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 Central Valley teammates celebrate their win over West Allegheny in the WPIAL class AAA championship Friday at Heinz Field.

Central Valley's Whitehead carries Warriors to Class AAA title

John George threw four touchdown passes and Whitehead scored three touchdowns to lead Central Valley past West Allegheny, 35-28.

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 South Fayette's Dan Trimbur pulls in a pass for a touchdown as he's defended by Aliquippa's Jassir Jordan in the first half of the WPIAL Class AA championship at Heinz Field Friday.

High school football notebook: South Fayette's Brumbaugh doles out most of credit to WRs

After the WPIAL Class AA championship Friday, it was hats off to the Lions receivers.

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

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 Clairton QB Ryan Williams throws a 2pt conversion against Jeanette on Oct. 03, 2014.

Varsity Xtra: Avonworth's opponent is Bearly believable

Clairton’s prolific offense will be on display again today against Avownorth in the WPIAL Class A championship game.

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 Pine-Richland's D'ondre Gastion breaks up a pass intended for Central Catholic's John Petrishen in the second half of the WPIAL class AAAA championship Friday at Heinz Field.

Pine-Richland downs defending champ Central Catholic in Class AAAA football championship

Ben DiNucci threw for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass, and ran for a third score to lead the Rams to a 21-13 win Friday at Heinz Field.

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 South Fayette's Conner Beck is lifted by Spencer Girman after catching what proved to be the winning touchdown pass late in the second half of the 2013 WPIAL Class AA championships against Aliquippa at Heinz Field on November 23, 2013.

Sequels: Title-game rematches real rarity

History says this is an unusual year for WPIAL football championships.

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 Central Catholic defensive back Damar Hamlin has had a steadying hand in the Vikings staunch defense this season.

WPIAL Class AAAA football championship preview

It will be a major challenge for Central Catholic’s defense vs. Pine-Richland.

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 South Fayette teammates celebrate their 31-22 win against Aliquippa in the WPIAL Class AA championship Friday at Heinz Field.

South Fayette tops Aliquippa for WPIAL Class AA football title

Brett Brumbaugh threw three touchdown passes to lead South Fayette to a 31-22 win against Aliquippa in the WPIAL Class AA title game.

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 Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead streaks down the sideline against Penn Hills last year.

WPIAL Class AAA football championship preview

Surviving the Parkway Conference 'traffic' a feat in itself.

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 The Clairton Bears hoist the WPIAL Class A championship trophy on Friday after beating Avonworth, 46-14, at Heinz Field.

Clairton airs it out, cruises to WPIAL Class A title

The Bears’ 46-14 win against Avonworth marks their 11th WPIAL title. Avonworth made its second title-game appearance and first in 55 years.

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 South Fayette's Brett Brumbaugh celebrates near the end of his team's win over Imhotep Charter in the PIAA class AA championship at Hersheypark Stadium Sunday afternoon,  December 15, 2013.

WPIAL Class AA football championship preview

South Fayette’s passing game to test Aliquippa DBs.

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Varsity Notebook: When it comes to pass, these fellows aren't shy

Teams such as Pine-Richland and South Fayette are proving teams that throw often can also make playoff runs.

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West Xtra: Craig's List recognizes area's best

One guy picks his top players, teams and performances from the 2014 high school football season.

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 West Allegheny's Armand Dellovade brings down Thomas Jefferson's Austin Kemp for a loss of yardage in the first quarter of last Friday's WPIAL Class AAA semifinal at Bethel Park.

West Xtra: There's plenty at stake in title-game rematch

West Allegheny had a surprisingly easy time against Thomas Jefferson in the semifinals, now it faces a rematch against Central Valley.

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 Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead benefited from his team's fine special teams play in the WPIAL semifinals.

West Xtra: Central Valley was special in semifinal

Excellent special teams play helped Central Valley advance to the WPIAL Class AAA championship game again this season.

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West Xtra: Quips run, run, run their way to Heinz

Aliquippa does a lot of running at its practices and in the WPIAL semifinals, the Quips ran all the way to Heinz Field.

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 Pine-Richland's Connor Slomka, carrying against North Hills this season, has been a workhorse for the Rams offense.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland's Slomka marches to his own beat

Senior running back a bruising complement to pass-happy Rams.

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North Xtra: North Catholic knocked from top by rival

Trojans stopped short of Class A championship game by Avonworth.

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North Xtra: Craig's List recognizes area's best

Top game, top player, they are all here in the third-annual North Xtra awards.

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North Xtra: Avonworth re-focuses for WPIAL title shot

Antelopes enjoy victory against rival North Catholic, but must turn attention to unbeaten Clairton.

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South Xtra: The Bradleys in spotlight once again

The annual “Bradleys” honor some of the top performances by area teams, players and coaches.

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South Xtra: After finally facing a challenge, Clairton responds favorably

Tested for the first time this season, Clairton answers in the affirmative and advances to WPIAL title game.

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 Central Catholic defensive back Damar Hamlin has had a steadying hand in the Vikings staunch defense this season.

East Xtra: Will tradition prevail for Central Catholic?

Vikings will rely on defense, running game in Class AAAA final vs. Pine-Richland.

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East Xtra: The Bradleys in spotlight once again

Time to recognize the best in the East Xtra circulation area.

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 Central Catholic has canceled school Friday so students can attend the WPIAL championship at Heinz Field.

High school notebook: Schools excusing students who attend football title games

A rare schedule has WPIAL championships Friday on a school day, but the four schools in the first two games will allow students to attend.

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 Central Catholic used direct snaps to Johnny Petrishen in its 52-34 win against Penn-Trafford. Petrishen carried 17 times for 211 yards in the semifinal game.

High school football notebook: Wildcat becomes go-to offense for WPIAL finalists

A different look on offense has Class AAAA power Central Catholic and AAA juggernaut West Allegheny rolling into the WPIAL championships.

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Big 2nd half lifts McDowell past Brashear in PIAA football game

McDowell came on strong in the final two quarters and breezed to a 35-6 victory in a PIAA Class AAAA game Saturday against Brashear in Erie.

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 West Allegheny’s Terence Stephens makes a cut for a touchdown against Thomas Jefferson in the first quarter Friday night at Bethel Park.

West Allegheny tramples Thomas Jefferson to reach Class AAA final

The victory was stunning in how easily the Indians dominated, cruising to a 41-7 rout against the previously undefeated Jaguars.

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Senior star John Petrishen propels Central Catholic past Penn-Trafford

This time, Vikings standout John Petrishen led the way in the ground game for a 52-34 win in the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals.

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Top-ranked South Fayette turns back Seton-LaSalle

No. 1 seed South Fayette (12-0) took down rival No. 5 Seton-LaSalle (10-2), 35-21, clinching a spot in the WPIAL Class AA title game.

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Junior running back Kaezon Pugh sparks comeback win for Aliquippa

The Quips had to come from behind Friday night in a WPIAL Class AA semifinal, overcoming four turnovers against Washington for a 44-26 win.

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Lamont Wade sparks Clairton to overtime victory

Clairton reached the WPIAL championship for the sixth time in the past seven years with a 48-42 victory against Neshannock.

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 McKeesport defensemen Khaleke Hudson, left, and TyWann Smith, right, tackle Pine-Richland quarterback Benjamin DiNucci in the first half Friday at North Allegheny.

Pine-Richland is overpowering in defeating McKeesport

Pine-Richland finished off a 42-7 demolition of McKeesport at North Allegheny as the band played a rendition of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking

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Early pooch kick sparks rout for Central Valley

A right-place, right-time onside kick to begin the game set the stage for the Warriors' Class AAA semifinal romp against Ringgold.

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Avonworth stuns rival North Catholic

Brandon Wasko's interception of an Adam Sharlow pass with 49 seconds left sealed Avonworth's 28-21 victory against Cardinal Wuerl North

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Saturday

Summaries from Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

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Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

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 Pine-Richland head football coach Eric Kasperowicz.

New masters: Programs thrive under bright coaches

It might not be a total changing of the guard in WPIAL football, but the semifinals are an indication there is new blood among top coaches.

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 Central Catholic and running back Vinny Emanuele play Penn-Trafford tonight for a spot in the WPIAL Class AAAA final, which will be the second of four games Nov. 21 in order to accommodate TV coverage.

Times, order set for WPIAL football finals at Heinz Field

The Class A title game will kick off the festivities at 11 a.m. Nov. 21, followed by Class AAAA, Class AA and finally Class AAA at 8 p.m.

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WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals preview

The last time Pine-Richland made it to a WPIAL final, Neil Walker was the Rams' star receiver/defensive back.

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WPIAL Class AAA semifinals preview

West Allegheny and Thomas Jefferson have won 11 of the past 17 WPIAL Class AAA championships.

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WPIAL Class AA preview

If the bracket holds true to form, then South Fayette and Aliquippa will have a rematch of their 2013 WPIAL championship game.

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WPIAL Class A semifinals preview

A Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic win will stretch the Trojans' winning streak to 28 games, tied for the fifth-longest in WPIAL history.

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Do You Remember?: Jermaine Cromerdie

Twenty years ago, McKeesport High School had an undefeated team that featured one of the all-time WPIAL great linebackers in Brandon Short.

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Varsity Notebook: 'Old hands' helping teams win

Look at the staffs of the WPIAL football semifinalists and you'll see some elder statesmen who still have zip on their coaching fastball.

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Class AAA preview: Power programs stack up evenly

West Allegheny and Thomas Jefferson have take similar paths — this year and in years past — to get to yet another WPIAL Class AAA semifinal.

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High school notebook: Holl parts ways with Seneca Valley as football coach

Citing “philosophical differences” with administration, Seneca Valley football coach Don Holl resigned Wednesday after six years there.

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 Penn-Trafford's Brett Laffoon, passing behind the protection of teammate Andre Guest during their game against McKeesport, has thrown for more than 1,700 yards this season.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford poised to retaliate

Penn-Trafford, Central Catholic collide once again with trip to WPIAL Class AAAA final on the line.

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East Xtra: Franklin Regional shows plenty of promise

Season ends once again with loss to West Allegheny in WPIAL playoffs.

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