The Blue Devils haven’t won a WPIAL title since 2000 and while there are some tough teams at the top of 6-A this year, there is no question they are a legitimate contender to raise the trophy at Heinz Field in November.
Mt. Lebanon returns 15 starters from a team that was 9-2 last year and lost in the WPIAL quarterfinals and like many of the great Blue Devils teams of the past, they will be built around strong offensive and defensive lines.
Senior center Ian Walsh (5-11, 235) is one of the top players at his position in the WPIAL and is one of four returning starters across the offensive line.
That’s a good place to start, especially given that the Blue Devils have excellent skill position players and should be able to score a lot of points.
Senior wide receiver Jack Young (6-3, 185) leads that group as he has multiple Division I offers and he will be complemented by running back David Harvey (6-1, 205).
The defense has seven starters returning including senior defensive end Cam Haley (6-1, 220), senior cornerback Beau Greenwood and senior cornerback Edgar Parrilla.
The Blue Devils are in the Southeastern Division, which means they are in the opposite division of 6-A heavyweights Pine-Richland, North Allegheny and Central Catholic – but they will get two opportunities to make a statement during the regular season as they play non-conference games against the Rams and Tigers.
Fri. 8/26 at Fox Chapel W, 44-13
Fri. 9/2 Pine Richland 7:30p
Fri. 9/9 @ Hempfield Area Senior 7:00p
Fri. 9/16 Canon McMillan 7:30p
Fri. 9/23 Altoona Area 7:30p
Fri. 9/30 @ North Allegheny 7:30p
Fri. 10/7 @ Norwin 7:00PM
Fri. 10/ 14 vs Peters Township 7:30p
Fri. 10/ 21 vs Penn Hills 7:30p
Fri. 10/ 28 @ Bethel Park 7:30p