Sure the Southmoreland fans weren't happy, but I love Washington's decision to go for a late touchdown with the win already secure. The Prexies have won four straight and, at 5-3, are fighting for the WPIAL Class AA wild card berth. They're a long shot, but that last-second TD run by Chad Smith could come in handy a week from now if Washington beats McGuffey.
One thing is certain about Trinity, the Hillers bounce back from losses with impressive performances. Brandon Weaver (177 yards) and Mike Yancich (150 yards) led a ground game that chewed up 415 yards against Keystone Oaks. Trinity should get past the first round of the playoffs this year. After that, it's all about the matchup. (Later this week, the Varsity Letters will address the Ed Dalton situation.)
He's only a sophomore but Canon-McMillan's Michael Hull may be the best player in the Great Southern Conference. The Big Macs looked impressive the last two weeks with big wins over Mt. Lebanon and Baldwin to secure a playoff berth. The guess here is they'll give McKeesport a good game in the regular season finale.
Fort Cherry quarterback David Phillips can play the position at the next level. Very impressive arm, good mobility and even better composure.
California won't have Brandon Rossi this Friday against Carmichaels and Donte Valentino was injured last night. That hurts Cal's defense as much as the offense. The Trojans have allowed 18 points during a three-game win streak.
With two minutes remaining, Monessen trailed Mapletown, 15-14. The Greyhounds won, 35-15. Amazing.