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PIAA Class 1A State Playoff Round-1 Photos, Gallery and Video Highlights ! Windber vs Steelton-Highspire

November 20, 2022  |  

Alex Erby pass to Rell Ceasar Jr. for six yards early in the opening quarter for games first score. Rollers defense limits Windber offense to 114 total yards, advances to PIAA Class 1A State Quarter-Final with 37 to 7 win at War Memorial Stadium ! Before the game, the talk was all about the rushing […]

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Rollers defense limits Windber offense to 114 total yards, advances to PIAA Class 1A State Quarter-Final with 37 to 7 win at War Memorial Stadium !

November 20, 2022  |  

Alex Erby pass to Rell Ceasar Jr. for six yards early in the opening quarter for games first score. Rollers defense limits Windber offense to 114 total yards, advances to PIAA Class 1A State Quarter-Final with 37 to 7 win at War Memorial Stadium ! Before the game, the talk was all about the rushing […]

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Westinghouse rolls to District 5/8 Title

November 11, 2022  |  

Somerset – One year ago, Westinghouse had to hold on for a dramatic 35-34 victory over Windber; it was a much different story Thursday night. Berlin had a hard time holding on to House QB Keyshawn Morsillo. Westinghouse dominated previously unbeaten Berlin-Brothersvalley in all aspects of the game, up a 59-7 rout of the Mountaineers […]

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2022 D5/D8 AA Regional Game Preview Westinghouse vs Berlin-Brothersvalley

November 9, 2022  |  

On Thursday at Somerset High School, two undefeated and top AA teams in the state will meet in a D5/D8 regional game.  #2 state ranked Westinghouse from D8 will meet #8 state ranked Berlin-Brothersvalley from D5.  You can check out all the rankings here: PFN Rankings.  The winner of this game will play the winner […]

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2022 D5 A Championship Game Preview: Windber vs Northern Bedford

November 9, 2022  |  

The D5 A Championship game will feature two of the best class A teams in the state.  Northern Bedford (11-0), the #1 seed in D5 A will take on Windber (10-1) the #2 seed.  This game will take place this Thursday 7pm at Bedford High School.  Windber is the #6 ranked team in the state […]

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‘HOUSE CRUISES BY CHESTNUT RIDGE 48-15

November 5, 2022  |  

‘HOUSE CRUISES BY CHESTNUT RIDGE 48-15 After a perfect regular season in which they dominated every game, Coach Donta Green and his Westinghouse Bulldogs seemed like they were primed to never slip up—They scored 3 6A wins, defeated Steel High convincingly on the road and crushed Clairton to open the season. Their grit was tested […]

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2022 D5 A Quarterfinal Game Preview Conemaugh Township @ Windber

November 3, 2022  |  

click to see brackets The 2022 D5 A Football Playoffs begin this weekend.  The 4 team tournament will conclude with the D5 A Championship on 11/11.  The D5 A Champion will then enter the PIAA State A Playoffs to play the winner out of the D3 and D12 regional.  Northern Bedford enters the D5 A […]

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2022 D5 A Quarterfinal Game Preview: Tussey Mountain @ Northern Bedford

November 3, 2022  |  

click to see brackets The 2022 D5 A Football Playoffs begin this weekend.  The 4 team tournament will conclude with the D5 A Championship on 11/11.  The D5 A Champion will then enter the PIAA State A Playoffs to play the winner out of the D3 and D12 regional.  Northern Bedford enters the D5 A […]

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District V Playoffs are loaded! Breakdown of the 2A games including the D5/8 sub regional: QB’s going to war

November 3, 2022  |  

click to see brackets PIAA District V Playoffs District V is one of the three smallest districts (12 total). It covers Somerset, Bedford and Fulton Counties. Only eleven schools play football in the district (6-A, 4-2A, and 1-3A). District V Playoffs are loaded! Breakdown of the 2A games including the D5/8 sub regional: QB’s going […]

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Mountaineers eclipse Comets!

October 30, 2022  |  

Appalachian Bowl Crossover Game between Heritage Conference & WestPac Winners Penns Manor Comets (9-0) vs Berlin Brothersvalley Mountaineers (9-0) at Windber Two Conference winners meet Saturday night for the Appalachian Bowl Championship. One walked away feeling pretty good about themselves. The other licking their wounds. Berlin Brothersvalley posted their eighth shutout in 10 games with […]

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Colts corral Indians in Crossover Matchup!

October 29, 2022  |  

Heritage Conference-WestPAC Crossover Northern Cambria(H) (6-3) at Conemaugh Township Indians (W) (6-3) In a battle of two playoff bound teams the Northern Cambria Colts outlasted the Conemaugh Township Indians 34-20. Both teams started the season with big winning streaks. The Colts won their first four and the Indians their first five. Both teams have struggled […]

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Penn Cambria Remains Unbeaten, Hands Bedford First Loss

October 1, 2022  |  

Penn Cambria is for real.  Just ask the Bedford Bisons.  On a beautiful night for football in Cresson, the hometown heroes took advantage of a couple Bedford turnovers in the first half and the Panther defense pitched a shutout in the second half to send Bedford home with their first loss of the season, 27-20. […]

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Recap of the Chambersburg Peach Bowl Football Showcase

August 30, 2022  |  

First and foremost, special thanks should be given to Chambersburg’s AD Ron Coursey who put together a pretty good six-game package.  He, his administrative assistant, Cindy Myers, and all his other helpers did a fantastic job.  Although only 5 games were played, three of those were classic games and two of them went down to […]

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2022 PFN Player Profile: Dominic Bifano – Windber

August 13, 2022  |  

Dominic Bifano Windber Class Of 2023 OT/DL/OLB Jersey #59 HT/WT 6’1/235 Other sports Track Windber Football lineman of the year 2020-2021 2022 Somerset County top 22 football player Somerset County Daily American all-24 team Twitter @d_bifano59 Why do you play football? It is the greatest sport in the world and there is no better feeling […]

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Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference 2022 Football Preview!

August 12, 2022  |  

LHAC 2022 Season Preview Three star senior quarterbacks and three rookie coaches! 2021 Rankings Record-Overall-Conference Central 14-1 (10-0) Richland 11-3 (7-2) Bishop Guilfoyle 11-4 (6-4) Penn Cambria 6-6 (5-5) Bedford 10-2 (9-1) Chestnut Ridge 6-5 (6-4) Forest Hills 7-6 (5-5) Westmont Hilltop 3-8 (3-7) Bishop McCort 3-7 (3-7) Johnstown 0-10 (0-10) Central Cambria 4-6 (4-6) […]

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2022 PFN Player Profile: Having some fun with a few Tussey Mt. Titans!

August 12, 2022  |  

ICC media day was HOT and so are some of these takes!

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2022 PFN Player Profiles: New Coach Brian Koontz brought some players to grill!

August 10, 2022  |  

Brian Koontz hasn’t been a HC for a while, but here he is. Why are Mirror drills the toughest?

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2022 PFN Player Profile: Having some fun with a couple Northern Bedford Panthers!

August 9, 2022  |  

Great answers, great time interviewing these guys!

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2022 PFN Player Profile: John Shuster – Windber

August 8, 2022  |  

Pic Daily American John Shuster Windber Class Of 2023 Rb, Lb Jersey # 2 HT/WT 5’11 190 3 consecutive 1000 yard rushing years Other sports Basketball, Baseball, Track 3x All Conference, 3x All Area, 2x All County Twitter @John_Shuster2 Why do you play football? I play football because of the competition and it just something […]

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2022 PFN Player Spotlight: Maxwell Washington – Bedford

July 12, 2022  |  

Maxwell Washington  Bedford High School  Class of 2023  Cornerback, running back  Ht: 5’10 Wt: 185  Awards: Second-team All-State, All-LHAC Other sports: Basketball and track Twitter: @MaxwellWashin13 Why do you play football?  Because it’s the most fun sport I’ve ever played. What has been your best memory?  The win against Hickory my Sophomore year. Who is […]

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2022 PFN Player Profile: Garrett Tunstall – North Star

June 21, 2022  |  

Garrett Tunstall North Star Class Of 2024 WR, CB Jersey #18 HT/WT5-11 , 165lbs 4.6 40 time, 1 interception, 5 jv touchdowns last season. honorable mention for 2021 All area football team Twitter @GarrettTunstall Why do you play football? From a young age my dad got me into football watching the steelers on TV, ever […]

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South outguns North in 51st Ken Lantzy Classic @KenLantzyGame

June 18, 2022  |  

Windber – Plenty of fireworks Friday night at Windber High School. Matt Whysong hauls in one of his six receptions Friday night. Photo by Leo Murray. Highlight video linked below On a beautiful night for football, the South outscored the North 42-35 in the 51st Ken Lantzy Football Classic. Following game-opening punts by both teams, […]

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2022 PFN Player Spotlight: Ethan Weber – Bedford

June 5, 2022  |  

Ethan Weber Bedford High School  Class of 2023  Running back, safety, long snapper, kick returner  Ht: 6’0 Wt: 190  Other sports: Track and basketball  Why do you play football?  I play football for the fun of course, and for the competitive hostile environment it brings. What has been your best memory?  My best memory is […]

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LHAC looks to Expand for the 2023-2024 Season

March 8, 2022  |  

The Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference (LHAC) voted unanimously to double its membership for the 2023-2024 season by inviting 14 more school districts to join the existing 13.  The current thirteen LHAC schools are Bedford, Bishop Guilfoyle, Bishop McCort, Central, Central Cambria, Chestnut Ridge, Forest Hills, Greater Johnstown, Penn Cambria, Richland, Somerset, Westmont, and Bishop Carroll […]

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Meyersdale Area School District officials approve move to LHAC; More moves likely to follow

February 8, 2022  |  

Special contributor Adam Ripple, DailyAmerican The Meyersdale Area School District moved one step closer to joining the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference for all sports. Meyersdale coach Ryan Donaldson looks on during a WestPAC football game against Berlin Brothersvalley, Aug. 27, 2021, in Meyersdale. PHOTO BY JOE ISENMAN On Wednesday, the school board approved the move […]

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Defense and Shreckengost Lead Redbank Valley to Comeback Victory Over Northern Bedford @RVBulldogs @NBPantherFBall

November 27, 2021  |  

There couldn’t have been more drama on a snowy night in Clarion where the chilly winter-like air was a witness to a fantastic football game that had fans on the edge of their seats right up to the final few seconds.  By the end of the PIAA single A quarter-final game, Redbank Valley was bruised […]

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Jeff Hoenstine leads Dragons in win over Bedford @jeffhoenstine2 @CentralDragonFB

November 20, 2021  |  

Late in the first quarter in a game dominated by defense, Central Dragons quarterback Jeff Hoenstine rolled to his right, looked back, and threw a rainbow touchdown pass to Hunter Smith to tie the single-season state record for most touchdown passes with 54. Not only did Hoenstine get a step closer to making history but […]

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Northern Bedford’s 21 Point Third Quarter Propels Panthers Past Reynolds // @NBPantherFBall

November 20, 2021  |  

Though the first half was all Reynolds, the second half was dominated by Northern Bedford. In a game of polarized momentum, the Northern Bedford Panthers took advantage of their second-half surge on way to a 35-22 win over the District 10 Class A champions Reynolds.  The game started as cold as the Northwestern Pennsylvania air, […]

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One, Two, Three Bedford advances! @bedfordfootball @Bison_Football

November 13, 2021  |  

One, Two, Three Bedford advances! @bedfordfootball  @Bison_Football Clearfield Bison (11-0) District 9 at Bedford Bison (9-1) District 5 PIAA 3A Playoffs Last Meeting Bedford 40 vs Clearfield 21 10/30/20 For the second straight year Bedford eliminated Clearfield from the playoffs. Bedford got off to a hot start and finish with a flurry. Clearfield, won the […]

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Strong Second Half Helps House Advance @MalikHarris_7 @PGHCityLeague @WHCoachGreen

November 6, 2021  |  

On the first Friday night of the football season that “felt like fall” we got a game that matched up to the atmosphere of the season. Westinghouse utilized a big third quarter to break open a tie game and take down Chestnut Ridge 42-28 at Cupples Stadium. On their opening drive, Chestnut Ridge showed they […]

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