PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Craig McConnell, the coordinating producer of ROOT Sports’ WPIAL football coverage, joined 93.7 The Fan’s John Phillips Saturday for his weekly spot.

The biggest surprise of Week 5 was Blackhawk’s blowout of top-ranked Hopewell in Class AAA Parkway Conference action, though Craig explains why he isn’t surprised the Cougars held their own against Rushel Shell.

In addition, given the unusually lopsided wins by Clairton and Gateway Friday night, Craig offers his take on the delicate issue of what to do when your team is comfortably ahead in a mercy-rule game.

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