A ranked team in all four WPIAL classes and the City League went down in Week Three, as did two of the region's top running backs.
Washington's Shai McKenzie went down with a knee injury and did not return in a 56-10 win over Charleroi. Reports differ on his outlook but nothing will be known until he sees a doctor. McKenzie tweeted that he believed it was his ACL and that he heard a pop.
Steel Valley's D'Andre Pickens suffered an apparent ankle injury and was seen wielding crutches on the sideline. He did not return to the game – 42-7 loss to South Fayette – and the extent of his injury is not yet known.
Ranked teams that lost:
- Class AAAA No. 3 North Allegheny lost at Seneca Valley, 20-6. Check CraigMeyerPG's Twitter for more on that game, including a picture of Seneca Valley fans rushing the field after the win.
- Class AAA No. 5 Franklin Regional was shut out by Highlands, 17-0.
- Class AA No. 5 Steel Valley lost to No. 4 South Fayette, 42-7. Brad Everett (@BREAL412) tweeted from that game.
- Class A No. 3 Neshannock lost to No. 2 Sto-Rox Thursday and No. 5 Monessen lost at home Friday to Fort Cherry, 49-33.
- City League No. 1 Perry lost to Allderdice Thursday, 22-19.
Game of the Week
Gateway beat Kiski Area, 43-25, in a penalty- and turnover-laden Post-Gazette Game of the Week. Both teams were 2-0 in the Class AAAA Foothills Conference. Read through Mike White's live blog for more on that game.
No soup for you
Three WPIAL teams entered Week Three without allowing a point on the season.
All three of those streaks were broken Friday, but all three teams still won.
Clairton actually trailed briefly before coming back to beat California, 32-7, for its 66th-straight win. Beth-Center held off Carmichaels 28-22 and Shady Side Academy beat Valley 10-8.
University Prep's Ronald Brown threw for 525 yards on 25-of-36 passing Friday in a 52-21 win over Carrick. The state record is 594 yards. Brown threw for 468 yards a week ago.
Odds & ends
- High score: Washington 66, Charleroi 10.
- Shutouts: 14.
- OT games: none reported.
How teams new to the Post-Gazette rankings fared
- McKeesport (AAAA) beat Norwin 28-7.
- Monessen (A) lost at home to Fort Cherry 49-33.
How teams that fell out of rankings responded
- Woodland Hills (AAAA) beat Bethel Park 38-23 for its first win of the season.
- Brentwood (A) lost to Windber 35-20.
Full results of ranked teams
Class AAAA (records entering Week Three)
No. 1 Upper St. Clair (2-0) beat Peters Township 41-0.
No. 2 Central Catholic (2-0) beat Canon-McMillan 56-0.
No. 3 North Allegheny (2-0) lost at Seneca Valley 20-6.
No. 4 Gateway (2-0) beat Kiski Area 43-25.
No. 5 McKeesport (2-0) beat Norwin 28-7.
No. 1 Thomas Jefferson (2-0) beat Hollidaysburg 45-12.
No. 2 West Allegheny (2-0) beat Moon 43-6.
No. 3 Central Valley (2-0) beat Charties Valley 49-0.
No. 4 West Mifflin (2-0) beat Uniontown 35-0.
No. 5 Franklin Regional (2-0) lost at Highlands 17-0.
No. 1 Aliquippa (2-0) beat Riverside 49-0.
No. 2 Beaver Falls (2-0) beat Ellwood City 45-13.
No. 3 Washington (2-0) beat Charleroi 56-10.
No. 4 South Fayette (2-0) beat No. 5 Steel Valley 42-7.
No. 5 Steel Valley (2-0) lost at home to No. 4 South Fayette 42-7.
No. 1 Clairton (2-0) beat California 32-7
No. 2 Sto-Rox (2-0) beat No. 3 Neshannock 34-31 (Thursday).
No. 3 Neshannock (2-0) lost at No. 2 Sto-Rox 34-31 (Thursday).
No. 4 North Catholic (2-0) beat Northgate 42-6.
No. 5 Monessen (2-0) lost at home to Fort Cherry 49-33.
No. 1 Perry (1-1) lost to Allderdice 22-19 (Thursday).
No. 2 University Prep (2-0) beat Carrick 52-21.
No. 3 Brashear (0-2) beat Westinghouse 16-6.
West Shamokin at Riverview, noon
Kiski School at Columbus Crusaders, 7 p.m.
West Allegheny 43, Moon 6
Gateway 43, Kiski Area 25
South Fayette 42, Steel Valley 7
Seneca Valley 20, North Allegheny 6
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