Football

<strong>New Highlands football coach Matt Bonislawski</strong>
Former Highlands QB hired to coach Golden Rams football team
May 16, 2022
Matt Bonislawski is a Golden Ram once again.

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Franklin Regional junior Andrew Nesler (center) poses with two-star general T.S. Jones, the founder of Semper Fi Odyssey (left) and Murrysville veteran Tim Florian.
Franklin Regional lineman Nesler takes up cause of disabled veterans
May 15, 2022
Inspired by what he heard and saw, Andrew Nesler set out to help — a good soldier wanting to pay back an army of them for their service.

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Penn-Trafford’s Conlane Greene sacks Imhotep Charter quarterback Mikal Davis next to Joe Enick to end the PIAA Class 5A state championship game in overtime on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Penn-Trafford football pipeline to Division I just getting started
May 14, 2022
Winning can do a lot for a high school football program, not the least of which boost college recruiting and a school’s reputation within that realm.

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Steve Sciullo, a 1998 Shaler Area High School graduate and lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX presented the district with a commemorative Golden Football produced by Wilson to mark the district’s membership in the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.
Steve Sciullo settles into top spot at Hampton
Hampton first-year football coach Steve Sciullo likes what he sees from his new view atop the program.

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Carson Shuglie has helped the Hempfield baseball team qualify for the WPIAL playoffs.
Westmoreland HS notebook: Steelers draft goes from Ricketts to Pickett
April 30, 2022
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ seismic move to select Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett in the first round of the NFL Draft had fans buzzing, debating and reminiscing.

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North Allegheny, 5 other schools join Steelers-sponsored girls flag football league
There’s a new high school football league in Western Pennsylvania sponsored by the Pittsburgh Steelers and created entirely for girls.

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Quaker Valley football coach Jason Cappa was the first all-state football player at Riverview High School.
Cappa looks to build on ‘solid foundation’ with Quaker Valley football
April 24, 2022
It’s time. Actually, it’s his time.

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Chartiers Valley football coach Aaron Fitzpatrick
It’s ‘go time’ for new Chartiers Valley football coach
April 23, 2022
The move earlier this month was no April Fool’s joke.

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Quaker Valley football coach Jason Cappa
Quaker Valley football hires former Riverview coach Jason Cappa
April 14, 2022
Quaker Valley has hired Jason Cappa as its new football coach, the school announced Thursday.

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Football coach Dan Knause went 18-30 in five seasons at Chartiers Valley.
Trinity hires former Chartiers Valley football coach Dan Knause
April 8, 2022
After working five years to build up his alma mater’s football program, coach Dan Knause will take on a new project elsewhere.

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New Yough football coach Ben Hoffer
Alumnus Hoffer hired as coach to revive Yough football program
April 5, 2022
It can be done: Yough can win again.

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Dom Girardi compiled a 21-26 record as Highlands football coach, guiding the Rams to the WPIAL Class 4A playoffs last season.
Highlands searches for new football coach after Girardi steps down
March 31, 2022
Dom Girardi stepped down as Highlands football coach Thursday, ending a five-season tenure with the Golden Rams.

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New Springdale coach Ryan Tempalski oversees an offseason conditoning workout Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
New coach to Springdale football team: ‘Show me what ya got’
March 29, 2022
Ryan Tempalski is ready to generate a spark for the Springdale football program.

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin scores against Thomas Jefferson in the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at West Mifflin.
Recruiting hype doesn’t seem to affect Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin
March 27, 2022
Even at a young age, Quinton Martin is existing nicely with the recruiting process.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Joe Lekse is the 2021-22 Breisinger Award winner. He is pictured with TJ coach Bill Cherpak.
Thomas Jefferson’s Lekse looks to past for inspiration
Joe Lekse, this year’s Breisinger Award winner, had his eye on the prize throughout his entire varsity career.

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Mark Gambino was hired to coach the Charleroi football team on March 15, 2022.
Gambino takes over Charleroi football program
March 17, 2022
The Charleroi Area School Board found their man to take over the Cougars football program.

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Southmoreland football coach Tim Bukowski
Bukowski hired as Southmoreland football coach, steps in for late friend Frederick
March 10, 2022
Tim Bukowski had planned to be Ron Frederick’s right-hand man on the Southmoreland football coaching staff.

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Aliquippa’s Tyrese Jones celebrates after a Quips touchdown during the PIAA Class 4A state championship game against Bishop McDevitt on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at Hersheypark Stadium.
2022 Big School East-West roster includes nearly 2 dozen WPIAL, City League players
March 3, 2022
State champions from Aliquippa, Mt. Lebanon and Penn-Trafford were among nearly two dozen WPIAL and City League players announced Thursday as all-stars for the Big School East-West Game this spring.

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Steve Sciullo has been hired to lead the Hampton football program, taking over for Jacque DeMatteo who resigned this winter.
Steve Sciullo takes over Hampton football program
March 1, 2022
Steve Sciullo had a Hall of Fame playing career.

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin returns a kick against Thomas Jefferson on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.
Westmoreland high school notebook: Shakeup for football schedules
February 27, 2022
Schedules for the 2022 WPIAL football season came out last week, giving some teams in new classifications, and their fans, a glimpse of what lies ahead.

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