Football

2011 WPIAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS – 11/14
November 14, 2011
Last year, Central Valley was the perfect bracket-buster as they took their 14th-seed and raced off to a district title in their first year of existence. However this year, the District 7 postseason has gone chalk, with no sign of any double-digit Cinderella's heading into Final Four Friday.

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District College Football Recap – 11/13/2011
November 13, 2011
The PSAC title was determined, the race in the Northeast Conference is winding down and an upset of the number one team in Division I FCS play highlighted the weekend of college football around the area. Also closing out the season were the PAC teams, with Rivalry Week.

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WPIAL Friday Night HighLights – 11/12/2011
November 12, 2011
This stretch of the Highway to Heinz could also be referred to as (excuse me basketball fans) The Road to the Final Four as each classification halved their remaining teams from eight to four.

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2011 WPIAL/Pittsburgh City League Football Standings – Week 12
Here are the latest WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League football standings through Week Twelve of the 2011 high school football season. Standings are updated after Thursday, Friday and Saturday scholastic gridiron action each week here on the MSA Sports Network.

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WPIAL Football Quarterfinals Playoff Recaps
The Chalk Playoffs continue. With only a few surprises in the opening round last week, all but two of the higher seeds were victorious with those two lower seeds being #5 over #4. Here are the game recaps from Quarterfinals Friday from around the WPIAL as the stage is set for the Final Four.

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Western Pennsylvania High School Football District Playoffs – 11/11/2011
November 11, 2011
While the WPIAL playoffs finished the Quarterfinals on the Highway to Heinz, other Districts in Western Pennsylvania were playing in the Quarterfinals or beyond in their high school football postseason this past weekend.

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Scholastic Notebook – 11/11/2011
Hopewell’s Rushel Shell has a chance to break the state career rushing record in Friday night’s WPIAL Quarterfinals against Franklin Regional. That alone makes this game special.But Shell and a running back in a Franklin Regional uniform truly make this a playoff game for the ages.

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Week 11 WPIAL/Pittsburgh City League Football Scores
Quarterfinals Friday in the 2011 WPIAL Football Playoffs. Each of the 32 remaining teams had been successful on the first go-around on the Highway to Heinz as they avoided taking the first exit. Now we have hit the half way point on our journey with only 16 survivors.

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Chicks Picks – 11/10/2011
November 10, 2011
Welcome to Week 11 of the high school football season. Between Election Day and preparations for the quarterfinals, it has certainly been a busy week for Chick’s Picks.

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District College Football Preview – 11/09/2011
November 9, 2011
The PSAC title is up for grabs with the State Title Game and spots in the Division II playoff field as well as the regular season winds down. Duquesne continues it's pursuit of the NEC title and a bid to the FCS playoffs and it's Rivalry Week in the PAC.

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WPIAL Plays of the Week
The reason for the season.  The new season, that is.  The Highway to Heinz is officially underway as teams look to merge towards the left lane and 'put the hammer down' en route to their hopeful destination on the North Shore of Pittsburgh.  Round One of the 2011 WPIAL playoffs saw a bevy of terrific matchups and potential upsets.  One of the more memorable first rou

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Big Game Hunting – The WPIAL Football Four-Pack
The quarterfinals, now things get seriously juicy. All sixteen games on the Network but four are the very tastiest of the tasty, including a pair of rematches. A shout out to the gang at MSA as they stretched themselves thin last week to bring you all 32 opening round games on the Network.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 11/07/2011
November 7, 2011
The fall sports postseason continues for high school football while the winter high school and college sports season begins in the first full week of November this week on the MSA Sports Network.

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2011 WPIAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS – 11/07
32 have exited the Highway to Heinz while 32 others are rambling on toward the round two exit. There were very few surprises in the First Round as only four double-digit seeds were victorious. #10 Hopewell in Class AAA, #13 Ellwood City in AA and a pair of #11-seeds - South Fayette in AA and Fort Cherry in A were able to keep their long-shot title hopes alive through the opening weekend.

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District College Football Recap – 11/06/2011
November 6, 2011
Upsets and history this week in the district college football slate. Slippery Rock is headed to the PSAC State Title Game but lost in Erie and PAC champion Thomas More saw their long regular season streak come to an end.History was made as two local schools try for win number 500. Here are recaps of all the games, including two heard right here on the Network:

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Friday Night HighLights – 11/05/2011
November 5, 2011
The spotlight always shines brighter in the WPIAL Playoffs. The pressure and the expectations mount in this lose and go home format. Thus when players get it done in Primetime, they earn another chance to shine on an even bigger stage the following week as the postseason field continues to shrink.

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2011 WPIAL/Pittsburgh City League Football Standings – Week 10
Here are the latest WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League football standings through Week Ten of the 2011 high school football season. Standings are updated after Thursday, Friday and Saturday scholastic gridiron action each week here on the MSA Sports Network.

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New Castle Football Coach Charged
Current New Castle football coach Frank Bongivengo has been charged by state police in connection to misuse of funds from a youth football program. The charges were made public in a release by Attorney General Linda Kelly, following an investigation by state police.

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WPIAL Football Playoff First Round Recaps 2011
32 teams were winners Friday night and now prepare for the Quarterfinals in the 2011 WPIAL Football Playoffs on 11-11-11. Meanwhile, 32 teams saw their dreams...and season come to an end as they were forced to take the first exit ramp on the Highway to Heinz. Here are recaps from the opening round of the District 7 postseason from all of the games heard right here on the MSA Sports Network.

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Scholastic Notebook – 11/04/2011
November 4, 2011
The WPIAL football playoffs start Friday night and never before has the postseason picture looked so perfect.Although the WPIAL started crowning football champions in 1914, the league didn’t have playoff games until 1971. A total of 12 teams head into this year’s playoffs with perfect records. That is the most EVER since the WPIAL started playoff games.

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