WPIAL Class 3A roundup: Central Valley shuts out Keystone Oaks

Friday, October 8, 2021 | 11:59 PM

Central Valley’s special teams scored twice off failed punt attempts as the top-ranked Warriors blanked Keystone Oaks, 42-0, in the Class 3A Northwestern 6 Conference on Friday night.

Matt Merritt recovered a bad snap in the end zone on an attempted punt in the first quarter while Kyle Shad scored on a blocked punt return in the second quarter.

Antwon Johnson threw for 81 yards, and Merritt threw for 77 yards in the win.

Central Valley (7-0, 2-0) scored all its points in the first half.

Keystone Oaks fell to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

Valley 32, Derry 14 — Valley (1-6, 1-3) picked up its first win of the season by defeating Derry (0-6, 0-2) in Allegheny Conference play.

Avonworth 36, Ambridge 7 — Luke Hilyard ran for 60 yards and three touchdowns as No. 3 Avonworth (6-1, 2-0) defeated Ambridge (1-6, 1-1) in the Northwestern 6 Conference. Nate Harper threw for 141 yards and Ian Syam added 89 rushing yards and one touchdown for Avonworth.

Quaker Valley 30, Hopewell 7 — Patrick Cutchember ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns to lead Quaker Valley (2-5, 1-1) over Hopewell (0-6, 0-2) in Northwestern 6 Conference play.

North Catholic 41, South Park 0 — Joey Prentice threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns to lead Class 3A No. 2 North Catholic (7-0) to the nonconference shutout over South Park (2-4). Jack Fennell caught four passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

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