#TribHS Football: Week 2 LIVE Blog

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UPSET ALERT: Beaver is beating the Class 3A No. 1 Quips

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I’m guessing he was there to see a certain Clairton Bear…

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Woody High’s Novak looking to join 300 Club

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GOING FOR 300

Woodland Hills coach George Novak

Woodland Hills coach George Novak

GEORGE GUIDO’S TOP 10
On Friday, Woodland Hills coach George Novak will look to become the third coach in WPIAL history to collect 300 victories. The top 10 going into this weekend:
Coach (schools) Coaching years Record
1. Jim Render (Carrollton, Ohio-Uniontown-Upper St. Clair) 1969-present 385-125-6
2. Joe Hamilton (Midland-New Brighton-Hempfield-Blackhawk) 1966-2014 342-168-11
3. George Novak (Steel Valley-Woodland Hills) 1977-present 299-136-1
4. Jack McCurry (North Hills) 1976-2013 281-108-9
5. Chuck Wagner (Oakmont-Riverview-Fox Chapel-Springdale) 1961-2011 270-202-11
6. Pat Tarquinio (Ellwood City-Beaver) 1959-1999 269-143-11
7. Phil Bridlebaugh (New Castle) 1922-55 265-64-25
7. Jim Garry (McDonald-Fort Cherry) 1958-99 265-153-14
9. Pete Antimarino (Pitcairn-Gateway) 1954-89 255-93-13
10. Don Yannessa (Aliquippa-Baldwin-Ambridge) 1972-2008 249-117-7

TribLIVERadio-GAMEPLAN

Listen to a podcast of GAMEPLAN with Kevin Gorman on TribLIVE Radio, featuring an interview with Woodland Hills coach George Novak and a roundtable discussion with #TribHS staff writers Chris Harlan and Andrew Erickson on the national anthem controversy and previewing Friday’s Game of the Week and top stories in Western Pennsylvania high school football.

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ON THE LINKS

Franklin Regional’s Jackson claims WCCA golf title, by Paul Schofield.

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North Hills boys soccer looks to make ‘more than history,’ by Brian Graham.

#TribHS soccer roundup: Elizabeth Forward boys earn third shutout

GORMAN: Calabria to share skills at SCORE

HONORING THE CHAMPS

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#TribHS Football: Week 2 GAMEPLAN

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TAKING A STAND: Western Pa. football coaches respect protests, encourage patriotic displays, by Chris Harlan.

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GORMAN: Jeannette’s Sanders a triple threat

GAMES OF THE WEEK

PTR GOW[1]

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Title contenders NA, Central are familiar foes, by Andrew Erickson.

#TribHS notebook: Penn Hills offense goes to aerial attack, by Chris Harlan.

Woodland Hills coach George Novak

Woodland Hills coach George Novak

Statewide notebook: Woodland Hills’ Novak chasing milestone

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Don’t-miss matchups for Week 2

GTR GOW[1]

Westmoreland Tribune-Review: Hempfield looking to get to 3-0 against Southeastern Conference favorite, by Paul Schofield.

VND GOW

Valley News Dispatch: Memories remain for Deer Lakes-Freeport rivalry game, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Freeport's Austin Romanchak

VND Q&A: Freeport QB Austin Romanchak, by William Whalen.

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#TribHS Recruiting: Verkleeren, Brown make commitments

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Franklin Regional's spencer lee

Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee

#TribHS notebook: Verkleeren to wrestle at Iowa State; Lee wins world title, by Paul Schofield.

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Apollo-Ridge's Duane Brown

Apollo-Ridge’s Duane Brown

Apollo-Ridge’s Brown commits to RMU, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Armstong's Zane Dudek

Armstrong’s Zane Dudek

GUIDO: Armstrong’s Dudek rises up rushing list

Alana Davidson

Alana Davidson left Quaker Valley to transfer to New Hope, in Bucks County

Former Quaker Valley player Davidson commits to Davidson, by Karen Kadilak.

GORMAN: Steering golf at the ‘Port

Sewickley Academy's Mike Napoleane scores past Mohawk goalkeeper Dylan Kerr

Sewickley Academy’s Mike Napoleane scores past Mohawk goalkeeper Dylan Kerr

#TribHS roundup: Ream nets overtime winner for Shady Side Academy

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#TribHS Football: Week 1 Recap

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GORMAN: Aliquippa win streak survives loss

GAMES OF THE WEEK

PTR GOW[1]

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Aliquippa pours it on in second half, sprints away from Beaver Falls, by Chris Harlan.

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McKeesport holds off former Quad East rival Franklin Regional, by Michael Love.

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VND GOW[1]

Deer Lakes sails past Apollo-Ridge in season opener, by Bill Beckner Jr.

WPIAL CLASS 6A

#TribHS roundup: Pine-Richland rallies past No. 4 Mt. Lebanon

Hempfield capitalizes on four turnovers, whips Canon-McMillan in conference opener, by Dave Mackall.

WPIAL CLASS 5A

Upper St. Clair's Blake Kadar carries North Hills' Tyler Brennan into the end zone for a touchdown

Upper St. Clair’s Blake Kadar carries North Hills’ Tyler Brennan into the end zone for a touchdown

Despite loss of RB Vissman, Upper St. Clair handles North Hills, by Andrew Erickson.

Kiski Area's DJ Franklin (3) reacts after recovering a Plum fumble late in the first half

Kiski Area’s DJ Franklin (3) reacts after recovering a Plum fumble late in the first half

Kiski Area records three safeties in win over Plum, by George Guido.

WPIAL CLASS 4A

Highlands' Cameron Taylor and Lonnie Long celebrate Taylor's first-half touchdown

Highlands’ Cameron Taylor and Lonnie Long celebrate Taylor’s first-half touchdown

Highlands cruises in Northwest Nine opener, by Doug Gulasy.

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No. 3 South Fayette blitzes No. 4 Mars in early-season showdown, by John Krysinsky.

Small’s four touchdown runs carry Ringgold past Greensburg Salem, by Les Harvath.

WPIAL CLASS 3A

Balega’s four TDs power Derry past Elizabeth Forward, by Paul Schofield.

QB Smith steers Keystone Oaks past Valley, by William Whalen.

Hopewell edges Burrell in non-conference contest, by D.J. Vasil.

Freeport opens season with non-conference rout of Vincentian, by Jerin Steele.

WPIAL CLASS A

Springdale gets first win with solid all-around performance, by Dave Yohe.

Friday’s results
WPIAL
Class 6A
Northern Seven

Central Catholic 48, Shaler 7
Penn Hills 37, Butler 6
Southeastern
Hempfield 35, Canon-McMillan 12
Norwin 44, Altoona 22
Nonconference
North Allegheny 21, Bethel Park 14
Pine-Richland 42, Mt. Lebanon 31
Seneca Valley 48, Peters Township 24
Class 5A
Allegheny 9

Chartiers Valley 24, Hampton 16
Upper St. Clair 28, North Hills 7
West Allegheny 23, Fox Chapel 0
Woodland Hills 48, Baldwin 20
Big East 9
Gateway 41, Latrobe 7
Kiski Area 28, Plum 7
McKeesport 14, Franklin Regional 7
Penn-Trafford 48, Connellsville 7
Nonconference
Armstrong 35, Moon 0
Class 4A
Big 9

Belle Vernon 48, Albert Gallatin 14
Ringgold 20, Greensburg Salem 15
Thomas Jefferson 56, Uniontown 0
West Mifflin 28, Trinity 2
Northwest Nine
Blackhawk 28, Knoch 27 (OT)
Highlands 56, Ambridge 6
New Castle 26, Montour 13
South Fayette 35, Mars 14
Nonconference
Indiana 40, Laurel Highlands 38
Class 3A
Allegheny

Deer Lakes 35, Apollo-Ridge 14
Keystone Oaks 42, Valley 20
Seton-La Salle 44, Shady Side Academy 35
Beaver Valley
Aliquippa 44, Beaver Falls 13
Central Valley 34, Ellwood City 6
Interstate
Derry 27, Elizabeth Forward 15
Mt. Pleasant 42, Waynesburg 14
South Park 42, Southmoreland 8
Nonconference
Hopewell 27, Burrell 26
Quaker Valley 19, McGuffey 0
Class 2A
Century

Bentworth 30, Brownsville 20
Burgettstown 27, Frazier 19
Washington 37, Charleroi 0
Midwestern
Laurel 22, Mohawk 14
Neshannock 36, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 0
South Side Beaver 23, New Brighton 13
Three Rivers
Avonworth 26, Carlynton 25
Brentwood 47, Serra Catholic 12
East Allegheny 56, South Allegheny 0
Nonconference
Beaver 48, Freedom 13
Freeport 48, Vincentian Academy 14
Jeannette 59, Chartiers-Houston 14
Steel Valley 41, Riverside 7
Yough 32, Beth-Center 20
Class A
Big 7

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 40, Northgate 6
Rochester 35, Shenango 21
Sto-Rox 36, Union 12
Eastern A
Clairton 58, Bishop Canevin 8
Tri-County South
Avella 32, West Greene 20
Carmichaels 20, Monessen 12
California at Fort Cherry (n)
Nonconference
Mapletown 18, Cornell 0
Springdale 54, Jefferson-Morgan 7
District 6
Heritage

Blairsville 42, Purchase Line 12
Homer-Center 33, Marion Center 8
Ligonier Valley 68, Saltsburg 0
Northern Cambria 20, United 13
Penns Manor 21, West Shamokin 7
District 8
Nonconference

Carrick at Perry (n)
USO at Steubenville High School (n)

Saturday’s schedule
WPIAL
Class A
Big 7

Western Beaver at Summit Academy, 12:30 p.m.
Eastern A
Greensburg Central Catholic vs. Imani Christian at Wilkinsburg, 1:30 p.m.
Leechburg at Riverview, noon

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#TribHS Football: Week 1 LIVE Blog

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#TribHS Football: Brashear tops ‘Dice

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Brashear's Dom Molinaro kicks the winning extra point against Allderdice during the fourth quarter

Brashear’s Dom Molinaro kicks the winning extra point against Allderdice during the fourth quarter

Late touchdown helps Brashear edge rival Allderdice in City opener, by Chris Harlan.

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Highlands Brayden Thimons

Highlands’ Brayden Thimons

A-K Valley notebook: Week Zero games a hit with local teams, by Bill Beckner Jr.

GEORGE GUIDO’S TOP 10
West Virginia University senior Rushel Shell remains the WPIAL’s all-time leading rusher:
Rank Player School Sr. season Yards
1. Rushel Shell Hopewell 2011 9,081
2. Mike Vernillo Fort Cherry 1999 7,646
3. Matt Gavrish Penn-Trafford 1997 6,512
4. Rodney Wilson West Greene 1993 6,304
5. Tyler Boyd Clairton 2012 5,763
6. Jason Barr McGuffey 1993 5,749
7. Julian Darden CWNC/Montour 2011 5,537
8. Chico Williams Aliquippa 1992 5,417
9. Darrell Harding Charleroi 1991 5,410
10. Dravon Henry Aliquippa 2013 5,275

Mars' Robby Carmody

Mars’ Robby Carmody dunks in the PIAA Class AAA final

GORMAN: Carmody is Mars’ hot commodity

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A WHOLE NEW WORLD: WPIAL football teams prepare for unfamiliar conference opponents in Week 1, by Andrew Erickson.

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GORMAN: No need for stars to talk trash

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Listen to podcasts of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring insight on the top games, teams and storylines from #TribHS staff writers and interviews with WPIAL coaches and players and recruiting updates from national and regional analysts.

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Game of the Week: Top-ranked rivals Aliquippa, Beaver Falls playing Week 1 game that could decide conference champ, by Chris Harlan.

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#TribHS notebook: WPIAL board rules five OLSH players eligible, by Chris Harlan.

Statewide notebook: Penn Hills QB Tarrant shines in opener

Don’t miss matchups for Week 1

GTR GOW[1]

Westmoreland Game of the Week: Franklin Regional, McKeesport to open play in Class 5A’s Big East 9, by Paul Schofield.

VND GOW[1]

Valley News Dispatch Game of the Week: New playing surface, new script for Deer Lakes, Apollo-Ridge, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Springdale's Josh Harmon

Valley News Dispatch Q&A: Springdale’s Josh Harmon, by William Whalen.

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Central, Pine-Richland football fall; #TribHS soccer previews

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Big plays crush Central Catholic in loss to St. John’s College, by Kevin Gorman.

Pine-Richland surrenders late lead, bows to Ohio power Lakewood St. Edward, by Michael Fitzpatrick.

https://twitter.com/AJWPIAL/status/769749816775733248

#TribHS roundup: Neshannock routs Farrell

GETTING THEIR KICKS

Seneca Valley goalkeeper Dylan Good

Seneca Valley goalkeeper Dylan Good

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review boys soccer preview: Seneca Valley looks to reignite success, by Andrew Erickson.

Upper St. Clair's Nikki Gibbons

Upper St. Clair’s Nikki Gibbons

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review girls soccer preview: After strong freshman seasons, underclassmen to pace Upper St. Clair, by Andrew Erickson.

Penn-Trafford's Nick Wagner

Penn-Trafford’s Nick Wagner

Westmoreland boys soccer preview: Teams look forward to competition in Section 4-AAAA, by Andrew Erickson.

GCC's Bailey Cartwright

GCC’s Bailey Cartwright

Westmoreland girls soccer preview: Greensburg Central Catholic girls hope to finish with PIAA title, by Andrew Erickson.

IN THE VALLEY

Freeport's Kevin Lynch

Freeport’s Kevin Lynch

Freeport boys soccer alive and kicking after 10-win season, playoff victory, by William Whalen.

Freeport's Kimmy Mixon

Freeport’s Kimmy Mixon

Brief playoff appearance stokes Freeport girls soccer team’s competitive fire, by William Whalen.

MAKING HIS DEBUT

Elizabeth Forward graduate Dan Altavilla made his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners.

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#TribHS Football: Week Zero recap

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GORMAN: For Central Catholic, it all starts up front

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GAMES OF THE WEEK

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Central Valley's Aris Tatalovich brings down South Fayette's Mikey Speca after a catch during the WPIAL Week Zero matchup

Central Valley’s Aris Tatalovich brings down South Fayette’s Mikey Speca after a catch during the WPIAL Week Zero matchup

South Fayette tops Central Valley in battle of WPIAL runners-up, by Chris Harlan.

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GTR GOW[1]

Hempfield gets running start against Greensburg Salem, by Paul Schofield.

VND cover[1]

VND GOW[1]

Young offensive line paves way for Burrell, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Olentangy Liberty edges host North Allegheny on late conversion, by Andrew Erickson.

Third-quarter kickoff return puts Canon-McMillan ahead for good in win over Kiski Area, by Doug Gulasy.

Solid ground game helps Penn-Trafford rally for win against rival Norwin, by Nathan Smith.

Woodland Hills tops Gateway in season opener, by Michael Love.

Derry claims ‘Backyard Brawl’ over Latrobe, by Dave Mackall.

Mars rushes to shutout victory over Hampton, by Jerin Steele.

Jeannette clicks on all cylinders, routs East Allegheny, by Les Harvath.

Apollo-Ridge RB Brett Coleman

Apollo-Ridge running back Brett Coleman

Apollo-Ridge beats Leechburg behind senior RB Coleman, by George Guido.

Westinghouse routs GCC in season opener, by William Whalen.

#TribHS notebook: Charleroi tops rival to snap losing streak

https://twitter.com/Im_Numba3/status/769372945701605377

Friday’s results
Western Pennsylvania Football Classic
At North Allegheny

Olentangy Liberty, Ohio 30, North Allegheny 29
Nonconference
Altoona 43, Allderdice 0
Apollo-Ridge 27, Leechburg 14
Armstrong 35, Karns City 22
Bentworth 40, West Greene 12
Burrell 33, Springdale 20
California 40, Brownsville 7
Canon-McMillan 42, Kiski Area 22
Charleroi 23, Monessen 21
Chartiers-Houston 34, Jefferson-Morgan 8
Connellsville 21, Uniontown 7
Derry 28, Latrobe 20
Franklin 21, Brashear 7
Hempfield 28, Greensburg Salem 21
Hopewell 36, Freedom 34
Jeannette 42, East Allegheny 7
Laurel 18, Union 8
Mars 28, Hampton 0
Mt. Lebanon 44, Fox Chapel 13
Mt. Pleasant 45, Laurel Highlands 21
North Hills 28, Shaler 7
Penn-Trafford 17, Norwin 14
Peters Township 21, Chartiers Valley 13
Serra Catholic 42, Mapletown 12
South Fayette 28, Central Valley 17
Sto-Rox 42, Vincentian Academy 22
West Mifflin 46, South Allegheny 0
Western Beaver 14, Avella 6
Westinghouse 41, Greensburg Central Catholic 14
Wheeling Park, W.Va. 41, Perry 20
Woodland Hills 37, Gateway 21
District 6
Heritage Conference

Homer-Center 48, Purchase Line 44
Ligonier Valley 49, Marion Center 0
United 14, Saltsburg 8
Penns Manor at Northern Cambria (n)
West Shamokin at Blairsville (n)

Saturday’s schedule
Geico ESPN High School Football Kickoff
At Lakeland, Ohio

Pine-Richland at St. Edward, Ohio, noon
Tri-County Kickoff Classic
At New Castle

Aliquippa at New Castle, 8 p.m.; Neshannock vs. Farrell, 5 p.m.
Western Pennsylvania Football Classic
At North Allegheny

Central Catholic vs. St. John’s College, D.C., noon; McGuffey vs. Frazier, 3:30 p.m.; Penn Hills vs. Canada Prep Football Academy, 7 p.m.

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