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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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Knoch’s Ally Bauer plays in the WPIAL Class 2A girls singles tennis championship Thursday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Hampton Community Park.
Knoch, Shady Side Academy duos earn top seeds for WPIAL doubles tournament
October 3, 2022
In 2019, with Libby Conlan and in 2020 with Brooke Bauer, Ally Bauer of Knoch was part of the winning duo that won WPIAL girls tennis doubles gold.

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Freeport Gavin Croney works out during a recent practice at Freeport High School, Friday Aug 14, 2022.
WPIAL Class 3A football roundup: Freeport edges Shady Side Academy
October 1, 2022
Gavin Croney scored the eventual game-winning touchdown on a 30-yard interception return in the fourth quarter as No. 4 Freeport scored a 12-7 victory over Shady Side Academy (1-4, 0-1) in the Class 3A Allegheny 6 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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WPIAL Class 3A football roundup: West Mifflin edges Beaver in overtime
September 24, 2022
DelRon White rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead West Mifflin to a 31-24 upset over No. 4 Beaver (3-2, 1-1) in the Class 3A Western Hills 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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