Summaries from Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
In a “Week 0” game that might have been the top matchup for the WPIAL this weekend, the vaunted Vikings were dealt a rude awakening.
The Quips ran their regular-season winning streak to 61 games with a big comeback; McGuffey and Neshannock win big.
A missed extra point was the deciding factor in the game that was televised nationally by ESPN.
South Fayette defeated Central Valley, 28-17, in a WPIAL non-conference game at South Fayette Stadium.
Olentangy Liberty in Ohio edged the Tigers, 30-29, on Friday.
With bevy of stars from last season gone, Wolverines win opener behind big game from senior Saeed Holt.
The Cougars traveled to Monessen for the 100th meeting between the schools in a rivalry dating back to 1905.
A game-by-game look at Friday night.
Individual leaders from Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
It is ridiculous that high school football players are asked to play 16 games to win a championship.
The Indians have a new but experienced coach in TJ Plack as they enter 6A, Hampton and Mars keep at it, the “name of the week” and more.
Central Catholic meets strong Washington, D.C., team while Pine-Richland plays on ESPN vs. Ohio power
Just sayin' about Phil Jurkovec, Marcus Hooker, “Mr. Tough” Kurt Hinish and more.
Central Valley visits South Fayette in a first-time meeting of two WPIAL powerhouses, plus a few other “Week 0” matchups to watch tonight.
Ed Dawson is in his second year as head coach at Cornell — his first was in 2011 before the program was discontinued.
Isaiah Johnson returns for final season after disappointing end to outstanding junior year.
WPIAL’s leading receiver Garrett Day takes over for standout quarterback Zach Chandler in the Antelopes offense.
The high school football season kicks off and Prognostication President is ready for action.
Many youth football leagues and high schools have turned to Heads Up Football to improve player safety. Does it work?
While a little on the small side, Noah Hamlin will take over at quarterback for powerhouse Clairton this season.
After transferring from University Prep to Imani Christian, Kenny Robinson talks recruitment, switching to quarterback and more.
Neshannock QB-LB Frank Antuono, a Robert Morris recruit, might be one of the WPIAL’s most versatile players — and he watches a lot of TV.
“Steelers High Football Showcase” will air at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
Zane Zandier is a versatile player who can have an impact on offense and defense, but he sees himself as a linebacker on the next level.
The offensive-defensive lineman for the Vikings is headed to Notre Dame next season.
Offensive-defensive lineman Curtis Harper of McKeesport High School.
Mason Cholewa is a late bloomer considering he wasn’t a starter at the beginning of season and was hosting recruiters by the end.
Ron Sciarro, Bob Ravenstahl and other veterans are back on the sidelines as head high school coaches in a growing WPIAL trend.
Senior standout, the top defensive back in the country, ready to put his talents to use in helping Bears to a WPIAL and state championship.
A tight end prospect with an offer from Pitt, Grant Carrigan’s athletic endeavors have helped take his mind off his father’s cancer battle.
It’s both the best of days and the worst of days for the Quips — but all they ever seem to do is keep winning, more than anyone else around.
When Paris Ford transferred into the district, Steel Valley suddenly had one of the most impressive one-two combinations in the WPIAL.
Central Catholic starts the season as the top-ranked WPIAL and PIAA 6A team.
Favorites are Clairton, Carmichaels and Shenango, but the Eastern Conference also features Jeannette and Greensburg Central Catholic.
Beaver Valley Conference is rugged, but don’t overlook the other teams.
Stingy defense, high-scoring offense ... Class 2A promises to have it all this season.
Thomas Jefferson and South Fayette are the favorites until proven otherwise, but watch out for other perennial playoff contenders.
Central Catholic leads the way with four players on the preseason all-star team
Brashear has to be the favorite to win a third consecutive crown, but Allderdice and University Prep still have standouts.
Lots of talented players have graduated, but some of the WPIAL’s top programs should keep rolling.
At McKeesport, Matt Miller takes over for George Smith as a new head coach, and for conference-rival Gateway, Don Holl just has a new team.
Joe Rossi is still the coach, Drew Saxton is a rising star at quarterback and plenty of other standouts return for the promising Lions.
Northern Seven is loaded with Central Catholic, Pine-Richland and North Allegheny.
Take a look at the team-by-team breakdown of the memorable players, coaches and games from 2000-2015 in the WPIAL and City League.
Some old rivalries are gone, new ones will take their place, but are some WPIAL conferences too lopsided in 6A, 4A, 3A and 1A?
Monte Robinson was bullish on his Westinghouse team even before picking up a few players he sees as valuable pieces from nearby Wilkinsburg.
Senior Darius Wise already is among the best, and he’s ready to take his game to another level.
The tight end-defensive end transferred last month to Pine-Richland and committed to Pitt a week after scholarship offer.
Gabe Houy is making a name for himself as a top offensive lineman prospect and stepping out the shadow of his more famous mother.