Football

Gorman: Clairton's Wade has a top 10, invite

Lamont Wade got gold and silver medals Thursday at the WPIAL track and field finals, as well as a golden ticket. Wade won WPIAL Class ...

Harlan: Armstrong running back finally outruns questions

College football recruiters who visit Armstrong junior Zane Dudek share a common question about the WPIAL's leading rusher. Is he fast enough? "I try to tell ...

Gorman: Jurkovec can focus on football

Now that Phil Jurkovec has made his college choice, committing to Notre Dame on Monday, the Pine-Richland quarterback can focus on the finer points of ...

Gorman: National spotlight on Pine-Richland football

Say this about Eric Kasperowicz: The Pine-Richland football coach sure knows how to keep a secret. Kasperowicz has known for weeks where his star sophomore ...

Gorman: WPIAL makes right move on Bronaugh

DiMantae Bronaugh was hopeful the WPIAL would grant him a fifth year of eligibility at Aliquippa, but skipped the first day of spring football workouts ...

Pine-Richland's Jurkovec commits to Notre Dame

Phil Jurkovec tried to keep an open mind during the recruiting process, but once he received a scholarship offer from Notre Dame, he knew that's ...

Gorman: Central Catholic has a fine O-line

First, Jake Trautman had to learn to carry the weight to become a starter on Central Catholic's offensive line, gaining 40 pounds to play left ...

WCCA football showcase returning to Hempfield on May 14

Football combines have become a regular part of the recruiting process. But Larry Sellito likes to think the yearly event held by the Westmoreland County Coaches ...

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 ...

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