WPIAL Saturday’s Scholastic Starz – Week Seven

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 | 7:14 AM


Lets see, there was definitely a chill in the air on the seventh Saturday of the 2015 high school football season, but there was something else in the air you could detect at the two WPIAL games at historic Graham Field in Wilkinsburg and at Thee Summit Academy in Herman. Playoff tension? Possibly.  Civic and school pride? Maybe. Lots and lots of passes? Not really. No, the answer was Mid-October SNOW FLURRIES!  What the…  Anyway, as we thaw out, lets tip our frozen lid to these two players who were red hot on a downright cold Saturday afternoon.

Duane Brown – Apollo-Ridge

With Duane Brown playing a full game, Apollo-Ridge is 3-0. When Brown was hurt and as he sat out, they were a humbling 1-3. But the sensational junior tailback is healthy again as AR tries to make the playoffs for a school record fourth straight year. On Saturday, Brown toted the ball 16 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns on runs of 38 and 13 yards in the first quarter as the Vikings jumped out to a 36-0 lead before hanging on to beat the host Summit Academy Knights 36-24 in an Allegheny Conference game.

Alvin Ross – Greensburg Central Catholic

After falling behind early, Alvin Ross and his Greensburg Central Catholic teammates went to work and had to earn a sixth victory of the season. Ross carried the ball 29 times and rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns on runs of 15 and 5 yards, plus he helped tilt the game in GCC’s favor when with the score 20-12 and host Wilkinsburg driving, Ross picked off a pass and returned it 80 yards for a score as the Centurions never looked back and posted a 41-18 triumph over the Tigers in a Class A Eastern Conference struggle at historic Graham Field.

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