Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Class 6a Roundup

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Class 6a Roundup

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A few weeks ago, North Allegheny was in the midst of an uncharacteristic losing streak after dropping two consecutive games. After Friday night, it looks like the Tigers are back on track.

Visiting North Allegheny scored four unanswered touchdowns in the first half to pull away from Class 6A No. 3-ranked Mt. Lebanon for a 44-27 non-conference victory.

North Allegheny (4-2) now has won three games in a row.

The Tigers' Luke Trueman connected on 11 of 17 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for a team-high 114 yards.

Trueman hit John Vardzel for a 30-yard score and then another from 20 yards. Trueman also found Ryan Langdon for a 12-yard strike.

Vardzel caught five passes for 118 yards, while Langdon had two catches for 40 yards.

Joey Porter Jr. took after his father by making a big defensive play.

The son of the former Steelers linebacker and current outside linebackers coach scooped up a fumble and rumbled 75 yards for a score.

Mt. Lebanon (4-2) got on the board first when Aidan Cain, the leading receiver in the WPIAL, caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from James Stocker. But the Tigers answered with four touchdowns to take a 27-7 halftime lead.

Cain had five receptions for 106 yards. Stocker threw for 243 yards, but he was intercepted twice.


* Bethel Park 55, Hempfield 21: A week after being on the receiving end of a blowout, the fifth-ranked Blackhawks (4-1, 3-0) rode Tanner Volpatti's running and crushed host Hempfield in the Southeastern Conference. Volpatti carried the ball 11 times for 238 yards and scored on runs of 80, 2, 80 and 34 yards as Bethel Park rebounded from a mercy-rule loss against top-ranked Pine-Richland. Justin Sliwoski completed 12 of 28 pass attempts for 147 yards and a touchdown for Hempfield (1-5, 0-4), which has lost five games in a row. …

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