Below is a review of the City League posts that appeared Sunday, November 22 through Saturday, November 28.
Below is a review of the City League posts that appeared Sunday, November 15 through Saturday, November 21.
Three of the six City League teams advanced to PIAA playoff qualifying games.
All three saw their hopes of making it to the main draw end quickly.
Brashear, University Prep and Westinghouse played in regional semifinals - Brashear in Class AAAA, University Prep in Class AAA, and Westinghouse in Class AA.
Brashear (7-4), the City League champion, lost to District 10 champion Erie McDowell, 42-2, Friday. A week earlier, University Prep (5-5) lost to District 6 champion Somerset, 24-14, and Westinghouse (2-8) fell to District 5 champion Chestnut Ridge, 14-6.
Erie McDowell had limited playoff success in its two years (2010-11) competing in the WPIAL, reaching no deeper than the Class AAAA quarterfinals.
Since returning to District 10, the Trojans have not only ruled the northwest part of the state in recent years, McDowell also has had ownership of the City League.
For the fourth consecutive season, Erie McDowell routed the City League winner in the PIAA regional semifinals. McDowell (7-5) easily defeated City League champion Brashear, 42-2, Friday night at Cupples Stadium.
Trojans quarterback Levi Becker completed 10 of 19 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Becker became the first McDowell quarterback to pass for more than 2,000 yards (2,132) and throw 20 touchdown passes.
The City League All-Star Team includes four players who have made muliple appearances on the first team. Below are some notes on the City League team.
* Sisters Dana and Sofia Vidic of Allderdice are on the City League first team for the third straight year.
* Brashear's Presley Carpenter was voted to the City League first team for the second year.
* Carrick's Lindsay Pierce is a City League first-team selection for the second time.
Click here to see the complete 2015 City League All-Star Team.