The WPIAL released football schedules for the 2010 season and, in terms of non-conference games, the football committee didn't set up many intriguing match-ups for local teams.
Peters Township failed to draw a Quad-A opponent, as the WPIAL scheduled them against Laurel Highlands, Kittanning and West Mifflin. Trinity plays Central Valley (a merger of Center and Monaca) in Week 4 and Waynesburg drew Beaver Falls, also in Week 4. Fort Cherry, as usual, plays Rochester in Week 2.
Teams in conferences with eight teams or fewer receive an open date (Week 1) from the WPIAL where the school is permitted to schedule any team.
Class AA Charleroi and Class A Monessen are in nine-team conferences which means the two cross-river rivals will not renew the WPIAL's oldest football rivalry. The Cougars and Greyhounds last played on the opening game of 2007. The next meeting will be the 100th between the two.
Ringgold hoped the WPIAL would cross-section the Keystone Conference with the Big Eight Conference so the Rams could play rival Belle Vernon. Ringgold was scheduled against Hampton and Belle Vernon drew New Castle. Both schools have an open date in Week 1 but Ringgold athletic director Lloyd Price said the school agreed to play it's open date against Elizabeth Forward.
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Conference games of note:
Great Southern (AAAA) – Peters Township at Canon-McMillan (Oct. 29);
Big Eight (AAA) – McGuffey at Trinity (Oct. 29);
Keystone Conference (AAA) – Ringgold at Hollidaysburg (Sept. 17), Franklin Regional at Ringgold (Oct. 22);
Century Conference (AA) – Washington at South Fayette (Sept. 24);
Interstate Conference (AA) – Greensburg Central Catholic at Charleroi (Sept. 17);
Black Hills Conference (A) – Fort Cherry at Clairton (Oct. 22);
Tri-County South Conference (A) – Beth-Center at Monessen (Oct. 8).