Here’s a rundown of the results of the Week 4 Games around the WPIAL. Twenty teams entered this week with an unblemished record. The only four to lose were teams that faced other undefeated squads. This is the last week of non-conference play for conferences with only six teams, so next week everyone will be fully into conference play. Check out our WPIAL Standings Page for a full listing of where teams stand at the end of the weekend.
Class 6A Results
Central Catholic 24, North Allegheny 7 – Ganon Carothers ran for 164 yards and 2 TDs to lead the Vikings to victory. With the exception of one long Kolin Dinkins touchdown run, Central’s defense absolutely stifled North Allegheny’s offense.
Mt. Lebanon 48, Hempfield 14 – Mt. Lebanon is off to a 5-0 start but now gets the cream of the 6A crop with back-to-back games against North Allegheny and Central Catholic who were last year’s WPIAL finalists. Joey Daniels threw for 3 TDs (two of them going to Eli Heidenreich) and ran for another to lead the Blue Devils to victory.
Canon-McMillan 61, Baldwin 7 – Baldwin remains the only winless team in 6A after the Big Macs made a big statement.
The Seneca Valley-Norwin game was cancelled due to COVID cases at Norwin. Seneca Valley will receive a forfeit victory in the standings.
Class 5A Results
Since all three 5A conferences have just six teams, these are all non-conference matchups. Conference play will begin in 5A next week.
Pine-Richland 21, Gateway 7 – Reports of Pine-Richland’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated. The Rams started 0-3 but have defeated Upper St Clair and Gateway in consecutive weeks to remind everyone they are still the team to beat in 5A.
Kiski 7, West Allegheny 0 – In a battle of two undefeated teams in 5A, it was a defensive struggle. Kiski’s Brock Wilkins broke out for a 40-yard TD run in the fourth for the first score of the game.
Bethel Park 28, Franklin Regional 13
Peters Twp 47, Connellsville 7
South Fayette 35, Latrobe 7 – Landon Lutz threw three touchdown passes to lead the Lions to victory.
Moon 42, Fox Chapel 28 – Moon enacted the mercy rule by going up 42-7 in the third quarter only to have Fox Chapel score three fourth quarter touchdowns. Dylan Sleva scored twice on the ground and Ben Bladel had a rushing touchdown and fumble return touchdown for Moon.
Penn Hills 21, Upper St Clair 14 – The Indians jumped out to a 21-0 lead and held off a furious second half comeback by the Panthers.
Woodland Hills cancelled their non-conference game against North Hills due to COVID cases.
Class 4A Results
Belle Vernon 28, Thomas Jefferson 21 – The premier matchup in the WPIAL this week goes to Belle Vernon. Quinton Martin scored twice for Belle Vernon before leaving with an injury. TJ QB Joseph Lekse scored 3 times on the ground, including the go-ahead TD with 8 1/2 minutes left in the game. Belle Vernon answered with a Devin Whitlock TD with 4 minutes to go. Then after a defensive stop, Devin Whitlock scampered 40 yards with under 10 seconds to play on 4th and 14 to score the game-winning touchdown.
DEVIN WHITLOCK RACES 40 YARDS FOR A TOUCHDOWN WITH 4 SECONDS LEFT TO GIVE BELLE VERNON A 28-21 WIN AGAINST THOMAS JEFFERSON!!! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MXLLn0krBu
— Westmoreland Sports Network (@WestmorelandSN) September 25, 2021
McKeesport 49, Trinity 14
Laurel Highlands 27, West Mifflin 7 – Laurel Highlands gets their second win over West Mifflin in the last decade and improves to 5-0 for the first time in school history. Rodney Gallagher threw for 2 TDs and ran for another for the Mustangs.
Hampton 27, Highlands 7 – Hampton wins a battle of unbeatens at the top of the Greater Allegheny Conference. The Talbots defense was stifling once again and returned a fumble for a touchdown. Matt DeMatteo booted two field goals, including a 42-yarder.
Greensburg Salem 35, Indiana 14 – A week after Indiana beat defending conference champions Plum, the Little Indians fall to Greensburg Salem. Hayden Teska, one of the WPIAL’s leading passers, threw for 3 TDs.
Armstrong 49, Knoch 6
Plum 29, Mars 0 – These teams finished at the top of the conference last year but both entered this game winless. Mars’ offensive struggles continue as Plum’s victory gets them right back into the conversation in the Greater Allegheny Conference.
4A vs 3A Non-Conference Results
Aliquippa 62, Quaker Valley 0
Central Valley 56, New Castle 7 – Antwon Johnson, filling in at QB for the injured Matt Merritt, threw two touchdowns to Jack Bible and two to Jayvin Thompson as the Warriors scored another mercy rule victory.
Blackhawk 28, Ambridge 6 – The longest losing streak in the WPIAL continues as Ambridge loses their 28th straight game.
Chartiers Valley 49, Hopewell 7
Montour 28, Keystone Oaks 21 – Montour jumped out to an 21-7 halftime lead and held on as Keystone Oaks tried to mount a second half comeback.
Class 3A Results
North Catholic 31, East Allegheny 14
Deer Lakes 6, Valley 0 – The Lancers get their second win of the season after pounding Derry last week and give their playoff hopes a significant boost.
Mt Pleasant 34, Southmoreland 7 – Robbie Labuda ran for 193 yards and 2 TDs and added a receiving touchdown to give the Vikings a win over their archrivals.
South Park 54, Brownsville 0 – Brownsville has yet to score through 4 games.
South Allegheny 56, Yough 8 – The Gladiators get their first win of the season as Yough’s offensive struggles continue.
3A vs 2A Non-Conference Results
Apollo-Ridge 35, Burrell 17 – The Vikings win a battle of AK Valley teams and get their first win of the season.
Elizabeth Forward 40, Beth-Center 7
Serra Catholic 14, Freeport 3 – This game was added late in the week after both teams had their original opponents cancel on them due to COVID. Serra’s defense once again turned in a dominant performance.
Avonworth 12, South Side Beaver 7 – The Lopes defense stood strong in the second half, getting a fumble on the goal line and a fourth down stop to preserve their lead.
Class 2A Results
Washington 35, Chartiers-Houston 0 – The Prexies look to be on a collision course with McGuffey for a conference title showdown in Week 9.
McGuffey 46, Frazier 13 – McGuffey starts their conference schedule in a big way. Eric Donnlley scored twice for the Highlanders who were unstoppable on the ground all night.
Charleroi 28, Waynesburg 7 – Waynesburg’s conference losing streak hits 24 games, the 4th longest in the WPIAL.
Beaver Falls 49, Ellwood City 0 – The defending 2A WPIAL Champs got their first win of the season. QB Jaren Brickner accounted for 150 yards of total offense and had a passing and a rushing touchdown. Quadir Thomas ran for two touchdowns as well for the Tigers. Ellwood City’s losing streak reaches 20 games, the second longest in the WPIAL.
Laurel 48, Riverside 0 – There was no let-down from the Spartans after their big win over Beaver Falls last week.
Mohawk 28, New Brighton 26 – The Warriors win a tight game for the second week in a row! This was a back-and-forth game with Mohawk able to run out the clock at the end. Mohawk QB JC Voss threw for a touchdown and ran for two more.
Neshannock 49, Freedom 6 – The Lancers bounce back in a big way after losing a tight game to Mohawk last week.
The Allegheny Conference and Three Rivers Conference have just six teams and played head-to-head non-conference games this week.
Steel Valley 42, Brentwood 6 – The Ironmen look back to their old form as they head into conference play and face undefeated Ligonier Valley next week.
Sto-Rox 65, Shady Side Academy 12
Class 1A Results
OLSH 27, Fort Cherry 6
Northgate 22, Union 16 – A week after upsetting Rochester, Union couldn’t overcome Northgate. The win snaps a 26-game conference losing streak for the Flames, which was the second-longest in the WPIAL.
Cornell 34, Shenango 16
Rochester received a forfeit victory over Burgettstown after the Blue Devils had some COVID cases and had to cancel their game on Friday.
Imani 14, Jeannette 7 – After beating Riverview last week, Jeannette’s playoff chances took a hit with a loss to Imani Christian.
Leechburg 41, Springdale 22 – A big win for Leechburg as they look to snap their 32-year playoff drought. Thomas Burke threw for 243 yards and 3 TDs and added two more on the ground all in the first half as Leechburg led 34-8 at the break.
California 34, Mapletown 28 – After falling to West Greene last week, the Trojans bounced back to beat a feisty Mapletown team.
Carmichaels 42, Bentworth 7 – The Mighty Mikes flexed their muscles once again, keeping pace atop the Tri-County South.
West Greene 48, Avella 0 – The Pioneers followed up their win over California last week by defeating Avella in resounding fashion. After making the playoffs last year, Avella is off to an 0-5 startin 2021.
Monessen 26, Jefferson-Morgan 0 – Monessen gets their second conference victory with a win over Jefferson-Morgan.
Games Against Non-WPIAL Teams
Ligonier Valley 62, Carrick 12
Ringgold 42, Uniontown 0
Clairton at Riverview (Noon)
GCC at Bishop Canevin (7pm)
Penn-Trafford at Shaler (1:30pm)
Seton LaSalle at Beaver (1:30pm)
Western Beaver at Summit Academy (12:30pm)