Football

Woodland Hills receiver DeVaughn ‘Sonny” McClinton works out during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 5
September 29, 2022
The second half of the 2022 regular season begins on the final day of September. While there is still a lot of football left, five of the six games below are for at least a share of first place in their respective conferences.

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Avonworth’s Luke Hilyard works out during a preseason practice.
Flying solo, Chick’s Picks makes Week 5 WPIAL football predictions
Chick’s Picks relies on her crystal ball to assist in the large majority of her predictions. Though its accuracy has been proven year after year in Chick’s Picks’ exceptional prognosticating record, there are certain times throughout the year when the crystal ball needs a little extra help. This week, with Hurricane Ian looming, happens to be one of those times.

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Freeport quarterback Kent Crytzer listens intently to coach Don Earley’s instructions on Sept. 29, 1972. The strategy worked as Crytzer ran for three touchdowns and threw for two others as the Yellowjackets won, 38-0.
Through the Years: Big burst helps Freeport trounce Richland
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look at the players, coaches and events that shaped our scholastic legacy.

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Aliquippa quarterback Quentin Goode throws during the Willie Thrower quarterbacks camp Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Valley High School.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2022 Week 5
Here are four WPIAL high school football players to watch in Week 5:

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Greensburg Central Catholic head coach Marko Thomas instructs his team during the Larry Sellitto Memorial 7-on-7 passing tournament in July.
Westmoreland County high school football notebook: GCC looks to knock off king Clairton
Pieces of paper with “1998” written on them were plastered all over the Greensburg Central Catholic locker room this week.

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Allderdice’s Cornell Weems battles Westinghouse’s Keyshaun Robinson for a pass last Thursday at Cupples Stadium on the South Side.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 29, 2022: Allderdice looks to clinch playoff spot
Midway through the high school football season, Week 5 kicks off Thursday with City League action from Cupples Stadium.

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North Allegheny’s Tyree Alualu leads the Tigers onto the field before the start of their game against Central Catholic last Friday at West Mifflin.
Trib 10: Big midseason shake-up in power rankings
September 28, 2022
Several head-to-head matchups between Trib 10 teams in Week 4 has led to sweeping changes as we hit the midway point of the WPIAL football regular season.

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Riverview junior Carlo Buzzato
A-K Valley football players to watch in 2022 Week 5
Carlo Buzzato

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Highlands’ Luke Bombalski (33) and Daniel Long sack North Catholic quarterback Jason Siket in the fourth quarter Sept. 16.
New coaches have Mars, Highlands in thick of section race
Two first-year coaches have Highlands and Mars back in conference contention.

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North Allegheny’s Khiryn Boyd celebrates after intercepting a pass against Central Catholic on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
2022 Western Pa. high school football schedule, broadcasts for Week 5
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Plum’s Eryck Moore carries the ball during a game against Kiski Area on Aug. 26.
A-K Valley don’t miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 5
Class 5A Big East

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Aliquippa’s D.J. Walker works out on Aug. 11, 2022, in Aliquippa.
Trib HSSN State High School Football Rankings for Sept. 27, 2022
September 27, 2022
Once again, there were few changes in the weekly Trib HSSN state football rankings as we have reached the midway point of the 2022 regular season.

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Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for 2022 Week 4
September 26, 2022
Following a winless 2019 season and a total of four wins in 2020 and 2021 combined, losing the first three games of this season made it seem like another long fall was ahead for West Mifflin football.

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Central Catholic’s Vernon Settles stiff-arms North Allegheny’s Kevin O’Donnell during the fourth quarter on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Sept. 26, 2022
September 25, 2022
We don’t need a calendar to tell us. An autumn chill is in the air as we close out the month of September with plenty of fall high school sports broadcasts this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Penn Hills’ Amir Key scores past Pine-Richland’s Luke Rudolph during their game Sept. 9 in Penn Hills.
Penn Hills heats up behind strong play from offensive, defensive lines
By the second half of a Week Zero loss to Seneca Valley, the Penn Hills football team appeared to be putting everything together. The Indians were running the ball better and thought they would be primed to succeed in short order.

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Bishop Canevin’s Xavier Nelson scores on a long run during the second quarter of the 2021 WPIAL Class A championship game.
High school roundup for Sept. 24, 2022: Xavier Nelson sets receiving records in Bishop Canevin win
September 24, 2022
Xavier Nelson set school records for catches and receiving touchdowns in a career to led Bishop Canevin to a 56-0 victory over Avella (0-5, 0-2) in the Class A Black Hills Conference Saturday night.

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North Allegheny and quarterback Logan Kushner remained No. 1 in Class 6A.
Trib HSSN WPIAL football rankings: Week ending Sept. 25, 2022
WPIAL football rankings

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Freeport’s Zach Clark breaks the tackle of Mt Pleasant’s Tyler Reese in the second half Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at Freeport High School.
A-K Valley high school football notes: Several teams bounce back with wins
It was bounce-back Friday for a number of Alle-Kiski Valley teams.

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Shaler rallies to defeat Franklin Regional in double overtime on homecoming
Shaler had a homecoming to remember Saturday, rallying to defeat Franklin Regional, 42-41, in double overtime. The win gives the Titans a 3-2 record at the season’s halfway point.

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Hampton wide receiver Benny Haselrig runs during drills at a preseason practice at Fridley Field.
Hampton football opens up passing attack
The Hampton football team has gone airborne this season.

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