Football

Beaver Falls quarterback Jaren Brickner works out on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Beaver Falls.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2022 Week 5
September 25, 2022
The smart little pig that built his house with brick was able to survive and thrive the menacing big bad wolf.

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Central Catholic’s Vernon Settles stiff-arms North Allegheny’s Kevin O’Donnell during the fourth quarter on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Sept. 26, 2022
We don’t need a calendar to tell us. An autumn chill is in the air as we close out the month of September with plenty of fall high school sports broadcasts this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Penn Hills’ Amir Key scores past Pine-Richland’s Luke Rudolph during their game Sept. 9 in Penn Hills.
Penn Hills heats up behind strong play from offensive, defensive lines
By the second half of a Week Zero loss to Seneca Valley, the Penn Hills football team appeared to be putting everything together. The Indians were running the ball better and thought they would be primed to succeed in short order.

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Bishop Canevin’s Xavier Nelson scores on a long run during the second quarter of the 2021 WPIAL Class A championship game.
High school roundup for Sept. 24, 2022: Xavier Nelson sets receiving records in Bishop Canevin win
September 24, 2022
Xavier Nelson set school records for catches and receiving touchdowns in a career to led Bishop Canevin to a 56-0 victory over Avella (0-5, 0-2) in the Class A Black Hills Conference Saturday night.

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North Allegheny and quarterback Logan Kushner remained No. 1 in Class 6A.
Trib HSSN WPIAL football rankings: Week ending Sept. 25, 2022
WPIAL football rankings

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Freeport’s Zach Clark breaks the tackle of Mt Pleasant’s Tyler Reese in the second half Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at Freeport High School.
A-K Valley high school football notes: Several teams bounce back with wins
It was bounce-back Friday for a number of Alle-Kiski Valley teams.

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Shaler rallies to defeat Franklin Regional in double overtime on homecoming
Shaler had a homecoming to remember Saturday, rallying to defeat Franklin Regional, 42-41, in double overtime. The win gives the Titans a 3-2 record at the season’s halfway point.

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Hampton wide receiver Benny Haselrig runs during drills at a preseason practice at Fridley Field.
Hampton football opens up passing attack
The Hampton football team has gone airborne this season.

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Upper St. Clair stays undefeated with victory over Peters Township
Upper St. Clair outlasted Peters Township in a defensive struggle Friday night with a gritty, 17-10 win in the Class 5A Allegheny Six Conference.

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WPIAL Class A football roundup: Monessen takes down unbeaten California
Daevon Burke scored three touchdowns and Monessen knocked off undefeated California, 28-20, in the Class A Tri-County South Conference on Friday night.

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Beaver Falls quarterback Jaren Brickner works out on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Beaver Falls.
WPIAL Class 2A football roundup: Beaver Falls blanks Neshannock in MAC
Jaren Brickner threw for 153 yards and one touchdown and ran for 104 yards and a TD to lead No. 2 Beaver Falls to a 22-0 victory at Neshannock (4-1, 1-1) in the Class 2A Midwestern Athletic Conference on Friday night.

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WPIAL Class 3A football roundup: West Mifflin edges Beaver in overtime
DelRon White rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead West Mifflin to a 31-24 upset over No. 4 Beaver (3-2, 1-1) in the Class 3A Western Hills Conference on Friday night.

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Bethel Park quarterback Tanner Pfeuffer works out on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Bethel Park.
WPIAL Class 6A/5A football roundup: Bethel Park rolls past Baldwin in Allegheny Six
Tanner Pfeuffer threw for 122 yards and two touchdowns as No. 4 Bethel Park picked up a 36-7 victory over Baldwin (1-4, 0-2) in the Class 5A Allegheny Six Conference on Friday night.

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Seneca Valley excels on offense, defense to defeat Mt. Lebanon
September 23, 2022
It was the performance Seneca Valley coach Ron Bustchle has been waiting for.

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin returns a punt for a touchdown against Thomas Jefferson on Friday.
Belle Vernon gains confidence with rivalry victory over Thomas Jefferson
Belle Vernon was opportunistic in a 21-7 victory over rival Thomas Jefferson on Friday night.

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Frazier’s Darian Bateman drags down Riverview’s Rocco Cecere on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.
Riverview rallies from early deficit against Frazier
After Frazier mounted an impressive 86-yard scoring drive in the first quarter, Riverview responded by controlling the time of possession, running the football at will and scoring the final three touchdowns in an 18-6 road victory Friday night in a Class A Eastern Conference matchup.

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West Allegheny head coach Dave Schoppe works with his team on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in North Fayette.
5 things to watch in Week 4 of high school football
It wasn’t too long ago that West Allegheny was the team to beat in the Parkway Conference, back before the Indians made the jump to 5A.

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Westinghouse’s Sincere Smith catches a touchdown pass past Allderdice’s Hausan Marshall during their game on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at Cupples Stadium on the South Side.
Westinghouse cements itself as City League favorite with 38-7 win over Allderdice
Keyshawn Morsillo threw three touchdowns Thursday night and helped Westinghouse solidified itself as the team to beat in the City League with a 38-7 victory over Allderdice at Cupples Stadium.

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Mt. Lebanon quarterback David Shields throws a pass during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 4
September 22, 2022
Following two straight weeks of ultra-competitive games, the opening weekend of conference play landed some big-time eyebrow raisers as the Trib HSSN top-ranked teams in Class 6A, 5A and 3A all lost.

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After 29 consecutive road games, West Deer finally has a place to call home as Braves Stadium opened on Sept. 30, 1947. But Mars ruined the home opener with a 21-12 victory, led by Bill Gearing’s two touchdowns.
Through the Years: West Deer opened new stadium with loss to Mars
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look at the players, coaches and events that shaped our scholastic legacy.

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