Thursday, April 28, 2011

Possenti Out as Head Football Coach at Sun Valley

by Jeff Fisher
Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle

Sun Valley is in the market for a new head football coach.

School officials have decided not to re-hire Mark Possenti.  Last year the Vanguards finished 3-9 after a 1-11 season in 2009.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pennsylvania Names It's First-Ever Mr. Football

by Jeff Fisher
Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle

It took a while, but Pennsylvania has joined the list of top football states that honor their best players with a Mr. Football award...actually the Keystone State has started with for AAAA/AAA and the other for AA/A.

Rushell Shell of Hopewell High School won the AAAA/AAA Mr. Pennsylvania Football award, while Desimon Green of Clairton High won the AA/A award.  Shell and Green were chosen from a group of 10 finalists.

Shell, who is a junior running back, has rushed for 6,766 yards in his career.  He beat-out finalists Ryan Brumfield of Owen J. Roberts; Jalen Fitzpatrick of Harrisburg; Brendan Nosovitch of Allentown Central Catholic and Delvon Simmons of McKeesport.

Green, who is headed to Texas Tech, passed for nearly 1,900 yards and ran for 700 more last season.  He accounted for 43 touchdowns, plus added 14 sacks on defense.  The other AA/A finalists were: Julien Anderson of Washington; Christian Brumbaugh of South Fayette; Brandon Hollomon of West Catholic and Corey Talerico of Riverside.

The Pennsylvania Mr. Football Awards were sponsored by

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Carlynton HS Names New Football Coach

by Jeff Fisher
Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle

Terry George has been named as the new head football coach at Carlynton High School.

George, who has also been a head coach at Ambridge, Cornell and West Allegheny, is the Cougars third coach in three years.  He replaces John Vaughn, who was not brought back after a 2-7 finish in his first year on the job.

George is the 53rd new coach hired in the Keystone State since the end of the 2010 season.

Our partners at has compiled a list of the new coaches...

Pennsylvania Head Coaching Changes

Apollo-Ridge - John Skiba
Bethlehem Catholic – Joe Henrich
Bishop Guilfoyle - Justin Wheeler
Bishop McCort - Kevin Sheridan
Burrell - Kevin Horwatt
Butler Area - Clyde Conti
Cambria Heights - Jarrod Lewis
Cambridge Springs - Clint Rauscher
Camp Hill – Frank Gay
Carlynton - Terry George
Central Cambria - Sam Shutty
Central Dauphin East – George Chaump
Connellsville - Dave McDonald
Derry Area - Al Gaiardo
DuBois Area - Frank Varischetti
Elizabeth-Forward - Mike LeDonne
Episcopal Academy – Todd Fairlie
Fox Chapel - Eric Ravotti
Harry S. Truman – Ed Cubbage
Hempfield – Ron Zieber
Holy Cross – Jeff Stevens
Hughesville – Andy Brown
Laurel Highlands - Zach Just
Leechburg - Mark George
Middleton Area – Rob Deibler
Mifflin County - Steve Hayes
Montoursville – JC Keefer
Montrose Area – Russell Canevari
Neumann-Goretti – CJ Szydlik
Oxford Area – Mike Pietlock
Palmerton – Chris Walkowiak
Panther Valley – Lonnie Hazlet
Penncrest – Rick Stroup
Penn Wood – Troy Brooks
Pequea Valley – Evan Breisblatt
Peters Township - Rich Piccinini
Pittston Area – Mike Barrett
Riverside - Tom Liberty
Saegertown - Mike Rhoades
Somerset Area - Bob Landis
Southmoreland - Dominic Pecora
Spring Grove – Russ Stoner
Steelton-Highspire – Tom Hailey
Stroudsburg – Joe Bernard
Tunkhannock – Rod Azar
Twin Valley – Eric Hancock
Union City - Joe Sanford
Valley - Mark Kaczanowicz
Warrior Run – Mark Burrows
Wellsboro – Steve Boyce
Windber Area - Matt Grohal
York Catholic – Eric Depew
York Suburban – Brian Freed