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Passion to host playoff game

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Mid Atlantic Division game will take place June 23 at Franklin Regional HS

This Saturday, June 23, the Pittsburgh Passion will host the first round of playoffs for the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Division of the Northern Conference in the Women's Football Alliance. The 7-1 Passion will host the 8-0 Detroit Dark Angels at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville. Kickoff is at 5 PM.

The winner of the first round game will advance to play the D.C. Divas on Saturday, June 30. 

This is the Passion's fifth playoff berth in the last six seasons, winning 42 of their last 48 regular season games -- an 87.5 winning percentage.
 
This season, quarterback Lisa Horton had a career season with 1,329 passing yards and 19 touchdown passes. Amanda Haeg led the team with 393 rushing yards and 594 receiving yards. Rachel Wojdowski set a Passion record with 10 touchdown receptions. Lyndsi Hughes had 17 receptions for 331 yards. Sisters Olivia and Octavia Griswold led the defense with 47 and 38 tackles respectively. Beth Amato recorded 33 tackles, while Sharon Vasquez led the team in interceptions with 4, returning 2 for touchdowns. Kicker Amy Fallon setd a Passion record, converting 41 of 46 extra points.
 
On Saturday, August 4, the Passion will host the 2012 SilverSport WFA National Championship at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Tickets are now available on ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit pittsburghpassion.com. For daily updates, follow the team on facebook.com/pittsburghpassion or twitter.com/pghpassion.
 

I spent three days late last month visiting 18 high schools across the WPIAL. I drove 533 miles, took hundreds of photographs, shook hands with dozens of coaches, athletic directors and principals and climbed way too many stadium steps. I loved every minute of it, of course.
Editor's DeskFeature OneHigh School
On the heels of two straight wins, the Franklin Regional Panthers are looking to improve to 3-1 Friday night as welcome the Indiana Little Indians (2-1) to Panther Stadium.
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Belle Vernon will battle Hollidaysburg in a WPIAL Triple-A clash Friday night with both teams looking for their third win on the season.
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The Steelers traditional powerhouse defense has set a yearly standard for fans and pundits for decades. But an aging Pittsburgh defense has had a rocky time the last couple of seasons.
Feature FourPure Steel
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Twenty-two WPIAL football teams will have new coaches pacing the sidelines this season, including a few that will be featured in the CoGo's Feature Matchup this season.
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Several of the most coveted recruits throughout the WPIAL have already made their college decisions, most notably Sterling Jenkins of Baldwin. Others, like Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead, are still being recruited.
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Bill Cherpak misses the way it used to be. Back in the 80’s, when the current Thomas Jefferson High School coach was a player at Steel Valley, the recruiting process wasn’t publicized. It was low-key compared to the present.
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The Mon-Valley has put plenty of athletes on Division 1 football teams over the years, including several who made it to the NFL. There are a few Mon-Valley natives playing D-1 ball this season.
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