2016 WPIAL 4A Championship: New Castle-Thomas Jefferson, 11/18

The Red Hurricanes have scored 89 points in their last two games.

New Castle Hurricanes High School Football

2016 WPIAL Class Quad A Football Championship
Friday, November 18 at 5 pm at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh
New Castle (8-4) vs. Thomas Jefferson (11-0)

Quad A Field – Sweet 16
Thomas Jefferson vs. New Castle (WPIAL Championship)
Cathedral Prep vs. University Prep
Berks Catholic vs. Lampeter-Strasburg (District 3 Semifinal)
Shippensburg vs. Bishop McDevitt (District 3 Semifinal)

Bethlehem Catholic vs. Pottsgrove
Jersey Shore vs. Johnstown
Imhotep Charter vs. Cardinal O’Hara (District 12 Championship)
North Pocono vs. Berwick (District 2 Championship)

Jaguars’ Backstory
…Thomas Jefferson is the defending WPIAL Class AAA Champions by defeating Central Valley 20-7. In the Western Semifinal round, the Jaguars fell to eventual State Runner-up Cathedral Prep – 28-21.

Team Statistics
Scoring Offense: Thomas Jefferson, 48.8; New Castle, 33.7
Scoring Defense: Thomas Jefferson, 5.4; New Castle, 24.8

Results
New Castle
…The Hurricanes are 6-0 in matchups where the opponents score less than 20-points.
Hurricanes 38 Ringgold 17*
Hurricanes 51 South Fayette 43*
Hurricanes 35 Blackhawk 13
Ringgold 41 Hurricanes 27
Hurricanes 42 Knoch 14
South Fayette 37 Hurricanes 13
Mars 34 Hurricanes 7
Hurricanes 54 Indiana 16
Hurricanes 54 Ambridge 0
Hurricanes 29 Highlands 26
Hurricanes 26 Montour 13
Aliquippa 44 Hurricanes 28
*-Post-Season

Thomas Jefferson
…Defense shutout 6 opponents this season…Offense has been able to score 35-points or more in each of their 11 contests.
Jaguars 35 West Mifflin 7*
Jaguars 35 Montour 0*
Jaguars 35 West Mifflin 14
Jaguars 51 Laurel Highlands 0
Jaguars 55 Belle Vernon 0
Jaguars 48 Mars 10
Jaguars 55 Ringgold 14
Jaguars 62 Albert Gallatin 0
Jaguars 49 Greensburg Salem 0
Jaguars 56 Trinity 14
Jaguars 56 Uniontown 0
*-Post-Season

Statistical Leaders
New Castle
Passing: Geno Stone (SR) – 1429 yards, 44.2%, 17 TDs, 6 INTs
Rushing Threats: Marcus Hooker (JR) – 789 yards, 6.2 avg, 10 TDs; Geno Stone (SR) – 693 yards, 7.7 avg, 14 TDs
Receiving: Garrett Farah (SR) – 25 catches, 739 yards, 7 TDs
QB Sacks: Devin Sams (SO) – 4
Interceptions: Geno Stone (SR) – 10
Punting: Geno Stone (SR) – 14 punts, 26.6 avg

Thomas Jefferson
Passing: Bobby Kelly (SR) – 1396 yards, 55.9%, 28 TDs, 5 INTs
Rushing: Quinton Hill (SR) – 1573 yards, 7.8 avg, 25 TDs
Receiving Threats: Zane Zandier (SR) – 35 catches, 739 yards, 17 TDs; Jonathan Muehlbauer (SR) – 22 catches, 553 yards, 9 TDs
QB Sacks: Devin Danielson (JR) – 9; Logan Burnsworth (JR) – 5
Interceptions: Jonathan Muehlbauer (SR) – 5
Punting: Tommy Campbell (SR) – 16 punts, 36.4 avg

Winner to face the winner of Erie Cathedral Prep (10-0) or University Prep (6-4) next week in the State Quarterfinal

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