Football

Uniontown’s football team may leave the WPIAL before next season
November 30, 2018
Albert Gallatin may not be the only Fayette County football team leaving the WPIAL. Uniontown's school board will decide Monday night whether to withdraw its football team from WPIAL competition before next season, according to an item on the school board's meeting agenda. The football team is mired in a

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Thomas Jefferson seniors reflect on WPIAL runner-up finish
The Thomas Jefferson football season ended on a sour note with the Jaguars finishing as the WPIAL Class 4A runner-up. Top-seeded Thomas Jefferson lost to No. 2 South Fayette, 31-24, in the WPIAL final Nov. 17 at Heinz Field. It was a deflating defeat for the Jaguars (11-1), who were

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PIAA Class 3A semifinals capsule: Aliquippa vs. Sharon
PIAA Class 3A Semifinals Aliquippa (12-1) vs. Sharon (10-3) 1 p.m. Saturday at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium, Slippery Rock University Winner plays: Middletown (13-1) or Scranton Prep (14-1) Coaches: Mike Warfield, Aliquippa; Jim Wildman, Sharon Statistical leaders Passing: A: Eli Kosanovich 137-217-2798 yards, 35 TDs, 3 INTs; S: Lane Voytik 211-334-2,624 yards,

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PIAA Class 6A semifinals capsule: Pine-Richland vs. St. Joseph’s Prep
PIAA Class 6A Semifinals Pine-Richland (11-2) vs. St. Joseph's Prep (11-0) 1 p.m. Saturday at Altoona's Mansion Park Winner plays: Coatesville (14-0) or Harrisburg (12-1) Coaches: Eric Kasperowicz, Pine-Richland; Gabe Infante, St. Joseph's Prep Statistical leaders Passing: PR: Cole Spencer 118-195-1,420 yards, 15 TDs, 4 INTs; SJ: Kyle McCord 154-235-2299

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PIAA football playoffs: 30 years in 30 days — Clairton, North Allegheny roll to ’10 titles
The PIAA had been hosting state playoffs in all but one fall high school sport since 1976. Soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country and field hockey all crowned state champions once the district playoffs concluded. The lone exception to the fall state playoff slate was high school football. It wasn't

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PIAA Class A semifinal capsule: OLSH vs. Farrell
November 29, 2018
PIAA Class A Semifinals OLSH (13-1) vs. Farrell (13-0) 7 p.m. Friday at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium, Slippery Rock University Winner plays: Lackawanna Trail (13-1) or Juniata Valley (11-2) Coaches: Dan Bradley, OLSH; Jarrett Samuels, Farrell Statistical leaders Passing: OLSH: Tyler Bradley 201-303-3,244 yards, 45 TDs, 8 INTs; Farrell: Kyi Wright 88-123-1,591

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PIAA Class 2A semifinal capsule: Steel Valley vs. Wilmington
PIAA Class 2A Semifinals Steel Valley (12-1) vs. Wilmington (12-1) 7 p.m. Friday at Ambridge Winner plays: West Catholic (12-2) or Southern Columbia (14-0) Coaches: Rod Steele, Steel Valley; Brandon Phillian, Wilmington Statistical leaders Passing: SV: Ronnell Lawrence 60-121-1,054 yards, 12 TDs, 12 INTs; W: Robert Pontius 65-110-1,133 yards, 13

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PIAA Class 5A semifinal capsule: Penn Hills vs. Archbishop Wood
PIAA Class 5A Semifinals Penn Hills (14-0) vs. Archbishop Wood (9-3) 7 p.m. Friday at Chambersburg Winner plays: Upper Dauphin (13-1)/Manheim Central (14-0) Coaches: Jon LeDonne, Penn Hills; Kyle Adkins, Archbishop Wood Statistical leaders Passing: PH: Hollis Mathis 147-241-2570 yards, 37 TDs, 10 INTs; AW: Jake Ross 46-75-709 yards, 9

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Five things to watch in this weekend’s state football semifinals
This weekend's state football semifinals are a WPIAL reunion of sorts. WPIAL champions Aliquippa, Steel Valley and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart are a win away from reaching the PIAA championships in Hershey. Standing in their way are Sharon, Wilmington and Farrell, three District 10 teams with deep WPIAL

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Penn Hills’ Cephas shines on biggest stage in WPIAL title game
It took a team effort for Penn Hills to capture its first WPIAL football championship in 23 years. However, senior wide receiver Dante Cephas was one key player who made one clutch play after another during the Indians' WPIAL title run. Cephas (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) caught three passes for 144

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Road to Hershey continues in PIAA semifinals this weekend
The WPIAL crowned a repeat champion in Pine-Richland and five new title winners in Penn Hills, South Fayette, Aliquippa, Steel Valley and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart over the past two weeks. Now, all eyes and vehicles turn to the Road to Hershey for the semifinal round of the

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Pitt lands Aliquippa wide receiver Will Gipson, its first WPIAL commitment
Pitt finally broke through with its first verbal commitment from the WPIAL's class of 2019 on Thursday night when Aliquippa wide receiver Will Gipson announced his plans to enroll. Gipson, a three-star recruit, is the 16th overall prospect in the state, fourth from the WPIAL, according to Rivals.com. He is

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PIAA football playoffs: 30 years in 30 days — Penn Hills, Farrell earn titles in ’95
The PIAA had been hosting state playoffs in all but one fall high school sport since 1976. Soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country and field hockey all crowned state champions once the district playoffs concluded. The lone exception to the fall state playoff slate was high school football. It wasn't

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Dynamic offenses to be on display when OLSH meets Farrell in PIAA Class A semifinals
November 28, 2018
The temperatures in Western Pennsylvania on Friday night should be commensurate with the Christmas season, which means they'll most likely be hovering near the freezing mark. But for folks making their way to Slippery Rock University for the PIAA Class A semifinal, Friday may feel like the Fourth of July.

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PIAA football playoffs: 30 years in 30 days — South Fayette, North Catholic victorious in ’13
The PIAA had been hosting state playoffs in all but one fall high school sport since 1976. Soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country and field hockey all crowned state champions once the district playoffs concluded. The lone exception to the fall state playoff slate was high school football. It wasn't

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WPIAL football top 10: Most district titles
WPIAL football titles won With another round of WPIAL title games played, here is a list of the schools the have won the most WPIAL titles: School, Titles, First one, Most recent 1. Aliquippa, 17, 1952, 2018 2. Clairton, 13, 1929, 2016 3. New Castle, 11, 1924, 1998 4. Jeannette,

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Zmijanac resigns after 1 season as Ringgold football coach
For the second straight year, Ringgold will be in the market for a new football coach. Mike Zmijanac tendered his resignation Monday, according to Ringgold athletic director Laura Grimm. andquot;To be honest, I was really surprised,andquot; Grimm said. andquot;I didn't see it coming, not even a little bit.andquot; Grimm said

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PIAA football playoffs: 30 years in 30 days — WPIAL splits as North Hills, Duquesne win state titles in ’93
November 27, 2018
PIAA Football Playoffs: 30 Years in 30 Days: The PIAA had been hosting state playoffs in all but one fall high school sport since 1976. Soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country and field hockey all crowned state champions once the district playoffs concluded. The lone exception to the fall state

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Trib HSSN high school football power rankings: Week 14
November 26, 2018
Every Tuesday during the 2018 WPIAL football season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases our weekly power rankings. These rankings have zero classification boundaries. This is the final week of the hit sensation, where talk of classification and boundaries are not reality and the strength of the overall team

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PIAA football playoffs: 30 years in 30 days — Beaver Falls, Steel Valley claim 1st state titles in ’16
The PIAA had been hosting state playoffs in all but one fall high school sport since 1976. Soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country and field hockey all crowned state champions once the district playoffs concluded. The lone exception to the fall state playoff slate was high school football. It wasn't

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