We break down the biggest games of the second week of the 2012 high school football season, including perspective from both coaches on KDKA’s Game of the Week between North Allegheny and Seneca Valley.
What will they do for an encore this weekend? Who knows? But until the final gun of Week 3 sounds, let’s appreciate what they did in Week 2…
Playoff hopefuls Baldwin and Penn Hills meet on ROOT Sports Thursday night in a WPIAL Class AAAA Southeastern Conference game.
If there is a team in the Northern Eight that can out-tough North Allegheny, it might be able to challenge for even more than a conference crown. In Week 2, locked in a battle of attrition with North Hills, Central Catholic proved with its 14-0 win at CMU’s Gesling Stadium it can muscle its way to Heinz Field.
“Mr. High School Sports” is blogging live from the campus of Carnegie Mellon University as Central Catholic hosts North Hills for a pivotal Northern Eight matchup in Quad-A.
In its first year of existence Central Valley won the WPIAL Class AAA championship after falling to Montour in Week 6 of the 2010 regular season. In 2011 Central Valley picked up where it left off by beating Montour en route to the conference title, but the Spartans made the champs take their medicine in the district semifinals before capturing their first Class AAA crown since 1964.
We announce our top four players from the first week of WPIAL football, including the star of our featured game on brother station NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.
“Mr. High School Sports” is blogging live from Upper St. Clair as the Panthers open the 2012 WPIAL football season against Woodland Hills.
We preview the biggest WPIAL football games from the opening weekend of the 2012 season, including our featured game between two Class AAAA contenders and new conference rivals.
We’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, focusing on the Foothills Conference in Class AAAA, which has stayed chiefly intact through biennial realignment in the district. Furthermore, the WPIAL title candidacy of Gateway, which has dominated the conference for years, remains as strong as ever.
Merging teams from the Great Southern and Big East Conferences, this could rival the Parkway as the most talented from top to bottom in District 7.
The defending Quad-A champs are once again the team to beat, but now they must deal directly with a team capable of dethroning them.
This new conference, a result of the Greater Allegheny more or less merging with the Keystone, per biennial district realignment, features two of last year’s WPIAL semifinalists and another team that could go on a lengthy playoff run in 2012.
We’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, focusing on the Parkway Conference in Class AAA, perhaps the toughest of them all. For six consecutive seasons at least one team from this section has reached Heinz Field, and quite frankly, we foresee 2012 becoming the seventh.
We’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, shifting our attention now to Class AAA and looking at the Big Nine Conference. This section may have expanded, but it remains doubtful that the dominance of the conference by Thomas Jefferson will be challenged like it was in 2011.