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Top 10 Western Pa. recruits in the Class of 2017 

1. Lamont Wade , Clairton 5-10, 180, cornerback Twitter: @Goony_38 Wade reports 22 scholarship offers, with Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Auburn, Michigan and Ohio State among ...

Brashear defense stands tall in narrow win over USO

The difference was one point and maybe several inches. With 12 seconds left, USO quarterback Shawn Rutherford was tackled just short of the marker on ...

Brashear cools off USO in sweltering City League game

Brashear and USO endured more than three hours in the afternoon heat, but one minute made a difference. USO lost two fumbles in the ...

Statewide high school football notebook: Meadville-DuBois produces multitude of records

Meadville and DuBois played one of the wildest games in Pennsylvania high school football history last Friday. Meadville defeated DuBois, 107-90. That's not a misprint. Meadville junior ...

High school football notebook: Jeannette to join nation's elite with 700th victory

With a victory Friday night, Jeannette would become the 35th high school in the country with 700 football wins. That club contains only five Pennsylvania schools, ...

New football uniforms can change perceptions, help establish identity

When Matt Humbert became Belle Vernon's football coach, he found a program mired in mediocrity. Not only did its outdated facilities need to be modernized, ...

City League preview: Brashear to be challenged in title defense

With just two combined regular-season losses over the last two seasons, it appeared Allderdice and USO were destined to meet in their second consecutive City ...

HSFB preview by position: Prolific pass-catchers return at wide receiver

One of the best wideouts in the WPIAL might become only a part-time receiver this season. Clairton's Aaron Mathews will move to quarterback a year ...

Gorman: USO's Robinson at home in the end zone 

Kenny Robinson knows his future is on defense, but the University Prep junior receiver loves to score touchdowns. "It's hard because sometimes I want to ...

Gorman: Simons says, Montverde

Troy Simons understands that he could be a cautionary tale, after attending four high schools in as many years. Now a fifth-year senior at University ...

Gorman: Serra's rally around injury 'restores faith'

The first words were a wisecrack, a little levity from Melissa Alexander to lighten the long-distance delivery. A Serra Catholic baseball coach was calling from ...

Brashear upsets defending champ USO in City semifinals

The Brashear defense prevented USO from making its title defense Thursday night at Cupples Stadium. The No. 3 Bulls (5-3) intercepted four passes and blocked two ...

Long TD drive in final minutes vaults Allderdice past rival USO

In a defensive contest, a drive that traveled nearly the length of the field propelled Allderdice to a 15-8 win against USO (4-1, 4-1) in ...

Statewide HSFB notebook: Jersey Shore wins on controversial finish

Jersey Shore beat Montoursville for the first time since 1985, winning 27-21 in overtime last week. It snapped a 28-game losing streak in the series ...

Gorman: For Berrys, football runs in family 

Lou Berry knows there is a special relationship between any father and son but believes his is unique. Not only do he and his son ...

City League preview: Defending champion USO has high expectations

Since its inception prior to the 2011 season, the USO football program has dominated the Pittsburgh City League, advancing to the title game in each ...

Gorman: Don't sleep on USO quarterback Brown 

If judging quarterbacks was done strictly by statistics, USO's Ronald Brown would be one of the best in the state. The University Prep senior passed ...

Loss in City semifinals motivates Obama Academy's senior standouts

Along with battling the City League's five other teams, Obama Academy seniors D.J. Porter and Calique Jones must beat complacency. They were starters last season ...

USO season comes to end after loss to Somerset

A week after winning the City League championship, the USO football team's season came to an end with a 28-20 loss to Somerset at Cupples ...

USO tops Allderdice for program's 2nd City League championship

USO's passing combination of quarterback Ronald Brown and receiver Marcus Johnson has been lighting up the scoreboard all season at Cupples Stadium. Saturday afternoon, the ...

City League rivals USO, Allderdice set for rematch

USO took down Allderdice, 43-14, on Oct. 4, but when the two teams square off again less than a month later for the City League ...

USO advances to City League title game for 3rd straight season

A week after beating Perry by 30 points and going through the City League regular season undefeated, USO clawed its way to an 8-0 win ...

Brown throws 6 TDs to lead USO past Perry

USO's offense overcame a slow start and erupted in the second half to defeat Perry, 36-6, in a dreary regular-season finale Thursday for the City ...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: USO's Marcus Johnson

Marcus Johnson is the main target in the most prolific passing offense in Western Pennsylvania. The speedy receiver has 41 catches for 996 yards (24.3 ...

USO beats Allderdice for 1st place in City League

In the most meaningful City League game this season, USO shrugged off some early cobwebs to defeat Allderdice, 43-14, and claim sole possession of first ...


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