After a night when McGuffey shut out the top-ranked team in Class AA, the Varsity Letters is still trying to grasp some of the results from Friday night.
Greensburg-Salem 10, Trinity 7.
Geibel 27, Bentworth 21.
Waynesburg 27, South Allegheny 7.
Burgettstown 7, Beth-Center 6.
Clairton 46, Monessen 0.
What a wild Friday night. Depending on your point of view, wild might not be the word.
* Maybe McGuffey's win over Greensburg Central Catholic - a team that was in every one's Class AA state rankings - will shed some light on the incredible progress the Highlanders have made the past three years.
McGuffey wasn't much of a football team when Derek Bochna took over as coach. It took some time. There were some rumblings. The Highlanders proved themselves yet again with a 6-0 win over GCC.
Think about that for one second. McGuffey shut out one of the more potent, balanced offenses around.
* If a few other Wash High players follow the lead of Bryan Thomas and Zach Barnes and start tackling near the line of scrimmage, the Prexies will contend for a playoff spot out of the Class AA Interstate Conference.
* Speaking of the Interstate Conference, Mt. Pleasant enters Week 3 as the early favorite. Remember, it's Week 3.
* Pittsburgh Central Catholic's Damian Jones-Moore is a special offensive talent.
Covered the Wash High-Mt. Pleasant game but caught the replay of the Canon-McMillan/PCC game on PCN. Looked like C-M played excellent defense for three quarters. Also looked like the Big Macs' front lines were worn down by a bigger, more experienced group.
* What a win for Burgettstown.
Not sure if the average TVL reader knows how tough it is to win at Beth-Center or how good the Bulldogs have been the past 6-7 years.
The Blue Devils have a big one coming up when Serra Catholic comes to Hill Memorial Stadium.
* Kudos to Waynesburg for bouncing back after a tough opening loss. Then again, that's what Joe Kuhns-coached teams did at California for years. Maybe it shouldn't be so surprising.