teams exchange turnovers on back to back plays. TJ ball at West Mifflin, 49.
8:10 p.m. - West Mifflin defense starting to assert itself. Really shutting down TJ runs. Lot 2 deep for West Mifflin.
Another blowout coming? Aliquippa 20, Beaver 0 at the half
8:08 p.m. - And we could have a real good one here. Jim Wheeler uses speed to get outside for 5-yard TD run. PAT good and West Mifflin has tied it, 14-14, with 7:18 left in half.
You see Wheeler, and then you don't. Speed, speed, speed.
From Dan the Man White: North Allegheny 14, North Hills 0
8:05 p.m. - West Mifflin gets first down on pass play to 7. Fulmore to A.J. Olasz.
8:04 p.m. - Fourth-and-4 for West Mifflin. Going for it.
8:03 p.m. - Jim Wheeler 19-yard gain. He now has 95 yards on nine carries.
8:02 p.m. - West Mifflin holds TJ to three and out. West Mifflin takes over at TJ 38. Feel some momentum shifting here.
End of first quarter and Sto-Rox leads Rochester, 6-0.
North Allegheny leads North Hills, 6-0, after first quarter.
Knoch leads Highlands, 20-7
Devin Wilson has three TD catches. Montour rolling over Moon, 35-0.
Gateway leads McKeesport, 7-0, after first quarter.
Wow. Got a tweet that Shai McKenzie of Washington already has 291 yards on 6 carries for Washington.
7:55 p.m. - Jim Wheeler 1-yard run for TD. PAT by Dom Gajdos-Benson. It's 14-7 TJ with 26 sec. in first.
7:52 p.m. - 62-yard run by Jim Wheeler puts West Mifflin at TJ 10.
14-0 Mt. Lebanon takes 14-0 lead on Upper St. Clair. Roth 13-yarder to Apke
7:49 p.m. - On first down. Joe Carroll hits Colton Booher on 33-yard TD pass in left corner of end zone. PAT good and it's 14-0 TJ with 3:18 left in first quarter.
7:47 p.m. - TJ gets 25-yard pass on third down from Joe Carroll to Dalton Dietrich. First down at West Mifflin 38.
7:43 p.m. - Three and out for West Mifflin.
From Big Brad Everett: 23-yard TD pass from Tyler Roth to Troy Apke and Mt. Lebanon takes 7-0 lead on Upper St. Clair
7:38 p.m. - AND TJ STRIKES FIRST. Zach Schademan takes punt and speeds past everyone for 79-yard touchdown play. Evan Danscak with PAT. Thomas Jefferson 7-0 with 7:38 left in first quarter.
7:35 p.m. - TJ really flying to ball on defense. Jim Wheeler only 2 yards on 4 carries so far for West Mifflin.
Montour leads Moon, 14-0.
Washington over Waynesburg, 20-0.
From Michael McCormick: Seneca Valley leads, 6-0, in first quarter.
DeQuan White scores on 9-yard run and Woodland Hills takes 7-0 lead on Penn Hills.
From Craig Meyer of PG, Aliquippa leads Beaver, 6-0, after first quarter.
Mars and Hampton scoreless after first quarter. Game will decide No. 1 spot in Greater Allegheny Conference.
7:23 p.m. - Gigantic crowd here. One of biggest I've seen this year. Traffic incredible coming to game.
Penn-Trafford leads Hempfield, 3-0
Big Class AA game of undefeated. Dravon Henry INT for touchdown. Aliquippa leads Beaver, 6-0.
This is a 7:30 start. Some 7 p.m. games underway.
South Fayette already leads South Allegheny, 14-0. Zach Challingsworth TD reception.
Shai McKenzie goes 80 yards for TD on first attempt. Washington takes lead. He needs 52 yards to set Washington single-game record.
Mike Cunningham TD for Knoch. Knights lead Highlands, 7-0