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Peters Township's Donovan McMillan has gone from diminutive to dominant, helping lead the Indians to their first ever WPIAL championship and having Power 5 schools interested.
Thomas Jefferson wins its 9th WPIAL football championship by beating Belle Vernon in the Class 4A title game at Heinz Field.
Peters Township and Penn-Trafford will both get a second chance at something Friday night. How some of the WPIAL's best defenses could play a big part in determining a winner.
High School Football Teams
The WPIAL announced sites for the Class 2A and 5A high school football semifinal games Friday night. The district championships for Class 6A, 4A, 3A and A will all be played Saturday at Heinz Field.
The wildcat offense. West Greene's Ben Jackson breaks another record. A local lineman is named as a finalist for a WPIAL award. Five things from the week that was in high school football.
Peters Township and Moon meet for the second time in 35 days in the WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinals. It is one of 5 playoffs games involving local teams.
The PIAA has released its classification parameters for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years and there will be significant changes for several local schools, especially in football.
McMURRAY – If Peters Township was looking ahead to a rematch with Moon, it sure did not look like it Friday night.
WEXFORD — Ben Petschke completed completed six of 11 passes for 140 yards and four touchdowns, and also ran for a score as North Allegheny took advantage of a fast start and defeated Canon-McMillan 48-7 in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday night.
IMPERIAL — Savon Wilson's 27-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter gave Cornell a 32-27 victory over California in a Class A first-round game played Friday night at West Allegheny High School.
FREEDOM — Cole Beck threw a tiebreaking one-yard TD pass to tight end Noah Valles in the third quarter and the Freedom defense held Charleroi to negative yardage in the second half as the Bulldogs won 21-14 in a Class 2A first-round game Friday night.
There was a lot lost from South Fayette's championship-winning team from a season ago. That hasn't stopped the Lions from being back where they usually are – in the hunt for another title in Class 4A.
The battle of the Century Conference brought out a great atmosphere for a regular-season finale. That and much more on the high school football postseason.
GLASSPORT — Burgettstown rallied from an early deficit to defeat South Allegheny, 24-14, in a Class 2A Three Rivers Conference game.
NEW CASTLE — Ben Jackson rushed for 367 yards and eight touchdowns on 17 carries, powering West Greene to a 59-26 victory over Union in a non-conference game on Friday night.
CANONSBURG — Ryan Angott rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns — all in the first half — and Deuce Lyons ran for a score and passed for another as Canon-McMillan prepared for the upcoming Class 6A playoffs with a 35-7 victory over winless Butler on Friday night.
APOLLO — Riding three consecutive first-quarter touchdowns, including a 45-yard fumble return from Malik Nails, Charleroi held off Apollo-Ridge, 43-33, in a nonconferecne game Friday night.
BALDWIN – With a conference title in sight, Peters Township rolled up their sleeves and went to work Friday night at Baldwin High School.
ELLSWORTH — Jonathan Wolfe rushed for 216 yards on 45 carries and scored four touchdowns, the last one a 51-yarder in the fourth quarter as Jefferson-Morgan outscored Bentworth, 46-39, in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game on Friday night.