WPIAL Class 4A football roundup: Late TD lifts Mars to Greater Allegheny Conference title

Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 12:29 AM

Luke Goodworth hit Aidan Alessio with a 20-yard touchdown pass with 10 seconds left in the game to give Mars a 17-14 victory over North Catholic in a Class 4A Greater Allegheny Conference game Friday night at J.C. Stone Field in North Park.

With the win, Mars claimed the Greater Allegheny Conference title. Goodworth threw for 106 yards while teammate Evan Wright ran for 172 yards for Mars (8-2, 5-0).

North Catholic’s Jack Fennell ran for 99 yards and a touchdown and caught a 71-yard scoring pass from Kaden Sarver, who tossed for 126 yards.

Connellsville 35, Laurel Highlands 13 Connellsville (5-5, 2-4) beat Laurel Highlands (2-8, 1-5) for the Big Seven Conference win.

Trinity 61, Ringgold 21 — In the Big Seven Conference, Trinity (6-4, 4-2) returned three interceptions for touchdowns in its 47-point first quarter as the Hillers beat Ringgold (0-10, 0-6). Luke Lacock caught two touchdown passes from Jonah Williamson and returned a kickoff 93 yards for another score. Williamson threw for 93 yards and ran for a 44-yard touchdown.

Blackhawk 20, New Castle 14Blackhawk (1-0, 1-6) beat New Castle (1-9, 1-6) in the Parkway Conference.

Chartiers Valley 41, Ambridge 31 — Austin Efthimiades ran for 276 yards and four touchdowns to lead Chartiers Valley (3-7, 3-4) to a playoff spot with the Parkway Conference win against Ambridge (2-8, 1-6).

Plum 49, Indiana 7 — Nick Odom rushed for 210 yards and a touchdown as Class 5A Plum (4-6) beat Class 4A Indiana (2-8). Sean Franzi threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns for Plum while Trevor Smith threw for 177 yards for Indiana.

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