Football

Aliquippa head coach Mike Warfield talks with quarterback Quentin Goode during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against McKeesport last Friday at Acrisure Stadium.
Unheralded QB runs his family’s business — Aliquippa’s offense — with championship efficiency
November 30, 2023
In a jubilant locker room where the players were even louder than the cranked-up music, Aliquippa quarterback Quentin Goode paused to think about the WPIAL football title he’d just won and why it felt different than his first two.

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Aliquippa’s Michael Gaskins scores during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against McKeesport last Friday.
Trib 10: WPIAL champs chasing state gold occupy top 6 spots in power rankings
November 29, 2023
The WPIAL championships are all over and six teams have hoisted District 7 gold, quickly celebrated and now have their attention on the PIAA postseason and the golden broom as they attempt to sweep district and state crowns.

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Fort Cherry’s Matt Sieg celebrates after making a stop against South Side during the WPIAL Class A championship game on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at Acrisure Stadium.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 13
November 27, 2023
When asked how many medals and trophies he has earned in his youth as a three-sport standout, Fort Cherry sophomore quarterback Matt Sieg has no idea.

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Belle Vernon’s Alonzo Wade celebrates with fans after defeating Avonworth in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at Acrisure Stadium.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 13
November 26, 2023
The year-long battle to climb the hill and be the only one standing at the top in the end is the ultimate golden experience.

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Beaver Falls’ Da’talian Beauford scores the winning two-point conversion against Steel Valley during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at Acrisure Stadium.
PIAA reveals sites, dates, times for football semifinals
The March to Mechanicsburg has hit Final Four weekend.

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Belle Vernon quarterback Braden Laux made sure to give his line plenty of credit for their championship season.
‘Team’ is the word for WPIAL champion Belle Vernon
November 25, 2023
As a postgame press conference wound into its final question and answer Friday night at Acrisure Stadium, Braden Laux grabbed the microphone.

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Westinghouse and Farrell players meet for the pregame coin toss before their PIAA Class 2A quarterfinal game Nov. 24, 2023, at Farrell.
Westinghouse gets past Farrell and into PIAA semifinals for 2nd straight season
November 24, 2023
In the last two seasons, the Westinghouse and Farrell football programs have crossed paths in the PIAA Class 2A playoffs with each team winning once.

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Belle Vernon’s Dominic Ghilani (6) celebrates with Luke Bryer after recording a safety during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Avonworth on Friday at Acrisure Stadium.
Motivated Belle Vernon defense delivers shutout of Avonworth
Belle Vernon got tired of all the negative talk this season, especially from Avonworth.

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin runs against Greensburg Salem on Oct. 6.
The Birdie gets ready for an Acrisure Stadium football feast with Belle Vernon
November 23, 2023
Last week: 1-0 (100%)

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North Allegheny’s Tyree Alualu stiff-arms Central Catholic’s Larry Moon during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game last Saturday.
PIAA football quarterfinal previews for Nov. 25, 2023
November 22, 2023
While the WPIAL prepares to crown four district champions at Acrisure Stadium on Friday, the 2023 PIAA postseason continues with state quarterfinals.

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McKeesport’s Garrett Tarker and Colton Kotouch (3) celebrate the victory over Montour in the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals last Friday.
WPIAL Class 4A football championship preview: Aliquippa vs. McKeesport
Two storied programs will clash in the final game of the day Friday at Acrisure Stadium on the North Shore of Pittsburgh in the Class 4A championship game.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey stiff-arms Mars’ Mason Childress on the way to a second-quarter touchdown during the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals last Friday.
Trib 10: Ranking the last 10 WPIAL teams left standing
Coming up with this week’s 10 teams was easy because they are the only teams still playing from the WPIAL.

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Beaver Falls’ Da’Talian Beauford works out during a preseason practice.
In unfamiliar underdog role, Beaver Falls to take its shot at dethroning powerful Steel Valley
When Beaver Falls takes the field for its second consecutive championship game appearance against Steel Valley on Friday after falling 34-14 to the Ironmen a year ago, the Tigers will be playing with a completely different mindset.

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South Side coach Luke Travelpiece runs a preseason practice in 2021.
WPIAL Class A football championship preview: Fort Cherry vs. South Side
November 21, 2023
It will be a battle of unbeaten teams in the first of four title games at Acrisure Stadium on the North Shore of Pittsburgh in the Class A championship game.

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Fort Cherry’s Ethan Faletto works out during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, at Fort Cherry.
Led by high-scoring offense, stingy defense, South Side, Fort Cherry followed similar path to WPIAL Class A final
South Side football coach Luke Travelpiece can see the Rams’ battle for the WPIAL Class A championship against Fort Cherry going many ways.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey dives into the end zone past Mars’ Aidan Alessio in the first quarter during the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals Friday, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Nov. 21, 2023
As the playoff field dwindles following the first round of the 2023 PIAA football playoffs, changes are in the air in the latest Trib HSSN PIAA football rankings.

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The Avonworth football team takes the field before a game against West Mifflin on Sept. 29.
Trib HSSN high school football team of the week for 2023 Week 12
November 20, 2023
Avonworth coach Duke Johncour has been part of the program for the last 22 years.

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WPIAL continues investigation of racial slurs in Mohawk-Burrell football game
The WPIAL investigation is ongoing into allegations that racial slurs were used in a Burrell-Mohawk football game.

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This week on Trib HSSN for week of Nov. 20, 2023
November 19, 2023
Trib HSSN hits the ice again for more high school hockey action and concludes the district football playoffs on a holiday week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Sean Sullivan makes a touchdown catch as Kiski Area’s Terry Martin defends in a WPIAL Class 4A first-round playoff game Friday, Nov. 3, 2023.
Despite loss in WPIAL quarterfinals, Thomas Jefferson had another statistically strong season
November 18, 2023
Thomas Jefferson and Aliquippa have qualified for the WPIAL playoffs for 29 consecutive years.

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