Live blog from WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal - Woodland Hills vs. Seneca Valley. For reports and updates on other games, look to the right of this blog at our Twitter feed @PGVarsityXtra. If you have a score or update, tweet with #WPIAL.
FINAL: WOODLAND HILLS 28, SENECA VALLEY 14
5-yd TD pass from T.J. Holl to Eric Mrkonja.
WOODLAND HILLS 28, SENECA VALLEY 7
And another "pick 6" for Woodland Hills. This one 100 yard return for Jihad Brown. PAT good makes it 28-7 with 2 minutes left. Emptiness in red zone all night for Seneca.
WOODLAND HILLS 21, SENECA VALLEY 7
Woodland Hills fumbled ball away. But two plays later, T.J. Holl overthrew a receiver and Donte Broadus intercepted and returned it 55 yards for TD. PAT good 21-7 with 4:44 left.
9:43 - Fourth and 1 TJ Holl stopped. Woodland Hills takes over at 42.
WOODLAND HILLS 14, SENECA VALLEY 7
Fourth and goal, QB Harry Randall up the middle, carries some defenders into end zone for a touchdown. Also great run for 2 pt conversion, diving into end zone. Woodland Hills leads, 14-7, with 7:57 left.
Randall is difference in game. Can't throw too well but can he run!!!
9:31 - Harry Randall breaking loose again. 31-yard run puts ball at SV 3.
Bad news for North Allegheny. Pitt recruit Elijah Zeise out of game with shoulder injury.
9:24 - Pass INT in end zone for WHills Mike Nash. Seneca stopped again red zone.
END THIRD QUARTER: SENECA VALLEY 7, WOODLAND HILLS 6
Corbin Kessler intercepts pass for SV and now the Raiders are moving again as third quarter ends. Second and goal from the 11.
Woodland Hills has no passing game and that will hurt. 2 for 6 so far.
SENECA VALLEY 7, WOODLAND HILLS 6
On first and goal from the 4, SV's Mason DeHart scores TD. Chad Izenas kick. Seneca Valley QB Holl should return.
9:13 - Helped by a 15-yard penalty, Seneca Valley has driven to the Woodland Hills 4. But bad news for Seneca Valley. QB T.J. Holl hobbles off with a leg injury.
9:07 - Again Seneca Valley turns it over on downs in Woodland Hills territory. At the 32. Three and out for Woodland and Seneca takes over at its own 28.
8:58 - Second half underway. Three and out for WHills on first possession.
North Allegheny 16, Upper St. Clair 13
No defense in this one. Clairton-Fort Cherry 30-29
How fast things change. Aliquippa now leading Quaker Valley 22-14.
HALFTIME: WOODLAND HILLS 6, SENECA VALLEY 0
Seneca Valley has moved ball but missed two field goals and turned ball over on downs at 20. Difference in game is basically Harry Randall, Woody High QB. Has six carries for 106 yards and a 54-yard TD run. Besides him, Woodland Hills has only 47 yards offense. No yards passing.
Seneca Valley has 58 yards rushing. T.J. Holl 0 yards on 10 carries. But he has 85 yards passing. 7 of 10
8:25 - Again Seneca drives and comes up empty. This time turning the ball over on downs at the WH 20.
SHOCKER - Quaker Valley leading Aliquippa 14-6
WOODLAND HILLS 6, SENECA VALLEY 0
8:17 - I thought WH might break one sooner or later. Keeper by Harry Randall and he goes 54 yards for TD. PAT blocked. 6-0 with 5:15 left first half.
8:13 - Seneca Valley misses 33-yard field goal. Second miss short this game.
USC has taken 13-7 lead on NAllegheny. Mount Pleasant over Beaver 7-0
8:07 - Seneca Valley on drive inside WH 20
NA scores first but USt. Clair ties it 7-7.
Clairton on top Fort Cherry 8-7 on pick six.
7:59 - Seneca Valley defense doing nice job so far on Woodland Hills running game. You wonder if WH will break one sooner or later, though.
Just got text from Plum hoops coach Ron Richards. Listen to this. Former Plum basketball star Nolan Cressler is pouring it on Syracuse tonight. Ron says Nolan Cressler has 22 points AGAINST SYRACUSE - and it's still the FIRST HALF!!!
END FIRST QUARTER, WOODLAND HILLS 0, SENECA VALLEY 0
7:54 - After having first and goal from 6, Seneca moves backward and then had to settle for Chad Izenas FG attempt, but it was short.
7:48 - Two first downs for Woodland Hills and then Michael Denny intercepts pass for SV. Raiders then pick up two first downs and now inside 25.
7:39 - Seneca Valley receives three and out punt
7:25 - Five minutes from game time. Woodland Hills fans must not travel well. Not many here.
Quick update from PIAA Class AAA playoff game from Nick Tolomeo. Somserset scores on opening drive and takes 7-0 lead on University Prep.
**** Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders not expected to play because of an injured ankle. He has missed past few games.
**** I think big key to game is Woodland Hills' speed on the perimeter of its defense. That might keep Seneca Valley QB T.J. Holl hemmed in. He has more than 2,500 yards offense this season.
**** About 35 minutes from game time and there is practically no one here. Of course, traffic at this time of year in Wexford area can be horrible.