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 ...

Woodland Hills 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:10 am

Woodland Hills coach George Novak has another backfield duo that is the envy of the Southeastern Conference and maybe the WPIAL. Seniors Miles Sanders (6-0, 193) and Jo-El Shaw (6-1, 227) give the Wolverines ...

Ambridge 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

The Bridgers haven't been to the WPIAL playoffs since 2005. Coach Dan Bradley enters his second season with hopes of ending the playoff drought. The Bridgers had a 3-5 record in the Parkway Conference ...

Belle Vernon 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

Coach Matt Humbert enters his second season after leading the Leopards to a 5-5 record last season and a WPIAL playoff berth. The Leopards tied for third place in the Big Nine Conference but made a quick ...

Blackhawk 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

Legendary coach Joe Hamilton retired after 39 years as Cougars coach and 49 overall. He had a career record of 342-170-11 and won four WPIAL titles at Blackhawk. Joe Lamenza, the coach at Mohawk the past ...

Central Valley 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

The Warriors and coach Mark Lyons have posted a 56-11 record and made three appearances in the WPIAL Class AAA title game in the school's first five years of existence. Last season, the Warriors won the ...

Chartiers Valley 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

The Colts have struggled in coach Niel Loebig's first two seasons. They had a 1-8 overall record in 2013 and a 2-7 mark last season, finishing near the bottom of the Parkway Conference both years. "This ...

Elizabeth Forward 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

... side dishes. It was a great way to jump-start the community. We want to make it fun to be a football player at Elizabeth Forward, and we want the community behind us." Collodi, a Burrell graduate, comes ...

Franklin Regional 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

Franklin Regional has been 11 for 11 since moving down from Class AAAA, has made 11 consecutive appearances in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs and is hoping to keep the streak alive in 2015. Last season, ...

Gateway 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

The Gators made their debut in Class AAA last year, and coach Tom Nola made his debut with the Gators after a very successful run at Clairton. The Gators tied for fourth place in the Greater Allegheny ...

Greensburg Salem 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

In two seasons with Dave Keefer at the helm, the Golden Lions have a combined 6-13 mark. Keefer enters his third season with hopes of getting the Golden Lions back to the WPIAL playoffs after a three-year ...

Hampton 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

Hampton enters the 2015 season with high hopes as the Talbots claimed their first Greater Allegheny Conference title last season since sharing the crown in 2005. Coach Jacque DeMatteo begins his eighth ...

Hopewell 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

One door closed for Mark Washington. Fortunately, another door opened for the veteran coach. After leading Moon Area's football team for four years, Washington was told the district wanted to go in a ...

Knoch 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:09 am

Knights coach Mike King doesn't concern himself with what could have been, but no one could blame him if he did. Two starters from last year's squad — Cole Shinsky and Jordan Geist — have decided to concentrate ...