By Chris Harlan
1. Lamont Wade , Clairton
5-10, 180, cornerback
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 By Chris Harlan
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 fourth down at Brashear’s 22-yard line. The last-minute stand secured Brashear’s 7-6 victory Thursday night in a City League semifinal at Cupples Stadium.
Not until the ...
High school football notebook: Jeannette to join nation’s elite with 700th victory By Chris Harlan
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, according to the record book of the National Federation of State High School Associations. A win over Serra Catholic (0-1) would make the Jayhawks (1-0) ...
Gorman: Simons says, Montverde By Kevin Gorman
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 Prep, Simons knows that playing a post-graduate year at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, near Orlando, could change his life.
“I’m excited to have a post-grad year,” Simons ...
Brashear upsets defending champ USO in City semifinals By Staff Report
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 punts en route to a 27-8 victory over No. 2 USO (4-3) in a City League semifinal playoff game.
Qu’ran Powe returned an interception 87 yards ...
Statewide HSFB notebook: Jersey Shore wins on controversial finish By Staff Reports
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 but came in controversial fashion.
Brody Smith intercepted a pass in overtime and returned it 94 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
Per PIAA rules, however, ...
Gorman: Don’t sleep on USO quarterback Brown By Kevin Gorman
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 for 3,401 yards and 43 touchdowns last fall, including a 525-yard game against Carrick, the No. 2 single-game performance in state history.
Brown played in 10 ...
USO season comes to end after loss to Somerset By Alex Oltmanns
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 Stadium in a PIAA sub-regional playoff game Friday night.
“I’m so proud of my kids,” USO head coach Lou Berry said. “The things that they ...
City League rivals USO, Allderdice set for rematch By Alex Oltmanns
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 championship at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cupples Stadium, USO will be up against a much improved team.
Coming off a 14-10 win in the semifinals ...
Brown throws 6 TDs to lead USO past Perry By Andrew John
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 League teams.
After a sluggish first half, USO quarterback Ronald Brown got things moving in the third quarter with a pair of scoring drives.
Brown, who finished ...