Here are some stars from football games across Pennsylvania played November 24-26.
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Wes Barnes, southern Colombia
In a 42-14 win over Bishop Guilfoyle, he carried the ball 21 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns.
Shawn Battle, Neumann-Goretti
Battle rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns, and also returned a 102-yard interception for a touchdown in a 38-6 win over Northwestern Lehigh in the state quarterfinals.
Cruce Brookins, Steel Valley
Brookins rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-14 win over Beaver Falls in the WPIAL 2A title game.
Ronald Burnette, Steelton Highspire
Burnette rushed for 212 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in a 42-35 win over Northern Lehigh in the state quarterfinals.
Finn Furmanek, State College
In a 28-7 win over North Allegheny, Furmanek rushed for 132 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns and added 52 yards in passing.
Tiqwai Hayes, Aliquippa
The running back rushed for 112 yards with 26 carries and three touchdowns as a sophomore in a 34-7 win over Central Valley in the WPIAL 4A championship.
Samaj Jones, St. Joseph’s Prep
In a 52-12 win over Parkland in the state quarterfinals, Jones threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 94 yards and two more points.
Karson Kiesewetter, Bishop Guilfoyle
Despite a 42-14 loss to Southern Columbia, Kiesewetter threw for 249 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 50 yards and another score.
Matthew Kramer, Wyoming
Kramer ran the ball 27 times for 157 yards and what turned out to be a game-winning touchdown in a 21-19 win over Danville.
Shawn Lee, Jr., Harrisburg
Completed 9 of 13 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown and rushed 66 yards on nine carries with three points as Harrisburg defeated Manheim Township 44-6 for the District 6 3A title.
Quinton Martin, Belle Vernon
Martin scored three different goals in the 24-7 win over Avonworth in the WPIAL 3A championship game. He had a 32-yard touchdown catch, a 51-yard punt return, and a 45-yard touchdown run.
Matt Mesaros, Garnet Valley
The senior quarterback had 134 rushing yards and a touchdown and threw for 69 yards and another score in a 35-7 win over Central Bucks West.
Ryan Palmieri, Pine Richland
In a 21-14 win over Erie Cathedral Prep, Palmieri ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 152 yards for the winning score.
Caiden Shaffer, Allentown Central Catholic
Schaffer made the most of his 11 carries in a 50-7 win over Meadville, rushing for 104 yards and four touchdowns.
Marquese Williams, Bishop McDevitt
Williams rushed for 187 yards and two points on 18 carries in a 40-0 win over Manheim Central.