Football

Dave Schoppe was hired as West Allegheny’s football coach on Feb. 19, 2020.
West Allegheny hires Dave Schoppe as football coach
February 20, 2020
West Allegheny looked to its past to find its future head football coach.

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Seneca Valley quarterback Gabe Lawson tries to elude Central Catholic’s A’maar Allen during the third quarter Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Seneca Valley High School.
22 WPIAL football players selected for PSFCA East-West Game
February 19, 2020
Two WPIAL quarterbacks, Seneca Valley’s Gabe Lawson and Baldwin’s Mason Stahl, were chosen to lead the West all-stars in the PSFCA East-West Game on Memorial Day weekend.

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Peters Twp.’s Donovan McMillon blocks a punt by Bethel Park’s Austin Cortopassi during the first quarter Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Bethel Park High School.
Peters Township safety Donovan McMillon announces Penn State offer
February 16, 2020
Add Penn State’s James Franklin to the growing list of college football coaches hoping to recruit Peters Township junior Donovan McMillon.

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North Allegheny coach Art Walker congratulates Khalil Dinkins after his touchdown against Seneca Valley Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Nextier Stadium in Jackson.
North Allegheny junior Khalil Dinkins adds Penn State offer
The college options for North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins jumped significantly this month with scholarship offers from Penn State and Michigan.

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Penn Hills’ Aakeem Snell prepares for the 2019-2020 season.
Penn Hills standouts Snell, Bennett make college choices
February 13, 2020
Before National Signing Day, the Penn Hills football program already knew two players had made their college commitments.

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Shane Swope tabbed to coach Monessen football
February 11, 2020
There’s a new man at the helm of the Monessen football program, looking to steer the ship in what he believes is the right direction.

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Trevor George is the new football coach at Riverview high school. He’s had coaching stops at Ambridge, Carolina Forest in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and most recently at Blackhawk this past year.
Riverview tabs Carlynton alum Trevor George as football coach
The Riverview Raiders have found their new football coach.

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Pine-Richland’s Seth Bolin celebrates with Eli Jochem after Jochem torches North Allegheny for a touchdown on the second play of the game Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at Pine-Richland High School.
Pine-Richland schedules Week Zero football game in New Jersey
February 9, 2020
Twice, Pine-Richland’s football team used Week Zero to play out-of-state opponents from Ohio, and once the team faced a school from Florida.

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Gateway’s Chamor Price scores past Archbishop Wood’s Ryan DiVergilis during their PIAA Class 5A state semifinal Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Mansion Park in Altoona.
Gateway fall sports teams see significant changes with WPIAL realignment
February 7, 2020
The Gateway fall sports programs received a shakeup when WPIAL officials announced the district’s classification and sectional realignment Jan. 20.

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New Heritage Conference member Cambria Heights takes on Ligonier Valley in a 2017 game.
Cambria Heights to replace Ligonier Valley in Heritage Conference
February 3, 2020
Heritage Conference president Jody Rainey announced on Monday that the conference voted to approve Cambria Heights as its new member to replace Ligonier Valley, which left for the WPIAL.

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Hempfield players huddle together for a pregame rally before a game against Greensburg-Salem on Friday night, Aug. 23, 2019 at Hempfield Area High School.
Westmoreland notebook: Football realignment brings more local matchups
February 1, 2020
The WPIAL hit the refresh button on football schedules last week and revealed some intriguing matchups for 2020.

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Gateway’s Tui Faumuina-Brown charges into the end zone for a touchdown against Franklin Regional during WPIAL football on Friday night, Oct. 4, 2019 at Gateway Senior High School in Monroeville.
Gateway’s Tui Brown looks ahead to career at UConn
January 31, 2020
Gateway’s Tui Brown did not always know where he would end up going to college to further his football career and education.

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Penn Hills’ Tony Grimes (1) looks for some running room against North Hills during an Oct. 25 game at Penn Hills.
Penn Hills’ Grimes to play football at Akron
January 30, 2020
With National Signing Day approaching, Penn Hills’ Tony Grimes took his turn at announcing where he will play the sport he has loved since he was 6.

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Central Valley’s Stephon Hall (25) celebrates his mercy-inducing touchdown with quarterback Ameer Dudley during the second quarter against Aliquippa Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at The Pit in Aliquippa.
Central Valley trio announces 1st FBS offers from same MAC school
January 29, 2020
Central Valley teammates Ameer Dudley, Stephon Hall and Myles Walker celebrated a WPIAL football championship last fall at Heinz Field.

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Gateway’s Chamor Price catches a touchdown pass next to Peters Twp.’s Donovan McMillon during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Norwin High School.
Gateway wideout Chamor Price adds 9th FBS offer this month
Gateway wideout Chamor Price had a breakout season last year and college coaches have taken notice.

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Gateway’s Tui Faumuina-Brown charges into the end zone for a touchdown against Franklin Regional during WPIAL football on Friday night, Oct. 4, 2019 at Gateway Senior High School in Monroeville.
Two-way Gateway football standout Tui Brown commits to UConn
January 28, 2020
Gateway senior Tui Brown, a two-way standout for the WPIAL champion, committed Sunday to UConn.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Shane Stump dives over the pylon to score as time expires in the first half of the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Belle Vernon Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Heinz Field.
Thomas Jefferson’s Shane Stump commits to Duquesne
January 27, 2020
Thomas Jefferson’s Shane Stump, who led the Jaguars to undefeated WPIAL and PIAA football titles, committed Monday to Duquesne.

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Players rehydrate during Carlynton football practice at the school Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.
PIAA considers significant change for football heat acclimatization week
January 26, 2020
Heat acclimatization week might become a little more eventful for PIAA football teams.

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Knochճ Matt Goodlin works for extra yardage against the Golden Rams In the first quarter at Highlands Golden Ram Stadium Friday. Sept 12, 2019.
A-K Valley football teams happy with WPIAL realignment
January 25, 2020
The WPIAL has released its newest football alignments for the next two years.

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Burrell head coach Shawn Liotta talks with his team between 7-on-7 games Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Freeport High School.
Burrell football coach Shawn Liotta leads national team to International Bowl win
January 24, 2020
Burrell football coach Shawn Liotta is known around the WPIAL for his creative offensive mind.

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