Football

District College Football Preview for Saturday, November 13th
November 11, 2010
It's the final week of the regular season and many of the district teams will be putting away the helmets after Saturday's finale. But for some, Division II playoff hopes are on the line. The PSAC placed four teams in the Division II field last season, California and Mercyhurst are looking to be two of those.

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Chicks Picks – Week 11 – 2010
Welcome to Week 11 of the high school football season. Chick's Picks hit the gym hard this week in preparation for the Highway to Heinz, knowing that quality time with the treadmill would be necessary to avoid a repeat of playoff mishaps from seasons past.

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Big Game Hunting: The Football Fourpack for Week 11
November 10, 2010
I feel like a Green County deer hunter with a corn field, an apple orchard, and a couple salt blocks right in front of my tree stand; it's "easy pickin's" right now. Quarter finals weekend on the MSA Sports Network is here and the hard work is completed; they are all big games once you reach week eleven.

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WPIAL Plays of the Week – WPIAL First Round
November 9, 2010
The 2010 version of the Highway to Heinz started with some postseason teams struggling while others were on fire...So while there were a fair share of blowouts, there were also some playoff contests that went down to the wire...Some of the thrillers were decided by passes, punt returns and a pick six...Allowing their respective teams to move on to be part of the Quarterfinals mix.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 11/08/2010
November 8, 2010
The Highway to Heinz moves forward to the second exit as the high school football postseason continues this week here on the MSA Sports Network.

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District College Football Recap for Saturday November 6th
November 7, 2010
On the first weekend in November, conference and divisional championships were decided in the NEC, PSAC and PAC, plus an offensive showdown in Greensburg highlight this week's action. Here are recaps from all the games around the region: Gannon 24 - Slippery Rock 20

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Highway to Heinz – Round One Recaps
November 6, 2010
Home cookin was the rule of thumb in the opening round of the 2010 WPIAL Football Playoffs. 23 of the 32 teams that hosted First Round games were winners and are moving on to the Quarterfinals. Here are recaps from most of the eight games in each classification.

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MSA Sports Saturday’s Scholastic Starz – Week Nine
October 31, 2010
The lightest Saturday high school football schedule in the WPIAL turned out to be the final Saturday of high school football in the WPIAL. There were only three games to close the books on the district schedule, so it leaves us with only three stars with three strong performances. Austin Miele - Mars

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District College Football Recap for Saturday, October 30th
The conference title picture is clearing up in the Northeast, the PSAC and the President's Athletic Conference with some down to the wire finishes and a pair of overtime games. Here are recaps from all the action around the area on the final Saturday of October: Mercyhurst 21 - Slippery Rock 13

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MSA Sports Friday Night HighLights – Week Nine
October 30, 2010
Win and you're in. A simple enough concept, especially for teams facing such a scenario in Week 9 of the WPIAL football season. There were players who put up bigger numbers on Friday none, but none that made more of an impact for their team than these players, whose clutch performance helped their teams clinch a ride on the Highway to Heinz.

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WPIAL/City League Week 9 Saturday Football Scores
The final Saturday of high school football in both District 7 and District 8 in the 2010 regular season turns out to be the lightest Saturday schedule of the season. Here are ALL of the final results as the curtain falls on the first nine weeks and the Highway to Heinz prepares to open. WPIAL CLASS AAA Greater Allegheny Conference:

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WPIAL/City League Week 9 Friday Football Scores
October 29, 2010
For some teams, Friday night in Week night turned into a harsh trick. However for those who were able to rack up the 'W', this final Friday of the regular season served as a delicious treat. Here are ALL the final results from a busy schedule of games in both the WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League from a frosty Friday.

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Scholastic Notebook – 10/29/2010
When it comes to records, maybe its time to stop thinking about Rushel Shell in a WPIAL sense. Maybe its time to look at the entire state. Shell, Hopewells wonderful junior running back, ran for 193 yards against West Allegheny in a 34-31 overtime win last night. That gave him 6,358 yards for his career.

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Chicks Picks – Week 9 – 2010
October 28, 2010
Welcome to Week 9 of the high school football season. Earlier this week, Chick's Picks heard an absurd story about a man following his dream. A lawyer working at a firm in California happened to be a huge Texas Rangers fan. When his team made it to the World Series, the man quit his job so that he would not miss a moment of the Rangers in the Series.

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District College Football Preview for Saturday, October 30th
Halloween is fast approaching and will it be tricks or treats for area college football teams in the coming weekend. The PSAC and PAC races are coming to a conclusion, the Steel City Showdown and Coal Bowl also take place this week, while a pair of teams continue to look for their first win of the season.

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WPIAL/City League Week 9 Thursday Football Schedule
The final weekend of the 2010 WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League football season begins with a BANG! A rematch of the 2009 WPIAL Class AAA championship game with a playoff berth at stake in District 7, while District 8 features the team everybody is chasing in the standings. Check back later tonight for final results. WPIAL CLASS AAA Parkway Conference:

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WPIAL Plays of the Week – Week 8
October 26, 2010
While attending a high school football game sitting with fans so intense...You will often hear cheers and chants for DEE-FENSE!...We focus on defense for the big plays from Week Eight...Just part of the reason these teams are getting ready for the postseason while their district think they are great! Erie McDowell Trojans 42 - Butler Golden Tornado 13

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MSA Sports Top 10 – WPIAL Football – 10/25/2010
October 25, 2010
For the final time in the regular season, here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL football rankings following Week Eight of the 2010 high school football season. Next week, we will rank all 16 teams in each classification that have qualified for a trip with MSA Sports on the Highway to Heinz for 2010. MSA SPORTS TOP TEN WPIAL CLASS AAAA:

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 10/25/2010
As we say goodbye to the high school football regular season and the month of October, we say hello to the WPIAL soccer and girls volleyball playoffs all this week here on the MSA Sports Network.

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District College Football Recap for Saturday, October 23rd
October 24, 2010
A great weekend of college football around the area. This week saw a long division winning streak come to an end as well as the third ranked team in Divsion II go down to defeat. Another national power was taken to overtime in Division III and history was made in New Wilmington with the first ever game under the lights. Here are recaps from all this weekend's action:

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