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Football: East Top Games - Week 2

Written by Brad Everett on .

Here's a look at three of the top games involving East teams in Week 2.

Greensburg Central Catholic (0-1, 0-1) at Mount Pleasant (1-0, 1-0), Friday, 7 p.m. – These Class AA Interstate Conference foes played a classic last season, with Mount Pleasant making a field goal with 37 seconds left to grab a 30-28 win. After facing arguably the WPIAL's top running back last week (Washington's Shai McKenzie), Greensburg Central Catholic must now try to contain Mount Pleasant's Tyler Mellors, who rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-13 win against Waynesburg. Greensburg Central Catholic will try to get in the win column after falling to Washington, 26-14. Chase Keller went 16 of 26 for 238 yards and two touchdowns.

Burrell (1-0, 0-0) at Valley (1-0, 1-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m. – Valley is fresh off its finest offensive performance in four years. The Vikings used a monster rushing effort from Demetrius Houser (287 yards and three touchdowns) to defeat Deer Lakes, 42-16. It was the most points Valley had scored since the third game of the 2009 season. This is the Allegheny Conference opener for Burrell, which beat Brownsville, 46-14, in Week 1. Cody Wolfe passed for 190 yards and ran for 111. A year ago, Burrell handed Valley its worst loss of the season (41-6) and went on to gain a share of the Allegheny Conference title.

Woodland Hills (0-1) at McKeesport (1-0), Saturday, 1 p.m. – What is it with these great coaching matchups? Last week, Woodland Hills coach George Novak stood across the sideline from Upper St. Clair's Jim Render. This week, Novak will go up against George Smith and McKeesport in a non-conference game. The Tigers fared well in Smith's first game back as coach, winning at Hempfield, 24-10. Mikell Moore led the Tigers with 149 yards and a touchdown on the ground and David Queen added 103 and two touchdowns. Woodland Hills was edged by visiting Upper St. Clair, 16-10. Miles Sanders rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown for the Wolverines.