As the Varsity Letters ponders whether Kevin Jacobsen will blog live from tonight's Canon-McMillan at Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Friday night certainly left some impressions.
1. McGuffey will contend four one of four playoff spots in the Class AA Interstate Conference and the guess here is the Highlanders will place third, behind Jeannette and Greensburg Central Catholic.
McGuffey made its share of defensive plays but was unable to stop GCC, a much bigger and deeper squad, during the second half of Friday's 28-9 contest. Third place could come down to the winner of McGuffey vs. South Allegheny.
Yes, that's right. McGuffey vs. South Allegheny.
2. Trinity needed to get its offense going and did so against Greensburg-Salem.
Hillers coach Ed Dalton said his latest stable of runners reminded him of former Trinity standout Troy Garove. Last night, Dan Miller rushed for 136 yards and fullback Zach Waters added another 73.
The most encouraging sign for Trinity had to be the play of junior quarterback Andrew Stearatore, who struggled against Canon-McMillan in the opener. He threw for 130 yards on only five completions.
3. Peters Township picked up a nice win against Kiski Area.
The Indians weren't exactly outplayed during a season-opening loss at Ringgold. Picking up a win, even if it came against a Kiski team that should not factor into the playoff race, boosts the confidence of sophomore quarterback Austin Hancock.
4. Two weeks into the season and – with the exception of C-M who had not kicked off before this post – only Chartiers-Houston, Fort Cherry, Jefferson-Morgan and Ringgold sported 2-0 records among local teams.
5. There's a good chance Bentworth is 2-0 after it's Saturday game at Geibel, which kicked off at noon. Too bad nobody, and the Varsity Letters means nobody, knows what the score is, at 6 p.m.