Sunday, December 21, 2008

Liberty Sweeps Associated Press Class AAAA Awards

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


One week after winning the school's first-ever Pennsylvania high school football championship, the two most responsible for Liberty's (#21 USA Today Super 25) title won Associated Press individual honors. Head coach Tim Moncman was named Coach of the Year, while junior quarterback Anthony Gonzalez was player of the year and first team all-state. To read more about the AP's AAAA all-state team, click here.

Associated Press
First Team
Offense

TE-Shane Glacken, Scranton, Sr., 6-3, 205
WR-Malik Generett, York William Penn, Sr., 6-5, 210
WR-Je'Ron Stokes, Northeast Philadelphia, Sr., 6-1, 180
OL-Ryan Schlieper, North Allegheny, Sr., 6-5, 278
OL-Mark Arcidiacono, Saint Joseph's Prep, Sr., 6-5, 280
OL-Sharif Floyd, George Washington, Jr., 6-4, 300
OL-Dusty Galich, McDowell, Jr., 6-2, 223
OL-Miles Dieffenbach, Fox Chapel, Jr., 6-5, 285
QB-Drew Loughery, La Salle College, Jr., 6-1, 195
QB-Anthony Gonzalez, Bethlehem Liberty, Jr., 6-2, 193
RB-Brian Williams, Gateway, Sr., 5-7, 155
RB-Eddie Mateo, Bethlehem Freedom, Sr., 5-10, 190
RB-Joe DeFebo, Wallenpaupack, Jr., 5-7, 170
SPEC-Ronnie Akins, Lansdale North Penn, Sr., 6-1, 180
SPEC-Bret Gillespie, Downingtown West, Jr., 6-2, 195
K-Chad Christen, Red Land, Sr., 6-0, 200

Defense
DL-Dan Shirey, Neshaminy, Sr., 6-3, 275
DL-Levi Brown, Bethlehem Liberty, Sr., 6-3, 315
DL-Rodney Hill, West Lawn Wilson, Sr., 6-0, 275
DL-B.J. Stevens, Gateway, Sr., 6-2, 240
DL-Aaron Donald, Penn Hills, Jr., 6-2, 220
LB-A.J. Fenton, McDowell, Sr., 6-2, 225
LB-Dorian Bell, Gateway, Sr., 6-1, 225
LB-Dan Mason, Penn Hills, Sr., 6-0, 220
LB-Kyle Baublitz, Central York, Jr., 6-5, 244
LB-Mike Hull, Canon McMillan, Jr., 6-1, 215
DB-Chris Houston, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt, Sr., 5-10, 177
DB-John Schademan, Bethel Park, Sr., 6-0, 190
DB-Jaleel Clark, Parkland, Sr., 6-5, 205
DB-Corey Brown, Gateway, Sr., 6-1, 185
SPEC-Justin Shirk, Central Dauphin, Sr., 6-1, 222
SPEC-Kalif Walker, Frankford, Sr., 5-8, 165
P-Todd Maciejewski, Red Lion, Sr., 6-4, 210

Second Team
Offense

TE-Eric Fath, Quakertown, Sr., 6-3, 230
WR-Devin Street, Bethlehem Liberty, Sr., 6-4, 180
WR-Alex Fegley, West Lawn Wilson, Sr., 6-0, 160
OL-Chris Horner, Delaware Valley, Sr., 6-3, 265
OL-Bobby Panchisin, Malvern Prep, Sr., 6-2, 280
OL-Brandon Morris, Cumberland Valley, Sr., 6-2, 260
OL-Tom Ricketts Jr., North Allegheny, Jr., 6-6, 250
OL-Tim Putman, Garnet Valley, Sr., 6-0, 235
QB-C.J. Brown, Seneca Valley, Sr., 6-3, 190
QB-Jordan Davis, York William Penn, Sr., 5-11, 170
RB-Lyle Marsh, Bethel Park, Sr., 6-1, 215
RB-Bernard Pierce, Glen Mills, Sr., 6-0, 205
RB-Nico Price, McKeesport, Sr., 6-0, 235
RB-Mike Frenette, Cumberland Valley, Sr., 5-9, 175
SPEC-Tim Keyser, Garnet Valley, Sr., 5-10, 175
SPEC-Alex Kenney, State College, Jr., 6-0, 190
SPEC-Nate Daniels, Muhlenberg, Sr., 6-2, 175
K-Matt Oczypok, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Sr., 6-0, 185

Defense
DL-Brad Gore, McDowell, Sr., 6-2, 258
DL-Jack Lippert, Central Dauphin, Sr., 6-4, 250
DL-Akeem Smith, Frankford, Sr., 6-4, 285
DL-Dana Brown, McKeesport, Sr., 6-1, 265
DL-Paul Carrezola, Neshaminy, Sr., 6-4, 245
LB-Steve Marck, Pennsbury, Sr., 6-4, 240
LB-Nick Sizemore, Manheim Township, Sr., 6-2, 225
LB-C.J. Mooney, Malvern Prep, Sr., 6-4, 235
LB-Pat Zerbe, West Lawn Wilson, Sr., 6-2, 250
LB-Colton Weaver, West Lawn Wilson, Sr., 6-0, 215
DB-Anthony Holmes, Harrisburg, Sr., 6-1, 185
DB-Liam McGrath, Haverford Township, Sr., 6-0, 155
DB-Dom Mills, State College, Jr., 6-3, 230
DB-Brandon Ifill, Penn Hills, Jr., 6-0, 185
SPEC-Billy Conners, Malvern Prep, Sr., 5-11, 175
SPEC-Yusef Reddick, Bethlehem Freedom, Sr., 5-7, 145
P-Cody Webster, Central Dauphin East, Jr., 6-4, 180

Player of the Year - Anthony Gonzalez, Bethlehem Liberty
Coach of the Year - Tim Moncman, Bethlehem Liberty

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Liberty Enters USA Today Super 25 at #21

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


This Friday and Saturday marks the end of the 2008 high school football season, and with California, Florida and Texas staging its state championships, a lot will be decided.

When it comes to USA Today's mythical national championship, it will come down to four big games. #1 St. Thomas Aquinas controls its destiny. The Raiders will play #6 Lakeland Friday for the state's 5A title. Waiting in the wings are #2 Centennial, which will play #16 De La Salle in the California Division I title, # 3 Long Beach Poly, which plays Sacramento Grant for the California Open Division title, and #4 Allen, which plays Hightower for the Class 5A Division I in Texas.

Last weekend #13 Trinity (KY) and #17 Camden County (GA) claimed state titles. Liberty, which beat former #17 Bethel Park for the Pennsylvania AAAA title, is the only new team in the Super 25.

Here are the rankings...

1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 14-0, LW: #1
2. Centennial (Corona, CA) 14-0, LW: #2
3. Long Beach Poly (CA) 14-0, LW: #3
4. Allen (TX) 14-1, LW: #4
5. Skyline (Issaquah, WA) 14-0, LW: #5
6. Lakeland (FL) 14-0, LW: #6
7. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) 15-0, LW: #7
8. Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 15-0, LW: #8
9. Byrnes (Duncan, SC) 14-1, LW: #9
10. Trinity (Euless, TX) 13-1, LW: #10
11. Plant (Tampa, FL) 13-1, LW: #11
12. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH) 14-1, LW: #12
13. Trinity (Louisville, KY) 14-1, LW: #13
14. Center Grove (Greenwood, IN) 14-1, LW: #14
15. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) 11-1, LW: #15
16. De La Salle (Concord, CA) 12-1, LW: #16
17. Camden County (Kingsland, GA) 15-0, LW: #21
18. Armwood (Seffner, FL) 12-1, LW: #18
19. River Hill (Clarksville, MD) 14-0, LW: #19
20. Oceanside (CA) 12-0-1, LW: #20
21. Liberty (Bethlehem, PA) 15-1, LW: NR
22. Maine South (Park Ridge, IL) 14-0, LW: #22
23. Timpview (Provo, UT) 13-0, LW: #23
24. Muskegon (MI) 14-0, LW: #24
25. Union (Tulsa, OK) 13-1, LW: #13

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Liberty Tops #17 Bethel Park for 4A Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Liberty traded in its bridesmaid outfits for the glass slipper Saturday night beating nationally-ranked Bethel Park (#17 USA Today Super 25) 28-21 in overtime for Pennsylvania's AAAA championship. Liberty, which lost finished runner-up in 2005 and 2006, eneded a streak of four straight AAAA championships from schools from the WPIAL. Click here for game story.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Saturday, December 13, 2008

USA Today Super 25
Liberty 28 #17 Bethel Park 21 (OT)

Finals

AAAA

Liberty 28 Bethel Park 21 (OT)

AA
Wilmington 35 West Catholic 34 (2OTs)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wilmington Wins PA AA Title in Double OT

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Wilmington captured Pennsylvania's AA state championship with a 35-34 double overtime win over heavily favored West Catholic from Philadelphia. The Greyhounds weren't given much a chance against the Burrs, who entered the game having beaten playoff opponents by an average of over 40 points a game. It was the third time in the last four games that Wilmington needed overtime to win. Click here for game story.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thomas Jefferson Grabs Back-to-Back Pennsylvania AAA Titles

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Thomas Jefferson won its 31st straight in-state game Friday night and claimed its second straight Pennsylvania Class AAA football championship. TJ beat Archbishop Wood 34-7 at Hershey Park Stadium. Wood's appearance in the state title game marked the first time a school from the Philadelphia Catholic League played for a state championship. This is the first year that a PCL school was eligible for the state playoffs. Click here for game story.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Friday, December 12, 2008

Finals

AAA

Thomas Jefferson 34 Archbishop Wood 7

A
Steelton-Highspire 35 Clairton 16

Steelton-Highspire Wins Back-to-Back Pennsylvania Class A Titles

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Steelton-Highspire (16-0) captured its second straight Pennsylvania Class A title Friday with a 35-16 win over Clairton (15-1) at Hershey Park Stadium. The game marked the end of the the state's all-time leading rusher Jeremiah White, who was held to 81-yards on 20-carries. White ended his career with 9,027 yards rushing and two state titles. Click here for game story.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Semifinals

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

The western Pennsylvania AAAA semifinal might still be going if it weren't for a roughing the kicker call in the third overtime of Bethel Park's 38-35 win over Wilson West Lawn. After missing a 23-yard attempt, Patrick Lyndon was able to redeem himself with a 25-yard boot to put the Black Hawks in their first-ever state championship game next Saturday.

Bethel Park (#21 USA Today) will face Liberty, which beat North Penn 21-14 Saturday to avenge its only loss of the season, which came during the first week of the season. Liberty will playing in its third state championship game in four years. The Hurricanes are 0-2 in title tilts.

Click here for the Bethel Park-Wilson West Lawn game summary. Click here to read about Liberty's win over North Penn.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Saturday, December 6, 2008

Semifinals

USA Today Top 25
#21 Bethel Park 38 Wilson West Lawn 35 (3 OTs)

AAAA

Liberty 21 North Penn 14
Bethel Park 38 Wilson West Lawn 35 (3 OTs)

Friday, December 05, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Semifinals

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Friday, December 5, 2008

Semfinals

AAA

Archbishop Wood 13 Selinsgrove 7
Thomas Jefferson 49 West York 21

AA
West Catholic 37 Lancaster Catholic 14
Wilmington 29 Aliquippa 28

A
Steelton-Highspire 20 Schuylkill Haven 9
Clairton 24 Farrell 21

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Pennsylvania Semifinal Previews

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Pennsylvania's down to the Final Four in all four classification and two 2007 champs (Thomas Jefferson-AAA & Steelton Highspire-A) are still in the running to defend their titles.

In the AAA semis, Thomas Jefferson needs to beat West York to return to the state title game in Hershey. West York is hoping to build on last week's confidence builder against Manheim Central. The Bulldogs beat Manheim Central in the District 3 title game, which was Manheim's first district loss since 1988.

For a preview of how Thomas Jefferson is approaching the defense of its state crown, click here.

In the other AAA semifinal, Archbishop Wood is one of two Philadelphia Catholic League schools still alive for state titles. This is the first year that PCL teams are eligible for PIAA titles. West Catholic is the other PCL team. The two-time defending Catholic League Blue champs, who play Lancaster Catholic in the semis, have outscored opponents 704-173 this year.

Click here on some fun facts on the 21st year of PIAA state football playoffs.

To read more Pennsylvania semifinal previews, click on the games below...

AAAA
North Penn vs. Liberty
Bethel Park vs. Wilson West Lawn

AAA
Archbishop Wood vs. Selinsgrove
Thomas Jefferson vs. West York

AA
Philadelphia West Catholic vs. Lancaster Catholic Click here for game story
Aliquippa vs. Wilmington

A
Steelton-Highspire vs. Schuylkill Haven
Clairton vs. Farrell

Monday, December 01, 2008

North Penn Joins National Prep Poll

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


The are five new teams in this week's National Prep Poll released by PrepNation.com. North Penn (Lansdale, PA) bolts into the poll at #11. This week the Knights will play Liberty for Pennsylvania's eastern championship and the right to go to Hershey for the AAAA championship. North Penn is the only team to beat Liberty this year in the opening week of the season 23-15.

Phoebus (Hampton, VA) moves into the poll at #16 after knocking-off former #24 Stone Bridge to advance to Virginia's Division 5 title game next week. West Monroe (LA) joins the party at #18 followed by Central Grove (Greenwood, IN) at #22 and Glenville (Cleveland, OH) re-entering the poll at #23 on the strength of its 1-1 record against Ohio's Division I champ St. Ignatius, which moves up five spots to #8.

Here's the latest Top 25...

1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 12-0, LW: #1
2. Trinity (Euless, TX) 13-0, LW: #2
3. Long Beach Poly (CA) 12-0, LW: #5
4. Centennial (Corona, CA) 12-0, LW: #4
5. Armwood (Seffner, FL) 12-0, LW: #7
6. South Panola (Batesville, MS) 14-0, LW: #6
7. Hightower (Missouri City, TX) 11-0, LW: #8
8. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH) 14-1, LW: #13
9. Byrnes (Duncan, SC) 13-1, LW: #16
10. St. Xavier (Louisville, KY) 12-0, LW: #14
11. North Penn (Lansdale, PA) 14-0, LW: NR
12. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) 14-0, LW: #11
13. Skyline (Sammanish, WA) 13-0, LW: #9
14. Camden County (Kingsland, GA) 13-0, LW: #17
15. Bethel Park (PA) 14-0, LW: #15
16. Phoebus (Hampton, VA) 14-0, LW: NR
17. Maine South (Park Ridge, IL) 14-0, LW: #21
18. West Monroe (LA) 12-0, LW: NR
19. Allen (TX) 12-1, LW: #19
20. Lakeland (FL) 12-0, LW: #20
21. Centennial (Peoria, AZ) 12-0, LW: #22
22. Center Grove (Greenwood, IN) 14-1, LW: NR
23. Glenville (Cleveland, OH) 11-1, LW: NR
24. Timpview (Provo, UT) 13-0, LW: #23
25. Maryville (TN) 14-0, LW: #25

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Quarterfinals

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Liberty is back in familiar territory. Saturday the Hurricanes beat George Washington 30-13 to advance to the Pennsylvania AAAA eastern championship game next week against North Penn. The Hurricanes only loss this year was to North Penn 23-15 during the opening week of the regular season. Liberty finished 2005 and 2006 as state runner-up. Click here for game story.

Liberty vs. George Washington Highlights from Service Electric

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quarterfinals

AAAA

Liberty 30 George Washington 13
Wilson West Lawn 35 Cumberland Valley 7 Click here for game story

AA
Lancaster Catholic 41 Mt. Carmel 28 Click here for game story

Friday, November 28, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Quarterfinals

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Friday, November 28, 2008

Quarterfinals

AAAA
North Penn 28 Neshaminy 0
Bethel Park 17 State College 14

AAA
Selinsgrove 14, Berwick 6
Archbishop Wood 37, West Chester Rustin 7
Thomas Jefferson 35, Erie Strong Vincent 21
West York 15, Manheim Central 7 Click here for game story

AA
Philadelphia West Catholic 49, Dunmore 21
Aliquippa 42, Karns City 14
Wilmington 21, Martinsburg Central 19

A
Schuylkill Haven 43, Riverside 38
Steelton-Highspire 27, Bishop McCort 9
Clairton 26, Windber 0
Farrell 31, Cameron 0

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Thanksgiving Day

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


I said it all week long...throw out the records when it comes to Turkey Day high school football. Easton proved it Thursday beating arch-rival Phillipsburg (NJ) 35-14 in a game that saw the Red Rovers enter the contest with a 6-6 record and the Stateliners ready to play for a New Jersey state title next weekend.

Easton jumped out to a 35-0 halftime lead and never looked back taking a 57-40-5 lead in the all-time series. The victory was also the 131st of head coach Steve Shiffert's career, which ties him with Bob Rute for #1 on all-time victories list. Shiffert also equalled Rute's mark of 11 wins against the Liners. Shiffert is 11-4-1 all-time on Turkey Day.

Click here for game story.

Highlights Easton/Phillipsburg from Service Electric


Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Thursday, November 27, 2008


Bartram Charter 42, Del-Val Charter 0
Boyertown 16, Upper Perkiomen 14
Bristol 44, Morrisville 7 Click here for game story
Conestoga 11, Great Valley 8
Conwell-Egan 35, Truman 28 Click here for game story
Dobbins 14, Ben Franklin 0
Easton 35 Phillipsburg (NJ) 14
East Stroudsburg South 34 Stroudsburg 0 Click here for game story
Father Judge 42, Lincoln 6
Germantown 20, Martin Luther King 0
Imhotep Charter 20, Edison 6
Malvern Prep 34, St. Joseph's Prep 27
Northampton 19 Catasauqua 0 Click here for game story
Northeast 38, Central 0
Olney 23, Fels 16
Overbrook 18, West Philadelphia 7
Owen J. Roberts 34, Pottstown 13
Penn Wood 21, William Penn 6
Phoenixville 18, Spring-Ford 10
Pottsgrove 49, St. Pius X 14
Quakertown 34, Pennridge 29
Ridley 14, Interboro 7
Roman Catholic 48, Roxborough 0
Sun Valley 39, Chichester 20
Upper Darby 17, Haverford High 10
Upper Moreland 27, Hatboro-Horsham 13

Highlights Northampton-Catasauqua from Service Electric

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day Previews

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


As I mentioned earlier, it's hard for me to not put eastern Pennsylvania Turkey Day football at the top of my list when it comes to tradition. Some of the games, like Wilson-Nazareth and Emmaus-Whitehall have either disappeared or been move to the regular season because of the longer state playoffs.

Below you will find links to some of the backyard brawls that still exist.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Boyertown-Upper Perk
Catasauqua-Northampton Northampton leads series 51-30-4
Easton-Phillipsburg Easton leads series 56-40-5
East Stroudsburg South-Stroudsburg 64th Meeting for The Little Brown Jug
Pennridge-Quakertown Series began in 1930

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Easton (PA) vs. Phillipsburg (NJ) Round 102

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


As most readers of The High School Football Huddle know, I'm partial to eastern Pennsylvania football. Year-in and year out it produces great teams. It may not put a lot of blue chippers on Rivals.com and Scout.com lists, but as far as team play goes, most of the top teams would be able to hold their own against competition from around the country.

Now on to what I believe is the best Thanksgiving Day football game...Easton (PA) vs. Phillipsburg, who will meet for the 102nd time on Thursday to grab bragging rights along the Delaware River, which is all that separates the two schools.

Plenty of tradition to go around as Phillipsburg is New Jersey's winningest program, while Easton is #2 in Pennsy.

Below you will find links to lots of stories from the Express-Times, which is the local paper that has covered this series which began on December 3, 1905 and has been played on every Thanksgiving since 1916. How big is the game...ESPN has aired it live twice.

Click here for a game preview story.

Serving-Up A Turkey and High School Football Feast


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the year when tradition reigns supreme in high school football. Yes, it truly is a day when records are thrown out the window and two teams battle for pride and bragging rights.

Some 40-years ago I attended my first-ever high school game, and can remember it like it was yesterday. The game was between my alma mater Wilson and it's hated Turkey Day rival Nazareth. The game then was played around 10 in the morning at Lehigh University's Taylor Stadium, which was a big treat for not only the players, but the fans. Kinda made you feel that you were in the big leagues.

Wilson and Nazareth no longer play each other, which saddens me, but there is talk of renewing the rivalry next year. Click here for that story from the Express-Times.

After freezing my butt off at Wilson and Nazareth, my parents then took me back to Lafayette College in Easton where I watched Easton battle Phillipsburg in the Battle of the Delaware. Two years ago, the Pennsylvania and New Jersey rivals played their 100th game in front of a national TV audience on ESPN.

Ahhh, the memories of watching two games within a six hour period! Helped build-up healthy appetite for the Thanksgiving meal!

Over the next couple of days, I'm going to be posting stories from around the country about the best Turkey Day high school football traditions.

Enjoy and don't eat too much!!

Jeff

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bethel Park Moves Into USA Today Super 25

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Two Top 25 teams saw their 2008 seasons come to a close on a down note over the weekend. Former #3 Gateway (Monroeville, PA) lost 10-6 to Bethel Park in the WPIAL AAAA championship game, which moves BP into the poll at #23. Also new to the poll is Utah's Timpview, which won its third straight 4A title last weekend. The Thunderbirds take over the #24 spot vacated by Northside (Warner Robins, GA), which lost to unbeaten Camden County in the second round of the Georgia high school football playoffs.

Here's the new Top 25...

1. Trinity (Euless, TX) 12-0, LW: #1
2. St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 11-0, LW: #2
3. Armwood (Seffner, FL) 11-0, LW: #4
4. Lowndes (Valdosta, GA) 11-0, LW: #6
5. Centennial (Corona, CA) 11-0, LW: #7
6. Long Beach Poly (CA) 11-0, LW: #5
7. Skyline (Issaquah, WA) 12-0, LW: #8
8. Madison County (Madison, FL) 10-0, LW: #9
9. Lakeland (FL) 11-0, LW: #11
10. South Panola (Batesville, MS) 13-0, LW: #10
11. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) 13-0, LW: #12
12. Dorman (Roebuck, SC) 13-0, LW: #13
13. Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 12-0, LW: #14
14. Allen (TX) 11-1, LW: #15
15. Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA) 13-0, LW: #16
16. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH) 13-1, LW: #17
17. St. Xavier (Louisville, KY) 11-0, LW: #18
18. Elder (Cincinnati, OH) 13-1, LW: #19
19. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) 9-1, LW: #20
20. River Hill (Clarksville, MD) 12-0, LW: #21
21. De La Salle (Concord, CA) 9-1, LW: #22
22. Byrnes (Duncan, SC) 12-1, LW: #23
23. Bethel Park (PA) 13-0, LW: NR
24. Timpview (Provo, UT) 13-0, LW: NR
25. Oceanside (CA) 9-0-1, LW: #25

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - 3rd Round

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Bethel Park's first-ever WPIAL state football championship will be remembered for a long-time by Black Hawk fans. The #2 ranked Black Hawks used a rock solid defense to shutdown nationally-ranked Gateway (#3 USA Today) to advance to the state quarterfinals with a 10-6 victory at Heinz Field. Coming into the game, the Gators were averaging over 40-points a game and their lowest points total was 24. Click here for a game story.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Saturday, November 22, 2008


Eastern PA

USA Today Super 25
Bethel Park 10 Gateway 6

AAAA

Liberty 28 Freedom 14

AAA
Manheim Central 26 Mechanicsburg 21 Click here for game story

AA
West Catholic 63 Palisades 20 Click here for game story

Western PA

WPIAL Championships


AAAA
Bethel Park 10 Gateway 6

AAA
Thomas Jefferson 34 Blackhawk 14 Click here for game story

AA
Aliquippa 8 Beaver Falls 6 Click here for game story

A
Clairton 12 Monaca 6 Click here for game story

AAAA
State College 22 Erie McDowell 10

AA
Karns City 32 North Star 14

A
Cameron County 18 Clarion
Farrell 28 Linesville 7

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - 3rd Round

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


There's a new all-time rushing leader in Pennsylvania. Friday, Steelton-Highspire's Jeremiah Young passed East Stroudsburg's James Mungro's record of 8,432 yards set back in 1995. The defending Class A state champs also advanced to the eastern quarterfinals with a 49-16 win over Camp Hill.

Steelton-Highspire running back Jeremiah Young breaks state rushing record


Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Friday, November 21, 2008

Eastern PA


Class AAAA
North Penn 41 Downingtown West 21
Neshaminy 21 Garnet Valley 14
Cumberland Valley 44 Governor Mifflin 0
Wilson West Lawn 48 Bishop McDevitt 6

Class AAA
Berwick 13 Wilson 6
Selinsgrove 35 Hollidaysburg 10
West Chester Rustin 21 Upper Moreland 14
West York 20 Garden Spot 0

Class AA
Dunmore 48 Wilkes-Barre GAR 13
Lancaster Catholic 41 Middletown 0
Mount Carmel 35 Montoursville 21

Class A
Riverside 25 Southern Columbia 7
Schuylkill Haven 43 Communications Tech 0
Steel-High 49 Camp Hill 16

Western PA

Class AA

Martinsburg Central 41 Central Cambria 6

Click here to go to The High School Football Huddle for news and scores around the country.

WPIAL (PA) Championships Preview

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


I said it before, but with all due respect to other states, it's really hard to disagree that one of the toughest championships to win in high school football is a WPIAL title. Saturday, the 100 year old western Pennsylvania league will crown its four champs. Last year three (Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Thomas Jefferson and Jeannette) out of the state's four state champs came out of the WPIAL. Out of the three, only TJ is back to defend its title.

Thomas Jefferson will take on Blackhawk for the AAA at 5 o'clock.
The Cougars are coached by Joe Hamilton, who will be making his 11th WPIAL championship appearance. Hamilton brings a 4-6 record in title games into the contest. Hamilton, who's spent 43 years as a head football coach in the WPIAL is only one of two WPIAL coaches to win over 300-games in a career...the other Jim Render of Upper St. Clair.

Here's a look at tomorrow's quadruple-header at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field. Click on the games for previews from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

AAAA
#4 Gateway (12-0) vs. Bethel Park (12-0)

AAA
Thomas Jefferson (11-1) vs. Blackhawk (11-1)

AA
Aliquippa (10-2) vs. Beaver Falls (12-0)

A
Clairton (12-0) vs. Monaca (11-1)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - 2nd Round Playoffs

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Saturday, November 15, 2008

Eastern PA

Philadelphia Catholic League
CLASS AAAA Final

La Salle 28, Father Judge 20

District 1-11-12
CLASS A Semifinal

Communications Tech 22, Jenkintown 10

District 11
CLASS AA Final

Palisades 26, Palmerton 21

CLASS A Final
Schuylkill Haven 43, Williams Valley 7

District 12
CLASS AAA Final

Archbishop Wood 56, Dobbins 6

Regular Season
Harry S Truman 15, Stroudsburg 14
Radnor 35, Lower Merion 28
West Philadelphia 12, University City 0

Western PA

District 6
CLASS AA Semifinals

Central 29, Forest Hills 26

CLASS A Semifinals
Portage 26, Purchase Line 7

Districts 6-9-10
CLASS AAAA Semifinals

Erie McDowell 40, DuBois 12

District 10
CLASS AA Semifinals

Slippery Rock 27, Sharon 10
Wilmington 36, General McLane 7

PIAA Playoffs
CLASS AA Play-in Round

North Star 62, Langley 14

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - 2nd Round Playoffs

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


WPIAL fans won't get the rematch they were hoping for in the AAAA championship game. Friday night, Bethel Park beat McKeesport 20-13 in the semifinals to advance to next week's title game against nationally-ranked Gateway at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Many had expected McKeesport to the final where it would try to avenge a regular season finale loss to the Gators. Click here for a game story.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Friday, November 14, 2008

Eastern PA

District 1

CLASS AAAA Quarterfinals
Downingtown West 28, Conestoga 21
Garnet Valley 14, Pennsbury 12
Neshaminy 31, Ridley 3

CLASS AAA Semifinals
Upper Moreland 33, Owen J. Roberts 14
West Chester Rustin 21, Pottsgrove 13

District 2

CLASS AAA Championship

Berwick 3, Abington Heights 0

CLASS AA Semifinals
Dunmore 34, Lakeland 13
Wilkes-Barre GAR 17, Hanover Area 12

CLASS A Championship
Riverside 48, Old Forge 21

Districts 2-11

CLASS AAAA Semifinals

Bethlehem Freedom 42, Hazleton Area 25

District 3

CLASS AAAA Quarterfinals

Bishop McDevitt 39, William Penn of York 7
Cumberland Valley 42, Penn Manor 10
Governor Mifflin 35, Central York 6
Wilson West Lawn 46, Muhlenberg 0

CLASS AAA Quarterfinals
Garden Spot 20, Greencastle-Antrim 0
Manheim Central 26, Cocalico 7
Mechanicsburg 31, Daniel Boone 7
West York 56, Conrad Weiser 30

CLASS AA Semifinals
Lancaster Catholic 45, Wyomissing 7
Middletown 35, Delone Catholic 0

CLASS A Semifinals
Camp Hill 42, Reading Holy Name 41
Steelton-Highspire 42, Millersburg 7

District 4

CLASS AAA Championship

Selinsgrove 35, Jersey Shore 7

CLASS AA Semifinals
Montoursville 42, Athens 7
Mount Carmel 35, Lewisburg 0

CLASS A Championship
Southern Columbia 37, Line Mountain 14

Districts 6-8-9-10

CLASS AAAA Semifinals

State College 23, Central Mountain 0

District 11

Class AAAA Semifinals

Bethlehem Liberty 26, Emmaus 20

Eastern Conference Playoffs

CLASS AAAA Championship

Northampton 6, Easton 0

CLASS AAA Championship
Pottsville 21, Scranton Prep 15

CLASS AA Championship
Loyalsock 32, Tamaqua 20

CLASS A Championship
Tri-Valley 43, Lourdes Regional 7

Regular Season
Hatboro-Horsham 25, Boyertown 21
Haverford 17, Sun Valley 0
Marple Newtown 17, Academy Park 16
Penn Wood 38, Spring-Ford 21

Western PA

District 5

CLASS A Championship

Windber 42, Conemaugh Township 21

District 6

CLASS AAA Championship

Hollidaysburg 39, Johnstown 14

CLASS AA Semifinals
Central Cambria 27, Tyrone 20

CLASS A Semifinals
Bishop McCort 24, Bellwood-Antis 20

Districts 6-8-9-10

CLASS AAAA Semifinals

State College 23, Central Mountain 0

CLASS AAA First Round
Clearfield 24, Brashear 21

District 7 (WPIAL)

CLASS AAAA Semifinals

Bethel Park 20, McKeesport 13
Gateway 38, Penn Hills 23 Click here for game story

CLASS AAA Semifinals
Blackhawk 36, Highlands 7
Thomas Jefferson 47, New Castle 20

CLASS AA Semifinals
Aliquippa 27, Shady Side Academy 14
Beaver Falls 35, Jeannette 28 Click here for game story

CLASS A Semifinals
Clairton 16, Rochester 0
Monaca 17, Avonworth 6

District 9

CLASS AA Championship

Karns City 62, Moniteau 9

CLASS A Semifinals
Cameron County 21, Coudersport 7
Clarion 18, Elk County Catholic 12, OT

District 10

CLASS AAA Championship

Erie Strong Vincent 28, Erie Cathedral Prep 0 Click here for game story

CLASS A Semifinals
Farrell 31, Saegertown 0
Linesville 35, Mercer 7

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Story That Transcends Football

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Last week I talked about how disgusted I was when I read that the NY Times ran another story about former Hoover (AL) High head coach Rush Propst, who continues to receive publicity even though his track record seems to only fit into his "me-me" philosophy. So with that in mind, The High School Football Huddle is trying to find our readers the "good" stories.

Today, I found a great story about Avonworth (PA) running back Khiry Watts, who has helped his team to the WPIAL semfinals Friday night against Monaca. The story appears in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and focuses on Watts, who was adopted by Eric and Diane Templin as a freshman. Click here to read the story, and if you know of a great story that Huddle readers should know about, please feel free to email them to me at jeff@blitzgroupllc.com.

Enjoy,

Jeff Fisher

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - 1st Round Playoffs

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


The Freedom Patriots made history Saturday with the school's first-ever district football playoff win. The Pates beat Wyoming Valley West in the quarterfinal round of the District 11-2 subregional quarterfinals. Freedom moves on to play top-seeded Hazleton next Friday. To read a game story, click here.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Saturday, November 8, 2008

Eastern PA - 1st Round Playoffs


District 1

Class AAAA

Pennsbury 45, Penncrest 14

Districts 1-11

Class AA Quarterfinals

Jenkintown 22, Del-Val Charter 12

District 2

Class AAA Semfinals

Abington Heights 21, Pittston Area 8

District 3
Class AAAA 1st Round
Central York 24, Harrisburg 21 Click here for game story
Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 28, Red Lion 6 Click here for game story

Class AA Quarterfinals
Wyomissing 31, Bermudian Springs 7

District 4

Class AA Semifinals

Line Mountain 14, Canton 0

Class A Quarterfinals
Montoursville 56, Towanda 26
Mount Carmel 50, Troy 0

District 11
Class AAAA Quarterfinals

Bethlehem Freedom 48, Wyoming Valley West 14

Class AAA Semifinals
Wilson 49, Saucon Valley 14 Click here for game story

Class AA Semifinals
Palisades 34, Pine Grove 21
Palmerton 27, North Schyulkill 21

Class A Semifinals
Schyulkill Haven 58, Pottsville Nativity 13
Williams Valley 20, Marian Catholic 7

Philadelphia Catholic League
Class AAAA Semifinals

La Salle 31, St. Joseph's Prep 28

Class AAA Final
Archbishop Wood 44, Conwell-Egan 14

Philadelphia Public League
Class AAAA Final

Washington 41, Northeast 34, 3OT

Class AAA Final
Dobbins 33, Mastbaum 6

Contingency games
Springfield Delco 23, Lower Merion 19
Chester 19, Cheltenham 11
Haverford School 6, Episcopal Academy 0
Hill School 26, Lawrenceville 0
Kennett 33, Bishop Shanahan 21
Malvern Prep 18, Chestnut Hill 0
Penn Charter 6, Germantown Academy 0
Perkiomen School 33, Pennington Prep, N.J. 13
Perkiomen Valley 20, Methacton 18
Pottsville 21, Bethlehem Catholic 14
Worcester Academy, Mass. 16, Valley Forge 13

Western PA

District 5
Class AA Championship

North Star 37, Chestnut Ridge 19

Class A Semifinals
Windber 35, Northern Bedford 15

District 6

Class AA Quarterfinals

Central 21, Penn Cambria 14
Purchase Line 38, Homer-Center 20

Class A Quarterfinals
Bellwood-Antis 13, Moshannon Valley 7
Purchase Line 38, Homer-Center 20

District 9

Class A Quarterfinals

Coudersport 31, Johnsonburg 8
Elk County Catholic 27, Curwensville 24, 2OT

District 10

Class AA Quarterfinals

General McLane 42, Greenville 28
Sharon 35, Fairview 7
Slippery Rock 21, North East 7
Wilmington 41, Girard 0

Pittsburgh City Championship
Brashear 26, Perry Traditional Academy 20

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Week 11

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Teams from the eastern part of Pennsylvania joined the party Friday night as the post-season came to schools east of the WPIAL. For the most part all the teams that were supposed to win...did. However, out west, defending PIAA Class AAAA champ Pittsburgh Central Catholic won't be back to defend its title. McKeesport beat the Vikings 28-6 to advance to next week's WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals where it will meet Bethel Park. Click here to read about McKeesport's quarterfinal victory.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Friday, November 7, 2008

Eastern PA


District 1 1st Round

Class AAAA
Abington 48, Glen Mills 35
Conestoga 26, Upper Dublin 15
Downingtown West 31, Coatesville 9
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Neshaminy 24, Downingtown East 6
North Penn 35, Souderton 7
Ridley 21, Quakertown 0

CLASS AAA
Owen J. Roberts 30, Great Valley 29, 2OT
Pottsgrove 42, Interboro 20
Upper Moreland 26, Phoenixville 20
West Chester Rustin 27, Strath Haven 14

Districts 1-11-12 1st Round

Class A

Communications Tech 18, Bristol 14

District 2 1st Round

Class AAA

Berwick 12, Wilkes-Barre Coughlin 0

Class AA

Hanover Area 26, Lake-Lehman 18
Lakeland 28, Valley View 0

Class A
Old Forge 27, Northwest 7
Riverside 66, Wilkes-Barre Meyers 22

Districts 2-11 1st Round

Class AAAA

Hazleton Area 30, East Stroudsburg South 14
Emmaus 28, Delaware Valley 0

District 3 1st Round

Class AAAA

Cumberland Valley 49, Warwick 13
Governor Mifflin 31, Central Dauphin 28
Muhlenberg 41, Hempfield 38
Penn Manor 42, Dallastown 7
William Penn of York 21, Red Land 7
Wilson-West Lawn 35, Elizabethtown 14

Class AAA
Cocalico 49, Susquehanna Township 30
Conrad Weiser 28, Northern Lebanon 18
Daniel Boone 42, Northern York 24
Garden Spot 46, Lebanon 34
Greencastle-Antrim 42, Kennard-Dale 39
Manheim Central 45, ELCO 14
Mechanicsburg 35, East Pennsboro 7
West York 38, Hershey 0

Class AA
Delone Catholic 38, York Suburban 0
Lancaster Catholic 42, Biglerville 14
Middletown 19, Trinity 15

Class A
Camp Hill 42, York Catholic 21
Millersburg 41, Reading Central Catholic 7
Reading Holy Name 38, Upper Dauphin 13
Steelton-Highspire 39, Columbia 6

District 4 1st Round

Class AAA

Jersey Shore 54, East Juniata 25
Selinsgrove 35, Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech 0

Class AA
Lewisburg 30, Hughesville 21

Class A
Southern Columbia 41, Bloomsburg 0

District 11 1st Round

Class AAAA

Bethlehem Liberty 19, Parkland 0
Emmaus 28, Delaware Valley 0
Hazleton 30, East Stroudsburg South 14

CLASS AAA
Bangor 28, Southern Lehigh 14

Eastern Conference Playoffs

Division IIII Semifinals

Easton 34, Wallenpaupack 10
Northampton 42, Pocono Mountain West 26

Division III Semifinals
Scranton Prep 40, Hamburg 13

Division II Semifinals
Loyalsock 28, Carbondale 7
Tamaqua 35, Kutztown 14

Division I Semifinals
Lourdes Regional 30, Bucktail 0
Tri-Valley 21, Muncy 0

Philadelphia Catholic League

CLASS AAAA 1st Round

Father Judge 30, Cardinal O'Hara 14

Contingency Games
Academy Park 48, Moyer Academy, Del., 0
Bartram 30, Imhotep Charter 20
Chichester 34, Octorara 19
Frankford 32, West Philadelphia 0
Garnet Valley 21, Pennridge 7
Germantown 22, Southern 0
Marple Newtown 38, St. Pius X 6
Martin Luther King 22, FitzSimons 18
Olney 18, Central 7
Penn Wood 21, Harriton 20
Radnor 23, Archbishop Carroll 7
Ridley 21, Quakertown 0
Simon Gratz 54, Nueva Esperanza 6
Upper Darby 41, Upper Perkiomen 20
West Chester East 19, Sun Valley 14
West Chester Henderson 39, Plymouth Whitemarsh 20
William Penn 8, Edison 6

Western PA

District 5

Class A Semifinals

Conemaugh Township 35, Everett 19

District 6

Class AAA Semifinals

Johnstown 35, Indian Valley 7

Class AA Quarterfinals
Forest Hills 28, Richland 0
Tyrone 34, Bald Eagle Area 0

Class A 1st Round
Bishop McCort 31, Laurel Valley 6
Portage 21, Mt. Union 0

District 7

CLASS AAAA Quarterfinals

Bethel Park 41, North Allegheny 21
Gateway 24, Shaler 0
McKeesport 28, Pittsburgh Central Catholic 6
Penn Hills 27, North Hills 0

CLASS AAA Quarterfinals
Blackhawk 47, Mars 7
Highlands 35, Montour 34, OT
New Castle 55, Indiana 49
Thomas Jefferson 35, Hopewell 16
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CLASS AA Quarterfinals
Aliquippa 32, Greensburg Central Catholic 14
Beaver Falls 42, Ford City 21
Jeannette 57, Beaver 28
Shady Side Academy 28, Center 14

CLASS A Quarterfinals
Avonworth 30, North Catholic 8
Clairton 47, Monessen 0
Monaca 48, South Side Beaver 7
Rochester 35, Western Beaver 14

District 9

Class AAA Championship

Clearfield 42, St. Marys 20

Class AA Semifinals
Karns City 42, Kane 14
Moniteau 55, Brookville 7

Class A Quarterfinals
Clarion 19, Redbank Valley 0
Cameron County 57, Keystone 22

District 10

Class AAA Semifinals

Erie Cathedral Prep 45, Grove City 21
Erie Strong Vincent 35, Meadville 14

Class A First Round
Farrell 25, Union City 0
Linesville 21, Cambridge Springs 7
Mercer 28, Iroquois 14
Saegertown 49, Sharpsville 27

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Week 10

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


For the first time ever, the Philadelphia Catholic League football teams will be eligible to play for Pennsylvania high school football championships this season, and with that in mind, it's time to turn a little focus to the southeast part of the state, which has cranked-out a lot of great teams over the years that could only settling for a city championship.

The post-season got underway Saturday and the first team to qualify for the state tourney is West Catholic, which is ranked #4 by the Harrisburg Patriot-News in Class AA, won the Philadelphia Catholic League AA title with a solid 56-7 win over Archbishop Carroll.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Saturday, November 1, 2008

Eastern PA

Philadelphia Catholic League
Class AAA Semifinals


Conwell-Egan 17, Philadelphia North Catholic 14
Monsignor Bonner 24, Archbishop Ryan 7

Class AA Championship

Philadelphia West Catholic 56, Archbishop Carroll 7

Philadelphia Public League
Class AAAA Semifinals

Northeast 3, Frankford 0
Washington 38, Overbrook 0

Class AAA Semifinals

Dobbins 26, William Penn 6
Mastbaum 28, Roxborough 13

Class AA Championship

Bok 32, Benjamin Franklin 12

Class A Championship

Communications Tech 26, Del-Val Charter 0

Regular Season
Academy of New Church 36, George School 20
Allentown Dieruff 53, Allentown Allen 0
Bangor 7, Pen Argyl 0, OT
Bethlehem Liberty 20, Bethlehem Freedom 14
Canton 21, Troy 17
Cheltenham 35, Plymouth Whitemarsh 14
Council Rock North 20, Council Rock South 18
Crestwood 42, Holy Redeemer 14
Downingtown West 54, Bishop Shanahan 14
Erie McDowell 42, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 28
Great Valley 38, Kennett 14
Harrisburg 55, Altoona 7
Haverford School 12, Germantown Academy 0
Jenkintown 34, Pennington Prep, N.J. 29
Kennard-Dale 29, Susquehannock 24
Lake-Lehman 27, Dallas 22
Lewisburg 41, Warrior Run 14
Lourdes Regional 14, Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech 12
Malvern Prep 55, Penn Charter 21
Neumann-Goretti 25, Cardinal Dougherty 0
Old Forge 56, Susquehanna 24
Spring-Ford 29, St. Pius X 8
Upper Moreland 34, Norristown 0
Wilson 45, Notre Dame-Green Pond 0
Wyoming Valley West 28, Wilkes-Barre Couglin 13

Western PA
District 6 Playoffs
Class A First Round


Homer-Center 42, Blacklick Valley 22
Laurel Valley 14, Northern Cambira 6
Mount Union 41, Blairsville 28

Regular Season
Harrisburg 55, Altoona 7
Erie McDowell 42, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 28
Kiski School 36, Mercersburg Academy 34
Greenville 38, Slippery Rock 31

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Week 10

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

The WPIAL playoffs are underway and the opening round was kind to the higher ranked teams. In Class AAAA, McKeesport passed a tough test beating Upper St. Clair (6-4) 34-28. It was a good bounce back win for McKeesport (8-2), which was coming-off a hard fought loss to unbeaten and nationally-ranked Gateway in the regular season finale.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Friday, October 31, 2008

Highlights Pennsbury vs. Neshaminy from Varsity365.com



Eastern PA

Abington Heights 41, Honesdale 0
Academy Park 42, West Chester East 21
Athens 49, Sayre 0
Bermudian Springs 42, York Catholic 3
Carbondale 35, Holy Cross 20
Catasauqua 22, Northwestern 7
Central York 40, William Penn of York 21
Chestnut Hill Academy 14, Episcopal Academy 6
Coatesville 35, Avon Grove 18
Conestoga 56, Penncrest 40
Conrad Weiser 40, Twin Valley 0
Daniel Boone 48, Exeter 33
Delaware Valley 35, Wallenpaupack 0
Delone Catholic 58, Hanover 6
Downingtown East 19, West Chester Henderson 13
East Stroudsburg South 20, East Stroudsburg North 7
Easton 38, Bethlehem Catholic 31
Emmaus 17, Allentown Central Catholic 14
Fairfield 19, York County Tech 6
Garnet Valley 41, Ridley 28
Governor Mifflin 43, Muhlenberg 20
Hamburg 48, Schuylkill Valley 16
Hanover Area 41, Nanticoke 8
Haverford 30, Lower Merion 6
Hazleton Area 26, Berwick 14
Hershey 21, Gettysburg 7
Hughesville 34, Muncy 7
Interboro 41, Chichester 14
Jersey Shore 15, Danville 13
Jim Thorpe 27, Lehighton 20
Kutztown 45, Fleetwood 44, 3OT
Lakeland 35, Montrose 13
LaSalle 48, Cardinal O'Hara 21
Loyalsock 23, Shamokin 21
Marple Newtown 38, Harriton 6
Mechanicsburg 14, Red Land 7
Mid Valley 41, Lackawanna Trail 12
Mifflinburg 20, Shikellamy 19
Mount Carmel 28, North Schuylkill 21
Neshaminy 16 Pennsbury 13
North Penn 42, Pennridge 21
Northampton 20, Nazareth 7
Northeastern 27, Eastern York 17
Northern York 46, Big Spring 7
Northwest 35, East Juniata 0
Owen J. Roberts 31, Boyertown 26
Palmerton 34, Northern Lehigh 11
Panther Valley 28, Minersville 7
Parkland 40, Whitehall 10
Phoenixville 27, Methacton 22
Pine Grove 23, Line Mountain 8
Pittston Area 28, Wyoming Area 14
Pocono Mountain West 42, Pocono Mountain East 14
Pottsgrove 49, Pottstown 12
Pottsville 16, Wyomissing 0
Quakertown 27, Souderton 25
Reading High 24, Lancaster McCaskey 8
Reading Holy Name 17, Reading Central Catholic 7
Red Lion 20, Dallastown 14
Riverside 34, Dunmore 20
Saucon Valley 31, Palisades 14
Schuylkill Haven 42, Blue Mountain 15
Scranton Prep 43, Western Wayne 14
Selinsgrove 40, Montoursville 7
Shenandoah Valley 28, Mahanoy Area 0
South Western 35, New Oxford 0
South Williamsport 27, Montgomery 22
Southern Columbia 42, Milton 0
Southern Lehigh 35, Salisbury 0
Spring Grove 41, Dover 10
Springfield Delco 35, Radnor 6
Strath Haven 28, Upper Darby 6
Stroudsburg 38, Pleasant Valley 7
Tamaqua 31, Marian Catholic 21
Towanda 35, Wyalusing 6
Tunkhannock 42, Williamsport 28
Unionville 21, Sun Valley 0
Upper Dauphin 28, Tri-Valley 14
Valley View 21, Scranton 14
Wellsboro 28, North Penn-Blossburg 7
West Chester Rustin 42, Oxford 0
West Scranton 46, North Pocono 21
West York 28, Littlestown 14
Wilkes-Barre GAR 48, Wilkes-Barre Meyers 0
Wilson-West Lawn 24, Warwick 0
York Suburban 20, Biglerville 14

Western PA

DISTRICT 6
CLASS A

First Round
Bellwood-Antis 37, Bishop Guilfoyle 7
Portage 44, Claysburg-Kimmel 12
Purchase Line 42, Penns Manor 6

DISTRICT 7 (WPIAL)
CLASS AAAA
First Round

Bethel Park 42, Hempfield 20
Gateway 42, Mt. Lebanon 0
McKeesport 34, Upper St. Clair 28
North Allegheny 14, Woodland Hills 0
North Hills 31, Fox Chapel 0
Penn Hills 37, Pine-Richland 7
Pittsburgh Central Catholic 42, Penn-Trafford 0
Shaler 16, Canon-McMillan 0

CLASS AAA
First Round

Blackhawk 35, Ringgold 7
Highlands 49, Laurel Highlands 14
Hopewell 37, Greensburg Salem 27
Indiana 21, Trinity 6
Mars 15, Chartiers Valley 6
Montour 40, Yough 14
New Castle 53, Franklin Regional 20
Thomas Jefferson 45, Uniontown 7

CLASS AA
First Round

Aliquippa 20, Brownsville 10
Beaver 43, Sto-Rox 36
Beaver Falls 42, McGuffey 21
Center 31, Seton-LaSalle 10
Ford City 44, Keystone Oaks 14
Greensburg C.C. 42, Freeport 6
Jeannette 46, Valley 7
Shady Side Academy 42, Bishop Canevin 0

CLASS A
First Round

Avonworth 35, California 8
Clairton 42, Brentwood 7
Monaca 56, Carmichaels 22
Monessen 24, Serra Catholic 7
North Catholic 14, Fort Cherry 7
Rochester 42, Chartiers-Houston 22
South Side Beaver 7, Springdale 6
Western Beaver 38, Beth-Center 7

DISTRICT 8
CLASS AAA

First Round
Brashear 16, Langley 8

Other Games
Bald Eagle Area 13, Bellefonte 9
Brookville 48, Punxsutawney 27
Cedar Cliff 30, Central Dauphin East 7
Central Cambria 48, Somerset 6
Central Mountain 46, Penns Valley 19
Chestnut Ridge 20, Bedford 14
Clearfield 29, St. Marys 6
Cumberland Valley 27, Central Dauphin 20, OT
Hollidaysburg 25, DuBois 13
Huntingdon 42, Philipsburg-Osceola 28
Indian Valley 40, Lewistown 14
Johnstown 32, Penn Cambria 26
Lower Dauphin 21, Carlisle 14
Richland 34, Cambria Heights 14
Shade 44, Ferndale 7
State College 38, Chambersburg 3
Tunkhannock 42, Wiliamsport 28
Tyrone 38, Martinsburg Central 14
West Branch 34, Williamsburg 20
Windber 47, Berlin Brothersvalley 38

Pennsylvania Playoffs Begin

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


The eastern half of Pennsylvania wraps-up the regular season Friday night, while the western half of the state begins the post-season.

The WPIAL takes center stage out west with some of the best teams in the state ready to take one of the toughest trips to the state title games in Hershey in December. The WPIAL champ wins a spot in the state semifinals.

In the latest Patriot-News high school football rankings, three WPIAL teams are ranked #1 going into the post-season. Gateway, which ranked #3 by USA Today, is the top dog in AAAA, while Thomas Jefferson is #1 in Class AAA and Beaver Falls is ranked #1 in AA. Steelton-Highspire in Harrisburg is #1 team in the state's small classification.

Click here for a great story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for a story on the evolution of the WPIAL playoffs.

WPIAL Playoffs Opening Round

Class AAAA

Penn-Trafford vs. Pittsburgh Central Catholic
Pine-Richland at Penn Hills
Mt. Lebanon at Gateway
Upper St. Clair at McKeesport
Hempfield at Bethel Park
Shaler at Canon-McMillan
Fox Chapel at North Hills
Woodland Hills at North Allegheny

Class AAA
Marts at Chartiers Valley
Union at Thomas Jefferson
Laurel Highlands at Highlands
Trinity at Indiana
Hopewell at Greensburg Salem
Montour at Yough
Franklin Regional at New Castle
Ringgold at Blackhawk

Class AA
Bishop Canevin at Shady Side Academy
Keystone Oaks at Ford City
Beaver Area at Sto-Rox
Center at Seton-LaSalle
Freeport at Greensburg Central Catholic
Valley at Jeannette
East Allegheny at Aliquippa
McGuffey at Beaver Falls

Class A
Carmichaels at Monaca
Chartiers-Houston at Rochester
Brentwood at Clairton
North Catholic at Fort Cherry
California at Avonworth
South Side Beaver at Springdale
Serra Catholic at Monessen
Western Beaver at Beth-Center

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gateway Moves Up To #3 in USA Today Super 25

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Defending Texas Class 5A champ Trinity (Euless, TX) waited patiently all year for USA Today Super 25 pre-season #1 Byrnes (Duncan, SC) to slip-up. When Byrnes lost to Dorman on Saturday, Trinity was more than happy to climb one spot and put the bullseye on its chest. Byrnes tumbles out of the Top 25, while Dorman enters the poll at #14.

Here's the new rankings...

1. Trinity (Euless, TX) 8-0, LW: #2
2. St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 7-0, LW: #3
3. Gateway (Monroeville, PA) 9-0, LW: #4
4. Armwood (Seffner, FL) 8-0, LW: #5
5. Long Beach Poly (CA) 7-0, LW: #6
6. Lowndes (Valdosta, GA) 8-0, LW: #7
7. Skyline (Issaquah, WA) 8-0, LW: #8
8. Centennial (Corona, CA) 7-0, LW: #10
9. Madison County (Madison, FL) 6-0, LW: #11
10. South Panola (Batesville, MS) 9-0, LW: #12
11. Lakeland (FL) 7-0, LW: #13
12. River Hill (Clarksville, MD) 8-0, LW: #9
13. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) 9-0, LW: #14
14. Dorman (Roebuck, SC) 9-0, LW: NR
15. Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 8-0, LW: #15
16. Allen (TX) 7-1, LW: #16
17. Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA) 9-0, LW: #17
18. Glenville (Cleveland, OH) 10-0, LW: #18
19. Elder (Cincinnati, OH) 9-1, LW: #19
20. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) 5-1, LW: #20
21. Tuscaloosa County (Northport, AL) 9-0, LW: #21
22. De La Salle (Concord, CA) 6-1, LW: #22
23. St. Xavier (Louisville, KY) 7-0, LW: #23
24. Northside (Warner Robins, GA) 7-1, LW: #24
25. Oceanside (CA) 7-0, LW: #25

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Week 9

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

It wasn't a good day all around for Jeannette high school football. At the same time that the former star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his Ohio St. Buckeyes was losing to Penn St., his former teammates were watching their 24-game win streak go up in smoke with a 28-14 loss to Greensburg Central Catholic. Jeannette (8-1) entered the game ranked #3 in AA in the latest Harrisburg Patriot-News high school football rankings, Greensburg CC (9-0) was #7. For a game wrap-up, click here.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Saturday, October 25, 2008


Eastern PA
Abington Heights 40, Tunkhannock 21
Academy of New Church 52, Pennington 12
Archbishop Wood 26, North Catholic 0
Baynard Rustin 14, Great Valley 7
Ben Franklin 22, Imhotep Charter 0
Biglerville 48, York Co. Tech 8
Blair Academy 26, Hill School 14
Chester 16, Caravel 7
Chestnut Hill 31, Haverford School 16
Communications Tech 46, Prep Charter 0
Conwell-Egan 17, Archbishop Ryan 7
Del-Val Charter 24, High School of Future 0
Line Mountain 49, Mount Zion Christian (MD) 6
Lower Moreland 27, Jenkintown 14
Methacton 41, St. Pius X 19
Neshaminy 35, Bensalem 21
Northampton 17, Bethlehem Catholic 0
Owen J. Roberts 27, Perkiomen 26
Penn Wood 26, Chichester 13
Pius X 52, Sussex Technical 16
Susquenita 20, Scotland 14
Valley View 28 Scranton Prep 13
York Suburban 18, Kennard-Dale 15

Western PA
Bishop Walsh, Md. 36, Conemaugh Valley 18
Blacklick Valley 51, Rockwood 20
Farrell 68, Conneaut Lake 8
Greensburg Central Catholic 28, Jeannette 14
Grove City 42, Warren 13
Lakeview 32, Kennedy Catholic 0
Mars 28, Knoch 0
North Star 47, Ferndale 7
Schenley 41, Carrick 12
South Side Beaver 21, Western Beaver 14
Western Reserve Academy, Ohio 44, Kiski School 41