Tra'Von Chapman's senior season came to an end, as his Kent (OH) Roosevelt team fell to Aurora (OH) 27-13. Chapman did throw for one touchdown, giving him 33 for the season. He finished with over 2,700 yards in the air, and another 10 rushing touchdowns.
Rachid Ibrahim put forth another explosive performance--280 yards on the ground on 26 carries with two touchdown runs in a 37-30 win over Perry Street Prep.
Chris Blewitt's high school career came to an end, as his West Potomac (VA) team was eliminated from playoff competition by Centreville (VA), 28-11. Blewitt hit a 39-yard field goal in the loss, giving him 8 for the season.
Brandon Chatmon recorded three tackles, one sack and a deflected pass as Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter defeated Philadelphia (Pa.) Prep Charter, 32-7, in a District 1/12 Class AA subregional semifinal game Saturday. Chatmon has posted 44 tackles, six sacks, three deflected passes, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt.
Philadelphia (Pa.) West Catholic rolled over Philadelphia (Pa.) Conwell-Egan Catholic in a District 1/12 Class AA semifinal Saturday and will face Imhotep Charter in the championship game. Jaryd Jones-Smith and the Burrs' offensive line which amassed (199 rushing, 205 passing). Junior Greg White rushed for 146 yards and sophomore Antwain McCollum passed for 205, completing all nine of his pass attempts. White has rushed for 1,410 yards and McCollum has thrown for 1,472.
Ryan Winslow converted all four of his extra points, including the game-winner in overtime as Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle College High School defeated Philadelphia (Pa.) St. Joseph's Prep, 28-27, to win the Philadelphia Catholic League AAAA championship game Saturday afternoon at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School. Winslow has now converted 41 extra points and five field goals for a total of 56 points. Winslow also had a punt blocked in the game, which is believed to be the first block of a punt La Salle has allowed all season long. St. Joseph's Prep was ranked No. 15 in the nation by the USA-Today. La Salle had previously been ranked No. 23 in the nation before it lost in October to St. Joe's, 24-16.
Shakir Soto and the Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) GAR Memorial Grenadiers were eliminated in the District 2 Class AA semifinals by Jermyn (Pa.) Lakeland, 35-17, Friday night. In his final game for the Grenadiers, Soto was part of an offensive line which helped to pave the way for 305 yards of offense (206 passing, 99 rushing). The Grenadiers finished their season with a 7-4 overall record, boasting a 1,900-yard passer and three backs with season rushing totals between 313 to 426 yards. In all, GAR scored 42 total offensive touchdowns (22 passing, 20 rushing). Defensively, Soto recorded a team-leading six fumble recoveries.
Roman Clay rushed 29 times for 327 yards and four touchdowns as Lancaster Catholic defeated Hershey in a District 3 AAA playoff game, 32-14, Friday. Clay surpassed the 2,000-yard plateau for rush yards and is sitting at 2,305 yards and 28 touchdowns on 245 carries. He's closing in on 6,000 yards rushing for his career as well, and finds himself perched at 5,748 yards along with 80 rushing touchdowns for his impressive career.
Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley got an all-around performance from star senior Robert Foster, who scored three touchdowns a total of three different ways Friday night in a 49-21 victory over Aliquippa (Pa.) Hopewell. Foster scored on a 4-yard run, a 13-yard pass from John George and a 42-yard interception return. The Warriors' do-everything athlete has now scored a team-leading 21 touchdowns in 11 games. Central Valley, meanwhile, has reached the WPIAL AAA semifinals for the third consecutive season. Foster, along with four-star offensive tackle from Belle Vernon (Pa.) will take their respective official visit to Pitt this weekend.
Devin Wilson and the McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour Spartans were eliminated from the WPIAL AAA playoffs Friday night with a 14-2 loss to Imperial (Pa.) West Allegheny. Wilson did not score a touchdown and Montour's only points came via a safety.
James Conner and the Erie (Pa.) McDowell Trojans had a playoff bye this past weekend. McDowell will face Pittsburgh (Pa.) Perry Traditional Academy in the District 8/10 AAAA subregional championship game next weekend.
Shai McKenzie rushed for 200 yards and scored a touchdown on a 56-yard run as Washington downed Pittsburgh (Pa.) Seton-LaSalle, 33-17, Friday. McKenzie's touchdown run was the 60th career touchdown he's scored for the Little Presidents. He's also rushed for 2,362 yards in his junior season in helping Washington reach the WPIAL AA semifinals. Meanwhile, for Seton-LaSalle, Scott Orndoff caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Luke Brumbaugh in the loss.
For the third consecutive season, McDonald (Pa.) South Fayette eliminated Beaver Falls from the WPIAL AA playoffs, the latest a 35-21 triumph Friday. Zach Challingsworth scored a pair of touchdowns for South Fayette, one rushing and one receiving, in the victory, and sophomore quarterback Brett Brumbaugh threw three touchdown passes in all. On the Beaver Falls sideline, meanwhile, Brock Boxen helped to pave the way for a unit which scored three rushing touchdowns and helped to keep the game tied at 21-all in the third quarter before the Lions pulled away with two more touchdowns.
Montae Nicholson caught a touchdown pass from Thomas Woodson, but Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway was upended in the WPIAL AAAA quarterfinals by Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills, 17-14, Friday, ending the Gators' hopes and dreams of a rematch with North Allegheny at Heinz Field.
Elijah Zeise returned a blocked punt seven yards for a touchdown Friday night as Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny advanced to the WPIAL AAAA semifinals for the third consecutive season with a 42-14 victory over Pittsburgh (Pa.) Bethel Park Friday.
Tyler Boyd torched Brentwood Friday night for more than 300 yards from scrimmage as Clairton won its 58th game in a row with a 39-0 shutout to advance to the WPIAL A semifinals opposite upstart Neshannock. Boyd rushed for 288 yards and scored on runs of 67, 48, 20 and 81 yards. He also added an 89-yard touchdown reception from Armani Ford. Boyd scored 32 total points (five touchdowns, one two-point run) to boost his season totals to 1,723 yards rushing and 38 total touchdowns scored along with six two-point conversions for a total of 240 points.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) North Catholic's P.J. Fulmore rushed for 100 yards and scored three total touchdowns - two rushing and another on a 45-yard reception from Adam Sharlow - as Pittsburgh (Pa.) North Catholic upset Rochester, 22-15, in the WPIAL A quarterfinals Friday. Fulmore has rushed for 1,613 yards and scored 19 total touchdowns for the Trojans, who are 9-2 overall.
Andrew Ford finished his junior season by throwing for 220 yards and one touchdown as Cedar Cliff was eliminated from District 3 AAAA playoff action by Millersville (Pa.) Penn Manor, 43-10, Friday night. Ford and the Colts finished with a 5-6 overall record, but scored an impressive 424 points and did start the season 4-0. Ford's final stat line for his junior season read: 224-of-335 (66.9 percent) for 2,937 yards and 35 touchdowns against nine interceptions. He's thrown for 4,307 yards and 47 touchdowns in his career to date for Cedar Cliff.
Aliquippa's Dravon Henry scored three rushing touchdowns on runs of 1, 25 and 47 yards and Jaleel Fields and the Quips' O-line helped to pave the way for six rushing touchdowns in all as Aliquippa rolled to a 43-6 victory over Mt. Pleasant Friday night. Henry has scored 22 total touchdowns (20 rushing) for the season, and entered the game with 1,072 yards, which led the team.