Football

North Hills’ Damon Thompson (left) prepares for the 2019-2020 season August 6, 2019.
North Hills football team looks to power its way to playoff run
August 16, 2019
The North Hills football team’s formula for success is no secret. On offense, the Indians prefer to lean on strong line play to pave the way for a potent rushing attack. On defense, they stymie their opponent’s attempts to do the same.

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Mars lineman Michael Carmody works against Christopher Dvorak during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 in Adams.
Mars hopes to lean on Carmody in quest for WPIAL playoff success
Last season was another successful one for Mars. The Planets finished in second place in the Class 5A Northern Conference and posted a 9-2 overall record.

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Hampton’s Josh Andersson prepares for the 2019-2020 season August 5, 2019.
For experienced, hungry Hampton, the time is now
The last time Hampton made the playoffs, an Andersson was at the helm. This year might be the team’s best chance yet to get back, and coach Jacque DeMatteo hopes having two Anderssons in the backfield will help.

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Fox Chapel’s Lorenzo Jenkins catches a pass during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.
Fox Chapel’s offseason effort lays groundwork for improvement
Shane Susnak is confident.

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Armstrong’s Isaac Ridinger finds a hole to run through against Kiski Area in the first half at Armstrong’s ESS Nextiers Athletic Complex on Friday, Oct 26, 2018.
Armstrong looks to gain experience early on with young roster
It took only two weeks for Frank Fabian to realize he made a mistake after resigning as Armstrong’s coach.

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Tribune-Review
                                Virginia recruit Josh Rawlings caught four touchdown passes last season for Woodland Hills.
WPIAL position-by-position breakdown: Scouting the tight ends
August 15, 2019
The traditional hand-on-the-ground tight end has disappeared from some offenses around Western Pennsylvania.

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Highlands linebacker Brock White tackles a teammate during defensive drills.
Highlands’ Brock White feeling stronger after injury-shortened freshman season
Before last season began, Highlands coach Dom Girardi had high hopes for a freshman running back who displayed a lot of potential throughout summer and training camp.

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Latrobe Quarterback Branden Crosby (14), hands the ball to running back A.J. Rock during practice at Rossi Field in Unity Township, on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.
Senior running back Rock helps spark culture change at Latrobe
A.J. Rock doesn’t hold back his emotions this preseason as he speaks with great conviction about the school’s playoff-hungry football team, insisting the Wildcats are out to change their second-fiddle image.

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Central Catholic’s Elliot Donald - Trib HSSN preseason Kennywood Top 25 football team
Central Catholic turns the page after frustrating ’18 season
Last season was a difficult one for Central Catholic, hampered at times by turnovers and other self-inflicted mistakes.

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Mt. Lebanon lineman Tom Peters works out during the first day of football camp Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Mt. Lebanon.
Large, veteran offensive line to pave way for Mt. Lebanon
If there’s a difference between Class 5A and 6A football, maybe it’s the size of the linemen.

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Canon-McMillan senior quarterback Jon Quinque during a July 30, 2019 preseason practice at Canon-McMillan High School.
Canon-McMillan must make up for loss of more than 20 graduates
Almost on a daily basis, Canon-Millan coach Mike Evans will get stopped by people and asked the big question.

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Seneca Valley’s Josh Kaltenberger is a Purdue recruit.
High expectations for Class 6A Seneca Valley after WPIAL title-game run
Seneca Valley used mainly its experience and size to reach last year’s WPIAL Class 6A title game.

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Hempfield’s Blake Remaley throws a pass during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Greater Latrobe High School.
Hempfield players vow to change the program’s culture
Hempfield’s football program has produced only two winning seasons over the past 22 years.

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Norwin quarterback Jack Salopek completes a pass against Greensburg Salem at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Greater Latrobe High School.
Led by Division I QB Salopek, Norwin takes aim at winning season, playoff berth
It has been more than 10 seasons since the Norwin football program had a winning record.

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Pine-Richland wide receiver Luke Miller (right) prepares for the 2019-2020 season August 7, 2019.
Pine-Richland football team striving for 3-peat
The Pine-Richland football team will be seeking to accomplish one of the most rare achievements in WPIAL football history, winning three straight championships in the league’s highest classification — a feat that has only been accomplished by one team in the last century, North Allegheny from 2010-12.

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North Allegheny’s Ben Petsche (right) works out with the quarterbacks during practice Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in McCandless.
North Allegheny football sets sights on elusive WPIAL Class 6A title
North Allegheny has been knocking on the door for three years for a return to the WPIAL championship at Heinz Field since the state expanded to six football classes.

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Butler receiver Charlie Kreinbucher (right) works out during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
Class 6A Butler faces debilitating lack of numbers
After going 0-10 in his first full season as coach at his alma mater, Butler’s Eric Christy knows the real challenge is about to begin.

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Peters Township’s Josh Casilli runs the ball when Peters Township faced off against West Toronto Prep at Wolvarena, Friday, August 24, 2018.
WPIAL football position-by-position breakdown: Scouting the wide receivers
August 14, 2019
Western Pennsylvania was known historically for producing hall of fame quarterbacks, a trend that shifted in recent decades to superstar defensive backs.

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Jeannette’s Justin Cramer participates in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament Thursday July 18, 2019 at Latrobe High School.
Justin Cramer becomes rare 4th-year starter at Jeannette
Middle linebacker Justin Cramer has driven a stake through the heart of many opposing offensive plays in his time with the Jeannette football team.

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The Freeport offensive line returns starters, from left, Garrett Ben, Carter Daugherty, Logan Manke and Elijah Freeman.
Freeport linemen ready to benefit from experience together
Elijah Freeman recalled a welcome-to-varsity-football moment early last season as the now-sophomore right guard got comfortable in his spot along the Freeport offensive line.

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