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 ...

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Based on its history, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart should be on pace for a 5-4 finish in 2015. Through their first five years, the Chargers finished 1-8, 5-4, 1-8, 5-4 and, last season, 1-8 again. "It ...

Riverside 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Under fifth-year coach Tom Liberty, Riverside turned the corner last year, making the playoffs for the first time. Coming off a 1-8 season, the Panthers finished 6-5 and made a trip to the Class A quarterfinals ...

Riverview 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

The Raiders will return several starters on offense, but have to replace starting quarterback Tyler Nigro, who graduated. Junior Jake Hanus saw limited playing time last year, going 12 for 16 for 146 ...

Rochester 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

The experience is back on the Rochester roster. With 11 seniors who have been through the highs and lows of high school football, the Rams should be able to get back to supremacy. "We have 11 seniors," ...

Serra Catholic 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Serra Catholic coach Tony St. Angelo said his team will be "way faster" than his 2014 squad, and he hopes that will result in more victories for his Eagles, who finished 1-8 in the Eastern Conference. Top ...

South Side Beaver 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

... want to play our best football our last game, whenever that will be." The Rams bring back eight starters on both sides of the ball, many of them performing two-way duties. But the Rams will need to replace ...

Springdale 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Springdale has had a strong history in soccer for many years, so Dyanmos football coach Dave Leasure is always appreciative of anyone who can kick a football through the uprights either after a touchdown ...

Vincentian 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Todd Hazlett was Vincentian's interim coach in 2013 when previous coach Tim Storino was suspended for a year by the WPIAL for recruiting potential players. Hazlett will be the team's coach again this season ...

Western Beaver 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

Every year, the injury bug attacks one team, and it seems like Western Beaver was the victim in 2014. After going 5-5 and making the playoffs two years ago, the Golden Beavers stumbled to a 2-7 record ...

Wilkinsburg 2015 Football Preview

Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 6:07 am

For the second consecutive season, Wilkinsburg will break in a new quarterback. This year, former tight end Dremar Everette (6-4, 235, Jr.) will take the snaps. "This is [Everette's] first go at quarterback, ...