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WPIAL Playoffs: Opening Round

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Ellwood City pulls the upset of the night, sending fourth-seed Freeport home with a last-second touchdown. All the winners and losers are here as the WPIAL winds up the opening round of the 2011 playoffs.

Class AAAA
North Allegheny 53 - Fox Chapel 20

Quarterback Mack Leftwich threw two touchdowns to lead the No. 1 seed to an easy win over Fox Chapel.

Seneca Valley 30 - Penn Hills 13
Forrest Barnes scored three touchdowns to lead 10th-seed Seneca Valley over No. 8 Penn Hills.

Penn-Trafford 21 - Bethel Park 0
Manny Simpson ran for 162 yards to lead Penn Trafford (4) to a 21-0 win over Bethel Park (13).

Erie McDowell 42 - McKeesport 7
Khyre Drayer and Greg Garmon led a potent McDowell rushing attack as the sixth-seeded Trojans blew out No. 11 McKeesport.

Other Quad-A Scores
Gateway 52 - Shaler 13
Central Catholic 42 - Peters Township 14
Mt. Lebanon 28 - Woodland Hills 21
Upper St. Clair 42 - Connellsville 0

Quarterfinal Match-Ups
North Allegheny vs. Seneca Valley
Penn Trafford vs. Gateway
Central Catholic vs. Mount Lebanon
Upper St. Clair vs. Erie McDowell


Class AAA
Ringgold 14 - Highlands 10
Quad Law threw for 141 yards to lift Ringgold (10) over 10th-seed Highlands.

Franklin Regional 28 - Belle Vernon 14
Second-seeded Franklin Regional survived an upset scare from 15th-seed Belle Vernon.

Hopewell 41 - Indiana 13
Rushel Shell carried 32 times for 270 yards as No. 9 Hopewell blew out No. 7 Indiana.

Knoch 28 - West Allegheny 7
Third-seeded Knoch pulled away from 13th-seed West Allegheny 28-7.

Other Triple-A Scores
Thomas Jefferson 34 - Greensburg Salem 28 in OT
West Mifflin 21 - Mars 8
Montour 55 - Chartiers Valley 20
Central Valley 60 - Laurel Highlands 20

Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Central Valley vs. Ringgold
West Mifflin vs. Montour
Hopewell vs. Franklin Regional
Knoch vs. Thomas Jefferson

Class AA
Washington 30 - Mount Pleasant 14

Shai McKenzie rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns to lead 10th-seed Mount Pleasant over 8th-seeded Wahington.

Ellwood City 33 - Freeport 26
Sophomore quarterback Julian Cox scored a touchdown with less than 30 seconds left to lead 13th-seeded Ellwood City to a 33-26 upset over 4th-seeded Freeport.

Greensburg Central Catholic 24 - Ford City 3
Fifth-seeded Greensburg Central shut down 12th-seed Ford City 24-3 without suspended head coach Muzzy Colosimo.

Jeannette 46 - Burrell 14
Demetrious Cox totaled 137 yards on the ground to lead the second-seeded Jeannette Jayhawks over 15th-seeded Burrell.

South Fayette 24 at Beaver Falls 14
The 11 seed surprised No. 6 Beaver Falls behind 181 yards and two touchdowns from Brett Brumbaugh.

Other Double-A Scores
Shady Side Academy 35 - Beaver 21
Seton-LaSalle 48 - East Allegheny 12
Aliquippa 44 - Steel Valley 14

Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Aliquippa vs. Washington
Ellwood City vs. Greensburg Central Catholic
Jeannette vs. Shady Side Academy
Seton-LaSalle vs. South Fayette


Class A
Fort Cherry 33 - Beth-Center 14
Tanner Gary rushed for over 200 yards as Fort Cherry pulled the 11-6 upset over Bethlehem Center 33-14

Other Single-A Scores
Clairton 54 - Cornell 0
Springdale 65 - Monessen 30
Rochester 48 - Northgate 22
Avonworth 28 - California 16
Sto-Rox 69 - Frazier 25
Brentwood 20 - Western Beaver 12
Bishop Canevin 27 - Chartiers-Houston 23

Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Clairton vs. Springdale
Rochester vs. Avonworth
Sto-Rox vs. Brentwood
Bishop Cavevin vs. Fort Cherry

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