North Catholic running back Anthony Serventi rushed for 218 yards and two touchdowns as the Trojans capped an undefeated run in the Big East Conference with a 42-21 win over Deer Lakes Friday at the Mars Athletic Complex.
The Trojans (8-1, 8-0) also received a big game from senior quarterback Zack Rocco, who rushed for one touchdown and threw for three others.
Nick Maher (2) and Mathias Benson combined for three scoring receptions.
North will begin play in the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs Friday.
Seneca Valley, Mars and North Catholic each competed in the WPIAL Cross Country Championships, held Thursday at California (Pa.) University.
1-Vincentian Academy 104, 3-North Catholic 122
North Catholic: 2-Alaina Hicks 20:45, 3-Julia Zalenski 20:53, 10-Emma MacDonald 21:50, 43-Isabella Madonna 24:02, 64-Riley Orr 25:37, 84-Rebekah Bollman 27:09, Anna Spalvieri 27:17
1-North Allegheny 41, 2-Seneca Valley 89, 23-Mars 619
Seneca Valley: 9-Dylan Kirchner 20:16, 10-Gabrielle Kutchma 20:16, 16-Bailey Royhab 20:30, 25-Karsyn Spears 20:48, 29-Lizzy White 21:01, 53-Grace Graner 22:01, 59-Abby Kreber 22:14
Mars: 45-Kelli Jancay 21:40, 123-Emma Hornfeck 23:41, Josie Schneider 24:35, 152-Eliza Matusek 24:56, 155-Rebecca Roberts 25:00, 158-Meredith Wawrzysnki 25:04, 163-Kalin Wilson 25:10
1-New Castle 79, 10-North Catholic 334
North Catholic: 40-Joe Harmanos 18:29, 50-Zach Cozza 18:44, 76-Ben Capozzi 19:22, 80-Zachary Baker 19:35, 88-Owen Schessler 19:52, 123-Tommy Zentner 21:02, 163-Andrew Schafale 23:06
1-North Allegheny 66, 3-Seneca Valley 163, 12-Mars 368
Seneca Valley: 8-Noah Petersen 16:32, 26-Eli Dewitt 17:29, 37-Mateo Murra 17:41, 44-Adam Owori 18:00, 48-Sebastian Wary 18:04, 53-Tyler Mill 18:11, 63-Justin Domencic 18:27
Mars: 3-Zachary Leachman 16:10, 56-Dylan Becker 18:14, 77-Jack Olshenske 18:35, 101-Ryan Steigerwald 19:03, 131-John Dunn 19:23, 176-Connor McChesney 20:23, 199-Anuj Kaul 21:45