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Football: Week 7 schedule with game notes

Written by Brad Everett on .

Here's a closer look at Week 7 of the WPIAL and City League football season.

Thursday

City League
Allderdice (2-4, 2-1) at Carrick (0-6, 0-3), 7 p.m. – Allderdice is coming of a 43-14 loss against City League leader University Prep. Last season, Allderdice raced to a 25-0 lead and held on to beat Carrick, 32-14.

WPIAL Class AAA Parkway Conference
Blackhawk (1-5, 1-4) at Montour (4-2, 3-2), 7 p.m. – Montour has won two straight. Blackhawk's Chandler Kincade was 21 of 24 for 282 yards and two touchdowns in last season's meeting, won by Montour, 40-35.

Friday

City League
Brashear (3-3, 2-1) at Perry (3-3, 2-1), 3:30 p.m. – Brashear has scored 76 points in winning its last two games. Perry blanked Westinghouse, 16-0, a week ago.
Westinghouse (1-5, 0-3) at University Prep (5-0, 3-0), 7 p.m. – University Prep's Ron Brown threw for 281 yards and four touchdowns last week. Westinghouse has lost five straight.

WPIAL Class AAAA Foothills Conference
Gateway (6-0, 5-0) at Norwin (1-5, 1-5), 7:30 p.m. – Gateway's Delvon Randall scored three touchdowns in an excellent, 35-32 non-conference triumph at North Allegheny last week. Gateway defeated Norwin, 62-14, last season.
Latrobe (1-5, 0-5) at Altoona (1-5, 1-5), 7:30 p.m. – Latrobe has lost three straight, while Altoona has dropped five in a row. The Altoona offense is averaging a conference-low 8.2 points per game.
McKeesport (6-0, 5-0) at Connellsville (1-5, 1-4), 7 p.m. – Connellsville was edged by Penn-Trafford, 21-15, last week. McKeesport has allowed more than 14 points just once.
Penn-Trafford (4-2, 4-1) at Kiski Area (3-3, 3-2), 7:30 p.m. – Kiski Area will try to avenge a 27-0 loss in last season's meeting. Last week, Kiski Area snapped a three-game skid with a 24-7 win at Norwin.

WPIAL Class AAAA Northern Eight Conference
North Allegheny (4-2, 3-1) at Central Catholic (6-0, 5-0), 7:30 p.m. – Central Catholic can just about lock up an outright conference title with a win. North Allegheny has been held to fewer than 29 points just once.
North Hills (4-2, 3-1) at Seneca Valley (5-1, 4-1), 7:30 p.m. – Seneca Valley quarterback T.J. Holl accounted for six touchdowns (two pass, four rush) in last week's 54-14 win at Shaler. Last season, Seneca Valley defeated North Hills, 40-26.
Shaler (0-6, 0-5) at Pine-Richland (3-3, 2-3), 7:30 p.m. – Pine-Richland, which lost last week, has alternated wins and losses this season. Shaler has lost all of its games by double digits.

WPIAL Class AAAA Southeastern Conference
Bethel Park (5-1, 5-1) at Upper St. Clair (6-0, 5-0), 7:30 p.m. – This sets up to be a low-scoring game. Upper St. Clair (1.7 points per game) is No. 1 in Class AAAA in scoring defense. Bethel Park (10 ppg) is No. 4.
Mt. Lebanon (2-4, 2-3) at Peters Township (3-3, 2-3), 7:30 p.m. – Mt. Lebanon scored a season-high 49 points in last week's win against Canon-McMillan. Peters Township's Marcus Ubinger rushed for three touchdowns in last week's 35-3 triumph against Plum.
Plum (0-6, 0-6) at Penn Hills (4-2, 3-2), 7:30 p.m. – Penn Hills was on the losing end of a 21-19 decision against Bethel Park last week. Plum has scored only 16 points this season.
Woodland Hills (4-2, 4-1) at Canon-McMillan (1-5, 1-4), 7:30 p.m. – Miles Sanders has scored 11 touchdowns for Woodland Hills, which has won four straight. Canon-McMillan's lone win came at Plum two weeks ago.

WPIAL Class AAA Big Nine Conference
Belle Vernon (2-4, 2-3) at Thomas Jefferson (6-0, 5-0), 7:30 p.m. – Thomas Jefferson amassed 517 yards of total offense in last week's 58-21 win against Laurel Highlands. Belle Vernon ended a four-game losing streak by shutting out Trinity, 28-0, a week ago.
Elizabeth Forward (4-2, 4-2) at Ringgold (4-2, 4-2), 7:30 p.m. – The winner will have the inside track at finishing in third place in the conference. The quarterback matchup between Elizabeth Forward's JaQuan Davidson and Ringgold's Nico Law is a good one.
Laurel Highlands (0-6, 0-5) at Albert Gallatin (2-4, 1-4), 7:30 p.m. – Laurel Highlands rallied for a 14-8 win in last season's meeting, but Albert Gallatin appears to have the better team this season.
Uniontown (1-5, 1-4) at Trinity (1-5, 1-4), 7:30 p.m. – Uniontown is giving up 44.3 points per game, but Trinity is scoring only 6.3. Trinity topped Uniontown, 26-13, a season ago.

WPIAL Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference
Derry (0-6, 0-5) at Hampton (3-3, 2-3), 7 p.m. – Derry has given up at least 52 points in every game. Hampton had won three straight prior to last week's 17-13 loss to Hollidaysburg.
Franklin Regional (5-1, 4-1) at Hollidaysburg (3-3, 3-2), 7 p.m. – Franklin Regional has blanked its past two opponents and owns three shutouts on the season. The Panthers shut out Hollidaysburg, 35-0, last season.
Greensburg Salem (2-4, 2-4) at Highlands (5-1, 5-1), 7 p.m. – Highlands' Elijah Jackson rushed for three touchdowns in last week's win against Derry and also had three in last season's 37-14 triumph against Greensburg Salem.
Mars (5-1, 4-1) at Knoch (3-3, 2-3), 7 p.m. – Mars has surrendered only 35 points in winning its past five games. Knoch has been outscored, 48-9, in consecutive losses to Hampton and Franklin Regional.

WPIAL Class AAA Parkway Conference
Ambridge (1-5, 1-4) at Chartiers Valley (1-5, 1-4), 7 p.m. – Chartiers Valley (38.7 ppg) and Ambridge (36.7) own the worst two scoring defenses in the conference. Ambridge picked up its first win last week against Hopewell.
Hopewell (0-6, 0-6) at Central Valley (5-1, 5-1), 7 p.m. – Central Valley has given up six points in its five wins. Hopewell has allowed 207 points this season. Central Valley topped Hopewell, 35-17, last season.
West Allegheny (6-0, 5-0) at New Castle (5-1, 4-1), 7:30 p.m. – New Castle can stay in the conference title hunt with a win in this one. West Allegheny has outscored the opposition, 248-47.

WPIAL Class AA Allegheny Conference
Deer Lakes (0-6, 0-5) at Kittanning (6-0, 5-0), 7:30 p.m. – Kittanning's Braydon Toy (930 yards, 12 touchdowns) is fourth in Class AA in passing. Deer Lakes has not scored more than 16 points in any game.
East Allegheny (2-4, 2-4) at Freeport (2-4, 2-4), 7:30 p.m. – Freeport is fresh off a 12-10 win against Burrell. East Allegheny has been outscored, 99-26, in losing its last two games.
Ford City (2-4, 1-4) at Burrell (2-4, 1-4), 7:30 p.m. – After a 2-1 start, Burrell has dropped three straight. Ford City must shore up a defense that gave up 62 points to Kittanning last week.

WPIAL Class AA Century Conference
Keystone Oaks (0-6, 0-5) at South Allegheny (1-5, 1-4), 7 p.m. – Can Keystone Oaks grab its first win? The Golden Eagles close the season against teams that have gone 2-13 in conference play. South Allegheny's lone win was against Burgettstown.
McGuffey (2-4, 1-4) at Burgettstown (0-6, 0-5), 7:30 p.m. – McGuffey's Pat Frey rushed for 208 yards and five touchdowns in last week's 50-7 win against South Allegheny. Burgettstown has been outscored, 282-36.
Seton-LaSalle (5-1, 5-1) at Quaker Valley (5-1, 5-1), 7 p.m. – Losses to South Fayette are the lone blemishes on the records of these two. Seton-LaSalle beat Quaker Valley, 35-6, last season.
South Park (4-2, 4-1) at Steel Valley (2-4, 2-3), 7 p.m. – The teams have been heading in opposite directions. South Park has won four straight, while Steel Valley has lost four straight.

WPIAL Class AA Interstate Conference
Brownsville (0-6, 0-5) at Southmoreland (1-5, 1-4), 7 p.m. – Both teams have scored exactly 81 points this season. However, Southmoreland has given up 178, while Brownsville has surrendered 253.
Charleroi (1-5, 0-5) at Greensburg Central Catholic (3-3, 3-2), 7 p.m. – Greensburg C.C.'s 21-20 triumph at Southmoreland last week gave the Centurions three consecutive wins. Charleroi's only win came two weeks ago against Deer Lakes.
Mount Pleasant (6-0, 6-0) at Washington (6-0, 6-0), 7 p.m. – First place is on the line in this one. Mount Pleasant's Tyler Mellors rushed for 258 yards and three touchdowns last week. Washington topped the Vikings, 34-14, a season ago.
Yough (2-4, 2-3) at Waynesburg (3-3, 2-3), 7 p.m. – Fueled by the running of John Glen Davis (651 yards), Waynesburg can even its conference record with a win. Yough has lost four straight since starting the season 2-0.

WPIAL Class AA Midwestern Conference
Beaver Falls (6-0, 5-0) at Freedom (0-6, 0-5), 7 p.m. – One week before its showdown against Aliquippa, Beaver Falls looks to take down a Freedom team that has not scored more than 13 points in a game.
Ellwood City (3-3, 2-3) at Aliquippa (6-0, 4-0), 7 p.m. – Aliquippa has won all of its game by at least 31 points. The Quips have given up only 15 points in their last four. Ellwood City was edged by Mohawk, 24-21, last week.
Mohawk (3-3, 3-2) at Beaver (4-2, 2-2), 7:30 p.m. – Beaver's Alex Rowse has passed for 1,581 yards and 27 touchdowns. In Mohawk's two conference losses, the Indians gave up 47 points to Beaver Falls and 56 to Aliquippa.

WPIAL Class A Big Seven Conference
Laurel (5-1, 4-1) at Rochester (2-4, 2-3), 7:30 p.m. – Laurel has won four straight since its only loss, a 34-12 setback at Neshannock. This is pretty much a "must win" game for Rochester, which has given up at least 50 points two weeks in a row.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (3-3, 3-3) at Neshannock (5-1, 5-1), 7 p.m. – Neshannock's Eli Owens is second in Class A in rushing with 927 yards. OLSH, which has won two straight, lost to Neshannock last season, 47-14.
Shenango (2-4, 1-4) at Union (2-4, 1-4), 7 p.m. – Tyler Welsh scored three touchdowns in Shenango's 35-14 non-conference win against Riverview last week. Union enters the game on a three-game losing streak.

WPIAL Class A Black Hills Conference
Bishop Canevin (2-5, 1-5) at Clairton (5-1, 5-1), 7:30 p.m. – Clairton has rebounded from its first loss by winning two straight. Aaron Mathews and Lamont Wade both scored two touchdowns last week for the Bears. Bishop Canevin has lost five in a row.
California (3-3, 3-3) at Chartiers-Houston (5-2, 4-2), 7 p.m. – A huge game for two teams in the thick of the playoff hunt. Chartiers-Houston beat California, 34-7, last season.
Carlynton (4-3, 3-3) at Brentwood (3-4, 3-3), 7:30 p.m. – Brentwood's Connor McWilliams (1,077 yards) is second in Class A in passing yardage. Carlynton was edged by Chartiers-Houston, 16-13, last week.
Fort Cherry (5-1, 5-1) at Serra Catholic (1-6, 1-5), 7:30 p.m. – Despite its sub-par record, Serra has gotten an outstanding season from quarterback Zac Quatrone (789 yards rushing). Fort Cherry's Koltan Kobrys (1,278 yards) leads Class A in rushing.

WPIAL Class A Eastern Conference
Avonworth (5-1, 4-1) at Springdale (2-4, 2-3), 7 p.m. – Avonworth is coming off its first loss, 21-12 to North Catholic. Springdale has scored only 13 points in its three home games.
Northgate (1-5, 1-4) at Apollo-Ridge (4-2, 3-2), 7 p.m. – Apollo-Ridge's two losses have come by a combined eight points. Northgate has allowed a conference-worst 35 points per game.
Riverview (1-5, 1-4) at Leechburg (1-5, 1-4), 7 p.m. – Alex Kalmar's two touchdown runs helped Leechburg pick up its first win last week. Riverview's only victory came against Wilkinsburg two weeks ago.
Wilkinsburg (2-4, 2-4) at North Catholic (6-0, 6-0), 7:30 p.m. – North Catholic (39.3 ppg) owns the top scoring offense in the conference. Wilkinsburg has scored more than 16 points just once.

WPIAL Class A Tri-County South Conference
Avella (5-1, 4-1) at Carmichaels (5-1, 4-1), 7 p.m. – One of two games pitting teams in the top four of the conference. Carmichaels' Brandon Lawless has thrown 1,008 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Beth-Center (6-0, 6-0) at Frazier (5-1, 5-1), 7 p.m. – Beth-Center owns the top scoring offense (44.7 ppg) and defense (4.8 ppg) in the conference. Frazier is second in both categories.
West Greene (1-5, 1-4) at Mapletown (3-3, 2-3), 7 p.m. – West Greene has been shut out four of its past five games. Mapletown has won two of three, including last week's 42-14 victory at Bentworth.

Non-Conference
Fox Chapel (1-5) at Baldwin (2-4), 7:30 p.m. – Fox Chapel nearly picked up its second win a row last week, but was edged by North Hills, 21-17. Baldwin is coming off back-to-back losses against Upper St. Clair and Woodland Hills.
Hempfield (4-2) at Butler (1-5), 7:30 p.m. – Butler was held to three points the last three weeks in losses to North Hills, North Allegheny and Upper St. Clair. Hempfield's only losses have come to McKeesport and Gateway.
Moon (4-2) at New Brighton (4-2), 7 p.m. – Moon was shut out by Central Valley, 33-0, last week. New Brighton lost to Beaver Falls last week and was beaten by Moon, 48-13, last season.
Shady Side Academy (6-0) at Jeannette (4-2), 7 p.m. – Shady Side Academy's Dennis Briggs scored three touchdowns last week against East Allegheny. Jeannette enters the contest on a rare two-game losing streak.
South Fayette (6-0) at Riverside (0-6), 7 p.m. – A major mismatch here. South Fayette averages 51.7 points per game. Riverside gives up 48.8 per game. South Fayette won last season's meeting, 68-0.
South Side Beaver (0-6) at West Shamokin (4-2), 7 p.m. – Of South Side Beaver's last four losses, three have come by 11 points or less. A week ago, West Shamokin defeated Wilkinsburg, 27-8.
St. Michael's College High School, Toronto (2-2) at Kiski School (2-3), 7:30 p.m. – St. Michael's makes the trip from Ontario to take on a Kiski Area team that is coming off a 20-18 loss at Wheeling Central Catholic.
Vincentian (3-3) at Jefferson-Morgan (2-4), 7 p.m. – Mitchell Athey scored five touchdowns last week for Vincentian, which has won two straight. Jefferson-Morgan has lost its last three games.
West Mifflin (6-0) at Indiana (2-4), 7 p.m. – West Mifflin's Jimmy Wheeler leads the WPIAL in rushing (1,569 yards) and touchdowns (23). Wheeler rushed for two touchdowns in last season's 29-0 win against Indiana.

Saturday

WPIAL Class AA Allegheny Conference
Valley (5-1, 4-1) at Summit Academy (3-3, 3-2), 12:30 p.m. – All of Valley's seven touchdowns came on the ground in last week's win against Yough. Summit Academy is coming off consecutive wins against Ford City and Deer Lakes.

WPIAL Class A Big Seven Conference
Sto-Rox (6-0, 5-0) at Western Beaver (3-3, 3-2), 12:30 p.m. – Sto-Rox averages a Class A-best 49.8 points per game and has scored at least 54 in its last three games. The Vikings routed Western Beaver, 53-0, last season.

WPIAL Class A Tri-County Conference
Bentworth (0-6, 0-5) at Geibel Catholic (0-6, 0-5), 1 p.m. – Both of these teams have scored 26 points this season. Bentworth handed Geibel a 50-12 loss last season.