Football

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. ...

Brown scores five touchdowns in return to lead Apollo-Ridge

Senior Duane Brown returned with relentless potency — at a new position and, self-admittedly, at around 90-percent speed — and Apollo-Ridge fed off his energy ...

Running back Greece lifts Kiski Area to conference win over Connellsville

For the second week in a row, Greece lightning struck as the Kiski Area junior tailback Ross Greece rushed for four first-half touchdowns to lead ...

Late drive saves Valley after Deer Lakes erases 19-point deficit

Valley looked like it had squandered a 19-point second half lead when Deer Lakes went ahead with 1 minute, 42 seconds to go. But quarterback Chase ...

Freeport runs past Shady Side Academy

Freeport rode a strong running game to overpower Class 3A Allegheny Conference rival Shady Side Academy, 40-23, on Friday night in Fox Chapel. Austin Romanchak ran ...

SSA comes up short to Freeport

In their WPIAL Class 3A matchup with visiting Freeport on Friday, coach Dave Havern's Indians won the first and fourth quarter. That was the good ...

Shutout drops Fox Chapel to 0-5

The bumpy road continues for the Fox Chapel football team. The Foxes fell to Upper St. Clair, 35-0, last Friday to drop to 0-5 overall ...

Springdale bulls past winless Leechburg

Springdale's game plan was clear from the start of the game — Give senior running back Ben Sowinski the ball and let him make ...

Armstrong running back Dudek sprints to top of WPIAL yardage leaderboard

Armstrong senior running back Zane Dudek has been turning heads from the moment he stepped on the football field as a yellow-cleats wearing freshman looking ...

Jeannette to honor 1971 championship team Friday

Joe Mucci's first WPIAL championship at Jeannette came in 1971 when the Jayhawks defeated Beaver, 14-7, at Pitt Stadium. There are a few stories, fact or ...

Alle-Kiski high school football notebook: Kiski Area's Heavner touts 'spirit and will'

Kiski Area hasn't won three in a row since 2009, and coach Dave Heavner equates the success of the Cavaliers (3-1), who sit atop the ...

South Fayette, known for its QBs, enjoys strong tradition at receiver, too

Since the turn of the millennium, South Fayette has become known as a quarterback factory. From Niel Loebig to Andrew DiDonato to the Brumbaugh brothers, ...

High school coaches, players use long losing streaks as motivation to get better

South Allegheny's A.J. Yarborough scored the Gladiators' third touchdown of the third quarter Friday night against Carlynton, and memory served Carlynton coach Scott Yoder a ...

Keystone Oaks, Beaver QBs succed with different styles

Keystone Oaks' Alex Smith and Beaver's Darius Wise are proof that there's more than one way to play quarterback in the WPIAL. Both can throw ...

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