High School Football Updates
2020 High School Football Preview
Marty Schottenheimer, a McDonald native who coached three teams to AFC Championship games and played on the first state championship-winning basketball team from Washington County, died Monday following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 77.
After a winless season that included three forfeits, Monessen turns to a Duquesne native to rebuild the Greyhounds' football program.
High School Football Teams
BELLE VERNON – Belle Vernon rushed for 346 yards and exploded for 35 second-half points in a 49-21 WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal win over Chartiers Valley Friday night.
Eli Jochem caught three touchdown passes from Cole Spencer and returned an interception for another score as top-seeded Pine-Richland defeated South Fayette 47-7 in a Class 5A first-round playoff game Friday night.
Freshman quarterback Brad Birch passed for four touchdowns and ran for another score — all in the first half — and Jeannette scored twice on returns as the Jayhawks rolled to a 62-14 victory over Avella in a Class A first-round playoff game Friday night.
Seven local high school football teams will participate in the WPIAL playoffs, with four of those playing home games in the first round.
CANONSBURG — Though his team won convincingly, Canon-McMillan coach Mike Evans was not all pleased with his team’s performance, especially on offense.
AVELLA — A pair of second-quarter touchdowns were all that Avella needed Friday night as the Eagles played terrific defense and dominated the field position to stun Carmichaels 14-7 and clinch a WPIAL Class A playoff berth out of the Tri-County South Conference.
WAYNESBURG — Freshman Colin Brady ran for 273 yards and four touchdowns, Corey Wise had a hand in three scores, and West Greene's offense rolled in a 54-28 victory over Jefferson-Morgan in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game played at Waynesburg University's John F. Wiley Stadium.
MAPLETOWN — Sophomore Landan Stevenson rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries, returned an interception 68 yards for a score and a punt 22 yards for a fifth TD Friday night as Mapletown ended the season with a 40-29 victory over Bentworth in the Class A Tri-County South Conference.
ROGERSVILLE — West Greene running back Corey Wise needed only four carries to rack up 101 yards and two touchdowns, and Wesley Whipkey completed 5 of 5 passes for 79 yards and three touchdowns, as the Pioneers pounded visiting Brownsville 53-12 Friday night.
McDONALD — Charley Rossi caught a pair of first-half touchdown passes and added a fourth-quarter interception return for another score as South Fayette never trailed in a critical 38-14 victory Friday night over West Allegheny.
WEXFORD — Greg Phillips threw four touchdown passes, Mason Kress and J.R. Burton each had two scores and undefeated North Allegheny blanked Canon-McMillan 35-0 in a Class 6A Quad County West Conference game Friday night.