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2014 WPIAL Football Playoffs

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Penn-Trafford edged North Allegheny in a thriller, Ringgold needed overtime to knock off Hampton, Brumbaugh led South Fayette over South Park and Clairton rolled to another blowout victory.

No. 1 Pine-Richland 49 - No. 8 Altoona 7
Quarterback Ben DiNucci threw for 357 yards and three scores as top-seeded Pine-Richland routed eighth-seed Altoona 49-7 to advance to the semifinals.

No. 2 Penn-Trafford 35 - No. 7 North Allegheny 31
Quarterback Brett Laffoon threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to rally Penn-Trafford past North Allegheny in a 35-31 shootout. Laffoon hit Timmy Vecchio for a 57-yard scoring strike and then hit Austin Zegarelli for the winning touchdown with 4:16 left. Laffoon completed 16 of 21 passes for 279 yards and four touchdowns. Vecchio caught 9 passes for 196 yards and three scores.

No. 3 Central Catholic 28 -  No. 6 Woodland Hills 0
Pittsburgh Central Catholic's defense scored a pair of touchdowns and  the Vikings cruised to a 28-0 whitewashing of Woodland Hills. Central Catholic (10-1) advances to play No. 2 Penn-Trafford in the semifinals.

No. 5 McKeesport 20 - No. 13 Plum 5
The Tigers defense limited Plum to 129 total yards as McKeesport advanced to the semifinals with a hard-hitting 20-5 win over Plum. Backup quarterback Tymar Sutton ran for 155 yards and scored two touchdowns for McKeesport.

TRIPLE-A
No. 1 Central Valley 41 - No. 8 Indiana 14
Jordan Whitehead ran for 127 yards and scored three touchdowns and quarterback John George threw for three scores as top-ranked Central Valley beat Indiana 41-14 to advance to the triple-A semifinals.

No. 2 Thomas Jefferson 28 - No. 10 Mars 13
Austin Kemp ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 46 carres to lead the undefeated Jaguars over Mars 28-13. TJ (11-0) moves on to face third-seeded West Allegheny next week.

No. 3 West Allegheny 37 - No. 6 Franklin Regional 14
Chayse Dillon had 23 carries for 158 yards, Terrence Stephens had 18 for 119 yards, and Whitney White added 6 rushes for 51 yards to lead the Indians. West A (10-1) plays second-seeded Thomas Jefferson (11-0) in the semifinals next week.

No. 5 Ringgold 21 - No. 4 Hampton 20 OVERTIME
The Rams stopped Hampton's two-point conversion attempt in overtime to advance to the semifinals with a 21-20 win. The Ringgold defense stopped Hampton from inside their 30 on three occasions.

DOUBLE-A
No. 1 South Fayette 39 - South Park 21
Brett Brumbaugh completed 18 of 34 passes for 368 yards and three second-half touchdowns to lead South Fayette over South Park 39-21.

No. 2 Aliquippa 40 - No. 7 Mount Pleasant 0
The Quips Kaezon Pugh rushed for 194 yards and five touchdowns as Aliquippa forced four interceptions to beat Mount Pleasant 40-0 to advance to the semifinals for the eighth straight season.

No. 3 Washington 58 - No. 6 Apollo-Ridge 30
Malik Wells ran for 197 yards and three touchdowns, Kurt Adkins rushed for 127 yards and two scores and quarterback Jonathan Spina threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead the Prexies over Apollo-Ridge. Pitt recruit Tre Tipton caught 6 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown for Apollo-Ridge.

No. 5 Seton-La Salle 28 - No. 4 Highlands 21
Seton-La Salle quarterback Tyler Perone passed for 190 yards and two touchdowns and added a score on the ground to lead the Rebels over Highlands 28-21. The Seton-La Salle defense recovered a fumble and made a key stop late in the fourth quarter to preserve the victory.

SINGLE-A
No. 1 Cardinal Wuerhl North Catholic 20 - No. 9 South Side Beaver 6
P.J. Fulmore carried the ball 29 times for 142 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 1 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to a 20-6 win over South Side Beaver.

No. 2 Clairton 68 - No. 7 Shenango 7
Sophomore Lamont Wade accounted for 251 yards from scrimmage, quarterback Ryan Williams threw for 175 yards and the Bears routed another opponent, blowing the doors off Shenango 68-7. Clairton (11-0) will face No. 3 Neshannock (11-0) next week in the semifinals.

No. 3 Neshannock 46 - No. 6 Jeannette 32
The Lancers scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to break a 32-32 tie and move past the Jayhawks to advance to the single-A semifinals. Eli Owens carried 26 times for 165 yards to lead Neshannock (11-0). The Lancers will play second-seeded Clairton (11-0) next week.

No. 5 Avonworth 31 - No. 13 Riverside 14
Jamal Hughley ran for 117 yards, Brandon Wasko scored twice and Chris O'Malley caught a pair of touchdown passes from Joshua Drwal as Avonworth beat Riverside 31-14. Riverside wide receiver Logan Sheridan had 9 receptions for 195 yards.

SEMIFINALS MATCHUPS
QUAD-A
No. 1 Pine-Richland vs. No. 5 McKeesport
No. 2 Penn-Trafford 35 vs. No. 3 Central Catholic

TRIPLE-A
No. 1 Central Valley vs. No. 5 Ringgold
No. 2 Thomas Jefferson vs. No. 3 West Allegheny

DOUBLE-A
No. 1 South Fayette vs. No. 5 Seton-La Salle
No. 2 Aliquippa vs. No. 3 Washington

SINGLE-A
No. 1 Cardinal Wuerhl North Catholic vs. No. 5 Avonworth
No. 2 Clairton vs. No. 3 Neshannock

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