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After standout junior season, Frazier’s Patterson looking for bigger, better things

By Jason Black 2:25 a.m.
Frazier senior Hunter Patterson has basically done it all for the Commodores on the football field. From throwing touchdown passes to finding the end zone ...

Southmoreland’s Francis hopes to seize opportunity at running back
By Jason Black 2:25 a.m.
In recent seasons, the Southmoreland football team has had the luxury of relying on Jake Pisula to churn out huge numbers in the running game. ...
Jeannette football program looks for 700th win
By Dave Moio
Jeannette football, a program rich in tradition and history, stands to make more in 2015 as the Jayhawks need just two wins to become only ...
Thomas Jefferson gridders aiming to advance past WPIAL semifinal round
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson annually dominates the conference all-star football selections. Nine seniors on last year’s team were lauded as all-conference players — Austin Kemp (RB/LB), Russell Siess ...
Seton-La Salle gridders have high expectations for 2015
By Ray Fisher
Seton-La Salle’s Damon Rosol has one full season as a head coach on his resume. The Rebels generated a 10-2 overall record in 2014 in Rosol’s ...
Carlynton football motivated by season of attrition
By Nathan Smith
A few words could describe Carlynton’s 2014 football season. Chaotic might be one of the best. Making their return to Class AA for the first time since ...
Bishop Canevin football looking to make push to the postseason
By Nathan Smith
After starting last season 2-1, the Bishop Canevin football team’s campaign derailed after a pair of close losses snowballed into a six-game losing streak to ...
Southmoreland to open football season at Charleroi
By Mark King
In 2013, the Southmoreland varsity football team was forced to play all of its games on the road after the turf at Russ Grimm Field in Alverton was destroyed by flood waters. That season was Mark Adams first year as the head coach of the Scotties and he remembers well the ...
We’ll have your ‘GamePlan’ for the 2015 season
By The Valley Independent
The 2015 high school football season kicks off Friday night with games that actually count. How do you expect your favorite team to fare? Will Ringgold improve ...
Gorman: Time for new ‘House rules
By Kevin Gorman 2:25 a.m.
Once the pride of City League football, Westinghouse has become its black eye. And its own worst enemy. A Westinghouse assistant coach placed on leave pending an investigation into whether he injured a player is the second incident to draw negative attention to the football program in the past year. Westinghouse ...
Everly steps in as full-time starter under center for Yough
By Bill Hughes 2:25 a.m.
A year ago, the Yough football team went through a winless season as there was a transition in the team’s roster. The Cougars had made ...
Lovic a ‘special player’ in Springdale’s stingy defense
By George Guido 2:25 a.m.
Springdale middle linebacker Eric Lovic said he likes to play until he catches the ballcarrier and makes sure he’s down. “And that gets us into trouble sometimes,” said Dynamos coach Dave Leasure, with a laugh. “But I don’t want to take that away from him. He’s a special player.” Indeed, Lovic led ...
Quaker Valley football trying to keep program’s momentum in new conference
By Matt Grubba
After back-to-back winning seasons, Quaker Valley football goes into this year’s opening night prepared to deal with changes. In a new conference and with a handful ...
Aliquippa RB Bronaugh to miss season after cancer diagnosis
By Chris Harlan
DiMantae Bronaugh would prefer to take the field Friday night, but he’d find comfort just visiting the stadium. Bronaugh, a standout senior for Aliquippa, has ...
Gorman: East Allegheny’s Edwards performs juggling act
By Kevin Gorman
Marc Edwards was willing to play almost any position for East Allegheny’s football team last season. As a sophomore, he started at outside linebacker but also played guard and tight end, was the long snapper on punts and the holder on kicks. Edwards, however, never imagined that when he gave up ...
Westinghouse assistant coach placed on leave
By Tribune-Review
An assistant football coach at Westinghouse has been placed on leave after being accused of injuring a player during practice Aug. 25. Pittsburgh Public Schools public information officer Ebony Pugh said in a statement that a student might have been injured while being admonished by one of the assistant coaches. ...
Senior guard paves way for Woodland Hills’ elite running game
By Joe Sager
Miles Sanders and Jo-El Shaw form a solid tandem at running back for the Woodland Hills football team. They rushed for 28 touchdowns and nearly ...
Hanus set to lead Riverview’s offense under center
By George Guido
There is nothing like baptism by fire. Riverview quarterback Jake Hanus’ first appearance was in a game last year as a sophomore against powerhouse Clairton. Over the ...
Three sets of identical twins punctuate roster at Redbank Valley
By Jerin Steele
If one is standing near the edge of the parking lot at Redbank Valley High School, the sound of the Redbank Creek can be heard ...
Junior class filled with potential for talent-laden Frazier football team
By Jeremy Sellew
The Frazier football team has 40 players. Only eight of those are seniors. Over 50 percent of the roster is made up of juniors and sophomores. ...
New field, new look for Belle Vernon football this season
By Jeremy Sellew
For Belle Vernon Area, this season is all about cleaning up their house. Literally and metaphorically. James Weir Stadium has been refurbished with Vegas gold turf, new ...
Expectations remain high at Ringgold
By Jeremy Sellew
With experienced returnees comes high expectations. That’s what Ringgold head coach Nick Milchovich is dealing with at Ringgold. Even though Nico Law is no longer under center ...
West Mifflin will enter season without bona fide No. 1 running back
By Kevin Ritchart
In recent years, it’s been pretty clear to coach Ray Braszo and his staff who will be the next in line to take over at ...
Uniontown’s Washington poised to have breakout season
By Dave Stofcheck
John Fortugna can’t stop singing the praises of running back Ariene Washington. The Uniontown coach will even go as far as bringing up former Red ...
Leechburg’s Burtick, Knapp developing rapport in passing game
By Jerin Steele
As a receiver, it is always nice to have a good rapport with the quarterback. Leechburg junior Dalton Knapp appears to have that with his quarterback, ...
Plum tackle Tecak ready to make impact
By Michael Love
It was one of the biggest games for the Plum football team in almost two decades. Last year’s WPIAL Class AAAA first-round playoff game against ...
Gorman: An ‘honor’ to follow a legend
By Kevin Gorman
Joe Lamenza jokes that if he had a nickel for every time he was asked about following Joe Hamilton as Blachawk football coach, he’d be ...
Knoch tailbacks look to ‘take it and run with it’ in battle for No. 5 jersey
By William Whalen
Some football players play for the name on the backs of their jerseys. At Knoch, the starting running back plays for the jersey number. In ...
Lineman Groh back from injury, ready to help Laurel Highlands
By Dave Stofcheck
During Laurel Highlands’ biggest game last season, a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff matchup against Central Valley, the Mustangs lost one of their leaders. Lineman ...
Gorman: Don’t judge WPIAL by the cover
By Kevin Gorman
When it comes to high school football, we at Trib Total Media love to say that we have you covered. But when it comes to ...
HSFB preview: New coaches set to lead teams to victory
By Chris Harlan
There’s a first-year head coach in the WPIAL who’s leading a Class A program, but most everybody already knows his name. Meet coach Jason Gildon. ...
Big doings on tap for BVA’s home opener
By Jeff Oliver
RIt appears everything is on schedule for a huge night at James Weir Stadium Sept. 4. Not only will Belle Vernon Area open the 2015 season ...
Merger sparks position battles at Armstrong
By Doug Gulasy
Plenty of mystery exists throughout WPIAL Class AAA about what Armstrong will look like. But the uncertainty isn’t limited to opposing locker rooms. The merger of Ford ...
Freeport looks to air it out again
By Bill Beckner Jr.
John Gaillot calls his Freeport team “football smart,” lauds its athleticism, particularly at receiver. “Our motto is, ‘Do what we do,’ ” the coach said. ...
Returning QB Thimons ready to lead Highlands
By Doug Gulasy
As a first-year starting quarterback, Brayden Thimons leaned on star running back Elijah Jackson on and off the field. With Jackson gone, the burden of leading ...
Freeport football star Thimons might be even better off the field than on it
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Get to know Logan Thimons — his interests, his work ethic, his zest for life — and almost immediately a question mark appears over your ...