Saturday, November 18, 2006

Easton Tops #2 Parkland

Easton field goal kicker Ian Heck was 0-for-3 on the season when he was called on at the end of the Red Rovers playoff game against undefeated Parkland.

At stake? A berth in next week's District 2-4-11 championship game.

Heck, was cool, calm and collected as he banged home a 36-yards field goal with two seconds left in the game to give Easton a 17-15 win on the Trojans' home turf.

What's more incredible is what will happen to Easton over the next seven days when it will play three games including last night's, Thursday's against hated, and unbeaten rival Phillipsburg and then turn around Saturday and play the winner of today's game between Liberty and Abington Heights in the state tournament. Liberty is the only team to have beaten Easton this year.

To read a complete game wrap-up, please click on our headline "Easton Tops #2 Parkland".

Friday, November 17, 2006

Parkland and Easton Collide

It's the match-up everyone has been looking forward to in Eastern Pennsylvania high school football circles....Easton vs. Parkland. It happens Friday night when the two collide in the District 2-4-11 semifinals.

For most of the season, It looked like the clash would be between two unbeatens. That is until Liberty surprised Easton a month ago. So Parkland comes in 11-0 and ranked #2 in the state's AAAA rankings. Easton is 10-1 and #5 in the state rankings.

The numbers are incredible. Parkland has outscored opponents to 405-58 with six shutouts. Easton has also allowed only 58 points, but has eight shutouts. The Red Rovers have outscored opponents 370-58.

To read a complete game preview, please click on our headline "Easton and Parkland Collide".

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Wilson Continues To Rule Colonial League Foes...Even In The Post-Season

The 10-game Colonial League schedule doesn't allow for any non-league games...so it's not until the post-season that teams can show others how tough they are.

Defending 2A state runner-up Wilson won its first Colonial League title since 1989 this season, and began the post-season with a familiar foe, Palmerton from the Colonial League, a team the Warriors struggled with during the regular season. The Warriors beat the Blue Bombers 22-21 in a come from behind fashion in October.

Saturday Wilson took its first step to returning to Hershey by beating Palmerton 28-14 to improve its record to 11-0 against the Colonial League this year. Next stop the District 1-11 semifinals against....yes another Colonial League foe, Pen Argyl a team it beat 21-0 several weeks ago.

To read about the Warriors win over Palmerton, please click on our headline "Wilson Continues To Rule Colonial League...Even In The Post-Season".

Top Ranked Bethlehem Catholic Can't Catch Tiger By The Talil

No one gave the Colonial League's Northwestern Lehigh (9-2) Tigers a chance against top-seeded Bethlehem Catholic (8-3) in the opening round of the District XI AAA playoffs. No one except the Tiger players and fans. The result of believing in themselves is Northwestern will play Pottsville next week for the District XI title after beating Beca 35-33 on Saturday night.

The win came in spite of the fact that Beca outgained the Tigers 472-yards to 282 in total offense.

For a complete game wrap-up, please click on our headline "Top Ranked Bethlehem Catholic Can't Catch Tiger By Tail".

Extra Point Does In Top Ranked Council Rock North

There's a reason they say that the playoffs are the start of a new season...just ask District One #1 AAAA seed Council Rock North!

After a perfect 10-0 regular season CR-North was looking forward to a deep run into the post-season. Abington finished the regular season with a regular 6-4 record. However, when the playoffs continue next week, the 16th seeded Abington Ghosts will be playing, while CR-North has vanished like a ghost.

Abington beat the Indians 21-20 after the Indians missed an extra point kick with 39.5 seconds left.

To read about the upset, please click on our headline "Extra Point Does In Top Ranked Council Rock North".

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Wins, Wins and More Wins

When Easton plays Wyoming Valley West Friday night in the opening round of Class AAAA Sub-regional for Districts 2-4-11 there will be a lot of wins on the field.

First there's Easton's football team, which is the second all-time winningest football program in Pennsylvania. Easton has 715 wins! Now go across the field at Cottingham Stadium and check-out the head coach of West Valley West....George Curry. The 61-year old Curry is the all-time winningest head coach in Pennsylvania with 396 victories!

Curry's record in 40-years on the sidelines, including 35 at Berwick, which won a record six state titles, is 396-84-5.

To read about this amazing clash of tradition, please click on our headline "Wins, Wins and More Wins"

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

District XI Playoff Match-ups

Here are the first round match-ups for District XI and subregions for AAAA and AA.

DISTRICTS 11-2-4
CLASS 4A SUBREGIONALS

FRIDAY

East Stroudsburg South (8) at Parkland (1), 7 p.m.
Wyoming Valley West (5) at Easton (4), 7 p.m.
Delaware Valley (6) at Liberty (3), 7 p.m.
SATURDAY
Hazleton (7) at Abington Heights (2), 1 p.m.

DISTRICT 11

CLASS 3A

FRIDAY

Lehighton (3) at Pottsville (2), 7 p.m.
SATURDAY
Northwestern Lehigh (4) vs. Bethlehem Catholic (1) at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium, 7 p.m.

DISTRICT 11-1
CLASS 2A SUBREGIONALS

SATURDAY

Palmerton (8) at Wilson (1), 1:30 p.m.
Pen Argyl (5) at Northern Lehigh (4), 7 p.m.
Palisades (6) at Jim Thorpe (3), 7 p.m.
Lower Moreland (7) vs. Lansdale Catholic (2) at North Penn High School, 7 p.m.

DISTRICT 11

CLASS A

FRIDAY
Pius X (6) at Bristol (3), 7 p.m.
SATURDAY
Jenkintown (8) at Marian Catholic (1), 7 p.m.
Minersville (5) at Nativity (4) at St. Clair, 7 p.m.
Tri-Valley (7) at Shenandoah Valley (2), 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores Week 10

WPIAL PLAYOFFS
AAAA First Round

Woodland Hills 31 Bethel Park 17
Pittsburgh Central Catholic 42 Kiski Area 0
Upper St. Clair 35 Plum 6
Penn Hills 34 Latrobe 6
North Hills 28 Penn-Trafford 23
McKeesport 48 Norwin 14
Gateway 24 Shaler 13
North Allegheny 7 Mt. Lebanon 6

AAA First Round

Thomas Jefferson 48 Ringgold 7
Hampton 29 Keystone Oaks 28
Pine-Richland 57 Laurel Highlands 16
Franklin Regional 30 West Allegheny 14
Highlands 34 Mount Pleasant 14
Moon 35 Belle Vernon 0
Blackhawk 7 Chartiers Valley 6
Hopewell 33 Trinity 21

AA First Round

Ford City 24 Steel Valley 3
Seton-LSalle 30 Sto-Rox 6
Brentwood 30 Valley 0
Center 21 Yough 14
Greensburg Central Catholic 57 North Catholic 32
Aliquippa 18 Riverside 13
Jeannette 22 Laurel 14
Mars 33 Kittanning 29

A First Round

California 27 Monaca 21
Rochester 37 Carmichaels 0
Duquesne 21 Serra Catholic 10
Beth-Center 57 North Catholic 32
Clairton 53 Chartiers-Houston 6
Jefferson-Morgan 14 Fort Cherry 6
Springdale 20 Monessen 7

District 6 Class A First Round

Northern Cambria 7 Ligonier Valley 0

District 10 Class AAA Region 5 First RoundR

Warren 27 Slippery Rock 23

District 10 Class A First Round

Kennedy 41 Farrell 0
West Middlesex 42 Lakeview 0
Conneaut Lake 24 Linesville 13

Pittsburgh City League Class AAAA & AAA

Brashear 56 Langley 6
Allderdice 24 Carrick 6

REGULAR SEASON

Eastern Region

Abington 35, Harry S. Truman 6
Abington Heights 31, North Pocono 0
Allentown Allen 35, Allentown Dieruff 0
Altoona 40, DuBois 7
Annville-Cleona 21, Columbia 20
Archbishop Carroll 27, Conwell Egan 20
Athens 48, Sayre 0
Bermudian Springs 24, Littlestown 17 3OT
Berwick 28, Hazleton 7
Biglerville 15, Hanover 14
Bloomsburg 14, Williams Valley 0
Blue Mountain 21, Schuylkill Haven 14
Boyertown 41, St. Pius X 0
Bristol 26, Jenkintown 0
Cedar Cliff 10, Cumberland Valley 7
Central Dauphin 28, Central Dauphin East 3
Central York 3, Spring Grove 0
Coatesville 31, Avon Grove 10
Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech 22, East Juniata 12
Council Rock North 42, Council Rock South 20
Daniel Boone 17, Exeter 7
Delaware Valley 28, West Scranton 14
Downingtown East 28, West Chester Henderson 21
Dunmore 34, Riverside 27
East Stroudsburg South 35, East Stroudsburg North 26
Easton 44, Bethlehem Catholic 27
ELCO 53, Pequea Valley 8
Elizabethtown 21, Cocalico 20
Emmaus 48, Allentown Central Catholic 13
Father Judge 20, Archbishop Ryan 3
Frankford 58, Olney 12
Garnet Valley 25, Sun Valley 0
Gov. Mifflin 17, Muhlenberg 7
Halifax 61, Upper Dauphin 13
Hamburg 42, Schuylkill Valley 6
Hanover Area 35, Nanticoke 7
Hatboro-Horsham 27, Central Bucks East 17
Haverford 31, Chester 21
Hempfield 42, Cedar Crest 0
Hollidaysburg 42, Chambersburg 16
Hughesville 27, Muncy 21
Hun School 30, Hill School 0
Huntingdon 41, Central Mountain 6
Interboro 34, Chichester 0
Juniata 34, Newport 7
Kennard-Dale 24, Susquenita 7
Kennett 48, Great Valley 12
Kutztown 47, Fleetwood 6
Lackawanna Trail 18, Carbondale 12
Lakeland 42, Scranton Prep 8
Lampeter-Strasburg 20, Donegal 6
Lancaster Catholic 45, Northern Lebanon 0
Lancaster McCaskey 35, Warwick 21
Lansdale Catholic 20, Owen J. Roberts 6
Lehighton 27, Jim Thorpe 20
Lower Dauphin 24, Gettysburg 7
Loyalsock 34, Lewisburg 14
Malvern Prep 42, Episcopal Academy 7
Marian Catholic 20, Tamaqua 3
Marple Newtown 33, Conestoga 14
Mid Valley 14, Western Wayne 13
Mifflinburg 20, Jersey Shore 0
Millersburg 28, Line Mountain 21
Minersville 49, Panther Valley 14
Montoursville 31, Milton 7
Montrose 38, Susquehanna 0
Morrisville 3, Calvary Christian 0
New Oxford 21, William Penn 12
North Penn 35, Central Bucks South 13
North Penn-Blossburg 35, Wellsboro 7
Northampton 31, Nazareth 0
Northern York 34, Shippensburg 2
Northwestern 42, Catasauqua 35
Old Forge 14, Bishop O'Hara 7
Palisades 48, Saucon Valley 7
Palmerton 27, Northern Lehigh 0
Palmyra 28, Mechanicsburg 21 OT
Parkland 28, Whitehall 13
Penn Cambria 68, Bellefont 34
Penn Charter 56, Haverford School 0
Pennsbury 33, Neshaminy 0
Perkiomen Valley 32, Upper Perkiomen 29
Philadelphia Northeast 9, Bok 0
Pocono Mountain West 28, Pocono Mountain East 0
Pottsgrove 28, Phoenixville 7
Pottsville 21, Conrad Weiser 7
Punxsutawney 7, Bald Eagle Area 2
Reading Central Catholic 49, Reading Holy Name 6
Red Lion 3, Dallastown 0
Ridley 41, Springfield Delco 12
Scotland 27, James Buchanan 16
Scranton 41, Wallenpaupack 6
Selinsgrove 43, Mount Carmel 13
Shamokin 14, Shikellamy 8
Shenandoah Valley 21, Mahanoy Area 10
Solanco 46, Lebanon 34
Souderton 21, William Tennent 17
South Western 36, Delone Catholic 0
South Williamsport 36, Montgomery 0
Southern Columbia 35, Danville 0
Spring-Ford 29, Pottstown 22
St. Andrews 27, Perkiomen School 0
St. Joseph's Prep 41, Cardinal O'Hara 7
Steel-High 19, Waynesboro 7
Strath Haven 35, Penncrest 0
Stroudsburg 21, Pleasant Valley 7
Susquehanna Township 56, Middletown 27
Susquehannock 17, York Suburban 7
Towanda 35, Wyalusing 0
Tri-Valley 40, Pine Grove 21
Trinity 37, Boiling Springs 16
Unionville 40, Academy Park 7
Upper Merion 27, Methacton 21
Upper Moreland 26, Quakertown 21
Valley View 49, Honesdale 6
West Chester East 42, West Chester Rustin 14
West Perry 27, Greencastle-Antrim 6
Wilkes-Barre Meyers 34, Wilkes-Barre GAR 33
Williamsport 32, Tunkhannock 24
Wilson West Lawn 45, Reading 14
Wissahickon 27, Upper Dublin 7
Wyoming Area 14, Pittston Area 10
Wyoming Valley West 48, Wilkes-Barre Coughlin 20
York Catholic 36, Dover 7

Western Region

Aliquippa 18, Riverside 13
Allderdice 24, Carrick 6
Altoona 40, DuBois 7
Beth-Center 57, North Catholic 32
Blackhawk 7, Chartiers Valley 6
Brashear 56, Langley 6
Brentwood 30, Valley 0
California 27, Monaca 21
Cambria Heights 31, Moshannon Valley 18
Center 21, Yough 14
Central Cambria 8, Bishop Guilfoyle 6
Pittsburgh Central Catholic 42, Kiski Area 0
Central Dauphin 28, Central Dauphin East 3
Chestnut Ridge 15, Bedford 13
Clairton 53, Chartiers-Houston 6
Conneaut Lake 24, Linesville 13
Cornell 27, West Shamokin 12
Duquesne 21, Serra Catholic 10
Erie Cathedral Prep 41, Butler 20
Erie McDowell 35, Erie Central 0
Erie Strong Vincent 34, Meadville 10
Ford City 24, Steel Valley 3
Forest Hills 44, Karns City 21
Fox Chapel 48, Indiana 21
Franklin 19, Corry 7
Franklin Regional 30, West Allegheny 14
Gateway 24, Shaler 13
General McLane 28, Titusville 26
Greensburg Central Catholic 50, Shenango 16
Greenville 20, Harbor Creek 9
Hampton 29, Keystone Oaks 28
Highlands 34, Mount Pleasant 14
Hollidaysburg 42, Chambersburg 16
Hopewell 33, Trinity 21
Huntingdon 41, Central Mountain 6
Indian Valley 41, Somerset 14
Iroquois 29, Maplewood 0
Jeannette 22, Laurel 14
Jefferson-Morgan 14, Fort Cherry 6
Kennedy Catholic 41, Farrell 0
Marion Center 7, Redbank 0
Mars 33, Kittanning 29
McKeesport 48, Norwin 14
Mercyhurst Prep 27, Cambridge Springs 6
Moon 35, Belle Vernon 0
Mount Union 31, Everett 12
North Allegheny 7, Mount Lebanon 6
North East 7, Northwestern 6 (OT)
North Hills 28, Penn-Trafford 23
North Star 28, Tussey Mountain 20
Northern Cambria 7, Ligonier Valley 0
Oil City 51, Erie East 0
Penn Cambria 68, Bellefonte 34
Penn Hills 34, Latrobe 6
Penns Valley 28, Lewistown 0
Philipsburg-Osceola 21, Central 7
Pine-Richland 57, Laurel Highlands 16
Punxsutawney 7, Bald Eagle Area 2
Reynolds 50, Allegheny-Clarion Valley 15
Richland 40, Freedom Village Academy 20
Rochester 37, Carmichaels 0
Saegertown 41, Conneaut Valley 7
Seneca 22, Eisenhower 8
Seton-LaSalle 30, Sto-Rox 6
Springdale 20, Monessen 7
Thomas Jefferson 48, Ringgold 7
Tyrone 35, Johnstown 7
Union City 6, Youngsville 0
Upper St. Clair 35, Plum 6
Warren 27, Slippery Rock 23
West Middlesex 42, Lakeview 0
Williamsport 32, Tunkhannock 24
Wilmington 41, Moniteau 13
Woodland Hills 31, Bethel Park 17

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Patriot-News Pennsylvania High School Football Rankings

There's a couple of new #1's in the latest Harrisburg Patriot-News High School Football Rankings. Parkland takes over the top spot in 4A after last week's #1 Easton lost to Liberty. In 2A, Greensburg Central Catholic, which has held the top spot since Day One, lost to Jeannette 7-2, which allowed Lancaster Catholic to move into the #1 spot.

Here are the rest of the latest rankings:


CLASS AAAA Rec Pvs

1. Parkland (11) 9-0 2
2. Upper St. Clair (7) 9-0 3
3. Pittsburgh CC (7) 8-1 6
4. Liberty (11) 8-1 5
5. Easton (11) 8-1 1
6. Harrisburg (3) 8-1 7
7. Penn Hills (7) 7-1 9
8. Council Rock No. (1) 9-0 8
9. Woodland Hills (7) 7-2 4
10. Cathedral Prep (10) 8-1 10

Honorable mention: Abington Heights (2) 8-1, Central Dauphin (3) 7-2, Delaware Valley (2) 8-1, Downingtown West (1) 8-1, Governor Mifflin (3) 8-1, Hazleton (2) 8-1, McKeesport (7) 7-2, North Allegheny (7) 7-2, North Penn (1) 7-2, Pennsbury (1) 8-1, Ridley (1) 9-0, State College (6) 8-1, West Chester East (1) 8-1, Wilson (3) 8-1, Wyoming Valley West (2) 8-1.

CLASS AAA Rec Pvs

1. Thomas Jefferson (7) 9-0 1
2. Bethlehem Catholic (11) 8-1 2
3. Manheim Central (3) 9-0 3
4. Selinsgrove (4) 9-0 4
5. Pine-Richland (7) 9-0 5
6. Hopewell (7) 8-1 7
7. Franklin Regional (7) 8-1 8
8. Daniel Boone (3) 8-1 6
9. Pottsville (11) 7-2 9
10. Titusville (10) 8-1 NR

Honorable mention: Blackhawk (7) 8-1, Bok (12) 8-0, Garnet Valley (1) 7-1, General McLane (10) 7-2, Highlands (7) 7-2, Huntingdon (6) 8-1, Marple-Newtown (1) 7-2, Northern (3) 9-0, Red Land (3) 8-1, Strath Haven (1) 7-2, Susquehanna Twp. (3) 8-1, Upper Moreland (1) 7-1, Upper Perkiomen (1) 8-1.

CLASS AA Rec Pvs

1. Lancaster Catholic (3) 9-0 2
2. Aliquippa (7) 9-0 3
3. Wilson Area (11) 9-0 4
4. Tyrone (6) 9-0 5
5. Jeannette (7) 8-1 NR
6. Greensburg CC (7) 8-1 1
7. Yough (7) 8-1 10
8. Wilmington (10) 9-0 6
9. Wyomissing (3) 9-0 7
10. Wilkes-Barre GAR (2) 9-0 9

Honorable mention: Bishop McCort (6) 8-1, Boiling Springs (3) 7-2, Blossburg North Penn (4) 8-1, Brentwood (7) 8-1, Brookville (9) 8-1, Center (7) 7-2, Dunmore (2) 8-1, Fairview (10) 8-1, Ford City (7) 8-1, Jim Thorpe (11) 8-1, Karns City (9) 9-0, Kittanning (7) 8-1, Lakeland (2) 8-1, Mars (7) 8-1, Mifflinburg (4) 7-2, Montoursville (4) 8-1, Penn Cambria (6) 8-1, Seton-LaSalle (7) 8-1, Sto-Rox (7) 7-1, Trinity (3) 7-2.

CLASS A Rec Pvs

1. Southern Columbia (4) 9-0 1
2. Rochester (7) 9-0 2
3. Clairton (7) 9-0 3
4. Shenandoah Valley (11) 8-1 4
5. West Middlesex (10) 9-0 6
6. Mercyhurst Prep (10) 9-0 7
7. Millersburg (3) 9-0 8
8. Marian Catholic (11) 8-1 9
9. Beth-Center (7) 9-0 10
10. Steelton-Highspire (3) 7-2 5

Honorable mention: Bellwood-Antis (6) 7-2, Coudersport (9) 9-0, Curwensville (9) 8-1, Halifax (3) 7-2, Line Mountain (4) 8-1, Meyersdale (5) 9-0, Portage (6) 8-1, Purchase Line (6) 8-1, Reading Central Catholic (3) 8-1, Serra Catholic (7) 8-1, Southern Huntingdon (6) 8-1, Windber (5) 8-1.