Football

Peters Township’s Josh Casilli celebrates with Corban Hondru after Hondru’s touchdown against Woodland Hills Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Wolvarena.
Bethel Park, Peters Township to break 1st-place tie in unpredictable Allegheny 8
October 18, 2019
Nobody’s perfect in the Allegheny Eight, but that’s because the conference is the deepest in the WPIAL this season.

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Pine Richland’s Cole Spencer tries to avoid Central Catholic’s AJ Beatty on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at CMU.
Trib HSSN high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 8
October 17, 2019
Class 6A Conference

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McGuffey plans to install two-toned gray turf before the 2020 football season.
McGuffey installing two-toned gray turf at football stadium
McGuffey’s football field is going gray.

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North Hills’ Curtis Foskey (24) looks for some running room against Fox Chapel August 30, 2019 at North Hills.
Trib HSSN high school football players to watch in Week 8
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 8:

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Bacon, eggs and…football? In a Saturday morning encounter, Terry Factor of Highlands carries the ball as the Golden Rams rolled to a 30-0 victory on Oct. 18, 1969. Factor scored three touchdowns.
Alle-Kiski Valley Through the Years: Factor leads Highlands to Saturday morning win
Each Friday throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the games, players and events that are part of local scholastic history.

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Greensburg-Salem’s Aaron Putt runs the ball as Hempfield defender Guy Lucus (3) attempts to tackle on Friday night, Aug. 23, 2019 at Hempfield Area High School in WPIAL football.
Westmoreland County football notes: Greensburg Salem wary of TJ mystique
It’s just a name playing another game.

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It’s no time for Chick’s Picks to duck out of her football responsibilities
As a prominent local celebrity, Chick’s Picks often gets invited to high-profile events in the city. This week, she attended an event at Heinz Field, where she had an opportunity to meet Steelers quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges.

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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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