Freedom 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

Freedom went 2-17 the past two seasons, has made only one playoff appearance in the past decade and hasn't finished with a winning record since 2004, but the Bulldogs could soon begin seeing more positive ...

Freeport 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

When Freeport quarterback Ryan Weigold (6-2, 205, Sr.) puts the ball in the air, he'll have plenty of options, as the Yellowjackets have one of the deepest, most talented receiving groups in Class AA. Leading ...

Highlands 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

Highlands is fresh off an Allegheny Conference title and its second consecutive WPIAL quarterfinal appearance, but coach Sam Albert said he hopes that success isn't on the minds of any of his players. "First ...

Keystone Oaks 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

When Keystone Oaks coach Greg Perry thinks about the upcoming season, some of the first things that come to mind are his 12 seniors. "Our seniors have never played in the playoffs," Perry said. "One of ...

McGuffey 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

In one way, McGuffey had a gift and a curse on its hands last season. The gift was James Duchi, who finished his stellar career with more than 4,000 yards rushing. The curse? Well, the Highlanders now ...

Mount Pleasant 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

One of the most consistently successful programs in Class AA is taking aim at another strong season. Mount Pleasant won the Interstate Conference title in 2013 and was the runner-up to Washington last ...

New Brighton 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

New Brighton qualified for the WPIAL playoffs each of the past two seasons, but this is a transition year for the Lions, who were hit very hard by graduation. That's not to say a third consecutive postseason ...

Quaker Valley 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

It's a season of change at Quaker Valley, as the Quakers move to a different conference and replace a handful of star players who were instrumental in the team's success the past few years. After spending ...

Seton-LaSalle 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

History suggests Seton-LaSalle will field another excellent team this season. How the Rebels go about doing it is where history might change its course. "We're going to be a different-looking Seton-LaSalle ...

Shady Side Academy 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

... the football and play good defense. That's our M.O.," said Havern, who is in his 11th season. The Indians have finished as one of the top three defensive teams in the Allegheny Conference each of the ...

South Allegheny 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

Pat Monroe and his coaching staff begin the season with a roster about as green as the turf and grass they'll play on this fall. Monroe welcomes the challenge of fielding a lineup that has only a handful ...

South Fayette 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

Thirty-two wins. Zero losses. Two WPIAL titles. Two PIAA titles. With those numbers, it's safe to say South Fayette was the most successful team in the state the past two seasons. Now the obvious question ...

South Park 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

Tom Loughran was a fixture on the South Park sideline for 32 seasons, coaching the Eagles to 185 wins, 14 WPIAL playoff appearances, 2 WPIAL titles and 2 PIAA titles. But with Loughran now at Fox Chapel, ...

Steel Valley 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

When Steel Valley takes the field each Friday night, the Ironmen will do so knowing they have one of the WPIAL's top running backs on their side. DeWayne Murray is only a junior but has a chance to surpass ...

Sto-Rox 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

The step up in class didn't go smoothly for Sto-Rox last season. After going 12-1 and finishing as the WPIAL Class A runner-up in 2013, the Vikings went 1-8 in the Class AA Century Conference. It certainly ...

Valley 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

When longtime Greensburg Central Catholic coach Muzzy Colosimo took over at Valley last year, he began the season with more than a dozen players ineligible, giving him fewer than 30 active players for ...

Washington 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:08 am

Washington coach Mike Bosnic said practice has been a lot different this year after the school added a turf field in the offseason. But once the season gets underway, don't expect things to change much ...

Avonworth 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Avonworth coach Duke Johncour hopes high school football fans — not to mention his Antelopes — will get the opportunity to see senior quarterback Zach Chandler's talents displayed over a full season. "He ...

Bentworth 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

... begins his 14th season at the school. "Defensively, we were not a sound football team last year. Skill-wise, we're not bad, but we struggled on the offensive line last year, and it's time to coach them ...

Bishop Canevin 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

... some championship football early. They're going to have to learn how to win." One spot that is open offensively is quarterback, where Schoppe has to replace Reed Relosky, who threw for 1,172 yards and ...