[Full Friday night scoreboard + Updated WPIAL standings]
Sto-Rox quarterback Lenny Williams needed 424 yards and five passing touchdowns Friday to tie the WPIAL's all-time records in each category.
Maybe next week.
Williams led a 58-0 rout of Northgate, but only had to throw for 168 yards and three touchdowns to do so.
Williams can tie the records with 256 yards and two scores next week when Sto-Rox hosts Union.
Both records are held by Christian Brumbaugh, who threw for 7,162 yards and 88 touchdowns at South Fayette.
Back at Square One
After having its nation-best winning streak snapped at 66 games last week, Clairton came back with a 36-28 win over Fort Cherry (ranked No. 4 Class A) in a game that wasn't very big on defense. As our Criag Meyer tweeted, "That game was hideous." More on his feed @CraigMeyerPG.
Avella extends 'streak'
Avella, which took ownership of the WPIAL's longest winning streak after Clairton's loss (five games), beat Geibel Catholic 54-12 Friday to extend the mini streak to six.
Central Catholic flexes Class AAAA muscles
No. 2 Class AAAA school Central Catholic was dominant in a 42-0 victory over No. 5 Seneca Valley. The Vikings' J.J. Cosentino completed only three of his six passes but all went for touchdowns. Brad Everett (@BREAL412) has more on that game.
West A wins Class AAA showcase
West Allegheny, ranked No. 2 in Class AAA, held off No. 3 Central Valley, 13-7. Central Valley, playing without coach Mark Lyons, who served the first half of his two-game suspension, was held to 51 yards offense and two first downs. More on Mike White's live blog.
Brown's record chances take a blow
Univeristy Prep quarterback Ron Brown was facing an uphill battle to beat Bruce Gradkowski's regular-season passing record of 2,754 yards, since Gradkowski's Seton-La Salle team had nine regular season games in 2000 and Brown only had eight.
But Brown lost another opportunity this week, as University Prep had to cancel its games against Canada Prep because the Canadian team had players beyond 12th grade on its roster. Playing against players above 12th grade is forbidden by PIAA and WPIAL rules.
With four games down and three to go, Brown has 1,686 passing yards and 23 touchdowns. But, at an average of 421.5 yards, per game Brown is still on pace for 2,950.5 yards.
Other Friday night stories
- Gateway, ranked No. 3 in Class AAAA, was at risk of being upset by Hempfield but scored a touchdown with 39 seconds left to come back for a 22-16 win.
- South Fayette made a statement, beating Seton-La Salle 45-3. Both teams were 4-0 in Class AA.
- Woodland Hills beat Mt. Lebanon 49-10, finally giving the Preseason No. 1 a winning record, improving to 3-2.
- West Mifflin stud running back Jimmy Wheeler's stat line from a 42-28 win over Ringgold: 46 carries, 366 yards, six touchdowns.
- Thomas Jefferson quarterback Chase Winovich ran twice in a 49-0 win over Albert Gallatin, going 55 and 75 yards for touchdowns.
- Our stat crew pointed out that 32 of Friday's 60 games had at least 50 total points between both teams, and 20 had 60 points or more.
Odds & Ends
- High score: North Catholic 60, West Shamokin 27. Four teams had 58.
- Shutouts: 7
- Overtime games: none reported.
How teams new to the rankings fared
Mars (AAA) beat Greensburg Salem 38-13.
Avonworth (A) beat Apollo-Ridge 35-27.
Perry (City) lost to Bishop Hartley (Ohio) 62-7.
How teams that feel out of the rankings responded
Highlands (AAA) beat Indiana 21-14.
Clairton (A) beat No. 4 Fort Cherry 36-28.
Brashear (City) beat Erie Strong Vincent 41-38 (Thursday).
Full results from ranked teams
Class AAAA (records entering Week Five)
No. 1 Upper St. Clair (4-0) beat Baldwin 44-0.
No. 2 Central Catholic (4-0) beat No. 5 Seneca Valley 42-0.
No. 3 Gateway (4-0) beat Hempfield 22-16.
No. 4 McKeesport (4-0) beat Altoona 34-7.
No. 5 Seneca Valley lost at No. 3 Central Catholic 42-0.
No. 1 Thomas Jefferson (4-0) beat Albert Gallatin 49-0.
No. 2 West Allegheny (4-0) beat No. 3 Central Valley 13-7.
No. 3 Central Valley (4-0) lost at No. 2 West Allegheny 13-7.
No. 4 West Mifflin (4-0) beat Ringgold 42-28.
No. 5 Mars (3-1) beat Greensburg Salem 38-13.
No. 1 Aliquippa (4-0) beat Mohawk 56-8.
No. 2 Beaver Falls (4-0) beat Keystone Oaks 54-15.
No. 3 Washington (4-0) beat Jeanette 48-14 (Thursday).
No. 4 South Fayette (4-0) beat Seton-La Salle 45-3.
No. 5 Shady Side Academy (4-0) plays Freeport Saturday.
No. 1 Sto-Rox (4-0) beat Northgate 58-0.
No. 2 North Catholic beat West Shamokin 60-27.
No. 3 Neshannock (3-1) beat South Side Beaver 50-12.
No. 4 Fort Cherry lost at home to Clairton 36-28.
No. 5 Avonworth (4-0) beat Apollo-Ridge 35-27.
No. 1 University Prep (4-0) didn't play.
No. 2 Allderdice (2-2) plays Linsly School (W.Va.) Saturday.
No. 3 Perry (2-2) lost at Bishop Hartley (Ohio) 62-7.
Fox Chapel at Shaler, 1:30 p.m.
Ford City at Summit Academy, 12:30 p.m.
South Allegheny at Burgettstown, 1:30 p.m.
Freeport at Shady Side Academy, 2:30 p.m.
Kiski School at Mercersburg Academy, 2 p.m.
Allderdice at Linsly School (W.Va.), 3:30 p.m.
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