Thomas Jefferson 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

The Thomas Jefferson High School football team has placed among the top four teams in Class AAA 15 of the past 16 years. During this stretch, the Jaguars have won or shared 14 conference titles, and ...

Trinity 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

The Hillers failed to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs last season after making seven appearances in eight years. They posted a 1-7 record in the Big Nine Conference and a 1-8 mark overall. "We turned ...

West Mifflin 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

The Titans earned a fourth consecutive WPIAL Class AAA playoff berth last season. They placed second in the Big Nine Conference and advanced to the WPIAL quarterfinals before suffering a 14-12 loss to ...

Ambridge 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

Coach Dan Bradley replaces Neil Tkatch, who had a 11-34 record in his six years at the helm. The Bridgers posted a 2-7 record last season and haven't been to the WPIAL playoffs since 2005. Bradley ...

Blackhawk 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

The Cougars failed to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs for the fourth time in five years. They posted a 3-5 record in the Parkway Conference and finished with a 3-6 overall mark. "We have a young and ...

Central Valley 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

In just four years as a program, Central Valley and coach Mark Lyons have made some significant accomplishment. The Warriors have posted a 41-10 record and made two appearances in the WPIAL Class AAA ...

Chartiers Valley 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

... have a bunch of kids who love to play football. I'm very excited about this group. We're much improved from last year. We may struggle at the beginning of the year, but our goal is to qualify for the playoffs." ...

Hopewell 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

It was a tough season for the Vikings and coach Dave Vestal. After qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs seven of eight years, the Vikings went winless in the Parkway Conference and finished with a disappointing ...

Montour 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

The Spartans have made seven consecutive WPIAL playoff appearances and played at Heinz Field three times during that stretch. Last season, the Spartans placed fifth in the Parkway Conference and finished ...

Moon 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

The Tigers made their first WPIAL playoff appearance in seven years after placing fourth in the Parkway Conference. Coach Mark Washington's squad finished with a 6-4 record after losing, 47-42, to West ...

West Allegheny 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

West Allegheny's Bob Palko earned a spot among the hierarchy of WPIAL football coaches last year. That's when he became the league's first coach to win eight titles. The Indians claimed the Parkway ...

Franklin Regional 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

The Franklin Regional High School football team has been 10 for 10 since moving down from Class AAAA. The Panthers have made 10 consecutive appearances in the WPIAL Class AAA tournament and are hoping ...

Gateway 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

The Gators have a new coach, a new conference and a new classification. The Gators have dropped to the Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference and hired Tom Nola, who led Clairton to six WPIAL Class A ...

Greensburg Salem 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

The Golden Lions posted a 3-5 record in the Greater Allegheny Conference and a 3-7 mark overall in Dave Keefer's debut as head coach. Keefer served as an assistant for eight seasons prior to taking over. ...

Hampton 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

Talbots coach Jacque DeMatteo begins his seventh season with hopes of returning to the WPIAL playoffs. Hampton qualified for the WPIAL playoffs after finishing in a four-way tie for fifth place in the ...

Knoch 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

One word can be used to describe the 2014 Knoch High School football team: experienced. Knoch has starters returning at 19 of 22 positions, including six players who were two-way starters. "We bring ...

Mars 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

Coach Scott Heinauer has led the Planets to 12 playoff appearances in 13 years. The Planets have made six consecutive postseason appearances since moving up to Class AAA. Mars tied with Franklin Regional ...

Yough 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

The Cougars were one of the largest Class AA schools in 2013. Now they are the smallest school in Class AAA. Yough placed third in the Class AA Interstate Conference last year and advanced to the WPIAL ...

Carlynton 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

First-year head coach Mauro Monz will guide Carlynton as it makes the adjustment from Class A to Class AA this season as the Cougars join the Century Conference. The Cougars are seeking their first WPIAL ...

East Allegheny 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

... him all-conference honors on defense. "He has a nose for the football like nobody I've ever been around," Pecora said. "He's our leader on offense and defense. We'll go as far as he takes us." Last ...