Football

Woodland Hills’ Deontae Williams (6) looks to pass during their game against Penn Hills at the Wolvarena in Turtle Creek on Sept. 18, 2020.
WPIAL football rankings for Week 2
September 19, 2020
Ranking, record and previous week’s ranking:

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Jeannette’s Roberto Smith Jr. carries the ball during a game against Riverview on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at Riverview.
Jeannette routs banged-up Riverview to even record
After losing their season’s opener for the first time in 23 years last week, the Jeannette Jayhawks rebounded quickly Saturday afternoon.

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High school scores, summaries and schedules for Sept. 18, 2020
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WPIAL Class A roundup: Laure rushes for 5 TDs to lead Rochester past Union
Sal Laure ran for 226 yards and five touchdowns to lead Rochester to a 54-24 victory against Union (0-2, 0-2) in the Class A Big Seven Conference on Friday night.

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Fullback Tyler Jones (front) and running back Shileak Livingston prepare to run a play during a practice at Beaver Falls High School.
WPIAL Class 2A roundup: No. 1 Beaver Falls runs past Laurel
Josh Hough ran for 202 yards and two touchdowns and Shileak Livingstone added 103 rushing yards and two TDs as top-ranked Beaver Falls stayed unbeaten with a 29-14 victory over Laurel (1-1, 1-1) in the Class 2A Midwestern Conference on Friday night.

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Gateway Derrick Davis during workouts Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Gateway High School.
WPIAL Class 5A roundup: Derrick Davis scores 4 times as Gateway tops Bethel Park
Carsen Engleka threw for 240 yards and four touchdowns to lead Class 5A No. 2 Gateway to a 55-14 victory over Bethel Park (0-2) in Class 5A nonconference play Friday.

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Canon-McMillan’s Chris Davis pulls in a pass duing a preseason practice.
WPIAL Class 6A roundup: Canon-McMillan storms back to beat Mt. Lebanon
After falling behind early, Chris Davis’ 90-yard kickoff return sparked Canon-McMillan to a 24-17 comeback win over Mt. Lebanon in Class 6A play Friday night.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher throws during workouts Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 at Laurel Highlands High School.
WPIAL Class 4A roundup: Rodney Gallagher lifts Laurel Highlands past Ringgold
Joe Chambers threw for 187 yards and a touchdown as Laurel Highlands captured a 16-12 victory over Ringgold (0-2, 0-2) in the Class 4A Big Eight Conference on Friday night.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Preston Zandier collides with Trinity Anthony Phillips on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.
‘Sloppy’ Thomas Jefferson beats Trinity, sets up matchup against Belle Vernon
September 18, 2020
For the second consecutive week, Thomas Jefferson coach Bill Cherpak watched as his team once again was on the positive side of a lopsided outcome.

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McGuffey’s Rocco Falosk caries the ball against Charleroi on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.
No letdown for McGuffey after big win; Highlanders rout Charleroi
McGuffey coach Ed Dalton had to wonder how his team would respond after defeating Washington — one of their biggest wins in recent history — 7-6 last week. Early in a Century Conference game against Charleroi, Dalton probably was worried.

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Latrobe players break the huddle before playing Mt. Pleasant on Sept. 18, 2020, at Mt. Pleasant.
Latrobe defeats Mt. Pleasant in teams’ 1st meeting since 1995
Most coaches believe the most improvement a team makes during a season is between the first and second games.

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Clairton’s Tyrese Washington-Law (51) and Dontae Sanders warm up before playing Leechburg at Veterans Stadium in Leechburg.
Top-ranked Clairton delivers early knockout at Leechburg
After scoring 55 points in the season opener last week, Leechburg was hoping to win five straight games for the first time since 1988 as the Blue Devils won their final three games of 2019.

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Neshannock head coach Fred Mozzocio talks with his team during a preseason practice.
Neshannock bounces back, tops Mohawk
September 17, 2020
Neshannock, a team that was won four conference titles in the last eight years, isn’t used to starting the season 0-1.

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Central Valley receiver Myles Walker works out during practice on Aug. 12, 2020, in Center.
Trib HSSN don’t miss high school football matchups for Week 2
Class 6A

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Freedom football coach Greg Toney steps down
The first coaching change of the new WPIAL football season came quickly and was surrounded by confusion.

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Freeport’s Ben Lane returns for the 2020 season.
A-K Valley football players to watch in Week 2
Logan Dexter

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Mars running back Teddy Ruffner carries the ball during practice on Aug. 20, 2020, in Adams.
Highlands prepared to slow down No. 2 Mars’ rushing attack
Members of the Highlands football team have quite a test in front of them Friday when the Mars Fightin’ Planets come to town.

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Leechburg and quarterback Dylan Cook made The Birdie look good with their win over Greensburg Central Catholic in Week 1.
The Birdie crowing about perfect start to A-K Valley football season
Last week: 8-0 (100%)

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Mt. Pleasant senior Peter Billey
Westmoreland County high school football players to watch for Week 2
Dom Barca

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Penn-Trafford quarterback Ethan Carr threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns last week.
Improvement, not revenge, is sole focus for Penn-Trafford in meeting with No. 3 Peters Township
Peters Township ended Penn-Trafford’s season in the WPIAL playoffs the past two seasons.

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