As is typically the case these days, the turning point of Friday’s game at Neil Brown Stadium happened several minutes before kickoff, when the Clairton Bears (5-0, 5-0) took the field.
The history of WPIAL football is rich with talent that was properly cultivated and flourished at the collegiate and professional levels. Unfortunately, like everywhere else on the national gridiron, it is equally rich with talent that was undisciplined, and therefore, wasted.
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’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.
Central Valley’s super-athlete talks about what it will take for the WPIAL champs to end Montour’s season for the second time in a row…
Pitt’s pursuit of one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation had a happy ending for Todd Graham. Now it’s time for him to turn his focus to the Class of 2013.
The Pitt football expert looks at the impact of Rushel Shell’s decision to stay in blue and gold–Panther blue and gold, that is–and analyzes another top WPIAL player whom Pitt would like to add to its “high-octane” offense.
93-7 The Fan’s high school sports blogger lists five WPIAL football players he’ll be watching this season in Class AAA…
In its first year of existence Central Valley went from No. 14 seed to WPIAL Class AAA champions with its historic upset of top-ranked Montour.
93.7 The Fan’s high school sports reporter looks back on the greatest and most surprising performances of the WPIAL Semifinals.