Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2021 Week 1

Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 2:22 PM

Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 1:

Ryan Angott

Canon-McMillan, Sr., RB/LB

Angott opened his senior season with a bang against neighborhood rival Trinity. He rushed for 163 yards and three scores on 17 carries as the Big Macs won 48-0. Last season, he rushed for nearly 700 yards. Canon-McMillan (1-0) hosts Peters Township (1-0) on Friday.

Bobbie Boyd

McKeesport, Jr., RB/S

“Big Play” Bobbie Boyd had touchdown runs of 85, 55 and 37 yards in last week’s 48-7 victory over Baldwin. He rushed eight times for 187 yards, an average of 23.4 yards per carry. The Tigers (1-0) will host Woodland Hills (1-0) in a nonconference game Saturday afternoon.

Max Rocco

Serra Catholic, Sr., QB

Rocco completed 12 of 24 passes for 215 yards and three scores to lead Serra Catholic to a 24-0 win over South Allegheny. Last season, Rocco threw for more than 1,100 yards and 15 scores. The Eagles (1-0) will host East Allegheny (1-0) on Friday night.

Braydon Woods

Waynesburg, So., RB/DB

Woods had quite a 2021 debut last week, rushing 29 times for 191 yards, including an 89-yard touchdown, for Waynesburg (0-1), which lost 54-33 to Carmichaels. Woods ran for 538 yards and four scores last season. The Raiders will travel to Bentworth on Friday night, looking to snap a 15-game losing streak.

Bill Hartlep is the sports editor of the Tribune-Review. You can contact Bill at or via Twitter @BHartlep_Trib.

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