Therran Coleman of John A. Brashear High School.

Blue Chip Chat: Therran Coleman, Brashear

An athlete posing as a quarterback, Coleman is being recruited by major colleges, including Pitt and West Virginia, as a cornerback.

about 22 hours ago

 Brandon Ford, Upper St. Clair senior linebacker.

Blue Chip Chat: Brandon Ford, Upper St. Clair

Senior tackle for the Panthers has revenge on his mind after a subpar junior year interrupted by a bout with mononucleosis.

1 day ago

 Logan Thimons

Blue Chip Chat: Logan Thimons, Freeport

Logan Thimons already has committed to his “No. 1 target” West Virginia as he embarks on what he expects to be a successful final season.

3 days ago

 Central Catholic student athlete Rashad Wheeler.

Blue Chip Chat: Rashad Wheeler, Central Catholic

As defensive linemen go, Wheeler is one of the big wheels in the WPIAL.

3 days ago

  Lamont Wade, Clairton

Blue Chip Chat: Lamont Wade, Clairton

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to call Wade one of the best juniors in the country. At least that’s what scouting websites say.

4 days ago

 Beaver Falls lineman Donovan before practice at Beaver Falls High School on August 11, 2015. Jeter is one of the top junior linemen in the state and already has major-college scholarship offers.

Blue Chip Chat: Donovan Jeter, Beaver Falls

Jeter once thought basketball would be his ticket, and he has a brother playing for Pitt, but he has grown into a football player.

6 days ago

 Clairton QB Aaron Mathews.

Blue Chip Chat: Aaron Mathews, Clairton

Versatile athlete is back at quarterback this season after filling in in 2014 at wide receiver, a position he likely will play in college.

1 week ago

 Laverne Palko, mother of coach Bob Palko, prepares lunch for the football players after morning practice at West Allegheny High School.

At schools like West Allegheny, preseason football camps are a little different

The mother of one coach makes croutons, booster clubs are heavily involved in providing meals and most teams are staying home to practice.

1 week ago

 Khaleke Hudson, a student-athlete with McKeesport High School.

Blue Chip Chat: Khaleke Hudson, McKeesport

McKeesport coach George Smith says whenever McKeesport needs a play offensively or defensively, they call on Hudson.

1 week ago

 Kaezon Pugh has 2,528 career rushing yards on 260 carries.

Blue Chip Chat: Kaezon Pugh, Aliquippa

Aliquippa’s Kaezon “Shazam” Pugh was a Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 selection last season and has 2,528 career rushing yards on 260 carries.

1 week ago

 Miles Sanders.

Blue Chip Chat: Miles Sanders, Woodland Hills

Sanders is one of the nation’s top running backs. Though the senior is drawing interest from other schools, he is 100 percent committed to

1 week ago

 Beaver Falls football players practice their extra-point formation Tuesday.

High school notebook: Football numbers decline, but not at Aliquippa

Survey shows participation in high school football was down again this year, but the storied Aliquippa program is still going strong.

1 week ago

 Damar Hamlin lives in McKees Rocks, but stars for Central Catholic.

Blue Chip Chat: Damar Hamlin, Central Catholic

Wide receiver/defensive back Damar Hamlin is perhaps the top recruit in the WPIAL’s senior class, and has plenty of offers to show for it.

1 week ago

North Allegheny's Josh Lugg commits to Notre Dame

Josh Lugg, a standout junior offensive lineman at North Allegheny High School, has decided to play college football at Notre Dame.

1 week ago

 Former Hopewell coach Dave Vestal has been hired to take over the Seneca Valley football program.

North/West Xtra: Former Hopewell coach takes over at Seneca Valley

Dave Vestal hoping to turn things around for Raiders’ football program.

1 week ago

 Craig Aguglia is entering his first season as coach at Perry after going 2-15 in two seasons at Carrick.

North Xtra: New coach looks to put Perry football back on track

After two consecutive disappointing seasons, Perry hires Craig Aguglia as its new football coach.

1 week ago

 Clairton football players Walter Britton, left, and Lamont Wade go through a drill on the first day of practices.

Football practice starts with five heat-acclimatization days for all WPIAL teams

High school football practice begins statewide, but without any contact.

2 weeks ago

Central Catholic football star Rashad Wheeler commits to play for Pitt

Rashad Wheeler joins Bricen Garner as Vikings standouts who have made verbal commitments to coach Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers.

2 weeks ago

 West Virginia's Daikiel Shorts is one of three Mountaineers who attended Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Md.

‘Football factory’ on the rise, Eastern Christian puts prospects in ‘good situations’

Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Md., produced three West Virginia players and many more Division I football prospects.

2 weeks ago

 Former and present football coaches, from left to right: Chuck Klausing, Pete Antimarino (front), Jim Render, Joe Mucci, Tom Nola and George Novak (back) at a luncheon Thursday at Grandview Golf Club.

Six football coaches, 31 WPIAL titles and a lunch to remember

Some of Western Pennsylvania’s most accomplished football coaches gathered for lunch recently and reminisced about their shared past.

2 weeks ago