Jake Wickett 2 pt catch vs. Wilmington

Ridgway’s Jake Wickett (30) hauls in a 2-point conversion pass from Paul Gresco in the fourth quarter of the PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals against Wilmington Saturday in Karns City.

District 9’s Class 1A and 2A champions were knocked out of the PIAA football playoffs in convincing fashion in last Saturday’s quarterfinal round.

With Coudersport and Ridgway coming off a short week after winning D9 titles last Monday at Karns City, both had a tall task against D10 powers Farrell and Wilmington.

Back at Karns City, Ridgway was blasted by Wilmington 56-14, while at Slippery Rock University, Coudersport fell to Ridgway 48-6.

In the Falcons’ loss, the unbeaten Steelers (13-0) jumped out to a 48-0 lead by halftime to start the PIAA’s Mercy Rule running clock in the second half.

Jourdan Townsend and Christian Lewis each scored three touchdowns. Townsend caught three TD pass from Kyi Wright covering 22, 8 and 83 yards, finishing with six catches for 172 yards. Wright ran for TDs of 47 and 13 yards and returned a punt 77 yards for his third TD, finishing with 109 yards rushing on just 12 carries.

Wright completed all eight of his passes for 176 yards.

Coudersport’s lone score came on Hayden Keck’s 61-yard return of the second-half kickoff.

Farrell outgained Coudersport, 407-143. Falcons running back Stephen Kelly ran for 39 yards on 14 carries. He finished the year with 1,785 yards and 28 TDs.

The Falcons finished the year at 8-5.

Next up for the Steelers is WPIAL champion Our Lady of Sacred Heart Friday also at Slippery Rock University.

At Karns City, the theme was very similar as the D10 Greyhounds, last year’s state runner-up, led 42-0 by halftime and piled up 483 yards of offense, all but 15 of it on the ground.

The Greyhounds (12-1) scored on their first eight possessions and led 56-6 with 4:26 left in the fourth quarter. Ethan Susen and Cameron Marett ran for 99 and 97 yards respectively with two and one touchdown apiece. Quarterback Robert Pontious ran for 58 yards and three TDs on runs of 4, 25 and 12 yards in the second quarter.

Both of Ridgway’s touchdowns came on Gabe Watts runs of 2 and 39 yards in the second half. He ran for 71 yards on nine carries. Quarterbck Paul Gresco completed 14 of 22 passes for 54 yards.

The Elkers’ season ended at 11-2.

Wilmington faces WPIAL champion Steel Valley in the semifinals Friday at Ambridge.

Complete results and schedule of all six classifications are listed below:

CLASS 1A

QUARTERFINALS

Friday, Nov. 23

District 6 Championship: Juniata Valley 36, United 20

Saturday, Nov. 24

Lackawanna Trail (D2 champion) 28, Halifax (D12 champion) 6

Farrell (District 10 champion) 48, Coudersport (District 9 Champion) 6

OLSH (WPIAL champion) bye to semifinals

SEMIFINALS

Friday, Nov. 30

Lackawanna Trail (D2) vs. Juniata Valley (D6), Danville H.S., 7 p.m.

Our Lady of Sacred Heart (WPIAL) vs. Farrell (D10), Slippery Rock University, 7 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Thursday, Dec. 6

Semifinal winners, Hersheypark Stadium, 1 p.m.

CLASS 2A

QUARTERFINALS

Friday, Nov. 23

West Catholic 35, Richland (D6 champion) 7

Saturday, Nov. 24

Southern Columbia (D4 champion) 56, York Catholic (D3 champion) 23

WPIAL Championship: Steel Valley 48, South Side Beaver 6

Wilmington (D10) 56, Ridgway (D9) 14

SEMIFINALS

Friday, Nov. 30

West Catholic (D12) vs. Southern Columbia (D4), Northern Lehigh H.S., 7 p.m.

Steel Valley (WPIAL) vs. Wilmington (D10), Ambridge H.S., 7 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday, Dec. 7

Semifinal winners, Hersheypark Stadium, 1 p.m.

CLASS 3A

QUARTERFINALS

Friday, Nov. 23

Middletown (D3 champion) 21, Conwell-Egan (D12 champion) 14

Saturday, Nov. 24

Scranton Prep (D2 champion) 45, Montoursville (D4 champion) 7

Sharon (D10 champion) 28, Bald Eagle Area 7

Aliquippa (WPIAL champion) bye to semifinals

SEMIFINALS

Friday, Nov. 30

Middletown (D3) vs. Scranton Prep (D2), Bethlehem, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Sharon (D10) vs. Aliquippa (WPIAL), Slippery Rock University, 1 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, Dec. 8

Semifinal winners, Hersheypark Stadium, noon

CLASS 4A

QUARTERFINALS

Friday, Nov. 23

Bethlehem Catholic (D11 champion) 58, Pottsgrove (D1 champion) 20

District 3 Championship: Bishop McDevitt 41, Berks Catholic 31

Cathedral Prep (D10 champion) 42, South Fayette (WPIAL Champion) 10

Saturday, Nov. 24

Imhotep Charter (D2 champion) 37, Valley View (D2 champion) 9

SEMIFINALS

Friday, Nov. 30

Bethlehem Catholic (D11) vs. Imhotep Charter (D2), Northeast, 7 p.m.

Bishop McDevitt (D3) vs. Cathedral Prep (D10), Mansion Park, Altoona, 7 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Thursday, Dec. 6

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

CLASS 5A

QUARTERFINALS

Friday

District 1 Championship: Upper Dublin 35, West Chester Rustin 28

District 3 Championship: Manheim Central 48, Cocalico 14

Archbishop Wood (D12 champion) 38, Hollidaysburg (D6 champion) 7

WPIAL Championship: Penn Hills 28, West Allegheny 18

SEMIFINALS

Friday, Nov. 30

Upper Dublin (D1) vs. Manheim Central (D3), Wissahickon H.S., 7 p.m.

Archbishop Wood (D12) vs Penn Hills (WPIAL), Chambersburg H.S., 7 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday, Dec. 7

Semifinal winners, Hersheypark Stadium, 7 p.m.

CLASS 6A

QUARTERFINALS

Friday

District 1 Championship: Coatesville 42, North Penn 13

Saturday

Harrisburg (D3 champion) bye to semifinals

Pine-Richland (WPIAL Champion) 56, State College (D6 champion) 33

St. Joe’s Prep (D12 champion) 42, Freedom (D11 champion) 14

SEMIFINALS

Saturday, Dec. 1

Harrisburg (D3) vs. Coatesville (D1), Hersheypark Stadium, 1 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Prep (D12) vs. Pine-Richland (WPIAL), Mansion Park, Altoona, 1 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, Dec. 8

Semifinal winners, Hersheypark Stadium, 6 p.m.

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