Thomas Jefferson, 12-0, shutout New Castle 42-0 Friday at Heinz Field.
Jaguars standout Quinton Hill ran for 248 yards in Friday’s title game on 39 carries. Hill now has 4,313 career yards. He passed Jeannette’s Terrelle Pryor and only needs 44 yards to catch North Hills’ LaVar Arrington.
His 248 yardage total tied for the third-most in any championship game at Heinz Field or Three Rivers Stadium.
Thomas Jefferson’s offense didn’t register many style points Saturday night against New Castle, but the defense more than made up for it in helping the number-one-ranked Jaguars to their 12-0 record.
“We take a lot of pride in our defense, we haven’t given up many points and all week long we talked about using our size advantage to wear them down,” said Bill Cherpak. “In the second half those 4-5-6-yard runs become 10-12-and 30-yard runs, and that’s what we did and we got some big plays.”
The Jaguars, who invoked the mercy rule for the 12th straight game, held New Castle to 108 total yards.
Thomas Jefferson will play Erie Cathedral Prep in the PIAA playoffs Friday.
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