Westmoreland County Friday Night Lights - Week Seven

GCC pulls away from Jeannette; Franklin Regional tops Hempfield; Kiski Area defeats Highlands

Sat Oct 14, 2023 - 12:22AM

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Samir Crosby scored three touchdowns in Greensburg Central Catholic's win over Jeannette. (Photo by www.westernpasports.com)Samir Crosby scored three touchdowns in Greensburg Central Catholic's win over Jeannette. (Photo by www.westernpasports.com)

Last Updated: Sun Oct 15, 2023 - 8:48PM

Franklin Regional 38 Hempfield Area 15   (FR: 6-2; HA: 1-7)   WATCH BROADCAST

Franklin Regional’s prolific connection of Chase Lemke and Ayden Hudock continued their production in a 38-15 win at Hempfield Area in the Class 5A Big East Conference. Lemke hit on 10-of-14 attempts for 219 yards and three scores, while Hudock snagged six passes for 110 yards and a pair of TDs. Furthermore, Kyle Dupill compiled 18 carries for 108 yards and a TD. In the defeat, Hempfield Area QB Dom Detruf amassed 222 yards passing and two TDs, with Keiran Lippmann and Reddix Katchur on the receiving end. While FR moved to 3-1 in the conference, Hempfield Area tumbled to 0-3.

Greensburg Central Catholic 42 Jeannette 24   (GCC: 5-3; JEA: 6-2)   WATCH BROADCAST

Greensburg Central Catholic’s second-half surge propelled the Centurions to a 42-24 win at Jeannette in the Class 1A Eastern Conference. As a result, Greensburg Central Catholic improved to 3-1, matching Jeannette’s record. GCC quarterback Tyree Turner factored into four scores, as he notched 110 yards rushing and two TDs, and added two more touchdowns through the air. Fellow Centurion Samir Crosby produced three touchdowns and 89 yards on the ground. Noah Sanders rushed for 142 yards and a score for the Jayhawks, while QB Payton Molter threw for 133 yards, including a couple of TDs to Jeremiah Williamson and Jayce Powell.

Penn-Trafford 21 Plum 6   (PT: 4-4; PL: 2-6)   LISTEN BROADCAST

Penn-Trafford rode a strong rushing attack and a stellar defensive effort to prevail 21-6 at Plum in a Class 5A Big East Conference tilt. Ben Grabowski, who started at quarterback for PT, rushed for 123 yards and all three TDs, while Tasso Whipple accumulated 154 yards rushing. Plum’s lone score came in the final minute, a 10-yard pass from Sean Franzi to Darian Nelson. With the triumph, PT improved to 3-1 in the conference, while Plum fell to 0-4.

Imani Christian 45 Derry Area 7   (IC: 5-2; DA: 3-5)   WATCH BROADCAST

Derry Area was overwhelmed at home in a 45-7 loss to Imani Christian Academy in Class 2A Allegheny Conference play. Saints QB Steve Vandiver threw for 142 yards and two scores, and he posted 144 yards and two more TDs on the ground. Derry Area’s lone score came on an interception return TD, as Justin Papuga took the return 49 yards to paydirt. While DA dropped to 2-3 in the conference, Imani ascended to 3-1.

North Allegheny 53 Norwin 25   (NA: 7-1; NOR: 2-6)   LISTEN BROADCAST

Norwin could not slow down North Allegheny, as the Tigers scored 37 points in the opening quarter to cruise to a 53-25 win in a nonconference clash. The host Tigers received two touchdowns from Khiryn Boyd, including an 89-yard kickoff return to open the game. Norwin QB Tristyn Tavares threw for three touchdowns in the setback for the Knights.

Greater Latrobe 50 Connellsville 28   (GL: 6-2; CONN: 4-4)

Greater Latrobe’s offense exploded in a 50-28 win at home against Connellsville Area in the Class 4A Big Seven Conference. John Wetzel accounted for four touchdowns, including three through the air, in leading the Wildcats, who improved to 4-1 in the conference, securing a playoff spot. Conversely, the Falcons dropped to 1-3. Greater Latrobe’s Ja’Tawn Willams also posted a multi-score game, as he found paydirt on a 76-yard run and a 78-yard kickoff return, while Brady Prohovic compiled 101 yards rushing. Connellsville QB Anthony Piasecki threw for 287 yards, while running back Bruce Giles totaled 184 yards on the ground and Capone Mickens caught 10 passes for 179 yards and two scores.

Kiski Area 36 Highlands 21   (KA: 3-5; HIGH: 4-4)

Carson Heinle’s impressive performance through the air boosted Kiski Area to a 36-21 win at Highlands in the Class 4A Greater Allegheny Conference. Heinle hit on 14-of-26 passes for 219 yards and three scores for the Cavaliers. Landon Kucic added 52 yards rushing and two scores for KA. After missing several weeks with injury, Aaran Randolph returned to the field and rushed for 134 yards and two TDs for Highlands. As a result of the outcome, the Cavaliers moved to 2-3, while the Golden Rams dipped to 1-3.

Belle Vernon 55 Mount Pleasant 7   (BVA: 6-1; MP: 5-3)

Belle Vernon Area exploded for 42 points in the opening half, as the Leopards made quick work of the host Vikings in a 55-7 outcome in the Class 3A Interstate Conference. Quinton Martin produced 94 yards rushing and three total TDs for BVA, Kole Doppelheuer added a pair of scores, while Anthony Crews, Jake Gedekoh, and Colton Lee also posted touchdowns for the Leopards. Curtis Wade threw for 125 yards and three TDs for BVA. The Vikings scored their points on a 76-yard connection from Cole Chatfield to Dante Giallonardo. With the win, Belle Vernon moved to 3-0 in conference play, while the Vikings dropped to 1-2.

Southmoreland 46 Greensburg Salem 12   (SOU: 5-3; GS: 1-7)

Southmoreland’s defense created five turnovers, and the offense capitalized in a 46-12 win at Greensburg Salem in Class 3A Interstate Conference play. While the Scotties improved to 2-1 in the conference, the Golden Lions remained winless at 0-3. The Scotties’ defense snagged three interceptions and recovered a pair of fumbles. Da’sjon Craggette led the Southmoreland offense, rushing for 112 yards and three TDs. Julian Stevens and Dom Rosensteel provided second-half scores for GS.

Apollo-Ridge 48 Yough 20   (AR: 2-6; YOU: 2-6)

Yough’s defense was porous for the second week in a row, as the Cougars dropped a 48-20 outcome on the road to Apollo-Ridge in Class 2A Allegheny Conference play. Vikings signalcaller Karter Schrock passed for 167 yards and two scores, and he added 123 yards and two more TDs on the ground. In the defeat, Raiden Kuroda amassed 128 yards through the air. With the defeat, the Cougars dropped to 1-4 in the conference, while AR improved to 1-4.

Serra Catholic 47 Ligonier Valley 0   (SC: 3-4; LV: 2-6)

Ligonier Valley could not slow down the torrid pace of Serra Catholic QB Quadir Stribling, who led the Eagles to a 47-0 win in Class 2A Allegheny Conference action. Stribling threw for 321 and five TDs for Serra, which won its third straight overall and improved to 3-1 in the conference. The visiting Rams, meanwhile, dropped to 1-4. LV standout running back John Jablunovsky rushed for 58 yards but left with an injury in the first half.

Steel Valley 49 Burrell 14   (SV: 6-1; BURR: 4-4)

Burrell had no answer for Steel Valley’s Donald Barksdale, as he ran for 258 yards and six touchdowns in leading the Ironmen to a lopsided 49-14 win at home in a battle for first in the Class 2A Allegheny Conference. The Buccaneers received touchdowns from Cooper Hornack, who snagged a pass from Stephen Hasson, as well as Tyler Maglisco on a 1-yard run. While Steel Valley remained perfect in the conference at 5-0, Burrell dropped to 3-2.

Shady Side Academy 43 Valley 14   (SSA: 5-3; VALL: 2-6)

Although Valley held a first-quarter lead, the Vikings could not contain the Bulldogs, who cruised to a 43-14 win in Class 3A Allegheny Six Conference play. As a result, the host Vikings dropped to 0-3 in the conference, while SSA moved to 2-1. Isaiah Beckham posted two rushing scores and an interception return TD for Shady Side Academy. Valley held an early advantage courtesy of a 27-yard connection from Tristin Goodwin Darnell Coaston.

Week 6 Westmoreland County Stars

Tristyn Tavares (Norwin) - 16-32 for 261 yds. passing, 3 TD's

Luke Denny (Norwin) - 10 rec. for 234 yds. receiving, 2 TD's

Tyree Turner (Greensburg CC) - 8-14 for 102 yds. passing, 2 TD's; 100 yds. rushing, 2 TD's

Samir Crosby (Greensburg CC) - 3 rec. for 39 yds. receiving, 1 TD; 90 yds. rushing, 2 TD's

Carson Heinle (Kiski Area) - 15-25 for 213 yds. passing, 3 TD's

Terry Martin (Kiski Area) - 5 rec. for 152 yds. receiving, 1 TD

Chase Lemke (Franklin Regional) - 10-14 for 215 yds. passing, 3 TD's

Ayden Hudock (Franklin Regional) - 6 rec. for 110 yds. receiving, 2 TD's

Ty Keffer (Southmoreland) - 6 rec. for 108 yds. receiving

Da'sjon Craggette (Southmoreland) - 17 att. for 112 yds. rushing, 3 TD's

Tasso Whipple (Penn-Trafford) - 149 yds. rushing

Noah Sanders (Jeannette) - 143 yds. rushing, 1 TD

Ben Grabowski (Penn-Trafford) - 126 yds. rushing, 3 TD's