Mr. High School Sports
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.
We’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, focusing now on the Interstate Conference in Class AA. The most prominent and rancorous rivalry is the one shared between Greensburg Central Catholic and Jeannette, which fell just short of a district championship in 2011. Despite a surprising coaching change at GCC, the Centurions could follow in the footsteps of the Jayhawks in 2012.
We’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, focusing now on the Midwestern Conference in Class AA. Last year the WPIAL champions in this classification came from the MAC, which isn’t anything new. It’s usually one of the toughest sections in the district. What is new is the fact that biennial WPIAL realignment has left it with eight teams.
We’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, focusing now on the Allegheny Conference in Class AA. Even amidst biennial realignment in the WPIAL, this league tends to stay pretty much the same, especially in terms of its unpredictability. What we can predict is, just like last fall, there are at least three teams who could seriously challenge for the conference title.
We’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, moving up to Class AA and focusing our attention on the Century Conference. We can already feel the brotherly love…well, sort of. Two siblings are playing for two different teams who should challenge for playoff spots, and possibly more, this season.
After delaying a planned announcement, ROOT Sports has finally come forward with its full WPIAL football broadcast schedule for the 2012 season, as originally reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
|Full Program Grid|
|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|8:00 PM||The American Baking Competition|
|9:00 PM||Criminal Minds|
|10:00 PM||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|