Before starring at Ohio State, Jeannette's Terrelle Pryor was a member of the Fabulous 22.

Fab 22: Post-Gazette's 2015 All-Area High School Football Team

The Post-Gazette names its annual list of the top 22 players in the WPIAL and City League, regardless of position.

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 The WPIAL football championship trophy.

The 2015 WPIAL football championships: Celebrating 100 years

The who’s who list of players who have appeared in a WPIAL championship games is long and illustrious.

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 Penn-Trafford QB Brett Laffoon has thrown for 2,304 yards this season.

2015 WPIAL Class AAAA Football Championship: A familiar roadblock

For the fourth year in a row, Central Catholic will try to keep Penn-Trafford from winning a WPIAL title.

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 Central Valley running back Kyle Vreen rushes against Mars on November 20, 2015.

2015 WPIAL Class AAA Football Championship: New Kid on the Block

Thomas Jefferson has been a Class AAA power, but relative newcomer Central Valley is building quite a resume.

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 Hunter Hayes of South Fayette rushes during the game against Steel Valley on October 9, 2015.

2015 WPIAL Class AA Football Championship: They Meet Again

There have been only 10 rematches in 100 years of WPIAL football championships, but probably none better than South Fayette-Aliquippa.

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 Clairton QB Aaron Mathews during a preseason practice in August.

Clairton senior Aaron Mathews is two-way threat

For two of his four years, Aaron Mathews has been the quarterback of one of the most dynamic offenses in the WPIAL.

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 Jeannette High School's Giovonee Sanders holds away Riverview High School's Jake Cappa during their game Saturday, September 5, 2015.

2015 WPIAL Class A Football Championship: Clash of the Titans

Long-standing powers Clairton and Jeannette will meet for the first time with a title on the line.

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 Central Catholic linebacker David Adams takes down Pine-Richland quarterback Philip Jurkovec during a game last month.

Old-style Central Catholic linebacker David Adams rates two thumbs-up

David Adams is only a junior on the Vikings’ stout defense, but his film is a “must-see” for college coaches.

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 Running back Quinton Hill of Thomas Jefferson rushes in the first half against West Allegheny on November 13, 2015.

Team-first attitude is key to Thomas Jefferson standout back Quinton Hill's success

Quinton Hill has racked up 1,449 yards and 23 touchdowns so far this season, averaging 9.2 yards per carry.

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 Aliquippa's Kaezon Pugh scores a touchdown against Beaver Falls in the fourth quarter last month at Geneva College.

Aliquippa depends on superhero Kaezon Pugh at running back

Kaezon Pugh, nicknamed Shazam, has been outstanding all season, and then elevated his game just in time for the playoffs.

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2015 WPIAL Class AA Football Championship: Streaking to the finish

Unbeaten Aliquippa looking to end South Fayette’s 44-game winning streak and reign as Class AA champion.

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 Aliquippa's Darrelle Revis runs for a touchdown against Northern Lehigh in the fourth quarter in the PIAA Class AA championship game in December 2003.

Post-Gazette all-time WPIAL championship team

Joe Namath, Mike Ditka and Darrelle Revis highlight the squad.

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 Penn-Trafford Tyler Bruno, left, gets a big hug from Ben Davis, right, after catching winning TD to beat beat Pine-Richland, 38-34, in the WPIAL AAAA semi-final at Penn Hills.

Penn-Trafford coach says semifinal victory No. 1 on his classic list

Warriors coach John Ruane has been part of some legendary games but feels their victory Friday vs. Pine-Richland might have been the best.

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Football Results: Saturday

Results from Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

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 Penn-Trafford quarterback Brett Laffoon, left, threw a touchdown with just seconds left in the game to lift Penn-Trafford past Pine-Richland on Friday night in the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals.

Penn-Trafford beats Pine-Richland in a classic, advances to Class AAAA final

Brett Laffoon’s pass to Tyler Bruno with seven seconds left lifted the Warriors past the Rams for a thrilling semifinal victory.

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Central Catholic rolls past Woodland Hills with defense in Class AAAA semifinals

The Vikings defense led the way in a 24-6 victory against the rival Wolverines in a matchup with plenty of Division I talent.

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Ground game propels Thomas Jefferson past Franklin Regional in Class AAA

The Jaguars used their usual recipe — this time with a dash of ketchup at the end — to top the Panthers and get back to the Class AAA final.

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District 10 champ Erie McDowell thumps City League winner Brashear

In a PIAA subregional, the Trojans had little trouble with the Bulls as they eased to a 42-2 victory at Cupples Stadium.

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 Quarterback Chris Callaghan of Central Valley had a big night against Mars.

Central Valley lights it up against Mars in Class AAA semifinals

In Ambridge, Central Valley and Mars lit up the scoreboard all night in a Class AAA battle, with the Warriors coming out on top.

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Aliquippa headed back to Class AA championship game after rout of Freeport

The Quips used some big plays early to quickly snuff any hope of a Yellowjackets upset and get back to the Class AA title game.

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South Fayette advances past Steel Valley with 44th win in a row

The Lions will meet Aliquippa once again in the WPIAL Class AA final.

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Strong finish allows Jeannette to stun Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in Class A semifinals

The situation looked dire for the Jayhawks when they trailed, 14-0, but all they did was score the final 22 points to beat the Trojans.

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Clairton blows out Frazier to reach Class A final

Five touchdowns from Harrison Dreher helped the Bears cruise past the Commodores in a battle of proven defenses in the semifinals.

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

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Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

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 Jo-El Shaw evades Mt. Lebanon's Cam Haley Oct. 23.

Woodland Hills' Miles Sanders and Jo-El Shaw: dangerous runners and close friends

Just call this stellar duo the two-headed Wolverine.

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 Penn-Trafford quarterback Brett Laffoon.

WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals: Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec, Penn-Trafford's Brett Laffoon are QBs in spotlight

You will be hard-pressed to find many WPIAL games in history matching quarterbacks who have passed for 2,000 yards heading into a semifinal.

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 Ronnie Jones and Central Catholic take on Woodland Hills at Fox Chapel in one of the two WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals.

WPIAL football semifinals capsules: A game-by-game breakdown

Mike White gives a quick look at each of the eight WPIAL footballs semifinals -- and a PIAA Class AAAA game to boot.

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 Jordan Jassir and Aliquippa are one of the well-known characters in this year's WPIAL semifinals.

The Fumbler: Tradition meets upstarts in the WPIAL football semifinals

With a 522-108 record on the season, The Fumbler makes his picks for tonight’s playoff matchups around the WPIAL and PIAA.

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 Running back Kyle Vreen will be looking to help Central Valley control the ball against Mars tonight.

North/West Xtra: For Mars, Central Valley, it's all about tempo

Planets and Warriors will be looking to control the offense in this WPIAL Class AAA semifinal.

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West Xtra: A rarity ... no West Allegheny in semifinals

Indians fail to advance in WPIAL Class AAA playoffs after disappointing loss to Thomas Jefferson.

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Brad Everett's high school football notebook

Several teams riding their horses in an attempt to get to Heinz Field.

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North/East Xtra: Brackets hold to form in Class A matchup

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic and Jeannette collide in semifinal showdown.

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North Xtra: North Allegheny optimistic about the future

New mental approach helps create a surge that Tigers hope to carry into next season.

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 Hunter Hayes and South Fayette will need to focus all their attention on Steel Valley.

South/West Xtra: Focusing on task at hand key in Class AA semifinal

Top-ranked South Fayette can’t overlook Steel Valley as it prepares for WPIAL showdown.

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South Xtra: Outstanding season ends for Belle Vernon

Franklin Regional bumps football team from postseason, but Leopards have fun along the way.

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South/East Xtra: McKeesport's season ends in overtime

Tigers can’t hold lead in loss to Penn-Trafford, but look ahead to next season.

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 Woodland Hills' Daron Cooper, trying to get past West Allegheny's Max Clements, has thrown 10 touchdown passes this season.

East Xtra: Class AAAA heavyweights match up in semifinals

Woodland Hills, Central Catholic meet once again with trip to Heinz Field on the line.

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 Ryan Weigold, of Freeport, for this week's athlete of the week.

Post-Gazette Athletes of the Week

Freeport quarterback Ryan Weigold and Upper St. Clair soccer standout Maddy Rocks get top honors for their performances in the postseason.

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Thomas Jefferson uses early season doubts as motivation

This perennial powerhouse takes on Franklin Regional in one WPIAL Class AAA semifinal Friday; Mars-Central Valley square off in the other.

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 Steel Valley's rushing leader DeWayne Murray.

Steel Valley a special batch this season

A strong-armed quarterback led Steel Valley to the WPIAL semifinals in 1991.

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 Clairton's Lamont Wade gets a chance to show what he can do Friday against Frazier's suffocating defense.

Class A semifinals preview: Frazier faces tough test in Clairton

The Commodores and Bears come from nearly opposite ends of the usual success spectrum to meet in the semifinals with perfect records.

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 Troy Fisher and Central Catholic face Woodland Hills on Friday night.

WPIAL sets locations for semifinal football games

All eight semifinal football games will be played Friday night at 7:30.

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 Penn-Trafford's Brett Laffoon carries against McKeesport in the Warriors' first win against the Tigers this season, which they followed with another last week in the Class AAAA quarterfinals.

High school football notebook: Penn-Trafford quarterback rich in passing talent

Brett Laffoon is closing in on 5,500 yards passing for his career with the Warriors, who are headed to the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals.

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Football Results: Saturday

Results from Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

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 Central Catholic's Ronnie Jones carries as North Allegheny's Mark Alesantrino tries to take him down Friday night at Martorelli Stadium.

Central Catholic gets payback on North Allegheny at perfect time

The Vikings fixed whatever went wrong in their loss to the Tigers earlier this season, and found redemption with a quarterfinal victory.

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 Thomas Jefferson running back Quinton Hill runs for a touchdown past West Allegheny’s Kenny White in the first half Friday night.

Thomas Jefferson takes down West Allegheny in WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals

All the Jaguars needed was to play a game of keep-away, with their defense and their ground game, to shut out the Indians, 14-0.

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Pine-Richland rolls past Mt. Lebanon in WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals

Who else but Phil Jurkovec to lead the Rams to a blowout victory against the Blue Devils in the Class AAAA quarterfinals.

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Penn-Trafford rallies to edge McKeesport in overtime thriller

The Warriors' usual big-game duo of QB Brett Laffoon and WR Tim Vecchio did it again to cap a thrilling comeback against the Tigers.

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Steel Valley edges Beaver Falls in Class AA

The Ironmen ended the Tigers’ season with a second loss in three games after starting the year undefeated.

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