Saturday, November 24, 2007

WPIAL championships

Enjoyed a rare Friday off and did not watch a minute of the WPIAL football championships but its looks like a few interesting things took place.

Jeannette put up 60-plus points on a good Beaver Falls team. It might be time to call these Jayhawks the best WPIAL Class AA team ever. I do not see any way Jeannette will not win the state championship.

Two fourth-and-1 quarterback sneaks for a TD and a missed extra point in OT. Pittsburgh Central Catholic beat Gateway for the Quad-A championship in what is being called a classic.

Can anyone tell me how Springdale held Serra Catholic to 10 points?

TJ won another Class AAA title. Yawn. But the Jags beat a good Montour team, 35-0. Wow! People either love or dislike TJ coach Bill Cherpak but I have never seen a high school head coach who consistently has a team as prepared as his.


Anonymous said...

Springdale took I. Jackson away from Serra. The Dynamos played staunch defense and if not for a fluke play would have shut Serra out in the first half. The "phantom" penalty on the subsequent kickoff return for TD changed the game. . . Serra's inability to throw effectively will cost it the chance to win a PIAA title. . . Clairton must have had a bad week and bad game versus Springdale. I still think the Bears were the best team. . . However, Serra is the champion and I'm sure will go out and get seven or eight new players for nest season.

Mapod said...

Too bad you did not see any of the games. Serra and Springdale did start the championshipoff on the right srep. Than Jeanette not maybe but yes the best ever. Than TJ is just so discpline and than the heart breaker. Gateway dud have many chances to put this game away but couldn't. Mike you missed some good games.

Anonymous said...

That was no phantom penalty on Springdale, it was an idiotic one. When you watch the replay you can see the kid hit the Serra player from behind 20 yards behind the runner. It was an amazingly stupid thing to do, you never hit a man at all, let alone from behind, when your runner is in the clear.