Football: South Top Games - Week 2

Written by Brad Everett on .

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

Brentwood (1-0, 1-0) at Monessen (1-0, 1-0), Friday, 7 p.m. – If either of these Class A Black Hills Conference teams are to unseat Clairton as conference champion, they'll likely need to win this one. Both squads breezed to Week 1 wins. Brentwood defeated Serra Catholic, 49-7. Pat Carr rushed for 117 yards and scored three touchdowns. Monessen blanked California, 40-0, as Clintell Gillaspie ran for 173 yards and scored on runs of 85 and 47 yards. Monessen won at Brentwood, 35-28, last season. Gillaspie had touchdown receptions of 79 and 87 yards, while Brentwood's Justin Vickless ran for 197 yards and two touchdowns.

Elizabeth Forward (1-0, 1-0) at Thomas Jefferson (1-0, 1-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m. – Thomas Jefferson is ranked No. 1 in Class AAA and has not lost to Big Nine Conference rival Elizabeth Forward since 1989. However, the Jaguars won by just two points (21-19) in last year's meeting, and this could be Elizabeth Forward's most talented team in more than a decade. Elizabeth Forward showed it can run the ball in last week's 46-0 win against Trinity, as three players (Ryan Wardropper, JaQuan Davidson and Jalen French) each rushed for more than 100 yards. Teammate Matt Bernadowski scored four touchdowns. Austin Kemp rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns in Thomas Jefferson's 31-10 victory at Ringgold.

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.