The West Shamokin Wolves continued their remarkable run by reaching another milestone Friday night.
West Shamokin clinched a WPIAL playoff berth for the first time in the 13-year history of the school, beating Leechburg, 36-6, in an Eastern Conference football game in NuMine.
One year removed from breaking a WPIAL record 46-game losing streak, the Wolves improved to 6-2 overall and 5-2 in the conference, ensuring they will have a winning season.
West Shamokin scored 50 seconds into last night’s game when junior running back Andrew Win-gard bolted 66 yards on the second play from scrimmage.
Zac Horner, another junior, scored off a fake on the extra-point attempt to score the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.
West Shamokin made it 15-0 in the second quarter on junior quarterback Alex Lasslo’s 5-yard keeper and extra-point kick.
The Wolves broke the game open in the third quarter, scoring 21 points. Lasslo hooked up with senior Brady Cornman on a 63-yard pass play and tacked on the two-point run, and then Lasslo bolted 63 yards for a score.
Jarret Kintz, a junior, closed the scoring on a 14-yard pass from Lasslo.
Wingard finished with 125 yards on seven carries, and Horner rushed for 111 yards on 15 attempts.
With a playoff berth secure, West Shamokin plays at Apollo-Ridge on Friday. The winner finishes third in the conference, and the loser finished fourth.
CLARION 55, PUNXUTAWNEY 0: Clarion recorded its fifth straight shutout, spoiling Senior Night at Punxsutawney in a Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference game.
Clarion quarterback John Katis completed 10 of 14 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns and went over 3,000 yards for his career, and Damien Slike finished with 156 rushing yards on only seven carries and scored three touchdowns.
The Bobcats, who entered the game ranked 10th in the state in Class A, are 8-0.
The Chucks (3-5) play at Moniteau on Friday.
GREENSBURG SALEM 56, DERRY 6: Derry stayed on track to give up 500 points in a season, losing to Greensburg Salem in a WPIAL Greater Allegheny Conference game.
The Trojans have allowed more than 50 points in every game this season and have been outscored 458-53.
Derry plays host to Franklin Regional on Friday.