Football

WPIAL Football Recruiting: The Price is Right for Ohio State
January 18, 2011
One of the top high school football seniors in the WPIAL has determined that Price is right for Ohio State. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Woodland Hills linebacker Ejuan Price has made a verbal commitment to Ohio State University. Price informed Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel of his decision Monday night as the coach visited the Price household.

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Scholastic Notebook – 01/14/2011
January 14, 2011
Letter-of-intent day for college football recruiting is only a few weeks away. So far this season, only 12 players from the WPIAL have committed to Division I colleges, and there are only a half dozen or so headed to Division I schools who have not made a decision yet. Here is a rundown on the WPIAL's top Division I prospects who have not chosen a school yet:

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WPIAL Coaching Change – Fox Chapel Football
January 11, 2011
A familiar name to pro football fans in Western Pennsylvania has been named the new head coach at a WPIAL Class AAAA school. Monday night, former Pittsburgh Steelers player Eric Ravotti was hired by the Fox Chapel School Board to be the Foxes new football coach.

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Scholastic Notebook – 01/03/2011
January 3, 2011
Highlands High School basketball player Micah Mason has been making a lot of noise lately with his scoring ability. But Tuesday night, Mason will go against a player who is almost his equal in scoring.

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WPIAL Plays of the Week – PIAA Championships
December 21, 2010
Put the helmets and pads away, another football season is done...With the help of 16 weeks of Plays of the Week, I hope you had some fun...South Fayette with silver, while North Allegheny and Clairton brought home gold so bright...Congrats to all and thanks for logging on to the network, now I bid you good night! 2010 PIAA CLASS AAAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

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Big Game Hunting: The Football Fourpack for Week 14
December 1, 2010
Four teams hit the on ramp moving away from Heinz field and head toward Chocolate-town U.S.A. carrying the district seven banner this weekend and the MSA Sports Network is there to bring you all the action. Monday's first day of buck season is in the past, now it's time for the real-thing. How will the WPIAL fare against the rest of the State of Pennsylvania?

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WPIAL Plays of the Week – WPIAL Championships 2010
November 30, 2010
Eight teams showed up on the North Shore on Saturday with a job to get done. There were four WPIAL football titles up for grabs as each team had the thirst to be number one. These are the key plays that for the winners turned out to be so bold. As we tip our caps to North Allegheny, Central Valley, South Fayette and Clairton as they all left Heinz Field with the gold.

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THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
November 29, 2010
The theme for this 2010 WPIAL football season appeared to be a changing of the guard. Some teams with a recent history of struggles had successful regular season.

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WPIAL Coaching Changes – Butler Football
Butler High School is in search of a new football coach...again. After one year as the head coach of the Golden Tornado football program, Jim Rankin has resigned citing family reasons for his decisions. Rankin lives in Brighton Heights and said the job was more difficult to handle than anticipated. Rankin's 9 year old grandson also lives with him.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 11/29/2010
The Highway to Heinz turns into the Road to Hershey and the high school football state playoffs this week here on the MSA Sports Network.

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Central Valley Brings Home Gold in District
November 28, 2010
Central Valley earned the WPIAL Class AAA title with a 24-7 upset of undefeated Montour Saturday as the sun set on Heinz Field. The Warriors defense stepped up to shut down the high-powered offense of the Spartans to bring home the gold in the district's inaugural season.

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Fumbles Spoil Quips Quest for AA Title as SF Lions Roar 19-6
The South Fayette Lions picked up their third WPIAL Championship with a 19-6 win over the Aliquippa Quips on Saturday afternoon at a blustery Heinz Field. The Lions took advantage of four Quips turnovers, three in the second half to claim their first title since 1964.

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North Allegheny Goes Airborne to Beat Woodland Hills for 1st WPIAL Title Since 1990
There are those who wondered throughout this 2010 season if North Allegheny could pass the football if they needed to. We may never know, but after the WPIAL Class AAAA Championship Game, we now know the Tigers can throw if they want to.

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Da Bears, Da Bears, Da Bears – Clairton Wins Again 12-6
Three-peat. The Clairton Bears became just the second team in WPIAL Class A history to win three straight titles, earning the trifecta with a 12-0 victory over the Rochester Rams in a Saturday morning matchup at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

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District College Football Recap for Saturday, November 27th
November 27, 2010
Two local football teams continue their season in the NCAA Playoffs, with both district teams making their first ever playoff appearance. Here are recaps of both of the games: NCAA Division 1 FCS Playoffs 1st Round: North Dakota State 43 0 Robert Morris 17

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2010 WPIAL Football Championship Factoids
November 26, 2010
The only numbers that count on Championship Saturday are the final digits posted on the giant scoreboard at Heinz Field. However before then, here are some interesting numbers to think about for each game in the 2010 WPIAL Football Championships, all of which can be heard Saturday exclusively on the MSA Sports Network.

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District College Football Preview for Saturday, November 27th
November 25, 2010
College football winds down, this week's preview consists of only two playoff games, one in Division I FCS, the other in Division II. Check back over the weekend for recaps from these two games. NCAA Division I FCS First Round Robert Morris(8-2) at North Dakota State(7-4) 7pm

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Chicks Picks – Championship Saturday – 11/25/2010
Welcome to the Week 13 of the high school football season. Chick's Picks and other elite members of the local media were preparing for Championship Saturday with a photo shoot at Heinz Field. One particular photo was to feature all of the WPIAL prognosticators, and was scheduled to take place along the river walk outside the stadium.

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Big Game Hunting: The Football Fourpack for Championship Saturday
November 24, 2010
Wondering what the big games are this week in WPIAL football action? Well if so, we cannot help you, but; if you want to just be better informed once you get to the Party on The Patio with the MSA gang we can do that for you.

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WPIAL Plays of the Week – WPIAL Semifinals
November 23, 2010
The end of the district playoffs is near as surviving WPIAL teams remain in postseason mode. With Championship Saturday upon us, eights teams with golden dreams have come to the end of the road. Thanks to these big Semifinals plays, three postseason wins have led these teams to the next playoff door. As the 2010 Highway to Heinz concludes on Pittsburgh's North Shore.

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