WPIAL Class 6A/5A/4A roundup: Laurel Highlands, Armstrong take first post-season wins


Friday, November 5, 2021 | 11:37 pm

Tahji Hooper ran for two touchdowns and caught another as No. 10 Laurel Highlands took its first playoff win in school history by beating No. 7 Beaver, 28-27, in the first round of the WPIAL Class 4A football playoffs Friday night .

Wyatt Ringer scored on a pair of 1-yard runs for Beaver (7-3), who took an early 14-0 lead.

The Mustangs (8-3) face No. 2 Aliquippa (8-1) in next week’s quarterfinals.

In other WPIAL Class 4A games in the first round:

Armstrong 27, Montour 16 — Cadin Olsen threw for 187 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a TD when No. 6 Armstrong (8-3) won his first postseason game in school history by defeating No. 11 Montour (4-7) in the first round of the WPIAL Class 4A playoffs. Armstrong then plays the No. 3 McKeesport (8-2) in the quarterfinals.

Thomas Jefferson 41, Indiana 0 — Elias Lippincott ran for 155 yards and a 50-yard touchdown, while No. 5 Thomas Jefferson (7-2) scored 28 points in the first quarter en route to knocking out No. 12 Indiana (5-6) in the first round of the WPIAL Class 4A playoffs. Sean Sullivan caught five passes for 87 yards and one touchdown for Thomas Jefferson, who advances to No. 4 Hampton (11-0) in the quarterfinals next Friday.

WPIAL Class 6A Quarter Finals

North Allegheny 49, Canon-McMillan 26 — Logan Kushner threw 260 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 4 North Allegheny (7-4) to the Class 6A Quarterfinals against No. 5 Canon-McMillan (4-7). JR Burton added 126 rushing yards and two touchdowns for North Allegheny, who led 42-13 at halftime.

Mike Evans threw for 216 yards and one touchdown to Austyn Winkleblech, who caught seven passes for 187 yards for Canon-McMillan.

The Tigers play next Friday at number 1 Mt Lebanon (10-0) in the semifinals.

WPIAL Class 5A First Round

Fox Chapel 13, Upper St Clair 10 — Khi’Lee Patterson threw for 40 yards and one touchdown and ran for 41 yards and another TD when No. 10 Fox Chapel (5-6) 7 defeated Upper St. Clair (6-5) in the first round of the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs. It was the Foxes’ first playoff win since 1997.

Zidane Thomas accelerated Fox Chapel’s charge with 97 rushing yards.

Ethan Hiester rushed for 146 yards to Upper St. Clair.

Fox Chapel will face No. 2 Penn-Trafford (8-2) in next week’s quarterfinals.

PIAA Class 5A Regional Semifinals

Cathedral Prep 50, Brashear 24 — In the PIAA Sub-Regional Semifinal, Erie’s Cathedral Prep scored 44 first-half points in the win over Brashear (3-5).

PIAA Class 4A Regional Semifinals

University preparation 14, Dubois 13 — University Prep (3-5) slipped past Dubois in a PIAA sub-regional semifinal. University Prep trailed 13-6 heading into the fourth quarter.

Tags: Armstrong, Beaver, Bethel Park, Brashear, Canon-McMillan, Indiana, Laurel Highlands, Montour, Peters Township, Thomas Jefferson, University Prep, Woodland Hills


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