West Mifflin tied the Big Eight Conference game in the first quarter Friday night and Belle Vernon responded with 33 unanswered points for a 40-7 home victory.

Devin Whitlock scored 14 of the points in the run on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jared Hartman and a 57-yard interception return.

Hartman scored on runs of 1 and 3 yards, and had a second touchdown pass of 17 yards to Nolan Labuda in the fourth quarter. He completed 8-of-14 passes for 123 yards and set the single season record for touchdown passes.

Larry Callaway led the Leopards (5-1, 6-1) with with 79 yards rushing on 14 carries. Labuda caught three passes for 67 yards.

Big Eight Conference

West Mifflin    7-0-0-0 -- 7

Belle Vernon 7-10-16-7 -- 40

First Quarter

BV: Jared Hartman 3 run (Cameron Guess kick)

WM: Laronday Wilder 3 pass from Tayshawn McMillan (Dillon Weaver kick)

Second Quarter

BV: Devin Whitlock 23 pass from Jared Hartman (Cameron Guess kick)

BV: Cameron Guess 32 FG

Third Quarter

BV: Jared Hartman 1 run (Jared Hartman run)

BV: Devin Whitlock 57 interception return (Devin Whitlock pass from Nolan Labuda)

Fourth Quarter

BV: Nolan Labuda 17 pass from Jared Hartman (Cameron Guess kick)

West Mifflin (3-2, 4-4), Belle Vernon (5-1, 6-1).

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