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Championships at the Chap (An Inside Look)

December 13, 2023  |  

For those of you who have hesitated to travel to the new championship site at Mechanicsburg or who have never been to the PA football title games you are definitely losing out on a wonderful experience.  This year there was only one contest that came down to the end, but there were memorable performances, players, […]

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Around District 11 with Pam and Guy: Stairway to Seven

December 12, 2023  |  

We always enjoy feedback from readers at RTRYFBAR@aol.com. This past weekend we headed to Cumberland Valley for the six PIAA state championship football games. There was some discussion about whether or not we were going to all six games as usual, or cut back a bit. We are now both in our 60s, and back-to-back-to-back […]

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St. Joe’s Prep North Allegheny Highlights

December 11, 2023  |  

St. Joe’s Prep vs. North Allegheny

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Hittin’ The Road With Travelin’ Matt (State Semis & Finals…plus Golf)

December 11, 2023  |  

Each week Travelin’ Matt traverses Pennsylvania attending the hottest high school football games and best match ups in the Commonwealth.  Follow his exploits each week as he documents his journey from Week Zero to the Pennsylvania State Football Finals!   Friday, December 1 3A Northwestern Lehigh (14-0) vs. 3A Wyomissing (12-1)   Friday, December 1 […]

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Hawks soar to 6A title

December 10, 2023  |  

In 2021 St. Joseph’s Prep, led by a sophomore quarterback names Samaj Jones, got crushed by Mt Lebanon in the title game. The 35-17 score wasn’t indicative of how badly they got beat by the Blue Devils. It was a full, complete beat down. That sophomore lined up for his last game of his career […]

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North Allegheny Falls to St. Joe’s Prep in 6A Final

December 10, 2023  |  

Mechanicsburg – North Allegheny gave St. Joe’s Prep their best effort, but in the end, the Tigers fell to the Hawks 45-23 in the PIAA 6A final. Making their first state final appearance since 2012, coupled with a WPIAL championship -North Allegheny has a lot to be proud of with their 2023 campaign. In the end, […]

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Belle Vernon wins Back-to-Back in their Win Over Northwestern Leigh

December 9, 2023  |  

The Belle Vernon Leopards walked into Cumberland Valley looking to win Back-to-Back PIAA Class 3A titles, and they did just that taking down a tough Northwestern Lehigh team 38-7 to win the PIAA Class 3A title. Both teams would have loved to get off to a great start in a state title game, and Belle […]

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Northwestern Lehigh Tigers Title Run Comes to an End.

December 9, 2023  |  

Defending Champs Belle Vernon Ruin Northwestern Lehigh’s Undefeated Season.   MECHANICSBURG-  Northwestern Lehigh Tigers ran into a buzz-saw Saturday afternoon at Chapman Field at Cumberland Valley High School in the PIAA State 3A Championship in the form of the Belle Vernon Leopards.  The Tigers could only muster 249 yards of total offense and were held to […]

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Belle Vernon vs. Northwestern Lehigh Highlights

December 9, 2023  |  

Belle Vernon vs. Northwestern Lehigh                    

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St. Joseph’s Prep v North Allegheny: LIVE Pregame/Halftime/Postgame report

December 9, 2023  |  

Join our staff for our pregame, halftime and postgame reports. Pregame report at 6:40, Halftime, then Post game immediately after the game!

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Imhotep Charter vs. Peters Township Highlights

December 9, 2023  |  

Imhotep Charter vs. Peters Township  

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Belle Vernon v Northwestern Lehigh: LIVE Pregame/Halftime/Postgame report

December 9, 2023  |  

Join our staff for our pregame, halftime and postgame reports. Pregame report at 12:40, Halftime, then Post game immediately after the game!

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Peters Township’s Historic Season Ends In Defeat at the Hands of Imhotep Charter

December 9, 2023  |  

Mechanicsburg- Peters Township’s undefeated WPIAL championship season came to a close with a loss at the hands of District 12’s Imhotep Charter in the PIAA Class 5A Championship game this evening.  In what they hoped would be Peters Townships first football state title, the Indians just couldn’t overcome a dynamic Panther offense and smothering defense. […]

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Imhotep gets over the hump, wins first title since 2015

December 8, 2023  |  

In 2015 Imhotep won it’s first state title. Since then, they’ve gone 5 title game appearances without a win. Until tonight. The Panthers abandoned their usual fly high and strike fast offense in exchange for a ground and pound, get it done style of offense and it worked as the Panthers won the PIAA Class […]

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99-Yard Drive Keeps Streak Alive, Southern Columbia wins title in thriller

December 8, 2023  |  

Southern Columbia wins title in dramatic fashion Southern Columbia knew what it had to do. Move the ball 299 feet and get into the end zone. With the game on the line, pretty easy right? After the Tigers jumped out to a 14-0 lead, the offense had to do something it hadn’t done since the […]

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Westinghouse loses a heartbreaker to Southern Columbia

December 8, 2023  |  

  It was a 25 year wait to get a Pittsburgh City league team to make it back to the state championship game, now for the second year in a row Westinghouse Academy faced Southern Columbia for the class 2A title, today’s game in what was an instant classic, ended in heartache for the Bulldogs. […]

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Southern Columbia Westinghouse Highlights

December 8, 2023  |  

Southern Columbia vs. Westinghouse  

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Peters Twp v Imhotep Pregame/Halftime/Postgame report

December 8, 2023  |  

Join our staff for our pregame, halftime and postgame reports. Pregame report at 6:40, Halftime, then Post game immediately after the game!

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Dallas vs. Aliquippa & Steelton-Highspire vs. Fort Cherry Highlights

December 8, 2023  |  

Steelton-Highsphire vs. Fort Cherry Dallas vs. Aliquippa    

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PIAA Class 6A Title game preview: North Allegheny

December 8, 2023  |  

North Allegheny v St. Joseph’s Prep Saturday, 7pm NORTH ALLEGHENY PIAA District: WPIAL (D7) Head Coach: Art Walker Jr How they got here: The Tigers are a team that, for a while, many had as the #2 team in the WPIAL. Central Catholic held the #1 spot…for a while. Following a midseason thumping to the […]

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PIAA Class 6A Title game preview: St Joseph’s Prep

December 8, 2023  |  

St. Joseph’s Prep Hawks PIAA District 12 Class AAAAAA League: Philadelphia Catholic League Head Coach: Tim Roken Overview: St Joseph’s Prep has built a reputation as not just the team in class 6A, but the team in the entire state. Since the PIAA moved to 6 classes in 2016, St Joe’s has made it to every […]

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Dallas falls short of the dream, loses to Aliquippa in the finals

December 8, 2023  |  

A dream season came to an end as Dallas found Aliquippa to be too much to handle in a 60-14 loss at Chapman Field on the campus of Cumberland Valley High School. Dallas couldn’t get the early stops in the game. Aliquippa RB Tiqwai Hayes was a force to be reckoned with as he ran […]

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2023 PIAA Class 3A Title Game Preview: Northwestern Lehigh

December 8, 2023  |  

Northwestern Lehigh Tigers PIAA District XI- Class AAA League: Colonial/Schuylkill League-Gold Head Coach: Josh Snyder 2023 SCHEDULE: Northwestern Lehigh Tigers Offensive Keys to Winning: The combination of Dalton Clymer and Devon Hidebrand and the strength of the offensive line will be a key to capturing the school’s first state championship. Quarterback Shane Leh will need to […]

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PIAA Class 3A Title game preview: Belle Vernon

December 8, 2023  |  

BELLE VERNON District 7 Belle Vernon Leopards are one of the most complete teams in the PIAA. They returned 21 starters from last years Wpial and PIAA champion squads and they’re debatably better than they were a year ago. They’re  led by a man with a list of accolades a mile long that being, returning […]

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Back on Top: Aliquippa Makes History

December 8, 2023  |  

Mechanicsburg – Aliquippa again rules 4A football.  The Aliquippa Quips are one of Pennsylvania’s most tradition-rich football programs. Earlier during the 2023 season, they won their 20th WPIAL title. They’ve also won four state titles in 1991, 2003, 2018 and 2021. However, none of the previous four state-champion squads were undefeated. On Thursday night, Aliquippa […]

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Steelton-Highspire Dominates in Class 1A State Title win over Fort Cherry

December 7, 2023  |  

Steetlon-Highspire took down Fort Cherry in convincing fashion to capture yet another State Title. Steelton-Highspire entered the game boasting a perfect 15-0 record, and one of the best offenses in the state. Their offense averages over 45 points per game and usually can pull away early into the games. Many would expect a close game […]

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Fort Cherry Comes Up Short in State Title Game

December 7, 2023  |  

The Fort Cherry Rangers’ fairy tale season came to an end on a sour note as they were defeated by the Steelton-Highspire Steamrollers 42-8 at The Chap, the home field of Cumberland Valley High School.  It was Fort Cherry’s very first state championship game appearance. Fort Cherry could not get anything going offensively until late […]

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Aliquippa v Dallas Pregame/Halftime/Postgame report

December 7, 2023  |  

Join our staff for our pregame, halftime and postgame reports. Pregame report at 6:40, Halftime, then Post game immediately after the game!

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2023 Class 5A Title Game Preview: Peters Township

December 7, 2023  |  

Peters Township Indians PIAA District 7 – Class AAAAA League: WPIAL 5A Section 1 Head Coach: T.J. Plack Overview: Peters Township is undefeated at 15-0 and ranked 2nd behind Imhotep.  The Indians won their first ever WPIAL crown and naturally are making their first PIAA championship game appearance.  Some of the Indians’ bigger victories along the […]

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PIAA Class 5A Title Game Preview: Imhotep

December 7, 2023  |  

IMHOTEP PANTHERS PIAA District 12 – Class AAAAA League: Philly Pub League Head Coach: Devon Johnson OVERVIEW The Panthers are no stranger to the title game. Where they lack experience is actually winning the title game. In 2013 they lost to South Fayette. Their lone state title came in 2015 against Cathedral Prep.  Then from […]

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