Live blog from the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal game between Woodland Hills and Central Catholic. For scores, photos and notes from other quarterfinal games, look to the right at the Twitter account for @PGVarsityXtra. If you have a note or score, tweet it with #wpial
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 21, WOODLAND HILLS 0
Central Catholic gets 28-yard TD from Vinny Emmanuele.
9:42 Woodland Hills turns over on downs. QB Jeremiah Jones on fourth-and-4, runs only 3 yards.
Great game in AAAA. NA leads Penn-Trafford, 31-28.
9:38 Woodland Hills. WH gets to CC 34.
END OF THIRD QUARTER: CENTRAL CATHOLIC 14, WOODLAND HILLS 0
9:31 Woodland Hills takes over at its own 46.
9:25 Woodland Hills picks up a first down and then punts.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 14, WOODLAND HILLS 0
Central gets another TD without its offense doing anything. Woodland Hills RB Miles Sanders hit hard, fumbles, Rasahd Wheeler picks it off the turf and returns it 25 yards for TD. MacZura kick. 14-0 with 6:10 left in third.
9:14 Three and out for Central. Another excellent punt by Central's Mitch MacZura putting Woodland Hills inside its 20. WH ball at 18. Still 7-0 with 6:58 left in half.
9:06 - Second half under way.
I just saw a tweet that Ben DiNucci has 284 yards passing at halftime. It's all about the Benjamin.
Here is a surprise. South Park leads South Fayette, 14-13, at halftime. Great job by Tom Loughran and his staff. Not saying South Park will win, but most people thought this would be a blowout like it was earlier in the season.
Another blowout for Clairton. Bears lead, 46-7
Thomas Jefferson leads Mars, 14-7, in the third quarter.
HALFTIME: CENTRAL CATHOLIC 7, WOODLAND HILLS 0
Central Catholic two first downs in first half. Woodland Hills two first downs. Miles Sanders had 47-yard run on final play of half.
8:37 STOP THE PRESSES!!!!! Woodland Hills with a first down. First of the game. Miles Sanders 12-yard run.
I thought Neshannock-Jeannette could be a good one. Neshannock leads, 19-14.
8:31 Central Catholic now at Woodland Hills 30. Central has three first downs.
South Side Side Beaver giving North Catholic a tussle. 7-6 NC leads.
West Allegheny has taken a 23-14 lead on Franklin Regional.
McKeesport leads Plum, 13-3.
Mars and Thomas Jefferson tied, 7-7
8:24 Woodland Hills punts again after three an out. Still without a first down. c'mon, man.
Penn-Trafford scores. 10-7 North Allegheny leads.
8:21 Central defensive coordinator Dave Fleming told me before the season that this might be best defensive line Central has had in long time. It's showing tonight.
8:20 And we have our eighth punt of the game.
Seton-LaSalle leads Highlands, 14-7
8:16 Hey, a first down. Central Catholic now at 50.
Pine-Richland leads Altoona, 14-0
Central Valley winning, 21-0
8:13 This is a recording. Three and out for Woodland Hills. 9 minutes left in half and only one first down in game.
8:09 Both of these defenses are top notch. Another three and out for Central. Still waiting for first complete pass.
Neshannock takes 13-7 lead Jeannette.
North Allegheny up on Penn-Trafford, 10-0
Franklin Regional back ahead of West Allegheny, 14-9
END OF FIRST QUARTER: CENTRAL CATHOLIC 7, WOODLAND HILLS 0
8:03 Johnny on the spot again. Johnny Petrishen INT at own 47.
West Allegheny goes on top of Franklin Regional, 9-7
8:00 Neither team much of a passing game again. Almost end of first quarter and yet to see completed pass.
7:59 Central Catholic three and out.
McKeesport leading Plum , 7-3
7:56 Woodland Hills three and out again. At least they didn't kick this time to Petrishen.
Washington leading Apollo-Ridge, 8-7.
7:53 Mitch MacZura 40-yard field goal attempt for Central, no good.
North Allegheny leading Penn-Trafford 7-0.
Neshannock and Jeannette tied, 7-3.
Hmmm. Franklin Regional leading West Allegheny, 7-3
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 7, WOODLAND HILLS 0
Do teams not read? Not watch film? Johnny Petrishen has returned a number of punts for TDs the past two years. But Woodland Hills punted right to him. Petrishen returned it 55 yards for TD.
On the ensuing kickoff, Jihad Brown fumbled and Central's Bryan Glover recovered at Woodland Hills 36.
7:39 Central Catholic receive.
Jeannette up on Neshannock, 7-0
Kazeon Pugh 56-yard TD run. Aliquippa leads Mount Pleasant 8-0.
Pine-Richland has jumped ahead of Altoona 7-0. Road to Heinz is paved for P-R. First play DiNucci 65-yard TD pass to Merhaut.
7:20 - Cold night. Game on TV. Certainly not a good crowd. Not even medium size crowd. This is 15 minutes before kickoff.
There could have been brothers going against each other in this game. Jaymier Scarbrough is a 6-2, 310-pound senior lineman at Woodland Hills. Jordan Scarbrough is a 6-1, 280-pound defensive lineman for Central Catholic. But we have received word that Jordan Scarbrough will not play. He is not with the team.