Football

Brashear holds off Perry in City League battle

Thursday night's steady rain caused problems for Brashear — so did Perry. Two Bulls turnovers led to touchdowns, but they held on to beat the ...

A-K Valley high school football notebook: Burrell, Freeport match dual-threat QBs

Burrell and Freeport will match two of the area's top run-first quarterbacks Friday night at Freeport Area Athletic Stadium. But with the way things have ...

Kickers with touchback ability provide valuable asset to high school football teams

A few seconds was all Montour needed to grab control. Waiting deep for the opening kickoff Friday, senior Cameron Colliers worked his way toward the right ...

Top-ranked Central Catholic expects stiff challenge from No. 2 Pine-Richland

Central Catholic has played four football games in the month of September. All four have featured a mercy-rule running clock after a 35-point lead in ...

Gorman: WPIAL players running for the record books

Eclipsing the 5,000-yard rushing mark is rarity in Western Pennsylvania, yet three WPIAL backs surpassed the milestone in the past two weeks. At this pace, ...

Hempfield, Bethel Park hope to put losses behind them in battle for Southeastern lead

How do high school football teams recover after tough losses? That's the job Hempfield coach Rich Bowen and Bethel Park coach Jeff Metheny faced this ...

Springdale looks to avenge loss to rival Riverview

The Riverview-Springdale football rivalry conjures seasonal images: scattered leaves, the feel of crisp fall air and even a little Halloween — with all of the ...

Don't miss matchups for Week 5

Southeastern (6A) 5-6A Hempfield (3-2, 2-1) at 4-6A Bethel Park (2-2, 2-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday The buzz: Both teams are coming off tough losses and are vying ...

H.S. Picks has fond memories of Palmer

H.S. Picks wants everyone to pause for a moment of silence for golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died earlier this week at 87. The Tribune-Review high ...

High school football notebook: Canon-McMillan ready to hit the road Friday

Canon-McMillan coach Mike Evans doesn't have a Herb Brooks-style locker room speech ready but said his team might watch Olympic hockey movie "Miracle" on the ...

Statewide HSFB notebook: Western Wayne QB climbing yardage list

Despite missing a game because of the Holy Redeemer forfeit, Western Wayne senior quarterback Scott Walck continues to climb the Lackawanna Football Conference career passing ...

A-K Valley Q&A: Apollo-Ridge's Daylon Wells

Daylon Wells was all over the field Friday in Apollo-Ridge's 48-34 win over Class 3A Allegheny Conference rival Burrell. The 6-foot, 175-pound senior lined up ...

The Birdie asks:Where has the defense gone?

The Birdie knows the game of football enough to make his weekly picks — "Yeah, right," yells a news writer — but he's been wondering ...

Healthy again, Peters running back driven by family history

A tough, eight-month rehab came after major knee surgery for TJ Kpan, a Peters Township running back who only recently regained confidence in his left ...

Gateway, Penn-Trafford set for Victory Bell battle

The tradition started in 1924 with a game between Trafford and Pitcairn. The schools fought for the Victory Bell each year until the late 50s. Pitcairn ...

Penn-Trafford's Laffoon continues to develop at quarterback

Seeing a player with Laffoon on the back of his jersey make big plays on offense is nothing new for the Penn-Trafford football faithful. But the ...

High school roundup: No. 3 Bishop Canevin blanks Riverview

Class A No. 3 Bishop Canevin (3-1, 2-1) rolled into Oakmont and came away with the 35-0 victory over Riverview behind Maleik Hemingway's 218 yards ...

Franklin Regional back to .500 after dramatic victory

Faced with an 0-2 deficit after two Big East 9 Conference games, the Franklin Regional football team has righted its ship. Two weeks ago, the Panthers ...

Plum's Coxon makes quick return from ACL injury

Plum's Nick Coxon suffered a torn ACL in his right knee March 30, and one of the initial fears was that he would miss his ...

Quaker Valley hopes to bounce back from disappointing loss

Quaker Valley football coach John Tortorea didn't mince words about his team's 37-16 loss to Central Valley on Friday. "Honestly, I could not take one positive ...

Mars stuffs Highlands on wild final play to win

Logan Crise had the ball in his hands and what looked like the right angle to the end zone. Ben Perdziola found a better one. Perdziola knocked ...

With 402 yards, 7 TDs, Beaver's Wise outduels KO's Smith in shootout

Beaver senior Darius Wise couldn't remember another football game that felt like this one. Neither could Keystone Oaks coach Greg Perry. Wise and then ...

Bowie sensational for Brentwood football in 48-40 victory

Week 4 highlights, and notes, from the local high school football season: Senior Dorian Bowie has had an outstanding football career at Brentwood. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound ...

Pine-Richland edges Bethel Park on late touchdown

Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz and quarterback Phil Jurkovec admitted it wasn't the Rams' best performance. There were penalties, turnovers and missed passes throughout the game, ...

Jeannette cruises past Imani Christian to remain unbeaten

No. 2 Jeannette presented coach Roy Hall with an early birthday present on Friday night by beating Imani Christian Academy, 37-0, to remain undefeated in ...

Gorman: Westinghouse winning again in City

Westinghouse once went 45 years between losing seasons in football, only to suffer through a 14-year spell where a winning season was only wishful thinking. ...

Derry improves to 5-0 for 1st time in 33 years

There is no secret what Derry wants to do on offense against teams — run the ball. And there is a reason why Derry (5-0, ...

Peters Township holds off Hempfield rally for Southeastern victory

Peters Township stunned Hempfield, 38-35, in a WPIAL Class 6A Southeastern Conference slugfest Friday night at Spartan Stadium in a scenario befitting an episode of ...

Quick start leads No. 2 Belle Vernon past Greensburg Salem

The Belle Vernon Leopards maintained momentum as they went on to spoil Greensburg Salem's homecoming game Friday night at Offutt Field. Belle Vernon coach Matt Humbert ...

High school football roundup: Franklin Regional takes down Armstrong

Simon Behr found Adam Grajewski for a 50-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to vault Franklin Regional to a 24-20 victory over No. ...

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