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NA, Montour, Aliquippa and Clairton claim WPIAL titles

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Quarterback Mack Leftwich scored on a one-yard run in overtime and North Allegheny won the WPIAL Quad-A title 28-21 over Upper St. Clair. Aliquippa beat Jeannette in a thriller to win the Double-A crown, while Montour and Clairton won in routs.

Leftwich Wins it For NA in OT
Mack Leftwich scored two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead North Allegheny to a 28-21 win over Upper St. Clair, notching the Tigers second consecutive WPIAL title.

The game-winning touchdown was the second of the game for the NA quarterback. A.J. McGuire scored two touchdowns for USC.

Upper St. Clair trailed in the fourth quarter before Mike Wilcox tied the game at 21 with a 6-yard run with under five minutes remaining, forcing overtime.

Brendan Conniker and Vinnie Congedo scored the other touchdowns for NA, who will face State College in the next round of the playoffs next week. NA beat State earlier this season, and the two teams will meet for the fourth time in the past two seasons.

Late TD sends Aliquippa to 14th WPIAL Title
Mikal Hall threw an 11 yard touchdown pass to Devon Walker with 30 seconds remaining to lift Aliquippa to a thrilling 14-7 win over Jeannette for the WPIAL Double-A title.

Hall completed 7-of-9 passes on the game-winning drive, which started at Aliquippa's own 4-yard line with just under three minutes left.

Aliquippa took a 6-0 lead into halftime on the strength of a Hall to Walker touchdown pass. Jeannette took a 7-6 lead late in the third quarter on a Demetrious Cox one-yard touchdown run. Cox set up the TD score with a 21-yard run to set up a first-and-goal.

The victory marks the 14th WPIAL title for Aliquippa, who moves on to fave Moniteau next week.

Durden Leads Montour Over Knoch

Julian Durden ran for 161 yards and scored four touchdowns as Montour ran away from Knoch 42-14 to win the WPIAL Triple-A title and earn their first berth in the PIAA Tournament.

Montour, the fifth-seed, jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first half and never looked back. Durden, a Kent State recruit, scored on touchdown runs of 1, 24, 11 and 73 yards. Quarterback Dillon Buechel threw for 189 yards and found Devin Wilson in the end zone from 12 yards out to gave the Spartans their first lead of the game.

Montour (11-2) faces District 10 champion Grove City in their next game. Date and time are TBA.

Runs Clairton Past Sto-Rox
Clairton's Tyler Boyd rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bears to a 42-6 demolition of Sto-Rox in the WPIAL Class A Championship at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon. It's the fourth consecutive Single-A title for Clairton.

The game was scoreless in the first quarter, but Clairton rattled off three straight touchdowns in the second quarter and cruised from there on. The Bears defense forced five turnovers and held second-seeded Sto-Rox to under 100 yards of total offense on the day.

The undefeated Bears (12-0) open the PIAA playoffs against North Star (District 5) at Yough next Friday night at 7 PM.

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