Football: 2016 West Photo Recap

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

2016 1119 WestAllegheny Football(Photo: West Allegheny's Nick Ross leaps into the end zone for the game-winning score against McKeesport. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1216 BeaverFalls Football(Photo: Beaver Falls' Derrell Carter runs into the end zone for a touchdown against Middletown in the PIAA Class 3A championship Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium. Carter is one of 21 seniors who helped the Tigers to their first state title. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1119 BeaverFalls Football(Photo: Beaver Falls celebrates after defeating Aliquippa in the WPIAL Class 3A title game. It was the fourth WPIAL title for Beaver Falls and its first since 1984. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

2016 1119 WestAllegheny Football2(Photo: West Allegheny's Isaiah Crowe jumps into the student section after defeating McKeesport. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1017 Beaver Football(Photo: Darius Wise is believed to be the first player in WPIAL history to have 4,000 yards rushing, 1,000 yards receiving and 2,000 yards passing. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1119 Aliquippa Football2(Photo: Aliquippa's DiMantae Bronaugh wishes his teammates good luck in the locker room before their WPIAL AAA championship game Friday. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

2016 0919 BeaverFalls Football(Photo: Beaver Falls senior defensive end Donovan Jeter has made a verbal commitment to play at Notre Dame. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1001 CentralValley Football(Photo: Central Valley wide receiver Cameron Drake hauls in a pass in the second quarter Friday against Beaver at Central Valley High School. Charlie Magovern/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 0917 Rochester Football(Photo: Mahlik Stozier, left, and Caleb Collins of Rochester break up a pass to Amir Austin of Sto-Rox on Friday. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 0826 Cornell Football2(Photo: Cornell High School football coach Ed Dawson talks to his player at practice Monday. The school is restarting its football team after a four-year hiatus. Since 2011, students from Cornell who wanted to play football would have to play at nearby Quaker Valley. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

2016 1012 Aliquippa Football(Photo: Aliquippa's Kwantel Raines scores a touchdown in the second quarter Friday against Clairton. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

2016 1022 WestAllegheny Football(Photo: West Allegheny's Kenny White carries for a touchdown against Woodland Hills Friday night at Wolvarena in Turtle Creek. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1118 Rochester Football(Photo: Caleb Collins and Rochester are hoping to pull an upset against Jeannette in the WPIAL Class 1A semifinals. Justin K. Aller for the Post-Gazette)

2016 1118 BeaverFalls Football2(Photo: Beaver Falls knows today's game against bitter rival Aliquippa will be as physical as ever -- maybe more with a title on the line. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1117 Aliquippa Football1(Photo: The Aliquippa High School football team performs drills Tuesday at its football field. Haley Nelson/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 0903 Aliquippa Football(Photo: Aliquippa's Avante McKenzie scores a touchdown in the first half against Beaver Falls Friday at Geneva College. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1211 BeaverFalls Football(Photo: Beaver Falls' Mark Wildes signals a touchdown as his team scores against Middletown in the first quarter in the PIAA Class 3A championship Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

(Photo: Central Catholic's J.J. Younger runs into the end zone for a touchdown against North Allegheny's Dillan Nudi and Joshua Sanders Friday night at Gesling Stadium. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)


2016 0912 Aliquippa Football(Photo: Aliquippa's Kwantel Raines, right, brings down Beaver Falls' Mason Carothers during the WPIAL Class 3A Beaver Valley Conference game on Sept. 2. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 0924 Beaver Football(Photo: Beaver Area quarterback Darius Wise racked up 494 yards of offense Friday against Keystone Oaks. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 0903 Aliquippa Football2(Photo: Aliquippa's Dajour Fisher, right, sacks Beaver Falls quarterback Austin French, right, in the first half Friday night in Beaver Falls. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 0924 CentralValley Football(Photo: Nico Battisti (2) of Central Valley celebrates with R.J. Halfhill (62) after a scoring drive in the first half Friday night against Quaker Valley. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 0930 Riverside Football(Photo: Coach Ron Sciarro and his Riverside team have made big strides defensively. Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

2016 1001 Rochester Football(Photo: Ian Kouba game-winning touchdown pass was his only completed pass of the second half. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 0930 Carlynton Football(Photo: From left to right, Carlynton football's Xavier Teagle, Ray Bordenick, Dallas Paolino, Courtney Mickens, Brandon Rogers and coach Scott Yoder. Brian Batko/Post-Gazette)

2016 1008 WestAllegheny Football(Photo: Kenny White of West Allegheny celebrates after rushing for a touchdown on the first drive of the game Friday against Upper St. Clair. Justin K. Aller/For the Post-Gazette)

2016 1007 WestAllegheny Football(Photo: West Allegheny kicker D.J. Opsatnik is eyeing the WPIAL record for career field goals. Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)

2016 1007 BeaverFalls Football(Photo: Quarterback Austin French as helped Beaver Falls to a four-game winning streak. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1028 WestAllegheny Football(Photo: West Allegheny's Logan Malatak blocks a punt by Woodland Hills' Michael Whiteherse last Friday. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1031 Beaver Football(Photo: With only eight playoff spots available in Class 3A, Beaver misses out despite its 7-2 record. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1112 Aliquippa Football(Photo: Aliquippa's Tariq Jones looks to throw against Derry Friday in a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal game. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2016 0826 Cornell Football1(Photo: Cornell's players run through some plays Monday at practice, a sight for sore eyes after the program was discontinued following the 2011 season. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

2016 1111 Aliquippa Football(Photo: Davion Jones is one-half of Aliquippa's dangerous rushing attack. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

2016 1119 Aliquippa Football(Photo: Aliquippa's Antwan Brooks battles with Beaver Falls' Dayln Brickner. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

2016 1202 BeaverFalls Football(Photo: Neshaud Akins and Beaver Falls will be looking to thwart Alex Hoenstine and Martinsburg Central to stay alive in the PIAA playoffs. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1118 WestAllegheny Football(Photo: West Allegheny linebacker Will Weber takes down a Woodland Hills ball-carrier last month at Woodland Hills. The Indians defense is the best in Class 5A, allowing just 8.0 points per game. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2016 1118 BeaverFalls Football(Photo: Beaver Falls and Austin French are looking to avenge a 44-13 loss against Aliquippa earlier this season when they meet today in the WPIAL Class 3A final. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 1117 Aliquippa Football2(Photo: Aliquippa faces Beaver Falls for the WPIAL Class 2A championship Friday. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

2016 1123 BeaverFalls Football(Photo: Beaver Falls football coach Ryan Matsook is happy his team has a week off during the playoffs. Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)

2016 1209 BeaverFalls Football(Photo: Cody Long, right, and Beaver Falls will try to secure the school's first PIAA Class 3A title Saturday against Middletown. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

2016 0826 Cornell Football3(Photo: Cornell High School quarterback Zaier Harrison, a freshman, stretches at practice Monday. The school is restarting its football team with enthusiasm. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)