Sunday, June 07, 2009

by Jeff Fisher
The Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle

You know that the 2009 season is right around the corner when the national and regional interstate match-ups start getting announced.

In Wheeling, West Virginia, the Friends of Coal Prep Classic is back for its second year on September 5th. This year's tripleheader will feature four teams from Pennsylvania and two from Ohio, including the state's defending Division V champ Youngstown Ursuline.

Here are the match-ups with the team's 2008 records:

Friends of Coal Prep Classic
Woodland Hills, PA (4-5) vs. Steubenville, OH (14-1)
McKeesport, PA (8-3) vs. St. Joseph's Prep, PA (8-4)
Pittsburgh Central Catholic, PA (8-3) vs. Youngstown Ursuline, OH (15-0)

Pennsylvania Tables Football Playoff Expansion

by Jeff Fisher
Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle

Time to catch-up a little bit after a busy month of May that included trips to NYC, London and my first ever visit to Africa.

While I was on the Dark Continent, the PIAA decided to table the proposal to expand the football playoffs from four to six classifications. The proposal will probably come back around in July. Click here to read the story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.