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 Conference title, then recorded four victories in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs, including a 16-6 win against Central Valley at Heinz Field. The Indians finished with a 13-1 record after losing to Erie Cathedral Prep in the PIAA quarterfinals.
Don't be surprised to see West Allegheny at Heinz Field again this season, as the Indians have 11 starters returning, along with both specialists.