Woodland Hills 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

Miles Sanders and Art Thompkins combine to give Woodland Hills one of the most explosive backfields in the state. Thompkins (5-9, 172, Sr.), a Toledo recruit, and Sanders (6-0, 180, Jr.), a Penn State ...

Hempfield 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

Hempfield has made it back-to-back playoff appearances in the first two seasons under head coach Rich Bowen. The Spartans should once again be a postseason contender with five starters back on both ...

Kiski Area 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

Kiski Area returns five starters on offense and three on defense from a team that went 5-5 overall and 5-3 in the Foothills Conference to qualify for the postseason for a second consecutive year. The ...

Latrobe 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

First-year coach Jason Marucco takes over for former coach Ray Reitz at a Latrobe program seeking its first playoff trip since 2009. Marucco has spent the past 18 years as a varsity assistant at East ...

McKeesport 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

McKeesport graduated its top five rushers from last season, but veteran coach George Smith, in his second stint at his alma mater, has a new crop of athletes to plug into his vaunted flexbone offense ...

Norwin 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

Long-time Norwin assistant Dave Brozeski takes over for Art Tragesser as head coach this season at a program that has gone 4-23 over the previous three seasons. Brozeski inherits four returning starters ...

Penn-Trafford 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

After a run to the WPIAL semifinals last season, Penn-Trafford returns seven starters on both sides of the ball as the Warriors look to challenge for the Foothills Conference title. All-conference ...

Plum 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

Plum hopes a change of scenery will help this season. After losing 22 consecutive games in the Southeastern Conference, the Mustangs will try their hand in the Foothills Conference this season under ...

Belle Vernon 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

Coach Matt Humbert takes over at Belle Vernon after leading Ringgold to four consecutive WPIAL Class AAA playoff appearances and 28-13 overall record. "I hated to leave Ringgold, but I couldn't pass ...

Elizabeth Forward 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

The Warriors have made two consecutive WPIAL playoff appearances since Mike LeDonne began his second coaching stint three years ago. The Warriors placed fourth in the Big Nine Conference and finished ...

Ringgold 2014 Football Preview

Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 7:00 am

Nick Milchovich returns to coaching after a four-year break. He has nine years of previous head coaching experience at California, Charleroi and Peters Township. "My wife had a son shortly after I ...

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 ...