This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2015/08/17 - 12:03pm
A team from the Northern Eight Conference has won the WPIAL Class AAAA championship five consecutive seasons, and last year’s title game was a matchup of two Northern Eight teams – Pine-Richland and Central Catholic. The conference should be formidable again this season. Many are pegging the Northern Eight to have three of the top six or seven teams in Class AAAA – Pittsburgh Central Catholic, North Allegheny and Pine-Richland. Central Catholic is extremely strong and many believe the Vikings have the top team in Class AAAA heading into the season. They might even appear in some national...
Article | Posted 2015/08/16 - 9:53pm
New Faces - New Places - New Hopes - New Dreams. While there were two fewer coaching change this off-season then before the 2014 campaign, there were some big names that either hung up the whistle or changed sidelines for this upcoming season. Some of the changes include former championship winning coaches in Tom Loughran and Dave Vestal moving elsewhere while the legendary Joe Hamilton is out at Blackhawk. There are a lot of rookie head coaches getting their first crack, and some coaches who are just changing hats and addresses. Whatever the case, there are 19 coaching changes coming...
Article | Posted 2015/08/16 - 8:44pm
Our annual August ritual known as Countdown to Kickoff continues as we inch closer to the 2015 high school football season this week here on the MSA Sports Network. Every day in August, we have something new on our website to prepare you for a new season kicking off on 9/4/15. We also have Frontier League baseball with the Washington Wild Things hosting the Windy City Thunderbolts and the Gateway Grizzlies in six games at CONSOL Energy Field, plus find out the latest news and info from the race tracks during the weekly edition of Rappin' on Racin'...
Article | Posted 2015/08/16 - 7:38pm
The Pittsburgh Central Catholic football team is being touted as one of the top 25 teams in the country in some national polls. The strength of the Vikings can be seen on this year’s MSA Sports Elite 11 team. Central Catholic has two players on this year’s preseason Elite 11 – Damar Hamlin and David Adams. Central Catholic is the only team with two players on the Elite 11. The team is made up of the top 11 players in the WPIAL, regardless of position, and is picked by the MSA Sports staff. Hamlin, a senior, and Adams, a junior, are both being recruited heavily by major colleges. But Central...
Article | Posted 2015/08/14 - 10:17am
Countdown to Kickoff 2015 continues with a four-day look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on NOMINATE TOP PLAYERS and submitting their name. Here is a look at some of the players to watch this 2015 campaign in Class AAAA. OFFENSE: Quarterback: Brett Laffoon- Penn-Trafford Billy Kisner – Penn Hills Levi Metheny - Bethel Park Daniel Walters - Hempfield Eddie Jenkins - Mount Lebanon...
Article | Posted 2015/08/13 - 9:54pm
Countdown to Kickoff 2015 continues with a four-day look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on NOMINATE TOP PLAYERS and submitting their name. Here is a look at some of the players to watch this 2015 campaign in Class AAA. OFFENSE: Quarterback: Jimmy Pierce – Laurel Highlands Jacob Zilinskas – Indiana Running Back: Matt Rech – Hampton Terence Stephens – West Allegheny...
Article | Posted 2015/08/12 - 6:34pm
Countdown to Kickoff 2015 continues with a four-day look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on NOMINATE TOP PLAYERS and submitting their name. Here is a look at some of the players to watch this 2015 campaign in Class AA. OFFENSE: Quarterback: Deion Liddell - Sto-Rox Duane Brown - Apollo-Ridge Deon Smith - East Allegheny Amos Luptak - Quaker Valley Noah Wolf - Freedom...
Article | Posted 2015/08/11 - 5:31pm
Countdown to Kickoff 2015 continues with a four-day look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on NOMINATE TOP PLAYERS and submitting their name. Here is a look at some of the players to watch this 2015 campaign in Class A. OFFENSE: Quarterback: Lamont Wade - Clairton Jason Dambach - Riverside Frank Antuono - Neshannock Tommy Pellis - Greensburg Central Catholic...
Article | Posted 2015/08/10 - 1:19pm
The 2015 season will be here before you know it and of course there are always changes to the playing rules. These changes were adopted by the National Federation of High School Sports and will be in effect for this year. As has been seen in past years, player safety is a number one priority. Two of the major changes do just that. First, the definition of spearing has been clarified. Spearing is an act by any player who initiates contact against an opponent at or below the shoulders with the crown of the helmet. The crown has been defined as the top portion of the helmet. Also, the...
Article | Posted 2015/08/09 - 12:17pm
There are 123 schools in the WPIAL that field a high school football team and 118 of them play a majority of their home games on Friday nights. The kick off times of those Friday games however has almost become a big school, small school split. 16 of the 25 Quad-A schools start their games at the Western Pennsylvania 'traditional' time of 7:30pm while in Triple-A, it is nearly halved with 13 schools kicking off at 7:30pm and 15 teams starting 30 minutes earlier. But in the smaller classifications, 32 of the 35 Double-A and 26 of the 30 Single-A schools kick off at the top of the...
Article | Posted 2015/08/09 - 11:13am
Our annual August ritual known as Countdown to Kickoff continues as we prepare you for the 2015 high school football season this week here on the MSA Sports Network. Every day in August, we have something new on our website to prepare you for n new season kicking off on 9/4/15. We also have Frontier League baseball with the Washington Wild Things hosting the Frontier Greys before hitting the road this weekend against the Normal Cornbelters while the Pennsylvania Rebellion conclude their 2015 Pro Fast Pitch season against Akron, plus find out the...
Article | Posted 2015/08/09 - 10:58am
Then there were five. While there is little doubt that high school football is king on Friday nights in Western Pennsylvania, Saturday high school football in District 7 is becoming a dying breed with only five schools (Summit Academy, Western Beaver, Riverview, Wilkinsburg & Bishop Canevin) that play a majority of their home games on Saturday afternoons or evenings. Here is a complete rundown of the Saturday schedule of high school football action in the WPIAL this 2015 football season. WEEK ONE, SEPTEMBER 5th: Class A Eastern Conference: Jeannette Jayhawks AT Riverview Raiders at 12:...
Article | Posted 2015/08/07 - 12:24pm
All seemed right with the world again with Clairton ruling the roost in District 7 Class A football. The Bears roared through the regular season and district playoffs before knocking off Avonworth to earn an 11th school football crown and the sixth championship in the last seven years. 2014 WPIAL Single-A Highlights: *  Only twice in the last nine years have the orange and black attack not hoisted Class A gold at Heinz Field...Serra Catholic in 2007 and Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in 2013. The swagger and domination was back for Clairton, but it did not lead to a sixth PIAA crown in...
Article | Posted 2015/08/07 - 12:02am
The Green Machine was twice as nice in 2014. While Aliquippa continued their 'annual' march to Heinz Field for a seventh straight year last fall, it was South Fayette that was perfect...again. The Lions beat the Quips for the third time in five years for the WPIAL Class AA crown, then three weeks later, SF completed a second straight 16-0 season by adding another PIAA gold to their treasure chest. 2014 WPIAL Double-A Highlights: *  While South Fayette has dominated Class AA the last two years, there is little doubt they were led by the Lion King. Brett Brumbaugh set both the WPIAL and...
Article | Posted 2015/08/04 - 3:34pm
When all was said and done through district play in WPIAL Class AAA in 2014, it was a Parkway Conference team standing as the king of the hill...rinse, wash, repeat. The calendar year may have changed last season, but it was once again not one, but two Parkway Conference teams left standing to battle at Heinz Field. In fact, it was the same two teams as the year before but with a different outcome as Central Valley beat West Allegheny. 2014 WPIAL Triple-A Highlights: *  While the Parkway Conference as a whole may not be as deep and as good as it was a few years ago, don't tell that to...

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