WPIAL Class A football roundup: Top-seeded Bishop Canevin rolls past Jeannette
Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 12:12 AM
Lesae Lacks caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt 53 yards for another as No. 1 Bishop Canevin scored a 63-14 victory over No. 16 Jeannette (3-8) in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs Friday at Peters Township. Kole Olszewski threw for 157 yards for the Crusaders (10-1).
Noah Sanders scored on a short touchdown run and Jeannette had a fumble return for a score that had the game tied at 14 after the first quarter.
The Crusaders will face Clairton in the quarterfinals next Friday.
Laurel 53, Carmichaels 8 — Landon Smith ran for 134 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 2 Laurel (9-1) to the WPIAL Class A first-round playoff win against No. 15 Carmichaels (7-4). Smith added an interception on defense while teammate Colin Bartley picked off two passes, including one for a touchdown. Laurel will play Union in next week’s quarterfinals.
South Side 34, California 3 — Brooks Almashy threw for 162 yards and one touchdown and ran for 46 yards and two TDs to lead No. 5 South Side (10-1) to victory over No. 12 California (8-3) in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs. Parker Statler rushed for 90 yards and caught three passes for 96 yards and a touchdown for South Side, which play Mapletown in next Friday’s quarterfinals.
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