Butler 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

Butler is willing to chalk up 2014's 2-7 season to a getting-to-know-you kind of year. "A lot of what we did last year, the difficulty was installing new systems and acclimating kids to the way you do ...

Canon-McMillan 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

There aren't many teams that had to deal with the kind of distractions Canon-McMillan went through a year ago. Not only did the Big Macs have to cope with coach Ron Coder's midseason resignation and the ...

Central Catholic 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

Terry Totten has been around high school football long enough to know not to flaunt it when you have a good team. Deep down though, the Central Catholic coach knows he might have something special cooking ...

Fox Chapel 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

... of classifications and a few miles north as he takes over a Fox Chapel program that hasn't won a football title since Aspinwall won back-to-back Class A crowns in 1943-44. And the fact he has taken teams ...

Hempfield 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

Even with seven returning starters on offense and five on defense, Hempfield is still one of the youngest teams in the Foothills Conference. "We are all young. Those were a lot of sophomores last year ...

Kiski Area 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

The Cavaliers struggled through a winless 2014 campaign, but bring back plenty of offensive weapons including their starting quarterback, leading wide receiver and leading rushers. Senior quarterback Chad ...

Latrobe 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

With holes to fill on both sides of the line and only 10 seniors on a sophomore and junior-dominated roster, Latrobe will rely heavily on its returning weapons at the skill positions. Senior Craig Stevens ...

McKeesport 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

... in 2014, is projected to play defense in college and has already received more than 30 Football Bowl Subdivision offers. Though Hudson is receiving the most attention, he's not the only Tigers player ...

Mt. Lebanon 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

Mt. Lebanon rebounded quite nicely to make the playoffs last year after a forgettable 3-6 showing in 2013. Now the Blue Devils will look to take the next step and vault into title contention in the competitive ...

North Allegheny 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

North Allegheny coach Art Walker is a firm believer that whatever success his team has, it has to start up front. Of course, it helps when you have a player like Josh Lugg anchoring the offensive line. ...

North Hills 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

North Hills is up front about the notion that its strength this season will be along the offensive and defensive lines. After all, those units have several starters returning and will be led by Jacob ...

Norwin 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

Senior quarterback Nick Amendola (6-1, 215) is back in the fold this season after a strong junior campaign, and now he will have to develop some new receiving weapons. A year after passing for 862 yards ...

Penn Hills 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

In its first season in the Southeastern Conference, Penn Hills claimed a somewhat surprising share of the conference title last year. With one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the WPIAL in Billy Kisner ...

Penn-Trafford 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

Coming off an 11-win season, an outright Foothills Conference title and back-to-back WPIAL semifinal appearances, expectations are ramped up even higher at Penn-Trafford this season. The Warriors boast ...

Peters Township 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

Looking back at last season when the team dropped its final five games and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009, Peters Township went into its 2015 preparations with one goal in mind. "We ...

Pine-Richland 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

It didn't take long before Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz was faced with a dilemma. Not only does he have to sort through three competitors to take over at quarterback for Ben DiNucci, he has five ...

Plum 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

One season after posting a five-win improvement, Plum has the experience back to take another big step under third-year coach Matt Morgan. In their first season in the Foothills last year, the Mustangs ...

Seneca Valley 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

... great coaches, great traditions and a physical brand of football," Vestal said. "We just have to really worry about ourselves and we're working on relationships and team-building and just being physical ...

Shaler 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

It has gotten to the point that Oct. 11, 2011 is like a lifetime ago for the Shaler football team. That was the night the Titans pulled off a 41-28 victory against visiting Erie McDowell to extend their ...

Upper St. Clair 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

Upper St. Clair quarterback Jackson Geisler got a baptism by fire at the end of last season. Because of a concussion to senior Dan Trocano, he was thrust under center to make his first career start in ...