"In the end, Woodland Hills was unable to topple the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Class AAAA football playoffs, but the Wolverines certainly came close.
Woodland Hills played North Allegheny tough but dropped a 21-14 decision in the championship game Friday at Heinz Field.
"Our kids played as hard as they could play but man-for-man North Allegheny was the best team we faced all year," Woodland Hills coach George Novak said. "We were undersized against them and against a lot of teams this year, but our kids gave a great effort all year and had a great season.
"When you get to Heinz Field, everyone is a champion. You have to have a great team to make it that far.""
(Photo: Woodland Hills' Dequan White is pulled down by North Allegheny's Kevin Edwards during WPIAL championship game at Heinz Field. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette.)