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 ...

Brentwood 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

With a 47-player roster to work with, Brentwood coach Kevin Kissel has reason to feel optimistic with many of his returning players having a fair amount of experience after a 6-4 season (5-2 in the Black ...

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

... coach. Gildon, who never has been a high school head football coach, assisted in recent years at Class AAAA schools Seneca Valley and Peters Township. He comes to a Trojans team that lost just one game ...

Chartiers-Houston 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

With what he termed a solid work ethic coming from his 33-player roster heading into the first week of practice, Chartiers-Houston coach Terry Fetsko had an optimistic view heading into the 2015 season. ...

Clairton 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Wayne Wade knows there was a lot of disappointment after the 19-18 setback for Clairton in the PIAA Class A championship against Bishop Guilfoyle in December at Hersheypark Stadium. But he also knows ...

Fort Cherry 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

After finishing 10-2 and tying for the regular season title in the Class A Black Hills Conference in 2013, Fort Cherry took a step back last season. The Rangers are coming off a 3-6 season but were a ...

Greensburg Central Catholic 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Greensburg Central Catholic extended its postseason streak to 11 consecutive years last season, its first back in Class A. But the playoff berth came after a .500 record and was extinguished with a first-round ...

Jeannette 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Jeannette hopes to replicate its success from last year, when the Jayhawks went 9-2 (7-1) and made the postseason as the Eastern Conference's second seed in its first season in Class A. Gio Vonne Sanders ...

Leechburg 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Leechburg will lean on junior quarterback J.B. Burtick, who was thrust into the starting role last year after Josh Stearman suffered a season-ending injury in a preseason scrimmage. Stearman, fully recovered, ...

Monessen 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Joe Salvino has coached a lot of basketball at Monessen for the past three decades. So it might have surprised some that he took on the added responsibilities of coaching the football team. "This is something ...

Northgate 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Northgate coach T.J. Wiley believes that had his Flames — who finished 4-6 — shown a bit more composure a year ago, they would have been a participant in the playoffs. "We lost three games last year by ...