Football

Two streaking WPIAL football teams return to this week’s Trib 10 Power Rankings
October 16, 2019
Three Trib 10 teams lost in Week 7. While one fell a couple of spots, the other two were deleted from this week’s power rankings.

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Baldwin sophomore lineman Dorien Ford (30) competes during the 2018 season.
2 top WPIAL juniors announce Michigan State football offers
Michigan State has recruited its share of WPIAL football players, a list that recently included Montae Nicholson of Gateway and Demetrious Cox of Jeannette.

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Fox Chapel quarterback Shane Susnak has 1,415 passing yards and 10 touchdowns this season.
A-K Valley football Q&A: Fox Chapel’s Shane Susnak
A 42-0 loss to Upper St. Clair on Sept. 27 put Fox Chapel’s record at 1-5, but the Foxes felt the scoreboard that night did not indicate how they played and that better things were ahead.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Nicholas Hunnell (32) runs the ball past a Mt. Pleasant defender on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
Week 8 high school football schedule
Thursday

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Belle Vernon’s Jared Hartman is the quarterback for the 2019 Leopards.
Westmoreland County football Q&A: Belle Vernon’s Jared Hartman
Whether his Belle Vernon teammates need a pass delivered to them on point or a quick haircut for game day — fades come in different forms — Jared Hartman is their man.

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Greensburg Salem’s Ryan Thomas is a member of the 2019 football team.
Westmoreland County football players to watch in Week 8
Trevor Brncic

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Cavan Trout and Greensburg Salem face top-ranked Thomas Jefferson on Friday.
Westmoreland County don’t-miss football matchups for Week 8
Class 6A

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Jeannette’s Imani Sanders (3) picks up seven yards early in the first quarter against Greensburg Central Catholic on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Carbon.
The Birdie likes what he sees on Westmoreland County gridirons
Last week: 10-3 (76.9)

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Eleven WPIAL teams still included in PIAA rankings
October 15, 2019
The combined record of the 30 state-ranked teams in Week 7 was 24-6. Those six losses cost three teams a spot in this week’s Trib HSSN state rankings.

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Burrell’s Michael Scherer breaks a tackle of Freeport’s Ben Lane during the first quarter at Burrell High School Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
George Guido: New enrollment figures could alter WPIAL landscape
Tuesday concluded what is the biggest, biennial, off-the-field event in Pennsylvania high school sports.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 7
Two weeks ago, the defending Class 6A WPIAL champions took a big punch, needed the ropes to stay upright and lost a unanimous decision to Central Catholic.

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Ligonier Valley’s Mike Petrof makes a tackle on West Shamokin quarterback Bo Swartz during District 6 football on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at Ligonier Valley.
Ligonier Valley stays in 2nd in PIAA District 6 football rankings
October 14, 2019
Ligonier Valley and Saltsburg still sit close to the top of the PIAA District 6 football rankings after big wins on Friday.

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Freeport’s Luke Miller attempts to cover Burrell’s Zach Miller as he catches the winning pass for a 2-point conversation in overtime against Freeport at Burrell High School on Friday, Oct 11, 2019.
Football winds down; WPIAL soccer playoffs begin this week on HSSN
October 13, 2019
The stretch run continues with two more weeks of regular-season football, one more week of girls volleyball and the start of the soccer postseason this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL football player of the week — Week 7
Coming off a loss to Beaver Falls last week that hurt its playoff chances and was its third loss in four games, Keystone Oaks needed a boost.

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Shady Side Academy kicks off against Fort Cherry on Oct. 12, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
Shady Side Academy looks for strong finish after beating Fort Cherry
The up and down football season for Shady Side Academy was on the upswing as the Indians beat Fort Cherry, 21-6, in a Class 2A nonconference game in front of a big homecoming crowd Saturday afternoon.

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Freeport’s Brodey Woods attempts to cover Burrell’s Seth Fischbach as he tries to pull in a pass in the second half at Burrell High School on Friday, Oct 11, 2019.
A-K Valley football notebook: WPIAL playoff picture rounding out
October 12, 2019
It’s getting to the point in high school football season when the playoff picture is starting to become clearer.

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Springdale looks to keep slim playoff hopes alive
The mission is simple for the Springdale football team in its approach to staying alive in the chase for the playoffs in WPIAL Class A.

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Summit Academy shuts out Valley to snap 18-game losing streak
Victories don’t come often at Summit Academy, so Saturday’s 14-0 win over Valley is one to savor.

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NFL great Kevin Greene visits Penn-Trafford
Penn-Trafford had a special guest at Warrior Stadium Friday night.

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Jeannette’s Imani Sanders (3) celebrates his third rushing touchdown of the game late in the first half against Greensburg Central Catholic on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Carbon.
Week 7 top performers for passing, rushing, receiving
Top performers for Week 7 high school football in Western Pennsylvania.

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