Football

Shenango quarterback Reis Watkins throws a pass during practice on Aug. 10, 2020, in Shenango.
WPIAL Class A roundup: Shenango, Clairton roll to blowout wins
September 26, 2020
Reis Watkins ran for 199 yards and six touchdowns to lead No. 2 Shenango to a 68-14 victory over Cornell (1-2, 1-2) in the Class A Big Seven Conference on Friday night.

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McGuffey’s Aiden Brookman pursues Charleroi’s Nikko Pellegrini on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.
WPIAL Class 2A roundup: Charleroi edges Waynesburg in Century Conference
Nikko Pellegrini’s 10-yard scoring run in the second quarter was enough to lift Charleroi to the 7-6 win over Waynesburg (0-3, 0-3) in the Class 2A Century Conference on Friday night.

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North Catholic junior quarterback Joey Prentice looks to make a pitch to senior Isaiah Jackson during a practice on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at North Catholic High School.
WPIAL Class 3A roundup: North Catholic stays unbeaten, tops East Allegheny
Joey Prentice threw for 101 yards and a touchdown as No. 2 North Catholic earned a 35-14 victory over East Allegheny (2-1, 1-1) in a Class 3A Allegheny Conference matchup Friday night.

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Upper St. Clair quarterback Ethan Dahlem works out during practice on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Upper St. Clair.
WPIAL Class 5A roundup: Upper St. Clair runs past Latrobe in high-scoring matchup
September 25, 2020
Three players topped the century mark rushing for No. 5 Upper St. Clair in its 52-45 win at Latrobe (1-2) in a Class 5A nonconference game Friday night.

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Armstrong quarterback Cadin Olsen throws during workouts Thursday, July 15, 2020 at Armstrong High School.
WPIAL Class 4A roundup: Olsen’s arm leads Armstrong past Knoch in GAC
Cadin Olsen threw for 327 yards and four touchdowns to lead Armstrong to a 34-7 victory over Knoch (0-3, 0-3) in the Class 4A Greater Allegheny Conference on Friday night.

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Freeport players warm up before playing Derry on Sept. 25, 2020, at Derry.
Freeport follows Lane to win against Derry
The way Ben Lane played Friday night, you would have thought he played quarterback his entire life.

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Peters Township’s Jacob Macosko causes South Fayette’s Joseph Audia to fumble in the first quarter Friday at Peters Township High School.
Special teams, defense lead Peters Township past South Fayette
When the wins are tallied at the end of the night, style points do not come into play. Peters Township would not want them anyway as it won its Class 5A Allegheny Conference opener 17-3 over South Fayette in a game that was postponed from the opening week.

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Mt. Lebanon unrelenting in victory against Hempfield
Mt. Lebanon’s offense scored touchdowns on six straight possessions and ran away with its first win of the season, 52-26 over Hempfield.

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South Allegheny’s Antonio Epps (4) runs the ball late in the second half Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.
South Allegheny’s Antonio Epps steps on Yough
For the third consecutive week, Antonio Epps made his presence felt in a big way for South Allegheny.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Shultz Reinhard intercepts a pass intended for Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.
Big second half leads Thomas Jefferson past Belle Vernon
A dominant second half and the return of a Thomas Jefferson staple helped the Jaguars roar past rival Belle Vernon Area on Friday night.

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McKeesport’s Milton Campos kicks the game-winning field goal against Trinity on Friday, Sept. 26, 2020.
Clutch kick carries McKeesport past Trinity
The story of McKeesport’s unlikely hero on Friday started in Matt Miller’s homeroom. In search of a kicker for this season, Miller convinced Milton Campos to give it a try.

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Burrell (white jerseys) and Apollo-Ridge players warm up before their game Sept. 25, 2020, at Apollo-Ridge.
Apollo-Ridge stays unbeaten with rout of Burrell
Apollo-Ridge might be 3-0 and has outscored the opposition 148-22, but coach John Skiba is still looking to improve some things.

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Gateway players work out during practice July 21, 2020 in Monroeville
Gateway shuts down high school, cancels football game after students infected with coronavirus
Two students at Gateway High School have tested positive for covid-19, shutting the school down for five days and canceling a highly anticipated football game, according to a news release posted to the district’s website Friday.

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Pine-Richland head coach Eric Kasperowicz works with his team during practice on Aug. 18, 2020.
5 things to watch in Week 3: WPIAL No. 1 vs. No. 2 in largest classifications
It’s one vs. two, twice.

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Valley’s Domanick Simmons intercepts a pass intended for Burrell’s Ian Durci in Week 1.
A-K Valley don’t miss high school football matchups for Week 3
September 24, 2020
Class 5A northeast

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Burrell’s Alex Arledge
A-K Valley football players to watch in Week 3
Eryck Moore

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Pine-Richland’s Connor Lenz intercepts a tipped pass next to Upper St. Clair’s Timothy Pollock during the second quarter on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Upper St. Clair.
High school football schedule, broadcasts for Week 3
Thursday

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Seneca Valley quarterback Dustin Horn throws during work outs Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Seneca Valley High School.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 3
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 3:

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Gateway head coach Don Holl watches over a preseason practice.
Chick’s Picks: After demoralizing awards snub, prognosticator forecasts big 5A, 6A battles
This week was one of utmost importance for Chick’s Picks. It was the week of the 72nd Prime Time Emmy Awards. It came as no surprise when Chick’s Picks received a nomination earlier this year for Best Prognosticating Performance.

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Pine-Richland’s Charlie Mill celebrates his touchdown during the third quarter Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Upper St. Clair.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Sept. 22, 2020
September 22, 2020
It was another relatively quiet week with more and more teams starting to kick off the 2020 high school football season across the state.

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