Football

CTK 2010 – WPIAL A EASTERN Conference Preview
August 29, 2010
Let's first get something straight about geography. Section 1 of WPIAL Class A is known as the Eastern Conference. It used to be a fitting name because most of the teams in the conference were from the Eastern area. But the conference has changed a great deal over the years.

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CTK 2010 – MSA Sports Top 10: WPIAL Preseason Class AAAA
With kickoff of the 2010 WPIAL football season under one week away, MSA Sports continues our 'Countdown to Kickoff 2010' with the WPIAL Preseason Top Ten rankings. The weekly rankings will be released each Monday during the regular season. Here is the Preseason Class AAAA Top Ten. MSA SPORTS PRESEASON TOP TEN WPIAL CLASS AAAA:

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL A BLACK HILLS Conference Preview
August 28, 2010
Over the last 35 years, the WPIAL Class A football scene has been dominated by two conferences, the Big 7 and the Eastern Conference. From 1975 through 2006, the districts champion came from one of those two conferences. However the tide has turned over the last three years as the Black Hills Conference has laid the claim to being home of the WPIAL Class A champs.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL AA ALLEGHENY Conference Preview
August 27, 2010
Allegheny Conference teams won't have to "get real" so fast this season. Over the past two seasons, the Allegheny has consisted of 10 teams, which meant all teams started playing conference games the first night of the season. There were no non-conference games. Everything was real from the get-go.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL AA MIDWESTERN Conference Preview
August 25, 2010
The Midwestern Conference has a new look for 2010, gone is long time member and defending tri-champion Center. Taking the place of the Trojans is Class A Semifinalist Laurel. Will things stay the same with Aliquippa and Beaver Falls battling for the conference title or will another team step up to challenge the two remaining powers?

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL AAA BIG EIGHT Conference Preview
August 23, 2010
There is no truth to the rumor that the section formally known as the Big Seven Conference in Class AAA was considering a name change to the Big One Conference. Instead, they will change to reflect the number of TOTAL teams in the conference to the Big Eight.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL/City League Week Two Scrimmages
August 21, 2010
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 2010 season. Scrimmage number two will take place this Friday, August 27th and Saturday, August 28th. Here is a rundown of all the second week scrimmages involving WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League high school football teams.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL AAAA NORTHERN SEVEN Conference Preview
August 18, 2010
Erie McDowell is back in the Northern Seven Conference. This time for real. In 2006 and 2007, McDowell played a conference schedule, but McDowell could not qualify for the WPIAL playoffs because it was still a District 10 team. When the playoffs would come around, McDowell would compete in District 10.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL/City League Week One Scrimmages
August 16, 2010
FINALLY! High school football camps throughout Pennsylvania opened 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 3rd and Saturday, September 4th.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL AAAA BIG EAST Conference Preview
Winning back-to-back WPIAL Class AAAA championships is not easy. It has happened only three times in the past 22 seasons. But at least Woodland Hills coach George Novak can say he knows what it takes to repeat. He's been there, done that.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL/City League Thursday & Saturday Football Schedules
August 14, 2010
There is little doubt that high school football is king on Friday nights in Western Pennsylvania. However it's not ALL about Friday nights. Thursday night WPIAL football is back and there are now eight high schools that play their home games either under the sun on Saturday afternoons or under the lights on Saturday night.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL/City League Thursday & 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. Thursday night WPIAL football is back and there are now eight high schools that play their home games either under the sun on Saturday afternoons or under the lights on Saturday night.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL Class A Players to Watch
August 13, 2010
Countdown to Kickoff 2010 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.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL Class AA Players to Watch
August 12, 2010
Countdown to Kickoff 2010 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.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL Class AAA Players to Watch
August 11, 2010
Countdown to Kickoff 2010 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.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL Class AAAA Players to Watch
August 10, 2010
Countdown to Kickoff 2010 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.

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL/City League Football Coaching Changes
August 9, 2010
A pair of legends hung up the whistle this off season with George Smith of McKeesport and Guy Montecalvo of Canon-McMillan calling it quits...for now. Meanwhile, a couple of big name coaches have resurfaced in Jim Rankin and Art Tragesser while Ray Braszo is going back to the future. Which other WPIAL schools will have a new sideline general for this 2010 high school football season?

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CTK 2010 – 2009 Pittsburgh City League Football Flashback
August 8, 2010
When the Pittsburgh City League championship game was set, there was no sign of defending champion Brashear and powerhouse Perry. Instead it was Schenley and Oliver that played in a District 8 title game for the ages. When the dust had settled, it was the Spartans surviving the Bears 34-32 in double overtime giving Schenley their first City League in over a decade.

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CTK 2010 – 2009 WPIAL Class AAAA Football Flashback
August 7, 2010
The school colors for Gateway are black and gold. However recent history on the gridiron indicates maybe they should be changed to black and silver. For the third straight season, the Gators took home the silver after losing in the WPIAL Class AAAA football championship, this time to Woodland Hills as the Wolverines claimed their fifth football title and first since 2002.

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CTK 2010 – 2009 WPIAL Class AAA Football Flashback
August 6, 2010
The run of three straight WPIAL and two consecutive PIAA state championships came to an end for Thomas Jefferson, which saw their title hopes dashed in the Semifinals by eventual champion West Allegheny. The Indians gold run led to their first football crown since winning three straight in 1999, 2000 and 2001. HIGHLIGHTS FROM WPIAL CLASS AAA FOOTBALL IN 2009:

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