PITTSBURGH — The Westinghouse Bulldogs advanced to the state semifinals with a 34-6 win over the Farrell Steelers in the PIAA Class-2A quarterfinal at Cupples Stadium on the South Side on Saturday.
Farrell’s offense couldn’t overcome the suspension of star athlete Kylon Wilson, managing just one touchdown against Westinghouse’s aggressive defense. The Bulldogs’ offense gashed Farrell for chunk plays repeatedly.
Westinghouse sacked quarterback Kabron Smith twice to open the game with a three-and-out. A short punt gave Westinghouse the ball at the opposing 45. Senior running back Khalil Taylor began the drive with a 32-yard carry, and eventually made it 7-0 on a one yard fourth-and-goal carry.
Farrell answered with a touchdown drive of their own, highlighted by quarterback Smith’s 53-yard pass to Lamont Samuels. Smith scored on a three-yard keeper, but the Steelers missed the extra point.
Receiver Sincere Smith saved the Bulldogs’ next drive with a 31-yard catch-and-run on 3rd-and-long. Taylor added his second touchdown of the opening quarter with a three-yard tote, extending the lead to 14-6.
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Westinghouse quickly got the ball back, aided by a mishandled handoff for a loss—and a 6-yard sack by defensive tackle Donte Taylor.
Taymir O’Neal caught a 29-yard swing pass to set up the next Bulldogs score, a 16-yard touchdown from quarterback Keyshawn Morsillo to Sincere Smith. A missed extra point held the score to 20-6.
Bulldogs defensive back Troy Brown thwarted a Hail Mary to send the game to halftime, ripping an interception from the hands of a Steelers’ receiver.
Both offenses sputtered until the end of the third quarter, when Morsillo ran the ball to midfield on a zigzagging 31-yard gain. He began the fourth quarter with a 43-yard touchdown pass to Davon Jones on fourth down.
Roderick Jeter, who plays running back and linebacker, made it 34-6 with a four-yard touchdown.
Westinghouse moves to 13-0 and will face WPIAL champion Steel Valley at a neutral site. Farrell’s season ends at 10-2.