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Three quarterbacks who played in state championship football games made a quick transition to the basketball court.
Ben DiNucci and Brett Brumbaugh joined by 16 others from WPIAL named to the Class AAAA and Class AA all-state teams.
Here are the Post-Gazette’s top 22 high school football players from the North Xtra coverage area.
Here is the Post-Gazette’s top 22 high school football players in the South Xtra coverage area.
One board member laments the lack of interviews with other candidates for the top job in the Steel Valley football program.
Here are the Post-Gazette’s top 22 high school football players from the East Xtra coverage area.
Here are the Post-Gazette’s top 22 high school football players from the West Xtra coverage area.
In Class AAA, WPIAL is represented by four players on the first team.
In just his second season as at Pine-Richland, Eric Kasperowicz won a WPIAL title and is the Post-Gazette’s choice as coach of the year..
Post-Gazette Player of the Year Jordan Whitehead had a sensational senior season, leading his team to a WPIAL title in grand style.
WPIAL CLASS AAAA FOOTHILLS
In raising their winning streak to 32, the South Fayette Lions proved last year was no fluke in the PIAA Class AA championship game.
A memorable football season that included a WPIAL title comes to a bitter end for Central Valley.
Rams' valiant effort in PIAA championship ends in disappointing loss.
A remarkable season that included the state scoring record ends in defeat for the Clairton Bears.
PIAA waits for Clairton’s plan to resolve football players’ behavior Friday in Class A championship.
For the first time in seven years, four WPIAL teams played for PIAA titles this past weekend. Only South Fayette came home with a crown.
What looked for a time like a lost cause briefly had the makings of an all-time comeback before it all ended in a loss for Pine-Richland.
Hunter Hayes finished with 263 yards on 27 carries and scored two touchdowns to help South Fayette win its second consecutive PIAA title.
Clairton faces likely punishment in wake of ugly, fight-marred ending to PIAA title-game loss Friday afternoon against Bishop Guilfoyle.
Summaries from Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
A perfect season is shattered in a 19-18 loss against Altoona Bishop Guilfoyle when late-game pass in end zone ruled out of bounds.
A stout Warriors defense was outmanned by a big, physical Archbishop Wood offensive line as the Vikings won the PIAA Class AAA championship.
P-R quarterback Ben DiNucci has thrown for 420 yds. and completed 58 percent of his passes in the playoffs but must step it up in title
As Central Valley's players have prepared for the biggest game of their lives, the team has had to do so with heavy hearts.
When undefeated South Fayette tries to retain its PIAA Class AA title Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium, the Eagles will face a coaching
Losing not in plans as Bears, coach just can't imagine dropping title game.
Summaries from Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Jordan Whitehead has already had a season to remember, but he’s not the only reason Central Valley is 15-0.
Known mostly for its record-setting offense, South Fayette shows it has a strong defense, too, in a victory against Hickory.
Luke Everett watched his older brothers win PIAA titles, now it's his turn.
Clairton’s football team didn’t become a powerhouse by accident.
For the first time since 2007, all four PIAA finals have a WPIAL representative at Hersheypark Stadium.
Led by QB Ben DiNucci, Pine-Richland rallied from 10 points down in the fourth and beat Wilson, 28-17, in a PIAA Class AAAA semifinal.
Senior QB Brett Brumbaugh set the state record for passing yards, and the Lions secured a return to the final with a win against Hickory.
Jordan Whitehead returned a punt late — and a teammate recovered his fumble — to give the Warriors a chance to complete their comeback win.
The high-scoring Bears rolled along to the title game with a semifinal rout of Sharpsville, 54-18, led by star running back Lamont Wade.
Summaries from Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
Summaries from Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Unlike the Rams, Wilson — their opponent in the PIAA Class AAAA semifinals — didn’t fancy itself a contender before the season.
Rams quarterback Ben DiNucci added another accolade to his sterling resume this season when he was picked as the state player of the year.
Junior Hunter Hayes might be one of the best backs in school history despite a dominating passing offense.
For most of the season, Clairton’s prolific offense didn’t really need Ryan Williams to throw the ball much, but when it does, he delivers.
As the Lions follow a familiar path to the state title game, junior running back Hunter Hayes fuels the team’s rushing game.
Central Valley has proven that it is much more than a one-man team and B.J. Powell is Exhibit “A.”
After a weird victory, Rams advance to PIAA semifinals.
The players got a hand in wrapping up their season in style, with an eye toward boosting participation.
Central Valley Pitt recruit Jordan Whitehead and Bishop McDevitt Penn State recruit Andre Robinson meet in the PIAA Class AAA semis Friday.
PIAA playoffs: The Bears have had outstanding teams in the past, but none quite as loaded on offense as the 2014 edition.
After being suspended indefinitely in August, Lou Cerro returns as Montour High School's athletic director and is staying as football coach.