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#TribHS: Week 1 football recap

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The WPXI Skylight Spotlight and my Saturday column, Holl in the family at Seneca Valley, focuses on how Raiders coach Don Holl is looking forward to coaching his son, QB-LB T.J., in his senior season after his older brother, Donny, lost most of his senior year to injury. T.J.’s campaign got off to a rocky start.

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GAMES OF THE WEEK

Pittsburgh Trib: Trueman sparks North Allegheny’s 14-0 victory over Seneca Valley, by Chris Harlan.

Greensburg Trib: Pevarnik scoring binge leads GCC to victory over Monessen, by Paul Schofield.

Valley News Dispatch: Valley edges emotional Burrell on OT field goal, by Bill Beckner Jr.

McKeesport Daily News: Behind Austin Kemp, Thomas Jefferson runs past Ringgold, by Mark Kaboly.

Kittanning Leader Times: Tipton accounts for 4 TDs in Apollo-Ridge’s 41-21 victory over West Shamokin, by Matt Grubba.

Connellsville Daily Courier: Southmoreland thrills home crowd with 25-24 victory over Charleroi, by Jason Black.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA
Sanders, Woodland Hills roll to victory, by Josh Yohe.

Penn Hills takes advantage of turnovers, routs Upper St. Clair, by Ed Phillipps.

Team effort pushes Penn-Trafford past Kiski Area, by Doug Gulasy.

Tigers’ Hudson sets career high in McKeesport rout of Connellsville, by Dave Mackall.

Late 98-yard pick-six seals Norwin’s shutout win over Latrobe, by Andrew Erickson.

Sophomore RB Coxon leads Plum to lopsided victory, by Wes Crosby.

North Hills defeats Fox Chapel.

WPIAL CLASS AAA

Greensburg Salem shocks Gateway in opener.

Seniors lead Central Valley past Montour, by Brian Duermeyer.

Knoch’s third-quarter surge leads to victory, by Dave Yohe.

Humbert wins Belle Vernon debut, by Jeremy Sellew.

Yough, Elizabeth Forward fall in openers.

WPIAL CLASS AA

Jackson brothers show the way as Highlands rolls in Class AA debut

Murray runs wild in Steel Valley victory, by David Whipkey.

Mt. Pleasant edges McGuffey in high-scoring affair, by Bill West.

QB leads Kittanning to season-opening victory over Deer Lakes, by D.J. Vasil.

Behind Moore’s six TDs, South Allegheny bounces Sto-Rox

WPIAL CLASS A

Jeannette rips Riverview in Class A debut, by Les Harvath.

California victim of Clairton’s statement, by Bill Hughes.

Frazier finds its offense, by Jeff Oliver.

Springdale eases past Serra, by Ray Judy.

HOW THE TRIB’S TOP 5 FARED
Class AAAA

1. Woodland Hills (1-0) beat Peters Township, 27-0
2. Central Catholic (1-0) beat Bethel Park, 41-0
3. Seneca Valley (0-1) lost to North Allegheny, 14-0
4. Penn-Trafford (1-0) beat Kiski Area, 42-7
5. McKeesport (1-0) beat Connellsville, 36-7
Class AAA
1. West Allegheny (1-0) beat New Castle, 55-7
2. Central Valley (1-0) beat Montour, 48-28
3. Mars (0-1) lost to Indiana, 29-26
4. Thomas Jefferson (1-0) beat Ringgold, 49-6
5. Gateway (0-1) lost to Greensburg Salem, 9-6
Class AA
1. South Fayette (1-0) beat East Allegheny, 49-6
2. Aliquippa (1-0) beat Mohawk, 47-12
3. Seton-La Salle plays South Park today
4. Washington (1-0) beat Derry, 48-6
5. Kittanning (1-0) beat Deer Lakes, 42-0
Class A
1. C.W. North Catholic (1-0) beat Northgate, 63-19
2. Clairton (1-0) beat California, 70-0
3. Neshannock (1-0) beat South Side Beaver, 53-13
4. Avonworth (1-0) beat Chartiers-Houston, 37-13
5. Greensburg C.C. (1-0) beat Monessen, 15-12

TOP PERFORMERS
Passing

273 — Ben DiNucci, Pine-Richland (16 of 25)
261 — Zach Royba, Beaver (8 of 15)
253 — Zach Chandler, Avonworth (15 of 21)
248 — Matt Carr, Charleroi (13 of 24)
211 — Amos Luptak, Quaker Valley (11 of 15)
207 — Daniel Walters, Hempfield (19 of 27)
192 — Phil Petit, Valley (10 of 23)
192 — Ryan Williams, Clairton (8 of 14)
189 — Kobe Phillippi, K. Oaks (16 of 24)
188 — John George, Central Valley (8 of 11)
185 — Brett Brumbaugh, S. Fayette (13 of 18)
180 — Alec Ferrari, Char-Houston (11 of 22)
178 — Randall Labrie, Montour (22 of 32)
178 — Brett Laffoon, Penn-Trafford (7 of 8)
164 — Frank Antuono, Neshannock (8 of 16)
Rushing
346 — Khaleke Hudson, McKeesport
325 — Grant Syster, Purchase Line
295 — Jacob Meyers, Elizabeth Forward
249 — Austin Kemp, Thomas Jefferson
215 — Curtis Moore, South Allegheny
209 — Anthony Welsh, Beth-Center
203 — Mirko Loncar, Hopewell
178 — Alvin Ross, Frazier
174 — DeWayne Murray, Steel Valley
171 — Elijah Jackson, Highlands
170 — Donovan Florence, New Brighton
170 — Braydon Toy, Kittanning
148 — Hunter Cenname, Waynesburg
146 — Jordan Whitehead, Central Valley
144 — Terence Stephens, West Allegheny
141 — Harrison Dreher, Clairton
139 — Rocco Ruscitto, Baldwin
139 — Khalil Saunders, Brashear
137 — Nick Coxon, Plum
137 — Trevor Salopek, Mt. Pleasant
Receiving
223 — Darius Wise, Beaver (4 catches)
167 — Michael Merhaut, Pine-Richland (7 catches)
158 — Chris Conlan, Quaker Valley (9 catches)
145 — Dante Luther, Hempfield (9 catches)
102 — DeAndre Williams, Carlynton (6 catches)

Friday’s results
WPIAL
Class AAAA
Quad Central

Mt. Lebanon 40, Canon-McMillan 0
Penn Hills 31, Upper St. Clair 13
Woodland Hills 27, Peters Township 0
Quad East
McKeesport 36, Connellsville 7
Norwin 16, Latrobe 0
Penn-Trafford 42, Kiski Area 7
Plum 45, Hempfield 19
Quad North
North Allegheny 14, Seneca Valley 0
North Hills 34, Fox Chapel 7
Pine-Richland 42, Shaler 0
Nonconference
Altoona 28, Butler 10
Central Catholic 41, Bethel Park 0
Class AAA
Big 9

Belle Vernon 44, Trinity 14
Laurel Highlands 14, Elizabet Forward 13
Thomas Jefferson 49, Ringgold 6
West Mifflin 38, Uniontown 33
Greater Allegheny
Greensburg Salem 9, Gateway 6 (OT)
Knoch 22, Franklin Regional 7
Hollidaysburg 31, Yough 6
Indiana 29, Mars 26
Parkway
Central Valley 48, Montour 28
Chartiers Valley 27, Hopewell 21
Moon 20, Blackhawk 6
West Allegheny 55, New Castle 7
Nonconference
Baldwin 10, Ambridge 0
Hampton 56, Albert Gallatin 0
Class AA
Allegheny

Apollo-Ridge 41, West Shamokin 21
Highlands 37, Ford City 14
Kittanning 42, Deer Lakes 0
Shady Side Academy 23, Freeport 7
Valley 3, Burrell 0
Century
Quaker Valley 25, Keystone Oaks 19
South Allegheny 40, Sto-Rox 18
South Fayette 49, East Allegheny 6
Steel Valley 41, Carlynton 12
Interstate
Mt. Pleasant 45, McGuffey 39
Washington 48, Derry 6
Waynesburg 33, Burgettstown 6
Southmoreland 25, Charleroi 24
Midwestern
Aliquippa 47, Mohawk 12
Beaver Falls 39, Freedom 21
New Brighton 27, Laurel 20
Nonconference
Beaver 54, Brownsville 0
Class A
Big 7

Neshannock 53, South Side Beaver 13
Union 26, Rochester 22
Eastern
Greensburg C.C. 15, Monessen 12
Jeannette 48, Riverview 6
Springdale 41, Serra Catholic 7
Ohio Valley
Avonworth 37, Chartiers-Houston 13
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 63, Northgate 19
Fort Cherry 27, OLSH 26
Tri-County South
Beth-Center 34, Mapletown 6
Carmichaels 30, Bentworth 13
Frazier 43, Avella 0
Jefferson-Morgan 14, West Greene 0
Nonconference
Brentwood 42, Vincentian 28
Clairton 70, California 0
District 6
Heritage

Homer-Center 39, Penns Manor 21
Marion Center 35, United 7
Northern Cambria 15, Ligonier Valley 12
Purchase Line 58, Saltsburg 19
District 8
City League

Brashear 26, Carrick 7
Nonconference
Blairsville 28, Westinghouse 14
Wheeling C.C. 30, Allderdice 13

Saturday’s schedule
WPIAL
Class AA
Century

South Park at Seton-La Salle, 1 p.m.
Midwestern
Ellwood City at Summit Academy, 12:30 p.m.
Class A
Big 7

Shenango at Western Beaver, 12:30 p.m.
Eastern
Leechburg at Wilkinsburg, 1 p.m.
Nonconference
Riverside at Bishop Canevin, 7 p.m.; Slippery Rock at Perry, 1 p.m.

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Author: Kevin Gorman

Kevin Gorman is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media who covers Western Pennsylvania prep sports in an interactive, multimedia platform. He hosts a show from 2-3 p.m. every Friday on TribLIVE Radio, does the Skylights Spotlight segment for WPXI-TV during football season and is a contributor to WPXI's The Final Word. Gorman joined the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in August 1999 and has been a sports columnist since September 2009. He won Pennsylvania Newspaper Association first-place awards for sports columns in 2011 and '12, and has covered the Super Bowl and Stanley Cup Final twice each, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Rose, Citrus and Sun bowls and the Big East and NCAA basketball tournaments. Gorman spent three years as the Pitt football beat writer, two as Pitt basketball beat writer and seven years covering high school sports and recruiting. He also has served as color analyst for FSN Pittsburgh/Root Sports on the WPIAL football and basketball championships and as guest analyst for its Trib Total Media High School Edition. Gorman has worked at newspapers in Memphis, Phoenix, Dallas and Kansas City, which makes him something of an expert on barbecue and sunscreen. A graduate of Baldwin High School and Penn State University, Gorman has a son, Kieran, and comes from a large Irish-Catholic family whose roots are in Greenfield and Mt. Washington. Don’t be surprised if you run into one of his cousins; considering there are more than 100, be surprised if you don’t. Email kgorman@tribweb.com or follow on Twitter @KGorman_Trib.