WPIAL Saturday’s Scholastic Starz for Week Five

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Sunday, September 29, 2013 | 7:13 AM


It would have been another lonely, one WPIAL game on Saturday in Week Five if not for three school's who celebrated their Homecoming Weekend with afternoon high school football games. While most Saturday action focuses on Class A, the smallest classification played out on Friday, leaving one Quad-A and three Double-A games to soak up the sunshine and churn out the top performers on the final play date of September.

Billy Urso – Fox Chapel

While the run game worded at times for Fox Chapel, it was the aerial attack that proved the most effective way to pick up the teams first win of the season. Quarterback Billy Urso hit on 16 of 27 passes for 191 yards with touchdown tosses of 31 and 5 yards to Greg Yaksich and a 1-yarder to David Brown that sealed the 34-14 triumph over the host Shaler Titans in a Class AAAA Northern Eight Conference tilt.

Ty Cook – South Allegheny

In a somebody had to win battle of 0-4 teams in the Class AA Century Conference, it was the Cook who stood out with an outstanding meal that was very tasty to South Allegheny fans. Quarterback Ty Cook connected on 5 of his 8 passes for 181 yards, including an opening score 50-yard scoring strike to Jameson Murray, plus he served up two touchdown run of 27 and 6 yards on a sliver platter as the visiting Gladiators beat the Burgettstown Blue Devils 28-6.

Jarred Brevard – Shady Side Academy

While several teams spent Saturday afternoon on the gridiron searching for their first victory of the 2013 season, Shady Side Academy was trying to make sure it didn't suffer its first loss. Mission accomplished thanks to Jarred Brevard, who only carried the ball eight times, but ran for 113 yards and a first quarter 8-yard touchdown run as the Indians moved to 5-0 with a 28-0 Class AA Allegheny Conference whitewash of the visiting Freeport Yellowjackets.

Elijah Hardy – Summit Academy

In a crucial matchup of one-win teams looking up in the Class AA Allegheny Conference, a young running back proved to be the difference for Thee Summit Academy. Sophomore running back Elijah Hardy solved the mystery of Summit Academy's three game losing streak by rushing for 163 yards on 22 carries while scoring three touchdowns as the Knights moved into fourth place in an effort to make their first trip to the WPIAL football playoffs with a 38-14 triumph of the visiting Ford City Sabers.

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