Football

WPIAL Coaching Changes – Butler Football
November 29, 2010
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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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 11/22/2010
November 22, 2010
The Highway to Heinz comes to an end on the North Shore as the district portion of the high school football postseason concludes this week here on the MSA Sports Network.

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Perry is Golden in City League Football Title Game
November 21, 2010
The Perry Commodores used a big play offense and a suffocating defense to win their 16th City League football championship with a 32-0 win over the Brashear Bulls at Cupples Stadium. Greg McGhee was named the game's MVP, rushing for 70 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns and throwing for 171 yards and a score.

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District College Football Recap for Saturday, November 20th with update on Robert Morris playoff
The 20 team field for the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs was announced this morning. Robert Morris(8-2), the Northeast Conference champion, will travel to North Dakota State(7-4) on Saturday. The Bison finished third in the Missouri Valley Conference. The winner travels to the 4th overall seed Montana State(9-2) in the second round Saturday, December 4th.

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City League, District 5, District 6, District 9 and District 10 Football Playoff Scores
While the Highway to Heinz heads to its final exit with Semifinals Firday in the 2010 WPIAL football playoffs, other neighboring Western Pennsylvania districts continue postseason play, including the Pittsburgh City League Championship Game. Here are the scores from high school postseason action for Friday, November 19th and Saturday, November 20th.

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MSA Sports Friday Night HighLights – Week Twelve
November 20, 2010
The most painful loss for a WPIAL high school football player could be losing a Semifinals game. Sure, it stinks to lose in a title game, but the lasting memories of just playing at Heinz Field in a District 7 championship contest makes the pain easier to deal with. There is no such feeling when you fall on Semifinals Friday.

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Highway to Heinz – Semifinals Recaps 2010
Championship Saturday 2010 is now set after eight Semifinals contests played out Friday around the WPIAL. Here are recaps from all eight games that were heard here on the MSA Sports Network, your EXCLUSIVE home for the title games on Saturday, November 27th at Heinz Field. WPIAL CLASS AAAA Semifinals:

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Scholastic Notebook – 11/19/2010
November 19, 2010
Running for 4,000 career yards isn't as rare as it used to be. Forty-seven players have done it in WPIAL history, and 40 of them have reached the mark since 1990. But when North Allegheny's Alex Papson reached 4,000 yards last week, it was a rare feat, at least when you consider the competition.

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WPIAL Week 12 Friday Scores
We reached the final stop on this years trip on the Highway to Heinz. It was Semifinals Friday around District 7. 16 teams entered Friday's action with dreams of playing at the big house next Saturday dancing in their heads, however those dreams only became reality for eight of those football teams. Here are ALL the finals scores from the eight games broadcast on MSA Sports.

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