2019 High School Football Preview
Burrell marked Charleroi leading scorer Cullin Woytovich in Saturday’s WPIAL Class 2A first-round boys soccer playoff match, but three other Cougars scored in a 3-1 victory Saturday at Franklin Regional.
BURGETTSTOWN – No one ever said making history for the first time in more than 40 years would be easy.
ROGERSVILLE — Ben Jackson became the leading rusher in Greene County history with 313 yards on 25 carries in West Greene's, 62-8, in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game on Friday night.
ALVERTON — Zack Swartz and Zahmere Robinson each returned interceptions for touchdowns and Washington overcame a slow start to roll past Southmoreland 44-16 in a Century Conference game Friday at Russ Grimm Field.
PLUM — Jared Hartman completed 25 of 27 passes for 277 yards and four touchdowns, and also ran for a score, as Belle Vernon rolled over Plum 58-17 in a non-conference game Friday night.
SHALER — Eddie Tillman scored four touchdowns to power Pittsburgh Central Catholic over Canon-McMillan, 44-0, in a Class 6A Quad County Conference game.
Mark and Rich Druga have coached at multiple schools together. The impact they are making in their second stint at Burgettstown has the Blue Devils nearing another conference title.
Big games for the Chartiers-Houston High School football team have been few and far between recently. That is until the Bucs play California for a playoff berth Friday night.
The WPIAL released brackets for the high school boys and girls soccer playoffs, including for the 20 local teams to qualify for the postseason.
Brian Hustava had another big game for Bentworth, scoring four goals Monday night and powering the Bearcats to a 4-3 victory over Charleroi in a non-section match, spoiling the Cougars’ bid at an undefeated regular season.
CALIFORNIA — Cochise Ryan ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries, passed for another score and tacked on a two-point conversion run, powering California to a wild 67-34 victory over Bentworth in the Tri-County South Conference on Friday night.
A game-changing interception in the closing seconds of the first half propels Canon-McMillan against Norwin and its Division I quarterback.
ELLSWORTH – Bentworth celebrated Senior Night on Wednesday and clinched at least a share of its third girls soccer section title under head coach Tyler Hamstra.
The conference showdowns everybody might have been expecting quickly turned into duds. Ben Jackson and Zack Swartz continue to shine for their respective teams. The South Fayette wide receivers continue to cause problems for opponents.
ALVERTON — Brayden Mihalcin ran for two touchdowns, Alex Conrad threw for a score, ran for another and had a key interception, and Charleroi scored 28 unanswered points to defeat Southmoreland 28-7 in an Interstate Conference game.
SEWICKLEY — Patrick Cutchember scored two touchdown passes and Quaker Valley recovered a blocked punt for a score as the Quakers picked up their first win of the season Friday night, 28-13 over Waynesburg in a Class 3A Tri-County West Conference game.
REPUBLIC — McKinley Whipkey ran for 174 yards and four touchdowns and caught a long TD pass, and Marshall Whipkey passed for two scores and ran 80 yards for another TD as undefeated McGuffey pulled away late for a 48-22 win over Brownsville in the Class 2A Interstate Conference on Friday night.