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The 2014 Fabulous 22 All-Area High School Football Team

Thirty-four years ago, the Post-Gazette started a high school football all-star team and it has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition.

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 Clairton QB Ryan Williams throws a 2-point conversion against Jeanette in the first half of a game in October.

PIAA preview: QB an added threat for Clairton

Senior Ryan Williams putting his stamp on the Bears’ high-powered offense with a stellar season throwing the ball.

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 Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci gets a pass off as he's pressured by Central Catholic's Bryan Glover in the first half of the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game at Heinz Field last Friday.

North Xtra: Coach appreciates Pine-Richland's WPIAL championship

Eric Kasperowicz won a WPIAL title as a player, but he said winning as a coach was even more rewarding.

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 Avonworth quarterback Josh Drwal picks up some yardage against Clairton in the first quarter of the WPIAL Class A championship game at Heinz Field last Friday.

North Xtra: Avonworth finds out Clairton is for real

Avonworth got a first-hand look at a genuine football powerhouse last week as Clairton won the WPIAL championship.

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 Clairton running back Lamont Wade celebrates after scoring the team's first touchdown against Avonsworth in the first quarter of the WPIAL Class A Championship game at Heinz Field last Friday.

South Xtra: State scoring record within reach for Clairton

Clairton is only 26 points away from tying the 2007 Jeannette Jayhawks for the state scoring record.

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 Central Catholic's Vinny Emanuele carries as he's defended by Pine-Richland's Joseph Lieberman in the first half of the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game at Heinz Field last Friday.

East Xtra: Central Catholic's bid to repeat scuttled by Pine-Richland

A second loss in the same season to Pine-Richland ends the Vikings’ quest for a repeat of their WPIAL title.

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 Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead carries against West Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game at Heinz Field last Friday.

West Xtra: Central Valley shows grit in winning Class AAA title

A clutch play in the final minute of play was the difference as Central Valley won its second WPIAL football championship.

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 West Allegheny's Terence Stephens carries as he gets by Central Valley's Maurice Sims in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game at Heinz Field last Friday.

West Xtra: West Allegheny's try for a 'three-peat' scuttled by a rival

West Allegheny was seeking to capture its third consecutive WPIAL championship, but a late score by Central Valley ruined that plan.

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 Aliquippa's Patrick Anderson dives for yardage in front of South Fayette's Jack Relihan in the second half of the WPIAL Class AA championship game at Heinz Field last Friday.

West Xtra: Loss in title game deflates Quips

Aliquippa’s bid for payback against South Fayette came up short last week at Heinz Field.

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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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