MSA Sports Saturday’s Scholastic Starz – Week Three

Sunday, September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Saturday of Week Three of the WPIAL football season was played either under splashing sunny skies in the afternoon…or under cool, crisp evening conditions. A perfect recipe for some shining performance in the three Class AA and three Class A games to close out another weekend of scholastic football.

Darius Walker – Aliquippa

There were some folks that thought playing an early Saturday afternoon game might be the best way to catch Aliquippa sleeping and have a chance to knock off the second-ranked Class AA team. Next idea please. Darius Walker ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns plus he also caught a 34 yard touchdown pass from Mikel Hall in the Quips 34-6 win at Riverside against the Panthers.

Andre Williams – Summit Academy

Summit Academy has never qualified for the WPIAL football playoffs. Early season indications are this could be a history making season in Herman. SA quarterback Andre Williams completed 9 of 12 passing for 192 yards with three touchdown passes and a scoring plunge in the Knights 40-0 whitewash of the Apollo-Ridge Vikings in a Class AA Allegheny Conference opener.

Christian Henckel – Geibel

They may not be ready to make a playoff run yet, but this Geibel team is a competitive bunch thanks in part to the hard running of Christian Henckel. Hand off to #5 in green and watch him run, to the tune of 215 yards with four touchdowns of 10, 23, 5 and 20 yards in the Gators 39-14 victory over the Pioneers.

Scott McBride and Joe Seaburn – Shenango

Shenango delivered a lethal one-two punch Saturday night to keep South Side Beaver winless through three weeks. Scott McBride and Joe Seaburn combined for over 300 yards with McBride running for 191 yards on 15 carries and a 78 yard touchdown while Seaburn rushed for 135 yards and scored on runs of 59 and 42 yards in the Wildcats 30-12 win over the Ram.

Terrel Craighead – Riverview

A good 3-0 start for Riverview was in doubt after one half in this Class A non-conference battle with also unbeaten California. However, thanks to Terrel Craighead's 145 yards rushing and a pair of second half touchdowns, the Raiders beat the Trojans in sun-drenched Oakmont 27-12.

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