Football

CTK 2011 – WPIAL AA CENTURY Conference Preview
August 25, 2011
The Century Conference has always been one of the most competitive conferences from top to bottom in the WPIAL. Just three years ago, the conference crowned tri-champions in Sto-Rox, Seton-LaSalle and Keystone Oaks. But since winning three of four WPIAL Class AA championships from 2002 through 2005, Century Conference teams had been in a four year title drought until last fall.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL AAA KEYSTONE Conference Preview
August 24, 2011
Although the Keystone Conference was winless once again in the 2010 postseason, the conference was improved. The addition of Franklin Regional helped strengthen the conference, and Ringgold had one of its best teams in a while.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL AAA GREATER ALLEGHNEY Conference Preview
Quietly, the Greater Allegheny Conference in Class AAA has become a primetime postseason player...at least in the First Round. A year ago, the four playoff teams (Mars, Knoch, Indiana and Highlands) in the GAC were a combined 3-1, giving the conference a 6-2 record in the opening round of the WPIAL playoffs the past two years.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL/City League Week Two Scrimmages
One scrimmage is in the books and one more coming up this weekend as WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League football teams continue to prepare for the kickoff of the 2011 season. Scrimmage number two will take place for most teams this Friday, August 26th with two taking place on Thursday, August 25th and two more being played on Saturday, August 27th.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 08/24/2011
While Countdown to Kickoff heats up as we inch closer to the start of the high school football season, August starts winding down with its final full week, this week on the MSA Sports Network.

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Terrell Pryor Selected by Oakland in NFL Supplemental Draft
One of the most celebrated athletes in WPIAL history has a new home. Terrell Pryor, the former Jeannette Jayhawk and Ohio State Buckeye is now Oakland Raiders property after the he was selected in the third round of Monday's NFL Supplemental Draft.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL AAA PARKWAY Conference Preview
August 20, 2011
There are many things you need to know about the Parkway Conference. The first is that making the playoffs will likely lead to a trip down the Highway to Heinz to the Class AAA Championship Game.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL AAA BIG EIGHT Conference Preview
Discussions about the race for the conference crown in the Big Eight usually start and end with the big one. Thomas Jefferson.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL AAAA BIG EAST Conference Preview
August 19, 2011
This is the second season that the Big East is a little bigger. This is the second season that Altoona is in the WPIAL and in the Big East Conference. Altoona can only hope this goes a little better than the first as the team finished 0-9 last year and was outscored 354-118.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL AAAA GREAT SOUTHERN Conference Preview
August 16, 2011
In the first eleven years of this century, three different Great Southern Conference teams won WPIAL football championships (Mount Lebanon in 2000, Upper St. Clair in 2006 and Bethel Park in 2008), nearly matching the total from the other three conferences combined (Woodland Hills, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, McKeesport, North Allegheny).

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL AAAA NORTHERN SEVEN Conference Preview
For the past five years, either North Allegheny or North Hills has won the conference of northern suburban teams. It could be more of the same this year as many are pegging North Allegheny as the team to beat. But on the other hand, maybe there could be a Titanic uprising at the top.

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CTK 2011 – MSA Sports Preseason Elite Eleven All-Stars
A running back with a chance to become the all-time leading rusher in the WPIAL and the state, one of the best all-around athletes in Western Pennsylvania, a huge offensive lineman and a running back from Erie are some of the top players in the MSA Sports preseason Elite 11.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL/City League Saturday Football Schedules
There is little doubt that high school football is king on Friday nights in Western Pennsylvania. However it's not ALL about Friday nights. There are nine WPIAL high schools that play a majority of their home games either under the sun on Saturday afternoons or under the lights on Saturday night.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL/City League Week One Scrimmages
FINALLY! High school football camps throughout Pennsylvania open for business on Monday. That means teams have less than a week of practice before they hit the field for the first of two scrimmages in preparation for the season lid-lifter on Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd. Scrimmage number one will take place this Saturday, August 20th on fields around Western Pennsylvania.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL Class AAAA Players to Watch
Countdown to Kickoff 2011 concludes our week-long look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on the contact us button at the top of this page, then clicking Comments or Questions.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL Class AAA Players to Watch
Countdown to Kickoff 2011 continues with a week-long look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on the contact us button at the top of this page, then clicking Comments or Questions.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL Class AA Players to Watch
Countdown to Kickoff 2011 continues with a week-long look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on the contact us button at the top of this page, then clicking Comments or Questions.

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CTK 2011 – WPIAL Class A Players to Watch
Countdown to Kickoff 2011 continues with a week-long look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on the contact us button at the top of this page, then clicking Comments or Questions.

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CTK 2011 – New WPIAL Head Football Coaches
New Faces - New Places - New Hopes - New Dreams. Many are rookie head coaches while a couple of veteran coaches are starting over at new venues. Some schools have a new football coach for the first time in years while others continue to play roulette with their head coaching position.

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CTK 2011 – 2010 Pittsburgh City League Football Flashback
It was rare air in the 2009 District 8 football finals as Pittsburgh City League powers Perry and Brashear were spectators for a game they were often participants in. However all was back to normal in the 2010 City League title game as the Commodores and Bulls battled for gold at Cupples Stadium on the South Side.

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