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Varsity Xtra: Watered down -- Are too many teams in playoffs?

WPIAL playoffs begin tonight with 32 games, marking the 16th anniversary of playoff expansion, with 16 teams playing in four

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Game of the Week; City League Championship

Allderdice Dragons seek senior moment against Brashear.

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Varsity Notes: Perfection spreads around WPIAL

Coaches will tell you it's never easy to go through a WPIAL regular season undefeated. But it seems a lot easier compared to decades ago.

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 Gateway High School athletic director Randy Rovesti at the school's Antimarino Stadium.

Inside the Lines: The WPIAL's 'bracket man'

October this year hasn't been all that different than it has been for the past quarter-century or so for Randy Rovesti.

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Former West Mifflin standouts move on to defensive stardom in PSAC

Kevin Clarke and Marcus Martin were leaders on a stingy Titans defense and are now making waves at IUP and Slippery Rock.

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North Xtra: Senior quarterback drives Fox Chapel

Foxes qualify for WPIAL playoff spot under the direction of Billy Urso.

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North Xtra: Shaler still hunting for answers

Drought continues for winless Titans, but future appears bright.

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North Xtra: Memo to playoff foes: Don't forget NA

Tigers come storming back after slow start and could be a sleeper in Class AAAA postseason.

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 Shady Side Academy's Louis Berry has rushed for 1,062 yards this season.

North Xtra: Shady Side senior makes his mark with fine speed

Tailback Louis Berry has rushed for more than 1,000 yards this season for Indians.

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North Xtra: Springdale works for respect

Dynamos disprove preseason predictions by qualifying for playoffs.

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 Bethel Park's Alex Minton lost his helmet, but not his head during a game against Upper St. Clair last year.

South Xtra: Senior running back sets the tone for Bethel Park

Thanks in part to a strong season from Alex Minton, The Bethel Park Black Hawks are once again in the WPIAL football playoffs.

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South Xtra: Senior QB fills 'go-to guy' role for Brentwood

Connor McWilliams is enjoying a productive senior season for the Brentwood Spartans.

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 Penn Hills quarterback Bill Kisner, shown running the ball against Central Valley, led Penn Hills in rushing in the regular season.

East Xtra: Penn Hills focuses on success

Indians share conference title after topping Woodland Hills.

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East Xtra: One guy's predictions for playoffs

A lot of good battles will take place over the next few weeks.

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East Xtra: Gateway weathers storm, reaches playoffs

Gators open season 0-3 but rally under first-year coach Tom Nola.

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 Jeannette quarterback Julian Batts has worked hard to improve all aspects of his game, especially his passing.

East Xtra: Batts leads Jeannette to playoffs

Senior quarterback one of top dual threats in WPIAL.

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East Xtra: Twins spark Allderdice run

Timothy and James Jackson lead Dragons into City League championship game.

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West Xtra: Tough times continue for Hopewell

Since the departure of Rushel Shell, it’s been tough sledding for the Hopwell High School football team.

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 Central Valley quarterback John George was a "relief pitcher" during the previous two seasons, but he's been a starter this year.

West Xtra: Central Valley goes deep at QB for 9-0 record

It’s almost becoming a tradition for Central valley to need two quarterbacks during the football season.

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 Pine-Richland's Ben DiNucci escapes the tackle of Central Catholic's Joe Tindal at Highmark Stadium.

Pine-Richland, Penn-Trafford 1-2 in Class AAAA football playoffs

New kids Pine-Richland and Penn-Trafford seized the top two lines from traditional Class AAAA powerhouses for the WPIAL postseason.

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 Coach Bob Ravenstahl led North Catholic to the No. 1 seed in Class A.

WPIAL football playoffs forecast

Breakdowns of all four classifications, including favorites, sleepers and story lines to watch in a look ahead to Friday night.

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WPIAL football playoff pairings released

The top seeds are Pine-Richland (AAAA), Central Valley (AAA), South Fayette (AA) and Cardinal Wuerl Catholic (A).

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Lower classifications present 1-2 dilemma in playoff seeding

A couple of difficult questions are on the table today for those who decide the seedings for the WPIAL football playoffs.

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 Wilkinsburg's #6 Stephon Byrd, left,  breaks away from a huddle while running through formations with his team before the start of their final regular season game at Serra Catholic on Friday, Oct. 24.

Struggling Wilkinsburg football team looks outside for more players

Wilkinsburg High School looks to keep teams alive by recruiting players from neighboring private and charter schools.

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Penn Hills tops Woodland Hills, seizes league crown

Penn Hills scored the decisive touchdown midway through the fourth quarter and forced a late fumble to beat rival Woodland Hills, 22-15.

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 Mars' Jake Rosswog is tackled by the Talbots' Jack Werling, right, in the first half Friday at Hampton.

Mars notches overtime win against Hampton

The Planets needed a victory to keep their season alive and they got it in thrilling fashion with a win against previously unbeaten Hampton.

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 North Allegheny 31, North Hills 7

Class AAAA roundup: North Allegheny claims 4th in a row vs. North Hills

Jeff Clemens threw for a touchdown and scored two more times rushing as the North Allegheny (7-2, 5-2) beat North Hills (6-3, 4-3), 31-7.

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Class AAA roundup: Thomas Jefferson cruises

It was no Austin Kemp, no problem Friday night as the Jaguars used a duo of running backs to roll past West Mifflin and stay unbeaten.

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Class AA roundup: Kittanning beats Ford City to go out in draw

In the final meeting between the two programs, playoff-bound Kittanning blasted Ford City, 43-6, Friday night to even the series, 37-37-1.

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Class A roundup: Clairton finishes undefeated

No. 2 Clairton defeated Leechburg, 54-6, and completed a 9-0 season with an 8-0 Eastern Conference mark.

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City League roundup: Allderdice reaches championship

Jeremiah Hardrick scored two touchdowns to lead Allderdice to a 40-12 win Friday against Carrick to reach the City League championship.

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Saturday

Summaries from Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

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Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

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High school highlights: North Allegheny claims gold in girls tennis

A sweep of the two doubles matches lifted North Allegheny's girls tennis to a 3-1 win against Shady Side in the PIAA Class AAA championship.

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 West Allegheny's Christian Stout steals the ball away from Central Valley's B.J. Powell for a turnover in the first half Friday night.

Central Valley rolls to victory against West Allegheny, 28-17

Central Valley finished the regular season 9-0 and could get the No. 1 seed for the WPIAL playoffs.

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 McKeesport's Brandon Short, left, and North Hills' LaVar Arrington, right, pose during Penn State's 1999 media day at Beaver Stadium.

Varsity Xtra: Still big hitters -- Two WPIAL legends successful as ever

They came from different ends of the WPIAL football map, but LaVar Arrington and Brandon Short's careers were intertwined for years.

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Game of the Week: Parkway collision drawing interest

West Allegheny and Central Valley's regular-season finale has loomed all season as a game that would inevitably carry some kind of meaning.

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Class AAA roundup: Unbeaten Thomas Jefferson rolls

It was no Austin Kemp, no problem Friday night as the Jaguars used a duo of running backs to roll past West Mifflin and stay undefeated.

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 Aliquippa's Kaezon Pugh gets long yardage last month against New Brighton.

Varsity Notes: Ho-hum, Quips drive for unbeaten season

One more victory and the Aliquippa football team will have a string of perfection seldom seen in the history of the WPIAL.

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Brashear tops University Prep, reaches City League title game

Brashear kept defending champ University Prep out of the City League title game with a 27-8 win Thursday in a semifinal at Cupples Stadium.

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West Xtra: Avella has good shot at playoffs again

After years of famine, Avella is feasting on a return to the WPIAL playoffs.

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 Montour's Randall Labrie, trying to avoid Central Valley's Rocco Martini during a game earlier this season, has enmerged as an offensive threat for the Spartans.

West Xtra: Moon-Montour rivalry has a lot on the line this year

A hot west suburban rivalry has a lot riding on it this year.

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North Xtra: Hampton just a win away from perfect regular season

Talbots know there's still room for improvement despite 8-0 record.

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North Xtra: Fox Chapel a surprise qualifier

After finishing 2-7 last season, football team turns things around.

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 Ringgold's Brandon Thomas eludes a Thomas Jefferson defender on a kickoff return during their season opener.

South Xtra: After a very rugged start, Ringgold comes on strong

Following a jolting start to its season, Ringgold has come on to win seven games in a row.

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South Xtra: Lebo looking to rally against Upper St. Clair

Mt. Lebanon is hoping to halt a two-game skid and defeat its most bitter rival at the same time this Friday.

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East Xtra: Plum has strong finishing kick

Junior place-kicker Chapla provides a good scoring option for Mustangs.

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East Xtra: Local rivals are primed for big game

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills collide with plenty at stake.

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East Xtra: Junior QB a bright spot for Hempfield

Daniel Walters emerges as one of the top passers in WPIAL Class AAAA.

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