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Football: 2016 South Photo Recap

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The following photos feature football teams from the area's South zone. These ran in the Post-Gazette during the 2016 season.

2016 1127 SteelValley Football(Photo: Steel Valley's Paris Ford leaps over Neshannock players in the WPIAL Class 2A championship Saturday at Robert Morris. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1127 Clairton Football(Photo: Clairton's Lamont Wade raises the championship trophy with Anthony Pruitt at his side while celebrating after defeating Jeannette in the WPIAL A Championship game Saturday. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

2016 1119 ThomasJefferson Football(Photo: Thomas Jefferson hoists their trophy after defeating New Castle in the WPIAL Class 4A championship Friday at Heinz Field. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1112 McKeesport Football(Photo: McKeesport celebrates after defeating Gateway in the final seconds in a Class 5A semifinal Friday night at Norwin. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 1211 SteelValley Football(Photo: Steel Valley's Paris Ford carries against Southern Columbia in the PIAA Class 2A championship Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 0903 SouthFayette Football(Photo: Geavonie Love of South Fayette Lions rushes past a diving Isaiah Johnson of Mars on Friday night. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 1015 SteelValley Football(Photo: Steel Valley's Zai'Quan Henderson celebrates a touchdown with Paris Ford in the first quarter Friday night at East Allegheny High School. Post-Gazette)

2016 1028 KeystoneOaks Football(Photo: Keystone Oaks quarterback Alex Smith now has help on offense. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1101 Clairton Football(Photo: Lamont Wade from Clairton High School. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2016 1101 SouthFayette Football(Photo: Drew Saxton (12) and the South Fayette Lions are one of the favorites in the WPIAL Class 4A football playoffs. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)


2016 0819 SteelValley Football(Photo: Paris Ford, left, and DeWayne Murray are two high-major college recruits who should combine to give Steel Valley a potent, two-dimensional offense. Gracey Evans/Post-Gazette)

2016 0826 SouthFayette Football(Photo: South Fayette players go through a drill at an early-August practice in anticipation of their season opener tonight against Central Valley. Alex Caprara/Post-Gazette)

2016 0826 Ringgold Football(Photo: Ringgold's George Martin - no, not that George Martin - wouldn't mind writing his name into some record books. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

2016 0902 CanonMcMillan Strength(Photo: Bill Marnich is in his second year as the strength and conditioning coach for all sports at Canon-McMillan High School. He played football at Ringgold and now is a highly-respected and inspirational strength and conditioning coach. Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

2016 0910 Armstrong Football(Photo: Zane Dudek (33) of the Armstrong River Hawks tries to shake loose from against Breon Green of the McKeesport Tigers Friday night. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 0909 SouthFayette Football(Photo: Noah Plack isn't just a pass-catching tight end, but also a playmaking linebacker for an "overlooked" South Fayette defense. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 0909 SetonLaSalle Football(Photo: Seton-LaSalle's Lionel Deanes had a huge game to help get new coach Rob Carter his first win last week. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 0930 KeystoneOaks Football(Photo: The hard-to-believe scoreboard late in the Beaver-Keystone Oaks game last Friday night. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 0930 BelleVernon Football(Photo: Quarterback Mike Fine has helped lead Belle Vernon to an unbeaten season so far, but the toughest tests are yet to come. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

2016 1008 Clairton Football(Photo: Clairton's Lamont Wade scores in the second quarter against Aliquippa Friday at Neil C. Brown Stadium in Clairton. Wade scored four touchdowns as the Bears won in a rout. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

2016 1002 Clairton Football(Photo: Clairton's Tre'sean Howard breaks away from the Imani Christian defense in the Bears' 48-6 win Saturday afternoon at Graham Field in Wilkinsburg. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

2016 1007 WestMifflin Football(Photo: West Mifflin junior running back Howie Reid is averaging 12.1 yards per carry. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

2016 1004 Clairton Football(Photo: Clairton's Lamont Wade tries to break loose from Imani Christian's Myron Murphy in a game earlier this season. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

2016 1015 ThomasJefferson Football(Photo: Thomas Jefferson's Jon Muehlbauer pulls in a pass near Belle Vernon's 40 and runs to the end zone for a 74-yard touchdown in the first half Friday in Jefferson Hills. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1127 SteelValley Football2(Photo: Steel Valley's DeWayne Murray runs for a touchdown against Neshannock's Chris Scott in the WPIAL Class 2A championship Saturday at Robert Morris. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1118 ThomasJefferson Football(Photo: Thomas Jefferson junior lineman Devin Danielson, the next in a long line of great ones, swallows up a Belle Vernon ball-carrier in a game last month. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1118 SteelValley Football(Photo: Steel Valley and receiver Tremeire Redden have their eyes on the WPIAL Class 2A final.)

2016 1119 McKeesport Football(Photo: McKeesport's Carlinos Acie carries against West Allegheny. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1029 MtLebanon Football(Photo: David Harvey of Mt. Lebanon takes off Friday night in a game against host Bethel Park. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 1128 Clairton Football(Photo: Clairton's Lamont Wade has made an astonishing recovery from knee surgery. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

2016 1209 SteelValley Football(Photo: Steel Valley's Paris Ford breaks past the Wilmington defense for a touchdown last week in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1022 McKeesport Football(Photo: McKeesport running back Devin Sims finds an opening on his way to a touchdown Friday night against Gateway.)

2016 1216 SteelValley Football(Photo: Steel Valley's Shaun Meadows, Kaleb Hughes (55) and Paris Ford (1) celebrate after defeating Southern Columbia in the PIAA Class 2A championship Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium. Ford is among players who gets little time off before jumping into basketball season. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1028 McKeesport Football(Photo: The McKeesport Tigers are on a bittersweet run in Class 5A, getting one key player back from injury but losing others. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 1104 SteelValley Football(Photo: Running back DeWayne Murray has helped Steel Valley average 57 points per game. Charlie Magovern/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 1118 McKeesport Football(Photo: Ray Zellars #36 of McKeesport rushes against Gateway on November 11, 2016. Justin K. Aller for the Post-Gazette)

2016 1126 ThomasJefferson Football(Photo: Erie Cathedral Prep's Joseph Mischler runs into the end zone for a touchdown against Thomas Jefferson's Garret Fairman in a PIAA Class 4A playoff game Friday at Baldwin High School. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1125 Clairton Football(Photo: Clairton quarterback Noah Hamlin missed the Class 1A semifinals, but will likely return for the championship against Jeannette. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

2016 1202 WestAllegheny Football(Photo: West Allegheny defenders will need to swarm Harrisburg, much the same way they stopped McKeesport running back Ray Zellars in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game last month at Heinz Field. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1125 Jeannette Football(Photo: Jeannette's Marcus Barnes (23) faces off with Clairton's Lamont Wade (38) at Jeannette's McKee Stadium last month where Clairton won, 32-13. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2016 1203 Clairton Football(Photo: Clairton's Lamont Wade carries in a PIAA Class 1A semifinal against Farrell Friday at Slippery Rock University. Wade gained 248 yards in the victory for the Bears. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 1202 SteelValley Football(Photo: Steel Valley's Trevon Adams pulls in a pass for a touchdown against Neshannock in the WPIAL Class AA championship Saturday at Robert Morris. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1203 SteelValley Football(Photo: Steel Valley's Paris Ford breaks past Wilmington defender Robert Pontius in the PIAA Class 2A semifinal Friday at North Allegheny High School. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1210 Clairton Football(Photo: Clairton's Lamont Wade carries against Bishop Guilfoyle in the PIAA Class A championship Friday at Hersheypark Stadium. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1209 Clairton Football(Photo: Kijafi Fuqua and Clairton are hoping to knock off Bishop Guilfoyle in the PIAA Class 1A championship. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 1205 SteelValley Football(Photo: Steel Valley's defense has only given up two touchdowns this season. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1209 SteelValley Football2(Photo: Quarterback Ryan Harper has helped guide Steel Valley into the PIAA Class 2A championship. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1207 Clairton Football(Photo: Lamont Wade of Clairton High School will make his college decision Dec. 17 at a party with his family. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 1216 Clairton Football(Photo: Bishop Guilfoyle's Evan Chadbourn leaps into the end zone for a touchdown against Clairton in the PIAA Class 1A championship Friday at Hersheypark Stadium. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 0819 SouthFayette Football(Photo: South Fayette quarterback Drew Saxton appears primed for a big year. Alex Caprara/Post-Gazette)

2016 0819 Clairton Football(Photo: Clairton's Lamont Wade works out during camp Monday afternoon. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 0827 SouthFayette Football(Photo: South Fayette quarterback Drew Saxton throws a pass against Central Valley Friday at South Fayette High School. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)