Saturday, December 29, 2007

Jeannette's Terrelle Pryor Named USA Today's Offensive Player of the Year

USA Today has named Jeannette quarterback Terrelle Pryor as its Offensive Player of the Year.

Pryor, who is still undecided about where he'll play his college ball, was Pennsylvania's first quarterback to throw and run for 4,000 yards in his career. Pryor, who is also a basketball standout, is reportedly considering Ohio State, Florida, Michigan, Penn State and Oregon.

Pryor led Jeannette to Pennsylvania Class AA title.

The newspaper's Defensive Player of the Year is defensive back Patrick Johnson of Blanche Ely of Pompano Beach, Florida.

Coach of the Year honors went to Booker T. Washington's Tim Harris, who led his team to Florida's 4A championship and a #8 ranking in the final USA Today Super 25.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

#11 Pittsburgh Central Catholic Caps Perfect Season With Championship

For the second time since 2004, Pittsburgh Central Catholic is on top of Pennsylvania's biggest high school football class. The Vikings, ranked #11 by USA Today, shutout Parkland Saturday to win the PIAA 4A high school football title game.

PCC is the fourth straight WPIAL team to win the 4A championship. It was also the first time that the 4A title game ended in a shutout.

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Terrelle Pryor and Jeannette Win PA 2A Crown

Terrelle Pryor capped his high school career Saturday leading his Jeannette Jayhawks to a 49-21 win over Dunmore in the Pennsylvania 2A championship game.

Pryor rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns; passed for 83 yards and a score, plus he caught a 28-yard touchdown pass while recording seven tackles and a sack on defense.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Nationally-Ranked Pittsburgh Central Catholic Takes on Parkland in Battle of Unbeatens

Today's Pennsylvania 4A high school football championship game will crown either Pittsburgh Central Catholic or Parkland as one of the top teams in the state during the first seven years of the new century.

Both teams enter the game unbeaten. PCC is ranked #11 by USA Today and will be appearing in its third state championship game since 2003. The Vikings lost to North Penn 37-10 in '03 and beat Neshaminy 49-14 to win the title in '04.

Parkland won the 2002 title, and is coached by Jim Morgans, who won two 3A titles while he was the head coach at Allentown Central Catholic in the 90's.

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Thomas Jefferson Wins Pennsylvania 3A Gold

Thomas Jefferson is once again the best in Pennsylania's AAA class. T-J beat Garnet Valley 28-3 in Friday championship game, clinching the Jaguars second state high school football championship in four years.

Thomas Jefferson did it on both sides of the ball, rolling up 468 yards in total offense while the defense limited Garnet Valley to just 111 yards rushing.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Steel-High Runs to Pennsylvania Class A Title

Steelton-Highspire junior running back Jeremiah Young showed Serra Catholic in Friday's Class A high school football championship game, why by the end of his career, he may be Pennsylvania's all-time leading rusher.

Young carried the ball an amazing 45-times for 292-yards and four touchdowns in Steel-High's 34-15 win. The 292-yards is a Class A championship game record.

For the season, Young gained 3,344 yards and scored 41-touchdowns. Young now has gained 6,235 yards in his career that will put him only 2,197 yards away from tying the state's all-time rushing record held by East Stroudsburg's James Mungro.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Serra Catholic Hopes To Ground Steelton-Highspire Running Back in Pennsylvania 1A Championship

It will be a battle of ground game on Friday when Serra Catholic (15-0) takes on Steelton-Highspire (12-3) for the Pennsylvania Class A high school football championship in Hershey.

Serra, the WPIAL champ, features three runners that have topped the 1,000 yard mark this season. Steel-High on the other has junior running back Jeremiah Young who has gained 3,052 yards himself!

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Thomas Jefferson Returns to AAA Title Game

Thomas Jefferson will play Garnet Valley next week for the PIAA AAA high school football title.

Friday T-J beat Erie Strong Vincent 35-6 in the Western Final. The Jaguars, who will be playing for their second title in four years, did it with a rock solid defense that limited Strong Vincent's three 1,000 yard rushers to just 85 yards for the game.

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Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Semifinals

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8, 2007

USA Today Super 25
#11 Pittsburgh Central Catholic 14 Harrisburg 6


Parkland 35 Ridley 21
Pittsburgh Central Catholic 14 Harrisburg 6

Thomas Jefferson 35 Erie Strong Vincent 6
Garnet Valley 27 Lampeter-Strasburg 20

Dunmore 28 Loyalsock Township 7
Jeannette 41 Wilmington Area 21

Serra Catholic 48 Kane 21
Steelton-Highspire 28 Bloomsburg 14

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Top Recruit Terrelle Pryor Looks To Make History in Pennsylvania Semifinals

We don't have to go through the long list of great western Pennsylvania quarterback again...just think Montana, Marino and Namath and you'll be fine.

On Saturday when the nation's top recruit Terrelle Pryor leads his Jeannette Jayhawks onto the field against Wilmington in the PIAA 2A semfinals, Pryor will have a chance to do what no other quarterback in WPIAL history has done....rush for 4,000 yards and throw for 4,000.

Pryor surpassed the 4,000 yards passing last week and needs 118 yards to reach that magical mark. And talk about balance, this year Pryor, who usually plays only a half because of blowing out opponents, has rushed for 1,531 yards and 29-touchdowns and thrown for 19 touchdowns and 1,585.

As a team Jeannette is also putting up some incredible numbers including 770 points so far, which eclipses the all-time of 747 points a year ago by Southern Columbia.

On defense, the Jayhawks will have to shutdown Pitt-recruit Chris Burns, who's rushed for over 2,100 yards this year. Only one running back, East Allegheny's Monte Ashby, has rushed for more than 100 yards in a game this year against Jeannette.

It's the second straight year that Jeannette and Wilmington have played for the right to go to the the state final. Last year, Jeannette won 28-7 and then lost to Wilson in the championship game.

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