By Matt Popchock


It is obvious at this point the success of second-year program and WPIAL Class AAA champion Central Valley is no accident. The Warriors are the toughest team in that classification, largely because they’ve already beaten the team once thought to have that unofficial title.

In order to defend the title that matters, Central Valley will once again have to beat that team, which also happens to be the one it upset for its historic championship a year ago.

Central Valley sophomore receiver and Division I prospect Robert Foster, whose Warriors will reunite with Parkway Conference rival Montour in the WPIAL Semifinals Friday night, still believes the Spartans can’t be taken lightly, despite echoing their decisive Heinz Field victory with a 27-16 win over that team in Week 6.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 at Ambridge’s Moe Rubenstein Stadium, though as Foster looks across the line, he probably thinks this game deserve the same distinctively bigger stage on which it was played last November.

Here’s what he had to say to Mr. High School Sports about facing Montour again:

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