Football

East edges West on last-second field goal in wild PSFCA All-Star game

Penn-Trafford's Brett Laffoon had a memorable final game of his high school career. The Grove City recruit completed 13 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns ...

4 Ambridge transfers ruled eligible

The WPIAL made eligible four of the five former Ambridge football players who transferred elsewhere this spring but ruled sophomore Isaiah McNair ineligible after hearings ...

WPIAL, City League players to compete in annual East/West game

Players from the WPIAL and City League will be well represented Sunday at the 15th annual Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East/West All-Star Football Game ...

Harlan: Thomas Jefferson's Zandier in no rush to switch positions

Thomas Jefferson junior Zane Zandier may switch positions eventually, but history tells him there's no reason to rush. So for now, he'll remain an ...

High school notebook: WPIAL moves AA, A football finals to RMU stadium

The WPIAL chose a college venue as host for the two football championships that won't be held at Heinz Field. Finalists from the two smallest ...

Chapla set to represent Plum at all-star football game

Jake Chapla is preparing for his freshman year on the Slippery Rock University football team. But before he begins his academic and athletic pursuits at the ...

Gorman: RMU best choice for WPIAL

So, the WPIAL finally settled on a site for its Class AA and A football championships. It should come as no surprise that it chose ...

High school notebook: PIAA considering nixing shoulder pads in summer

WPIAL and City League football players would no longer be allowed to wear shoulder pads in summer workouts under a rule change the PIAA might ...

Gorman: Central's Thorpe feels love at PSU

With the chance to play football at the college of his choice, CJ Thorpe took a road trip to visit SEC powers. The Central Catholic ...

Riverview football coach Cappa resigns after 2 seasons

Jason Cappa confirmed Thursday he has resigned as Riverview's football coach. His resignation is expected to be accepted by the Riverview School Board during ...

Harlan: Aliquippa sophomore shows his smarts

Among his tweets about friends and football, Aliquippa sophomore Kwantel Raines posted pictures of his report card. The first showed five As and one B, ...

Winningest high school football coach in Pennsylvania dies

George Curry, the winningest high school football coach in Pennsylvania history and who battled Lou Gehrig's disease, died. He was 71. Berwick School District superintendent Wayne ...

Knee surgery to sideline Apollo-Ridge's Brown

Apollo-Ridge star football player Duane Brown's senior season could be in jeopardy after he tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee during a ...

Central Catholic's Adams, Hinish commit to Notre Dame

Notre Dame landed its second Central Catholic star in as many days Monday when defensive tackle Kurt Hinish said he plans to join the Irish ...

Ravenstahl hired at Vincentian

Vincentian Academy hired Bob Ravenstahl as its football coach Thursday. Ravenstahl was 74-30 in nine seasons at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic and won WPIAL and ...

WPIAL approves football star Ford's transfer to Steel Valley

The WPIAL ruled Steel Valley transfer Paris Ford athletically eligible, clearing the way for the highly recruited safety to join the Ironmen's football team for ...

Gorman: Week Zero is my new hero 

When the WPIAL gave its member schools the option of scheduling a scrimmage or game in Week Zero, it imagined they would stick with the ...

Area football coaches offer views on WPIAL realignment

The football landscape in Western Pennsylvania has shifted. After the PIAA expanded to six divisions, the WPIAL followed suit with a similar — and somewhat controversial ...

Football rivals Plum, Gateway, Franklin Regional reunited in conference play

The Plum, Gateway and Franklin Regional football teams find themselves in the same conference for the first time since 2003 when all three were members ...

Guido: New football classifications left WPIAL in a pickle

Already, the pushback has started from the WPIAL's smaller schools who are unhappy about the decision only to have the larger school classifications play championship ...

WPIAL, City League players to play in East/West game

Rosters were announced Sunday for the 15th annual Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East/West all-star game. The game will be played at 2 p.m. May 1 ...

WPIAL football teams to be tested by unfamiliar foes

West Allegheny football coach Bob Palko won't take his team to Montour or Blackhawk or Hopewell next season. His Indians visited almost every year in ...

'Week Zero' option allows Hempfield, Greensburg Salem football to again face off

When the WPIAL announced the new conferences earlier this week, many thought some rivalries would be lost. But in Westmoreland County, it actually rekindled some old ...

Gorman: The WPIAL game we've been waiting for

When the WPIAL revealed that uneven numbers would necessitate "hybrid crossover" games between Class A and 3A schools, Mike Zmijanac knew exactly what that meant. ...

Liotta hired as football coach at Albert Gallatin

Shawn Liotta is on the move — again. The Springdale grad who spent the last two seasons as offensive coordinator at Clairton, was hired Wednesday ...

Guido: 'Pappy' Boulton steps aside after successful 2nd stint in coaching

Oftentimes, second acts in coaching aren't successful. Joe Gibbs with the Redskins and Johnny Majors at Pitt are prime examples. But for Don "Pappy" Boulton, ...

WPIAL approves alignments for next 2 years

When the WPIAL football committee met to divide its teams into new conferences, its members had maps that marked each school with a dot. "You ...

Gorman: Recounting WPIAL vote

The WPIAL announcement of split sites for its football finals last week was so divisive that executive director Tim O'Malley joked that his Iron City ...

New WPIAL alignment narrows 3A playoff window

It just got a lot more difficult to make the WPIAL football playoffs in Class 3A, and that is where most Alle-Kiski Valley teams will ...

Kiski Area football team to play at Davis Field in Vandergrift

Kiski Area School District will play its football games at Davis Field in Vandergrift this fall. District officials said Monday it would cost $3 million to ...

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