It's not every week when the eyes of the WPIAL football community are focused on a game involving a team from Washington County. Such is the case this week when Canon-McMillan plays at Bethel Park.
1. Canon-McMillan at Bethel Park (5 stars)
Looking to catch a glimpse at several future college football players? This game has that.
Looking for two great rushing offenses? This game has that.
Looking for top-notch linebackers and strong defensive lines? This game has that.
Canon-McMillan (3-0, 5-2) and Bethel Park (3-0, 7-0), already the top two teams in the Great Southern Conference, are playing for no less than a share of the title. Bethel Park is playing for one of the top three seeds in the Quad-A playoffs, while Canon-Mac is seeking a rare outright conference championship.
A year ago, Bethel Park controlled the line of scrimmage as it rushed for nearly 30 yards while throwing for 150 in a 20-6 victory. The game was closer than the score, or Bethel Park's gaudy stats, indicated.
2. Carmichaels at Monessen (3.5 stars)
The Mikes and Greyhounds are playing for second place in the Tri-County South Conference. Expect a lot of passing.
Carmichaels (4-1, 4-3) does not have a running back with more than 200 yards on the year but does have two quarterbacks with more than 500 yards passing. Monessen (4-1, 4-3) runs a spread offense.