Football: Highlands running back tough to catch

Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 6:00 am

Justin Criado profiles Highlands running back Elijah Jackson. "Highlands running back Elijah Jackson remembers what his coaches and teammates used to call him as a 140-pound freshman. "My nickname ...

Football: Clairton seeking a return to the top

Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 6:00 am

Joe Koch profiles the Clairton football team. "For a five-year span from 2008 to 2012, the best Class A high school football team in the WPIAL was the Clairton Bears. Clairton won successive titles ...

Football: Talented Aliquippa reloads backfield

Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 6:00 am

John D'Abruzzo profiles the Aliquippa football team. "Replacing skill-position players never seems to be a concern for Aliquippa's ootball team. Year after year, the Quips usually rely on big-time ...

Football: Mars grad transitions at Slippery Rock

Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 6:00 am

Ken Wunderley profiles Mars graduate Austin Miele, who is now a standout football player at Slippery Rock. Read his story below. Being a 4,000-yard rusher in the WPIAL doesn't ensure that that guy will ...

Football: USC grad develops at Clarion

Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 6:00 am

Joe Koch profiles Upper St. Clair alum Mike Deitrick, now a football player at Clarion University. "Tight end is a position on the football field that requires great proficiency and versatility. A ...

Football: Penn-Trafford grad has key role at Seton Hill

Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 6:00 am

Joe Koch profiles Penn-Trafford grad Tyler Zimmer, who now plays football at Seton Hill. "Tyler Zimmer has received plenty of accolades since he arrived on the Seton Hill University campus after transferring ...

Football: 2014 North Season Preview

Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:00 am

Expect to see a handful of high school football teams from the Post-Gazette's Northern coverage area make an impact in the WPIAL standings this season. The Northern Eight Conference always seems to produce ...

Football: 2014 South Season Preview

Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 9:50 am

Upper St. Clair could be flying under the radar a bit in Class AAAA. The Panthers don't have any big stars and aren't favored to win the Southeastern Conference, but veteran coach Jim Render's teams should ...

Football: 2014 East Season Preview

Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 9:40 am

Woodland Hills and Central Catholic met for last year's WPIAL Class AAAA championship and begin this season as the top-two ranked teams in the class. Central Catholic topped Woodland Hills, 27-7, last ...

Football: 2014 West Season Preview

Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 9:30 am

Last year, teams from the West were represented at three WPIAL Championship games at Heinz Field (there are no local AAAA teams) but brought home only one gold medal – West Allegheny in Class AAA. Central ...

Football: 2014 North Players to Watch

Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 9:00 am

Here are some football players to watch from the North area this season. Ben DiNucci, Pine-Richland, Sr., QB – A Penn recruit, DiNucci ranked among the WPIAL's top quarterbacks as a junior after throwing ...

Football: 2014 South Players to Watch

Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 8:30 am

Here are some football players to watch from the South area this season. Doug Altavilla, Baldwin, Sr., QB – Four-year starter threw for 1,705 yards and 21 touchdowns last season. Sterling Jenkins, Baldwin, ...

Football: 2014 East Players to Watch

Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 8:00 am

Here are some football players to watch from the East area this season. James Jackson, Allderdice, Jr., QB – "Twinsanity" made headlines on the hardwood. Now it hits the turf. James is the arm of the ...

Football: 2014 West Players to Watch

Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:30 am

Here are some football players to watch from the West area this season. Patrick Anderson, Aliquippa, WR/DB, 6-3, 184, Sr. - Big play receiver in a big play offense, Anderson scored eight touchdowns on ...

Blue Chip Chat with North Catholic's P.J. Fulmore

Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 6:00 am

... the second half of the season at quarterback. Fulmore's touchdown and ensuing 2-point run gave North Catholic a 15-14 overtime win in the PIAA title game. It was the school's first PIAA football championship. ...