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The high school football focus in Southwestern Pennsylvania was on Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Saturday as District 7 held their four championship games in the big house on the North Shore. But the WPIAL football finals were the end of the district playoffs AND the start of the state playoffs.

WPIAL Football Plays of the Week

Semifinal Friday 2011 was one of the most memorable that we've ever encountered in recent memory.  As games went down to the wire, as top seeds were turned away and unsuspecting dreams live on to play at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio, we are reminded why our little neck of the woods is so special.  A cool, crisp autumn evening turned memorable at many stadi

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

An autumn holiday week filled with high school football championship action, college gidiron postseason play and men's and women's college basketball goodies are a feast for all this week on the MSA Sports Network.

University Prep: First Season, First Pgh City League Title

When University Prep (11-1) and Allderdice (5-7) met on October 14 at George Cupples Stadium, it was a defensive battle ending in a 12-0 victory for the Panthers.

District College Football Recap

In this weekend’s college football action, California advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs, Duquesne won the crosstown rivalry with Robert Morris and both PAC teams came up short in ECAC bowl games.

Here are recaps of all the games:

WPIAL Friday Night HighLights

Each Saturday during the high school football season, we look back at the top ten WPIAL performers from a busy Friday night of scholastic gridiron action. Except for this, the final edition of the Friday Night HighLights. On this edition, we take a look at the EIGHT players that were a key part to the EIGHT teams that advanced to play for District 7 gold next Saturday at Heinz Field.

WPIAL Football Semifinals Recaps

While eight teams were forced to take that final exit on the Highway to Heinz, the eight teams were winners on Semifinals Friday have reached the major goal of heading to the end of the road in the North Shore. Here are recaps from the eight Round Three contests that have set the stage for Championship Saturday next weekend.

Scholastic Notebook

Having a chance to make it to a WPIAL championship game for the fifth time since 2004 is a driving force for the Gateway football team. But this team also has something else motivating it.

The spirit of Darrell Turner.

Week 12 WPIAL Friday Football Scores

The Final Four. The Last exit on the Highway to Heinz. Semifinals Friday. Call it what you will, but the eight games Friday night determined the eight teams that would move on to the North Shore to play for a district championship...and the eight teams that will hang up the shoulder pads for good, one win short of the grand stage.

District College Football Preview

The playoffs are here in Division II and III, while a pair of local teams are honored with ECAC bowl appearances. Plus the NEC and MVC wind down the regular season, with Duquesne and Youngstown State trying to obtain berths to the Division I FCS playoff field.

Here are previews of all the game for this weekend:

MSA Sports Top Seven - PIHL High School Hockey

Each Wednesday during the regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top seven teams in all four classifications/divisions in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League. Here are the rankings for the week of November 13th.

WPIAL Football Plays of the Week

Gosh.  Prior to the first round of the Highway to Heinz, people always seem to have something to say about the WPIAL Steering Committee and their (in)ability to get the seeding right.  Right?  You know who you are.  Be it good, bad or indifferent, everyone who is somehow connected to high school football here in our fair region has an opinion on how they would do things.&nbs

Western Pennsylvania High School Football District Playoffs

While this was the final stop on the Highway to Heinz with Semifinals Friday in the WPIAL playoffs, other Districts in Western Pennsylvania were preparing for District Semifinals, District Championship Games and even PIAA Preliminary Round high school football playoff contests. Here all final results from the Pittsburgh City League (District 8) title game along with the foot

Cal U to host NCAA D-II First Round Playoff Game

The NCAA Division II playoff field has been announced and for the fifth consecutive year, the California Vulcans are in the field. The Vulcans, 9-2 overall, were selected as the fifth seed in Super Region One and will host fourth seeded Elizabeth City State on Saturday at Adamson Stadium, with kickoff set for noon.

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

The fall sports postseason for high school football shares center stage with the winter high school and college sports season this week on the MSA Sports Network.

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