All you need to know from the opening round of WPIAL high school football playoffs
By: Staff Reports
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 1:17 AM
TribLive’s sports writers have you covered from Friday’s opening round of WPIAL high school playoff football action.
■ McKEESPORT 22, WEST ALLEGHENY 21
Layton Jordan’s touchdown run and two-point conversion in the third quarter made the difference in Friday night’s 22-21 victory over West Allegheny in the first round of the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs.
■ QUAKER VALLEY 51, DERRY 29
Quaker Valley senior quarterback Ricky Guss rushed for 106 yards, scored three touchdowns and threw for two more to lead No. 2 Quaker Valley (10-1) to a 51-29 victory against No. 7 Derry (9-2) in a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal Friday.
■ SETON LaSALLE 35, FREEPORT 18 (@ Dormont Stadium)
Lionel Deanes rushed for 282 yards and five touchdowns, leading No. 3 Seton LaSalle to a 35-18 victory over Freeport in a WPIAL Class 3A first-round game Friday night.
■ GATEWAY 40, WOODLAND HILLS 28
In the WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinals Friday night, Brady Walker threw for 394 yards and a touchdown and ran for a TD as No. 2 Gateway (10-1) beat No. 7 Woodland Hills, 40-28.
■ ALLDERDICE vs. BRASHEAR @ Cupples Stadium, (SAT 2:15 p.m.)
■ PENN-TRAFFORD 28, FOX CHAPEL 21
The eighth-seeded Foxes gave Penn-Trafford’s top-rated defense all it could handle and nearly pulled a stunner before the Warriors escaped with a 28-21 victory in their playoff opener Friday night at Warrior Stadium.
■ UPPER ST. CLAIR 6, FRANKLIN-REGIONAL 3
In a defensive struggle that mirrored a heavyweight boxing match, it was Upper St. Clair that landed enough blows to walk away victorious.
■ JEANNETTE 49, MONESSEN 0
In a game that included over 20 penalties and saw Jeannette’s Spencer John getting carted off the field with 8 minutes, 50 seconds left to play, there was little flow as big plays usually were followed by a flag.