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WPIAL and City League Week Eight Friday Football Scores
October 18, 2012
There are 64 cars that will head out and ride in two weeks on the Highway to Heinz. So far through seven weeks, more than half (34) of those vehicles have clinched their ticket to ride. Many more joined them tonight on the Eighth Friday of the high school football season. Here are all the final scores in both District 7 and District 8 on Friday.All games marked with (MSA) can be heard archived on MSA Sports.WPIAL CLASS AAAA Northern Eight Conference:North Allegheny Tigers  55     Shaler Titans  7    (F)   (MSA)North Hills Indians 18    Pine-Richland Rams 10   (F)  (MSA)Fox Chapel Foxes  7    Butler Golden Tornado  49    (F)   (MSA)

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2012 WPIAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PICTURE – Through Week Seven
One week down, two remaining in the MSA Sports 'Stretch Run' to the 2012 WPIAL football regular season. Over the final two weeks, you will hear plenty of talk with these words and phrases: Conference champions; Home field advantage; Playoff positioning; Staying alive; Controlling your own destiny; wild card and of course, the dreaded Gardner points. More than half of the Field of 64 has clinched through seven weeks with 34 playoff berths wrapped up and 28 more up for grabs in Weeks 8 and 9 before we take off on the Highway to Heinz.

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Chicks Picks – Week Eight – 2012

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Big Game Hunting for Week Eight 2012
October 17, 2012
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WPIAL Football Plays of the Week – Week Seven
October 16, 2012
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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 10/15/2012
October 15, 2012
Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL football rankings following Week Seven of the 2012 high school football season. You can check out the new rankings every Monday through the nine week regular season here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA:1)  NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (7-0) (Last Week #1)  (Week Eight: at Shaler on MSA)2)  GATEWAY GATORS  (6-1) (Last Week #3)  (Week Eight: at Penn-Trafford on MSA)3)  SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (6-1) (Last Week #5)  (Week Eight: host Bethel Park on MSA)4)  MOUNT LEBANON BLUE DEVILS  (6-1) (Last Week #6)  (Week Eight: at Penn Hills on MSA)

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WPIAL Week Seven Saturday’s Scholastic Starz
October 14, 2012
It was a bloated Saturday of WPIAL football action with seven games on the docket. So since we are in Stetch Run mode, we don't have to feel guilty about enjoying extra pleasures and get a little bloated on great performances from the Seventh Saturday of the season.Connor Slomka and Ernest Williams - Pine-RichlandLike any great duo through the years, one delivers the early shots while the other comes in and finishes the deal. That was the story of the Pine-Richland ground attack Saturday at Shaler as Connor Slomka rushed for 163 yards and two first half scores, while Ernest Williams came in and ran for 101 yards and two second half scores as the Rams beat the Titans 49-6 in a Class AAAA Northern Seven Conference contest.

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Scholastic Notebook – 10/13/2012
October 13, 2012
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WPIAL Week Seven Friday Night HighLights
The seventh Friday of the WPIAL football season brought forth a couple of stunning results as three Top Five teams were knocked off while one top-ranked team was on the ropes late and barely avoided the knockout blow. Here are the top performances from Friday, including those surprises that started off the Stretch Run with a bang.Chiante Pryor - Bethel Park

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WPIAL Week Seven Saturday Football Scores 2012
The second busiest Saturday schedule of WPIAL football came to pass under picture-perfect weather conditions. The expanded schedule was thanks in part to a couple of afternoon homecoming specials. Here is a rundown of ALL the finals from Saturday with four of the games available on archive here on the MSA Sports Network.WPIAL CLASS AAAA Northern Eight Conference:Pine-Richland Rams 49 - Shaler Titans 6  (MSA) WPIAL CLASS AA Non-Conference:Jeannette Jayhawks 31 - Shady Side Academy Indians 26  (MSA) WPIAL CLASS A Eastern Conference:Riverview Raiders 27 - Leechburg Blue Devils 19North Catholic Trojans 20 - Wilkinsburg Tigers 0

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WPIAL and City League Week Seven Friday Football Scores
October 12, 2012
AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME... We have hit the final three weeks of the regular season. For years, we here at The Network refer to this final three weeks as the Stretch Run. Games hold more meaning as teams clash for titles, home field and playoff berths. Here are the WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League scores for the lucky seventh Friday of the season.Games marked with (MSA) are archived here on the MSA Sports Network.WPIAL CLASS AAAA Northern Eight Conference:Seneca Valley Raiders  40   North Hills Indians   26  (F)  (MSA)Pittsburgh Central Catholic  Vikings   0    North Allegheny Tigers   (F)   (MSA)

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2012 WPIAL Football Playoff Picture Through Week Six
October 11, 2012
This weekend begins the MSA Sports 'Stretch Run' to the 2012 WPIAL football regular season. The final three weeks in which you will here plenty of talk with these words and phrases: Conference champions; Home field advantage; Playoff positioning; Staying alive; Controlling your own destiny; wild card and of course, the dreaded Gardner points. Bottom line is these final three weeks will help set up the brackets for the eventual drive on the Highway to Heinz.We will break down the WPIAL football playoff picture each week over the next couple of weeks, with each break down being more specific in what needs to happen for all teams involved.  Conference records are in parenthesis as well as remaining conference games.

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Chicks Picks – Week Seven – 2012
Welcome to Week 7 of the high school football season. Chick’s Picks, in her travels this week, noticed several signs for an annual UFO Conference scheduled to take place in the area.  After further research, Chick’s Picks learned that the conference is a showcase where investigators gather to share research into the unknown. 

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District College Football Preview for Saturday, October 13th
Week 7 of the College Football season continues with some good match ups this weekend. Conference play rolls on in the NEC, PSAC and PAC, along with the WVIAC and the NCAC.Here are previews of All the games, including 3 that can be heard right here on the Network:Slippery Rock(2-4) at Clarion(3-3)  1pm on WLER 97.7-FM and the MSA Sports Network Both teams are 1-2 in PSAC West divisional play. Slippery Rock leads the all-time series 47-23-3 and has won the last 6 meetings. SRU lost last week to IUP 33-18. The Rock has dropped 3 straight games.  RB Akeem Satterfield is 8th in the PSAC in rushing at 83 yards per game. Satterfield has scored just 4 touchdowns this season.  

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Big Game Hunting for Week Seven 2012
October 10, 2012
The “stretch-run” is here. The final third of the 2012 season starts this weekend and you can be sure MSA will provide the finest escort to you as you get set to embark on your own personal “Highway to Heinz”.  With the two largest classifications each taking a wild-card into the post season the super –knowledge that Don Rebel doles out each Friday night will save you tons of sleep. The games just keep getting bigger so let’s don’t waste any more time on the opening paragraph. Instead, let’s go Big Game Hunting. AAAA Northern Eight Conference

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WPIAL Football Plays of the Week – Week Six
October 9, 2012
Goal line stands and 99-yard touchdown passes. Week 6 had a little bit of everything. Here are your Plays of the Week for Week 6 of the 2012 WPIAL football season. 1.  Jeannette Jayhawks 28 - Mount Pleasant Vikings 27 in Double Overtime

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 10/08/2012
October 8, 2012
Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL football rankings following Week Six of the 2012 high school football season. You can check out the new rankings every Monday through the nine week regular season here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA:1)  NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (6-0) (Last Week #1)  (Week Seven: host #7 Pittsburgh Central Catholic on MSA)2)  UPPER ST. CLAIR PANTHERS  (6-0) (Last Week #3)  (Week Seven: at #10 Bethel Park on MSA)3)  GATEWAY GATORS  (5-1) (Last Week #2)  (Week Seven: host #1 North Allegheny on MSA)4)  NORTH HILLS INDIANS  (5-1) (Last Week #4)  (Week Seven: host #5 Seneca Valley on MSA)

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WPIAL Week Six Saturday’s Scholastic Starz
October 7, 2012
The sun was shining bright Saturday afternoon, even though the mercury did not reach the 70's as has been the case the last week or so. For that matter, most temps didn't even make it into the 60's, but nonetheless, each of the five WPIAL football games played had a player heat up the gridiron with a winning effort on the first Saturday in October.Luke Brumbaugh - Seton-LaSalle

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District College Football Recap for Saturday, October 6th
The weather turned cold on the opening weekend of October and wind conditions affected several games thruout the area. Several teams pulled out big wins as Cal and Mercyhurst stay on top of the PSAC West.Unfortunately the focus was on Crestview, Kentucky as the W & J Presidents took the field after one of their team was killed on Thursday.Here are recaps of all the games, with three heard here on the Network:IUP 33 - Slippery Rock 16 On Homecoming Day at George P. Miller Stadium, the Crimson Hawks pounded out 388 yards rushing and led 27-9 at the half to cruise to the win and remain in the chase for a division title. IUP ground out 29 first downs and held the football for over 41 minutes in the win.

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WPIAL Week Six Friday Night HighLights
October 6, 2012
We have reached the summit and are now on the downward slide toward the 'Stretch Run" and then eventually dropping us off on the "Highway to Heinz". The second half of the regular season began with ideal like weather conditions...perfect for the elite to 'do their thing'. Here are the players who took advantage of the comfortbale stage to make life very uncomfortable for their opponents on the first Friday of high school football in October.North Allegheny Tigers Defense

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