Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Must see games, Week 6

Hard to believe only four weeks remain to the regular season. It's not only time to start thinking about the postseason, it's time to think about postseason positioning and seeding.

1. Burgettstown (4-1, 4-1) at Steel Valley (4-0, 5-0). Burgettstown can move into second place with a win, or first place if South Fayette somehow loses to South Allegheny. It's time for the masses to believe in the Blue Devils, who are getting great play from a 13-man senior class. If Dan Conley and the defense can find a way to slow Steel Valley quarterback Ryan Sabo, beating the Ironmen is possible.

2. Monessen (2-0, 5-0) at Jefferson-Morgan (3-0, 4-1). Just when Monessen looks like a potential WPIAL contender, it struggles at Chartiers-Houston, needing overtime to beat the improving Bucs. Still, matching the Greyhounds speed is a difficult for any team. Jefferson-Morgan has won four straight and looked impressive at California last week. The winner will win the Tri-County South Conference.

3. Beth-Center (1-1, 3-2) at Serra Catholic (3-0, 5-0). Nobody has slowed down Serra, which leads Class A in points scored (263) and is second in scoring defense (39 points). Not sure if Beth-Center can, but if one team from the Black Hills is capable, it's the Bulldogs.

Other WPIAL games
Class AAAA – McKeesport at Bethel Park, Canon-McMillan at Upper St. Clair, Baldwin at Mt. Lebanon
Class AAA – Blackhawk at New Castle, Pine-Richland at Highlands, Ringgold at Uniontown
Class AA – Aliquippa at Beaver, Ford City at Burrell, Center at New Brighton
Class A – Riverview at Clairton

1 comment:

Burg. Blue Devil said...

Burgettstown has been impressive. I wouldn't say that they are dominant on either side of the ball, but they have no glaring weaknesses on either side of the ball. The O-Line is a bit undersized and that may hurt them this week against Steel Valley.

One things is certain....Conley is a very good player.

The QB for Steel Valley, Ryan Sabo, is supposed to be very good, too.