School is back in session, which also means football season has returned!

We will be featuring several high school football matchups during the KDKA-TV News at 11 p.m. every Friday.

To make things even more exciting, we want your opinion!

Check back every week to vote for one game that will be included in KDKA-TV’s High School Football Game of the Week coverage!

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Game Of The Week:

Pine-Richland at Central Catholic, 7:30 PM, Highmark Stadium, South Shore:

Two teams loaded with high-end talent. They’ve been on a collision course for the Quad North Championship. Central Catholic’s Senior Night at Highmark Stadium features a showdown with Pine-Richland with the winner getting the inside track at the conference title heading into the final week of the regular season. Both teams come in loaded with talent. Pine-Richland features an offense that can beat teams on the ground or in the air. The Rams are led by a player in the middle of one of the best seasons by a quarterback in recent WPIAL history. Ben DiNucci is already over 1900 yards passing this season. According to the Post-Gazette, he’s on a pace that could place him among the top 3 single-season passing yardage totals in the last 35 years of WPIAL football. Connor Slomka leads the Rams on the ground averaging over seven yards per carry. One of the top 50 players in the state, Slomka is already committed to play in college for the United States Military Academy at West Point. DiNucci, Slomka, and the rest of the Rams will face their most stingy test yet in a Central Catholic defense loaded with top division one college talent. The Viking secondary features two top prospects led by Senior Safety John Petrishen. Petrishen recently added West Virginia to his list of over 30 scholarship offers. His decision appears to be down to Pitt, WVU, Virginia, and Wake. Petrishen is joined in the Central secondary by one of the top Juniors in the nation, Damar Hamlin. With offers from Penn State, Pitt, Ohio State, Temple, Virginia Tech, and Virginia, Hamlin is one of the most recruited cornerbacks in the Class of 2016. Add in another top Junior in Outside Linebacker Ron George and Central Catholic has a defensive nucleus that is the envy of the rest of the WPIAL.

Other Games Featured:

  • Woodland Hills at Mt. Lebanon, 7:30 PM, Mt. Lebanon Stadium
  • South Fayette at Seton-LaSalle, 7 PM, Chartiers Valley High School Field, Collier Township

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The final featured game of the week is up to you! Watch the KDKA-TV News at 11 p.m. Friday to see which game made the cut!



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Check back every week to see the latest highlights from around the area!


Game Of The Week Highlights: Pine-Richland 48, Central Catholic 28 (Oct. 17)


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