Game of the Week: North Hills (1-0) vs. Central Catholic (1-0)
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Central Catholic had a 100-yard rusher in its season opener, but only 32 yards passing.
North Hills had a 100-yard rusher in its first game, but didn't have much of a passing game.
So it doesn't take a Carnegie Mellon University math whiz to figure out these two teams should "run" head-on into each other tonight along Forbes Avenue. North Hills (1-0) plays Central Catholic (1-0) in a big Northern Eight Conference game at Carnegie Mellon's Gesling Stadium in Oakland.
The winner could establish itself as a solid top-five team in WPIAL Class AAAA. And the winner most likely will be the team that controls the line and runs the ball successfully.
For North Hills, the three leading rushers from last season are back and speedy senior Jordan Blackmon ran for 115 yards on 10 attempts last week against Penn-Trafford.
Senior Tyler Reddick is another threat in North Hills' backfield.
Central Catholic opened the season with a win at Shaler as junior Luigi Lista-Brinza ran for 136 yards on 23 carries as the Vikings rushed for 256.
Both teams have inexperienced quarterbacks. Central Catholic sophomore Graham Adomitis started against Shaler. Adomitis, incidentally, could have been playing at North Hills. He lives in the North Hills district and attended North Hills Junior High in seventh and eighth grade before deciding to attend Central Catholic as a freshman. North Hills quarterback Brian Johnson is a senior who did not play football the past two seasons.
• Game: North Hills (1-0) vs. Central Catholic (1-0), 7:30 p.m.
• Where: Gesling Stadium, on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University.
• Check this out: Central Catholic is playing in a conference against north suburban teams for the first time since 1999.
First Published September 7, 2012 12:00 am