Last August, football coaches and a few athletic directors from Belle Vernon, Chartiers Valley, Elizabeth Forward, Ringgold, Thomas Jefferson, Trinity and West Mifflin converged on Cedarbrook Golf Course for the first Big Seven Football Conference Media Day.
The event, organized by Ringgold athletic director and new football coach Lloyd Price, was unique for WPIAL football.
It's a common practice in college football, however, as most conferences – from the Big East to PSAC – hold media days.
In speaking with several coaches, there was skepticism entering last year's event but after it was over, the reviews were positive. And why not? It created newspaper and Internet copy during a lean time of year and gave the Big Seven additional publicity.
Given last year's success, the Big Seven will host a second Media Day on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
There figures to be an interesting subplot to this year's event considering the comments Elizabeth Forward coach Garry Cathell made about Thomas Jefferson after the two played last year. Cathell issued an apology but the guess here is there haven't been too many pleasantries exchanged since.
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