The third week of the high school football season is mostly in the books. With a few games remaining on Saturday afternoon, here is a look at all of the final scores from Week 3 of WPIAL action. This year, our WPIAL coverage is sponsored by the Small Player Big Play App, which provides schools the opportunity to fundraise by live-streaming their games and events. Check out their Twitter page and get the app for free on Apple or Andriod devices. After the weekend’s games are over, check out our WPIAL Standings Page. Also, stay tuned early in the week for Episode 2 of the WPIAL Blitz Show, which is free on the Small Player Big Play app and on YouTube.
Thursday, September 25
Avella 21, West Greene 20 – Avella stopped West Greene in the red zone in the closing minutes to secure their third win of the season. This is the first time since 2013 that Avella is 3-0 and the first time since 2014 that the Eagles have won more than 2 games in a season.
Friday, September 26
North Allegheny 35, Central Catholic 21 – North A’s defense absolutely suffocated Central’s offense. The Vikings only score was on a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Seneca Valley 35, Norwin 3 – Ethan West scored 3 TDs to lead the Raiders to their second victory of the season.
Mt Lebanon 52, Hempfield 26 – Mt. Lebanon bounced back from their loss to Canon-McMillan last week to double up Hempfield.
Peters Twp 17, South Fayette 3 – Peters Twp’s defense stifled South Fayette, snapping their 64-game conference winning streak. Donovan McMillan blocked a punt to set up the first TD and returned the opening kick of the second half for the second.
Moon 35, Fox Chapel 6 – Don’t sleep on Moon once conference play starts. The Tigers won the Allegheny Conference last season and are off to a 3-0 start this year.
Franklin Regional 14, Bethel Park 0
Penn-Trafford 56, Shaler 0
Upper St Clair 52, Latrobe 44 – A shootout at Latrobe Memorial Stadium saw Jamaal Brown run for 4 TDs to keep the Panthers in front and answer every time Latrobe cut into their lead.
Woodland Hills 34, North Hills 7 – Woody High is off to a 3-0 start and looks dominant heading into conference play.
Thomas Jefferson 42, Belle Vernon 21 – After a back and forth first half, Thomas Jefferson pulled away in the second half for their 19th consecutive victory.
West Mifflin 27, Laurel Highlands 20 – West Mifflin prevailed in a back-and-forth game. Tyrell Ogletree ran for 149 yards and 1 TD for the Titans.
McKeesport 10, Trinity 7 – Trinity gave McKeesport all they could handle in a defensive battle.
Ringgold 48, Uniontown 6 – Ringgold won for just the second time in 24 games with Uniontown’s losing streak extending to 33 games. John Polefko ran for 159 yards and 3 TDs for Ringgold.
Armstrong 34, Knoch 7 – Armstrong QB Cadin Olsen threw for four first half TDs and finished with over 300 yards to lead the Riverhawks.
Indiana 56, Greensburg Salem 28 – A week after getting their 700th win in school history, Greensburg Salem got routed by Indiana.
Hampton 28, Highlands 21 – Mat Dematteo hit Benny Haselrig for a 28-yard touchdown that proved to be the game winning score in a back-and-forth contest.
Plum 49, Mars 21 – Plum moves to 3-0 and takes a commanding lead atop the Greater Allegheny Conference standings.
North Catholic 35, East Allegheny 14 – The Trojans are 3-0 after beating an East Allegheny team that some had pegged as contenders for the conference crown.
Valley 34, Deer Lakes 0
Freeport 34, Derry 14 – The Yellow Jackets defense held Derry in check to lead Freeport to a 2-0 record leaving just them and North Catholic as the undefeateds in the Allegheny Seven Conference.
Mt Pleasant 13, Southmoreland 10 – The Vikings snapped a 2-game losing streak to their rivals Southmoreland.
South Allegheny 41, Yough 9 – South Allegheny got their first win of the season.
South Park 41, Brownsville 6 – South Park moves to 3-0 in conference play.
Charleroi 7, Waynesburg 6 – The Cougars edged Waynesburg in a battle of 0-2 teams.
McGuffey 42, Frazier 0 – Kyle Bookman and McKinley Whipkey each scored twice to put the Highlanders alone in first place in the Century Conference.
Washington 45, Chartiers-Houston 14 – Wash High pulled away in the second half to knock Char-Houston from the ranks of the unbeatens.
Beaver Falls 54, Ellwood City 26
Neshannock 54, Freedom 20
New Brighton 27, Mohawk 14 – NyaSanu Greene scored three times – once on the ground and twice on the receiving end of Gabe Haddox passes – to lead New Brighton to a 3-0 record.
Laurel 41, Riverside 13 – Laurel is having no problem with the move up to 2A as they get their second win of the season.
Steel Valley 14, Brentwood 12 – In overtime, Steel Valley topped Brentwood in a non-conference game.
Sto-Rox 44, Shady Side Academy 42 – This was Shady Side Academy’s first game of the season and it wound up being a thrilling shootout with Sto-Rox. The Vikings went 92 yards in the last 2 minutes to win.
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Serra 57, Carlynton 0
OLSH 35, Fort Cherry 13 – OLSH’s victory sets up a showdown with Rochester next week.
Shenango 68, Cornell 14 – Reis Watkins scored 6 TDs for Shenango. He is for real. This was a big win for Shenango in the conference playoff race.
Rochester 29, Burgettstown 7 – Rochester is off to a 3-0 start and keeps pace with OLSH and Shenango atop the conference standings.
Union 34, Northgate 14 – Union got their first win of the season as Northgate’s losing streak extends to 27 games.
Bishop Canevin 14, GCC 12 – Canevin had a 14-0 lead at halftime before GCC scored two third quarter TDs to cut the lead to 2. The Canevin defense forced 5 turnovers and got a key fourth down stop to seal the game.
Clairton 66, Riverview 0 – Dontae Sanders scored 3 TDs on the ground and returned a blocked punt for a score while Jonte Sanders threw for 3 TDs to Brooklyn Cannon as Clairton blew out Riverview.
Jeannette 45, Imani 0 – Jeannette ran out to a big lead early and never let up to rout Imani.
Springdale 45, Leechburg 19 – Leechburg has dropped two in a row after their big win over GCC. Springdale is 3-0 and in position to challenge Clairton for the conference title.
California 49, Mapletown 18 – After last week’s game against West Greene was postponed due to a COVID case, California came back and routed Mapletown.
Carmichaels 41, Bentworth 16 – The move down to 1A has treated Carmichaels well as they are now 3-0 and tied with Avella atop the Tri-County South.
Jefferson-Morgan 22, Monessen 14 – In a battle of 0-2 teams, Jefferson-Morgan got their first victory of the season.
Blackhawk 38, Ambridge 7
Avonworth 19, South Side Beaver 16
Apollo-Ridge 56, Burrell 8 – Apollo-Ridge looks like a serious contender in 2A after winning the Alle-Kiski Valley showdown with 3A Burrell in dominant fashion.
Central Valley 49, New Castle 21 – The defending 3A Champions showed they are for real by beating a solid 4A team in New Castle.
Chartiers Valley 39, Hopewell 12 – Chartiers Valley is off to a 3-0 start with solid wins over Montour and South Fayette under their belts.
Elizabeth Forward 42, Beth-Center 6
Montour 19, Keystone Oaks 7
Aliquippa 73, Quaker Valley 0 – Going to go out on a limb here and say the Quips didn’t forget.
— Quaker Valley Basketball (@QVBasketball) September 26, 2020
Saturday, September 26
Penn Hills 31, Kiski 13 – Penn Hills got their first win of the season in a game that was rescheduled after a Week 1 postponement.
Beaver 29, Seton LaSalle 20
West Allegheny 63, Connellsville 24 – West Allegheny set numerous team records including Gavin Miller throwing for 394 yards, Jashon Spencer’s 207 receiving yards, and the 63 points scored.