Football: Central Valley goes deep at quarterback to go 9-0

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

... been a starter this year. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette) "Most high school football coaches might panic after hearing their starting quarterback wouldn't be able to return to the field following an injury. ...

Football: Batts leads Jeannette to playoffs

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

Drew Karpen profiles Jeannette quarterback Julian Batts. (Photo: Jeannette quarterback Julian Batts has worked hard to improve all aspects of his game, especially his passing. Connor Mulvaney/Post-Gazette) "Good ...

Football: Gateway weathers storm, reaches playoffs

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

Marky Billson profiles the Gateway football team. "The story of Gateway's football season under first-year coach Tom Nola could conceivably have been written by Charles Dickens. It has been the best ...

Football: Penn Hills focuses on success

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

Marky Billson profiles the Penn Hills football team. (Photo: Penn Hills quarterback Bill Kisner, shown running the ball against Central Valley, led Penn Hills in rushing in the regular season. Rebecca ...

Football: Twins spark 'Dice run to title game

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

Justin Criado profiles the Jackson twins -- Timothy and James -- who have led the Allderdice football team to the City League championship game. "Off the field, twins Timothy and James Jackson are almost ...

Football: Senior QB fills 'go-to-guy' role for Brentwood

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

John D'Abruzzo profiles Brentwood quarterback Connor McWilliams. "Connor McWilliams never expected to throw a football as much as he has the past two seasons. Last year, as a first-year starting quarterback ...

Football: Minton sets the tone for Bethel Park

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

Jordan Greer profiles Bethel Park running back Alex Minton. (Photo: Bethel Park's Alex Minton lost his helmet, but not his head during a game against Upper St. Clair last year. John Heller/Post-Gazette) "Early ...

Football: Springdale works for respect

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

Justin Criado profiles the Springdale football team. "Springdale coach Dave Leasure and his Dynamo players still read newspapers. This past August, when the annual preseason predictions were making ...

Football: Shady Side senior makes his mark with fine speed

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

Drew Karpen profiles Shady Side Academy football standout Louis Berry. (Photo: Shady Side Academy's Louis Berry has rushed for 1,062 yards this season. Matt Hafley/Post-Gazette) "Very few high school ...

Football: Senior QB drives Fox Chapel to playoff spot

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles Fox Chapel quarterback Billy Urso. "Competing in Class AAAA with a roster of about 36 players presents a team with many challenges. Fourth-year coach Eric Ravotti relies on ...

Football: Memo to playoff foes: Don't forget North Allegheny

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the North Allegheny football team. "If it's ever possible for an Art Walker-coached North Allegheny team to enter the WPIAL playoffs "under the radar," this may be the year. ...

Football: West Mifflin grad shines at Robert Morris

Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:00 am

Rick Davis profiles West Mifflin graduate Jake Tkach, who is now a standout football player at Robert Morris. "Choosing the proper uniform number playing youth league football can be tantamount to success; ...

Football: North Top Games - WPIAL Playoffs: First Round (2014)

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:45 am

Here's a look at three of the top games involving North teams in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. North Hills (6-3) at Woodland Hills (7-2), Friday, 7:30 p.m. - North Hills will face quite the challenge ...

Football: South Top Games - WPIAL Playoffs: First Round (2014)

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:30 am

Here's a look at three of the top games involving South teams in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs playoffs. Belle Vernon (5-4) at Franklin Regional (6-3), Friday, 7:30 p.m. – Both of these teams ...

Football: East Top Games - WPIAL Playoffs: First Round (2014)

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:15 am

Here's a look at three of the top games involving East teams in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. North Hills (6-3) at Woodland Hills (7-2), Friday, 7:30 p.m. – Two of the top programs in Class AAAA ...

Football: West Top Games - WPIAL Playoffs: First Round (2014)

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:00 am

Here's a look at three of the top games involving West teams in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. Mars (6-3) at Montour (7-2), Friday, 7:30 p.m. - The game features two of the hottest teams that ...

Football: North Feature Athlete - Freeport's Andrew Romanchak

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 9:45 am

Name: Andrew Romanchak High School: Freeport Grade: 12 Sport: Football Position: Quarterback Background: A 6-foot-2, 190-pound veteran quarterback, Romanchak turned in an impressive individual performance ...