Football

Jeannette quarterback Terrelle Pryor scrambles during the PIAA Class AA championship game in Hershey on Dec. 15, 2007.
Terrelle Pryor takes a look back at decorated Jeannette career
January 18, 2021
In May and June, the TribLive High School Sports Network held a fan vote to determine the Best of the Century among the district’s top male and female athletes.

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Monessen hires West Mifflin assistant to lead football program
January 14, 2021
Wade Brown was hired Tuesday by the Monessen School Board to fill the vacancy left with the resignation of Shane Swope Jr., just days after the football team forfeited its last game of the season.

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Penn Hills’ Noel Roach (6) will play his college ball at Akron.
Penn Hills senior Noel Roach ready to take physical mindset to Akron
January 10, 2021
Penn Hills’ Noel Roach has known for months where he wanted to continue his football career at the collegiate level.

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Moon’s A.Q. Shipley takes on Ambridge in 2003.
A.Q. Shipley discusses a high school career at Moon that led to a decade in the NFL
January 7, 2021
In May and June, the TribLive High School Sports Network held a fan vote to determine the Best of the Century among the district’s top male and female athletes.

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Westmoreland County Coaches Association president Larry Sellitto welcomes the crowd at the Foothills Classic All-Star Game introduction night in 2017.
Franklin Regional football program, WCCA mourn loss of Larry Sellitto
Every head football coach has a right-hand man.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Luke Hagy leaves Woodland Hills defenders in his wake during a 2011 game.
Three-sport star Luke Hagy remembers decorated Mt. Lebanon career
January 4, 2021
In May and June, the TribLive High School Sports Network held a fan vote to determine the Best of the Century among the district’s top male and female athletes.

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Aliquippa’s Vaughn Morris (4) and Karl McBride (3) celebrate a touchdown against Belle Vernon during a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal Nov. 6.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Step up in class can’t slow Aliquippa
December 29, 2020
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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Former Pine Richland Ram Ryan Duran III chases down the UTSA quarterback during their meeting earlier this season.
Pine-Richland grad becomes special teams ace for Army
Former Pine-Richland defensive lineman Ryan Duran III has been carving a role out for himself over the past few years in West Point, and as the junior and his Army teammates get set to take on West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl, that role is expanding.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Preston Zandier celebrates after the Jaguars defeated Jersey Shore, 21-14, in the PIAA Class 4A championship game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Thomas Jefferson again captures WPIAL, PIAA titles
December 27, 2020
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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Pine Richland’s Eli Jochem beats Governor Mifflin’s Greg Suber for a third-quarter touchdown during the PIAA Class 5A semifinal Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Tiger Stadium in Hollidaysburg.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Pine-Richland achieves perfection
December 25, 2020
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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The Central Catholic football team celebrates with the WPIAL Class 6A championship trophy after defeating North Allegheny, 38-24, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Martorelli Stadium.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Pandemic sidelines champs
December 23, 2020
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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Western Michigan receiver and New Kensington resident Skyy Moore streaks down the sideline after making a catch earlier this season.
New Kensington native Skyy Moore growing into receiver role at Western Michigan
Back in 1982, the Cal football team pulled off a historic 25-20 comeback against Stanford when the Golden Bears completed a series of laterals on an end-of-the-game kickoff.

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Central Catholic’s Josh Altman (19) and Matthew Aulicino (55) pave the way for a first down carry by Eddy Tillman during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against North Allegheny Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Martorelli Stadium.
Pair of North Allegheny, Central Catholic standouts earn Class 6A all-state honors
Talented football players filled the field at North Hills’ Martorelli Stadium for the WPIAL Class 6A championship game.

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Pine-Richland quarterback Cole Spencer celebrates as he scores during the first quarter of the PIAA Class 5A championship game against Cathedral Prep on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Pine-Richland’s Cole Spencer tabbed state’s Class 5A Player of the Year
Postseason honors continue to roll in for Pine-Richland’s Cole Spencer.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Jake Pugh celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown in overtime during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Aliquippa on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Thomas Jefferson trio earns all-state honors in Class 4A
The Thomas Jefferson football team added to an already crowded trophy case this season by capturing WPIAL and PIAA championships.

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Central Valley’s Ameer Dudley carries past Wyomissing Area’s Jordan Auman during the fourth quarter of the PIAA Class 3A state championship game on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
5 Central Valley teammates voted all-state; Ameer Dudley named top player in 3A
December 22, 2020
Undefeated Central Valley was unmatched this season, a dominance that was rewarded in all-state voting Tuesday.

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Beaver Falls’ Josh Hough (10) rushes the ball during their game against Sto-Rox on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.
Beaver Falls trio leads 7 WPIAL players on Class 2A all-state football team
A month after winning a WPIAL football title, Beaver Falls teammates Josh Hough, Mitchell Myers and Tyler Jones have reason to celebrate again.

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Derry’s Cain Latta, bottom, works on defensive drills with teammates during a heat acclimation practice on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at Derry Area High School.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: After delayed start, fall sports move forward
December 19, 2020
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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South Allegheny’s Antonio Epps carries the ball against Yough on Sept. 25.
South Allegheny’s Antonio Epps stays at home, picks Duquesne
December 15, 2020
Since he was little, Antonio Epps always wanted to play college football at the Division 1 level.

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Yough’s newly renovated weight room, made possible by a grant from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Steelers provide helping hand as Yough renovates weight room
December 14, 2020
Yough hopes to be flexing its muscles again soon in the WPIAL — with a little lift from the Black and Gold.

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