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ROOT Sports’ Craig McConnell Breaks Down North Allegheny-Shaler

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — ROOT Sports coordinating producer Craig McConnell joined 93-7 The Fan’s John Phillips for his weekly spot to break down North Allegheny’s 34-17 win over Shaler in Quad-A Northern Seven Conference action, as seen on ROOT Sports Friday.

The win allowed the Tigers to win the conference title outright after sharing it with another neighborhood rival, North Hills, last season.

Craig gives us his teams to beat in Class AAAA, and he explains why Upper St. Clair belongs in that group. He talks about how dangerous Shaler can still be in the postseason, and what weakness in the Titans he thinks N.A. exposed Friday.

In addition, Class AAA supremacy seems to be up for grabs, and Craig talks about how realistic it would be for Greater Allegheny Conference front-runner Knoch to hold its own against the other top teams in the classification…

ROOT Sports’ next WPIAL football telecast will be next Friday night at 7:30 (with pre-game coverage beginning at 7:00), as Mount Lebanon visits Upper St. Clair in further Quad-A action–a game that can also be heard on 93-7 The Fan. The winner of that regular season finale gets the Great Southern Conference title, and USC head coach Jim Render, the third-winningest coach in state history, will try to pick up career victory No. 351.

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