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Freeport quarterback Leon “Bud” Carson gets ready for the first night game in Freeport High School history on Oct. 4, 1947. Carson later was an assistant with the Steelers and was the architect of the “Steel Curtain” defense.
Through the Years: In 1947, Bud Carson welcomed night football to Freeport
October 6, 2022
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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Highlands’ Aaran Randolph stiff-arms Mars’ Cole Yoshioka during the second quarter of last week’s Rams victory.
A-K Valley don’t miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 6
October 5, 2022
Class 5A Northeast

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Burrell’s Devin Beattie carries the ball for a touchdown during a game against Valley on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Valley.
The Birdie stays grounded, like Burrell, as he makes his Week 6 picks in A-K Valley football
Last week: 12-0

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Beaver Falls’ Trey Singleton takes a hand-off from quarterback Jaren Brickner during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Beaver Falls.
WPIAL Class 2A football roundup: No. 2 Beaver Falls takes down Riverside
October 1, 2022
Jaren Brickner threw for 255 yards and one touchdown and ran for 84 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 2 Beaver Falls to a 44-14 victory over Riverside (3-2, 2-1) in the Class 2A Midwestern Athletic Conference on Friday night.

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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
September 29, 2022
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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Leechburg’s Jayden Floyd avoids Clairton’s Tyrese Washington-Law on a first-down run in the fourth quarter last Friday.
Warm up with some A-K Valley Week 5 picks from The Birdie
September 28, 2022
Last week: 12-1

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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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Shady Side Academy’s Nate Mallory outruns Elizabeth Forward’s Richard Prokop (left) on Sept. 16, 2022. <span class="neFMT neFMT_brief-text">Shady Side Academy (1-3) won its first game Friday at South Allegheny.</span>
George Guido: What to look for at football season’s halfway point in the A-K Valley
September 24, 2022
Almost in the blink of an eye, the halfway point of the local high school football season has been reached – and some schools haven’t even played a conference game.

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Beaver Falls quarterback Jaren Brickner works out on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Beaver Falls.
WPIAL Class 2A football roundup: Beaver Falls blanks Neshannock in MAC
Jaren Brickner threw for 153 yards and one touchdown and ran for 104 yards and a TD to lead No. 2 Beaver Falls to a 22-0 victory at Neshannock (4-1, 1-1) in the Class 2A Midwestern Athletic Conference on Friday night.

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After 29 consecutive road games, West Deer finally has a place to call home as Braves Stadium opened on Sept. 30, 1947. But Mars ruined the home opener with a 21-12 victory, led by Bill Gearing’s two touchdowns.
Through the Years: West Deer opened new stadium with loss to Mars
September 22, 2022
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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