The Funding Zone
 

Andrew Schaffer

Andrew Schaffer
 
 
 
 

Westinghouse defeats Steel Valley in convincing fashion

December 3, 2022

For the first time in 25 years the Pittsburgh City League will be represented in the PIAA State Championship. Westinghouse relied on was able to get there with a 26-7 win over unbeaten WPIAL champion Steel Valley. “It’s all about the city league, nobody outside of our locker room thought that we would be here […]

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Aliquippa rolls to easy win over Central Valley (Gallery)

November 26, 2022

The last time Aliquippa and Central Valley played it was a thrilling game. Tonight though was a completely different story with Aliquippa prevailing with a dominant 34-7 win over Central Valley. Central Valley got the ball to start the game but went three and out. Aliquippa started their first drive on their own 14 yard […]

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Steel Valley defeats Beaver Falls to win WPIAL 2A Championship

November 25, 2022

It was big plays and defense that won the game for Steel Valley in their 34-14 win over Beaver Falls. “Some people throw long passes, some people have long runs that’s how we’ve been winning, they come through that line and they’re gone” said Coach Braszo. The first quarter was certainly a wild one. Steel […]

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Belle Vernon rolls over Freeport

November 19, 2022

For the second straight season Belle Vernon will play for a WPIAL Championship. Belle Vernon advanced convincingly by dominating in their 42-0 win over Freeport. Belle Vernon leaned on their run game to win over Freeport. “We wanted to be multiple on offense, we wanted to distribute the ball a little bit” said Coach Humbert. […]

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McKeesport runs away from Armstrong

November 12, 2022

It was a rainy night at Armstrong and the rest of the WPIAL. But the weather sure didn’t slow down McKeesport’s run offense in their 41-21 victory over Armstrong. “This is the craziest weather played game I think I’ve ever played in, it was very very wet” said Coach Miller. McKeesport got the ball to […]

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Upper St. Clair wins thriller over Gateway

November 5, 2022

      It was a game that was expected to be a good one and it certainly lived up to the hype. Upper St. Clair came away with a 24-21 victory in the final minutes of the game. Upper St. Clair trailed most of the second half but found a way to win on […]

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Belle Vernon gets statement win over Elizabeth Forward

October 29, 2022

The Interstate Conference title was on the line Friday night at Elizabeth Forward. It was expected to be a good game but Belle Vernon proved to be too much in their 48-14 win over Elizabeth Forward. Belle Vernon got the ball to start the game and on the first play of the drive Braden Laux […]

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WPIAL Zone Presents: AJ’s Elite Eight Week 9 by @AJWPIAL

October 28, 2022

AAAAAA: 1- North Allegheny (8-1)- (3) Seneca Valley 7:30pm 2- Central Catholic (5-4)- (5) Gateway 7pm 3- Seneca Valley (6-3)- @ (1) North Allegheny 7:30pm 4- Canon Mac (5-4)- @ (5) Mt. Lebanon 7pm 5- Mt. Lebanon (5-4)- (4) Canon Mac 7pm   AAAAA: 1- Bethel Park (8-1)- (6) Peters Township 7pm 2- Pine Richland […]

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Central Valley uses strong first half to beat West Allegheny

October 22, 2022

So far this season Central Valley has been dominant on offense and defense. Tonight was no different in their 55-7 blowout win over West Allegheny. “Our guys were pretty locked in” said Coach Lyons. West Allegheny got the ball to start the game but went three and out. Central Valley started their first drive of […]

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WPIAL Zone Presents: AJ’s Elite Eight Week 8 by @AJWPIAL

October 21, 2022

AAAAAA: 1- North Allegheny (7-1)- (8) Penn Trafford 7:30pm 2- Seneca Valley (6-2)- (4) Central Catholic 7pm 3- Mt. Lebanon (3-5)- Baldwin 7pm 4- Central Catholic (4-4)- @ (2) Seneca Valley 7pm 5- Canon Mac (4-4)- (6) Peters Township 7pm AAAAA: 1- Bethel Park (7-1)- @ South Fayette 7pm 2- Pine Richland (5-3)- Woodland Hills […]

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Armstrong defeats Mars with strong first half

October 15, 2022

It was another big night for Armstrong’s offense in their 55-31 win over Mars. The offense was led by Cadin Olsen who threw for 346 yards and also surpassed 2,000 passing yards for the third consecutive season. “He’s comfortable in the pocket, we’re a pocket passing, down the field team, we’re not throwing bubble screens, […]

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WPIAL Zone Presents: AJ’s Elite Eight Week 7 by @AJWPIAL

October 14, 2022

AAAAAA: 1- North Allegheny (6-1)- @ Norwin 7pm 2- Seneca Valley (5-2)- North Hills 7pm 3- Mt. Lebanon (2-5)- @ (4) Peters Township 7pm 4- Central Catholic (3-4)- @ Penn Hills 7pm 5- Canon Mac (3-4)- @ (3) Upper St. Clair 7pm   AAAAA: 1- Bethel Park (6-1)- Moon 7pm 2- Gateway (6-1)- @ (2) […]

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Gateway gets statement win over Hempfield

October 1, 2022

Coming into this game Gateway had struggled to score on offense. That was not the case on Friday night in Gateway’s 60-7 trouncing over previously unbeaten Hempfield. Gateway had eight possessions in the first half and all eight ended with a touchdown. “We got in a pretty good rhythm obviously and I think the mindset […]

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WPIAL Zone Presents: AJ’s Elite Eight Week 5 by @AJWPIAL

September 30, 2022

AAAAAA: 1- North Allegheny (5-0)- @ Pine Richland 7pm 2- Canon Mac (2-3)- (5) Central Catholic 7pm 3- Seneca Valley (3-2)- @ Butler 7pm 4- Mt. Lebanon (2-3)- (1) Upper St. Clair 7pm 5- Central Catholic (2-3)- @ (2) Canon Mac 7pm AAAAA: 1- Upper St. Clair (5-0)- @ (4) Mt. Lebanon 7pm 2- Hempfield […]

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Belle Vernon gets big win against Thomas Jefferson

September 24, 2022

Coming into this game Belle Vernon entered on a 2 game losing streak but on Friday night they got a big 21-7 victory over rival Thomas Jefferson. “We needed that win” said Coach Humbert. It was big plays that won Belle Vernon the game. Thomas Jefferson had plenty of opportunities and possessed the ball the […]

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WPIAL Zone Presents: AJ’s Elite Eight Week 4 by @AJWPIAL

September 23, 2022

AAAAAA: 1- North Allegheny (4-0)- @ (3) Central Catholic 7pm 2- Mt. Lebanon (2-2)- (5) Seneca Valley 7:30pm 3- Central Catholic (2-2)- (1) North Allegheny 7pm 4- Canon Mac (1-3)- @ South Fayette 7pm 5- Seneca Valley (2-2)- @ (2) Mt. Lebanon 7:30pm AAAAA: 1- Upper St. Clair (4-0)- (2) Peters Township 7pm 2- Peters […]

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Cadin Olsen leads Armstrong to victory

September 17, 2022

It was another impressive performance for Cadin Olsen on Friday in a 49-7 victory over Freeport. “Cadin has been a household name for a couple years” said Coach Fabian. Freeport got the ball to start the game but went three and out. On Armstrong’s first drive they were driving down the field and they got […]

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WPIAL Zone Presents: AJ’s Elite Eight Week 3 by @AJWPIAL

September 16, 2022

AAAAAA: 1- Central Catholic (2-1)- (3) Mt. Lebanon 7pm 2- North Allegheny (3-0)- Baldwin 7:30pm 3- Mt. Lebanon (1-2)- @ (1) Central Catholic 7pm 4- Canon Mac (1-2)- (8) Bethel Park 7pm 5- Seneca Valley (1-2)- @ (6) Pine Richland 7:30pm   AAAAA: 1- Gateway (3-0)- @ Franklin Regional 7pm 2- Upper St. Clair (3-0)- […]

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Big second quarter leads Central Catholic to victory over Bethel Park

September 10, 2022

    It was the big plays that led Central Catholic to a 31-22 victory over Bethel Park. “I’m just happy to get out of here with a win” said Coach Totten. The first 2 drives of the game were both three and outs. On Central Catholic’s second drive they started at their own 16 […]

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WPIAL Zone Presents: AJ’s Elite Eight Week 2 by @AJWPIAL

September 9, 2022

AAAAAA: 1- Central Catholic (1-1)- @ (7) Bethel Park 7pm 2- North Allegheny (2-0)- Erie McDowell 7:30pm 3- Seneca Valley (1-1)- (5) Canon Mac 7pm 4- Mt. Lebanon (0-2)- @ Moon 7pm 5- Canon Mac (0-2)- @ (3) Seneca Valley 7pm   AAAAA: 1- Gateway (2-0)- @ North Hills 7pm 2- Upper St. Clair (2-0)- […]

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Gateway pulls away late to beat Woodland Hills

September 3, 2022

It was a defensive struggle at Gateway on Friday night but despite that Gateway found a way to pick up a 21-0 win over Woodland Hills. “It isn’t always going to be pretty against a rival” said Coach Holl. Gateway got the ball to start the game and it was a great way to start […]

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WPIAL Zone Presents: AJ’s Elite Eight Week 1 by @AJWPIAL

September 2, 2022

AAAAAA: 1- Central Catholic (0-1)- Philadelphia Abraham Lincoln 7pm 2- Seneca Valley (1-0)- (6) Peters Township 7pm 3- North Allegheny (1-0)- @ (5) Canon Mac 7pm 4- Mt. Lebanon (0-1)- Bethel Park 7pm 5- Canon Mac (0-1)- (3) North Allegheny 7pm AAAAA: 1- Gateway (1-0)- (7) Woodland Hills 7pm 2- Penn Trafford (1-0)- (4) McKeesport […]

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North Catholic rolls to sloppy win over Serra Catholic @NCtrojansFB @SerraCatholic

August 27, 2022

In a game full of penalties and turnovers North Catholic found a way to get a 37-14 Week 0 win over Serra Catholic. “You could definitely tell it was a Week 0 game, it did feel like one of longest games I’ve ever coached in my entire life” said Coach O’Shea. North Catholic got the […]

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WPIAL Zone Presents: AJ’s Preseason Elite Eight by @AJWPIAL

August 26, 2022

AAAAAA: 1- Central Catholic (0-0)- @ St. Edward (OH) 8:30pm 2- Seneca Valley (0-0)- (2) Penn Hills 7:30pm 3- North Allegheny (0-0)- Allderdice 7:30pm 4- Mt. Lebanon (0-0)- @ (1) Gateway 7pm 5- Canon Mac (0-0)- (3) Penn Trafford 7pm   AAAAA: 1- Gateway (0-0)- (4) Mt. Lebanon 7pm 2- Penn Hills (0-0)- @ (2) […]

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Central Valley defeats Central to head to Hershey for third straight season @warriors_cv @cvqbclub @sykotyk

December 4, 2021

For the third straight season the Central Valley Warriors are headed to Hershey. This time around they beat District 6 champion Central 35-21. “I’m so proud of these guys” said Coach Lyons. Central Valley got the ball to start the game. On the second play of the drive the ball was fumbled and Central recovered. […]

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