Can anyone figure out Class A football? California loses to Beth-Center, which lost to Chartiers-Houston, which lost to West Greene. Does that mean the Pioneers are the second-best team in the Tri-County South? Somebody help me.
Monessen might find its way to Heinz Field. The Greyhounds could be peaking early but anyone else notice they have several impressive wins. Clairton is clearly the class of Class A. Second place is up for grabs. Monessen, Springdale and Monaca look like frontrunners for the honor.
The teams I'm most disappointed with? Hard to say because there are so many. Trinity lacks cohesion. Canon-McMillan is 1-2 against Quad-A teams with the lone win against a team that would struggle to make the playoffs in the weak Class AAA Keystone Conference. Washington is 1-3 and are struggling defensively. Waynesburg has yet to score. Peters Township is 1-3. Yikes!!! Are five of the area's biggest schools going to miss the playoffs?
South Fayette may this year's Beth-Center. The Lions aren't impressive but they're 4-0 and 3-0 in the Century Conference. Teams that find ways to win close games win games in the postseason.
Jefferson-Morgan looks like a contender again. I wonder if you took the best players from the other four Greene County schools, gave them two weeks of practice and gave them a game against the Rockets, which team would win? I bet on J-M.
Chartiers-Houston quarterback Brad Banas is one tough hombre.
Hard to believe considering recent success, or a lack of it, but Burgettstown stands as good a chance as any Class AA team in the area of reaching the playoffs.
Are there any stat men out there in the Ringgold, Charleroi and Waynesburg school districts? Start calling games in please.