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WPIAL Playoffs: Clairton, South Fayette, Central Valley and Pine-Richland claim crowns

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Clairton and Pine Richland won going away, South Fayette won a close game and Central Valley needed a last-second score to beat West Allegheny as the WPIAL Playoffs came to a close on Friday.

Single A: Clairton 46 - Avonworth 14
Ryan Williams threw five touchdown passes, Lamont Wade ran for 125 yds and intercepted four passes as Clairton beat Avonworth 46-14.

The victory gave Clairton their 11th WPIAL title. The Bears scored first on a Lamont Wade 54-yard touchdown run, but Avonworth answered with a Brandon Wasko 2-yard run to take a 7-6 lead.

Clairton rolled off four consecutive touchdowns, however, and led 27-7 at the half. Clairton advances to face the winner of Saturday's Berlin Brothersvalley and Meyersdale game.

Double-A: South Fayette 31 - Aliquippa 22
Quarterback Brett Brumbaugh threw 352 yards for three touchdowns to lead South Fayette over Aliquippa.

The Lions advance to the PIAA quarterfinals, where they will play District 9 champion Karns City

Triple-A: Central Valley 35 - West Allegheny 28
B.J. Powell caught a game-winning 23-yard touchdown from John George with 19 seconds left to lift Central Vally over West Allegheny.

George finished with 276 yards and three touchdowns. The loss was the first for West Allegheny head coach Bob Palko in eight WPIAL championship appearances.
 
Quad-A: Pine-Richland 31 - Central Catholic 13
Top-seed Pine-Richland defeated No. 3 Central Catholic 21-13 Friday at Heinz Field to win its first title since 2003.

Pine-Richland moves on to play either State College or Erie McDowell.

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