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McGuffey quarterback Nate Whipkey had a hand in five touchdowns as the Highlanders blanked host Charleroi 45-0 in an Interstate Conference game. Running back James Duchi added 236 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.

Whipkey was 6 of 11 passing for 153 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 88 yards and two more scores.

09/05/2014 - 22:58
PSR Staff
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.

Tyler Boyd, Pitt, SO, WR, Clairton: Boyd broke freshman receiving records in the ACC and at Pitt last season, hauling in 85 receptions for 1,174 yards and 7 touchdowns.

09/05/2014 - 18:04
Tony DeFazio
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.

Ambridge Dan Bradley (previously at Sto-Rox) replaced Neil Tkatch

Belle Vernon Matt Humbert (previously at Ringgold) replaced Aaron Krepps

09/05/2014 - 15:25
Tony DeFazio
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.

The preparation I did for the 2014 high school football season obviously pales in comparison to what the players, coaches, cheerleaders, bands, administrators, boosters and parents have to do.

09/05/2014 - 14:58
Tony DeFazio
The Charleroi Cougars are looking for their first win under new head coach Donnie Millitzer, who comes to the Cougars with high expectations for a team that finished 2-7 in 2013.

Millitzer, who coached a Gateway team that finished 8-3 and earned a spot in the WPIAL quarterfinals last season, is hoping for a similar record with his new team.

09/04/2014 - 12:48
Anthony Mendicino
Both coming off wins in their season openers, Greensburg Salem will host Knoch in a class AAA clash Friday night that could have serious implications on the standings by year’s end.

The Golden Lions are coming off an emotional upset victory at Gateway, won on a game-winning 21-yard field goal by sophomore Ryan Collette in overtime.

09/04/2014 - 12:27
Mark Powell
McKeesport rode junior running back Khaleke "Hit Man" Hudson to a romp over visiting Connellsville, as the 6-foot-0, 210-pounder rumbled for 340 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 36-7 rout.

Hudson, the Tigers leading returning rusher, scored on a 44-yard run to give his squad an early 7-0 lead.

08/29/2014 - 23:17
Tony DeFazio
Quarterback Amos Luptak ran 7 yards for a TD with a second left and Quaker Valley beat Keystone Oaks 25-19 in the CoGo's Feature Matchup Friday night.

Luptak, filling in for injured star Dane Jackson, capped an excellent night with the last second TD.

08/29/2014 - 22:52
Tony DeFazio
After a perfect regular season record, a trip to the WPIAL Quad-A Quarterfinals and an overall mark of 10-1, the McKeesport Tigers will be looking to open their 2014 season at home with a win against fellow Foothills Conference foe Connellsville.

McKeesport comes into the year looking to replace 22 seniors from last season, including quarterback David Queen, who ran for 14 touchdowns and was second on the team in rushing with 698 yards, and

08/28/2014 - 21:56
Alex Stumpf
Greg Perry is quite familiar with Quaker Valley. He shared conferences and coached against them in his 20 years at Seton-La Salle. This time though, Perry will coach against Quaker Valley while roaming the sidelines for a different school in his opening game.

After careful thought, Perry chose to take the head football coach job at his alma mater, Keystone Oaks, when Matt Taylor resigned following a 4-14 record in his two years there.

08/28/2014 - 17:34
Jeremy Tepper
The Steelers started the offseason by signing franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a significant contact extension. A day before training camp opened, they capped the offseason by extending the contract of general manger Kevin Colbert.
Editor's DeskFeature One
In 2012, the leading rusher for the Pittsburgh Steelers was Jonathan Dwyer. His 623 yards was the second-lowest total for the team's leading rusher in a full season since Dick Hoak's 531 yards led the way in 1969.
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Todd Haley is entering his fourth season as the Steelers' offensive coordinator. After a bumpy start to his tenure in Pittsburgh, Haley directed one of the most explosive offenses in team history in 2014.
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Time moves faster in the NFL. Players seem to age more rapidly and rosters turn over more quickly than in any other sport. Nowhere else is this more evident than the Steelers defense, where nine of 2011’s opening day starters are no longer with the team.
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Pitt football’s forgettable Paul Chryst era ended at 19-20 when the Madison native returned to Wisconsin to coach the Badgers, leaving the program in the same state of mediocrity in which he found it.
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On the heels of a dismal 4-8 season in 2013—and seated firmly upon the hotseat—head coach Dana Holgorsen was able to steer the West Virginia football program back in the right direction in 2014.
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In western Pennsylvania, football is the sport that the natives follow most closely, and with two major programs, Pitt and Penn State, most of the attention is divided among the two of them.
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Stepping into Beaver Stadium sporting traditional, nameless navy blue and white jerseys, Penn State football intends to chase a championship under second-year head coach James Franklin.
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