The PIAA Board of Control overruled a previous ruling by the WPIAL and made former Burgettstown standout Dylan Bongiorni eligible for the 2010 football season at West Allegheny High School.
The Indians, which advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA championship game, have an opening at starting quarterback.
Bongiorni, a sophomore, left Burgettstown nine games into the boys basketball season where he was averaging 19.7 points. Craig Lee, Bongiorni's attorney, stated the reason for leaving was because of harsh treatment received from basketball coach Brendan Cypher.
Burgettstown contested the transfer and the WPIAL originally ruled Bongiorni ineligible for all sports for one year from the transfer date in January. The PIAA ruled Bongiorni eligible for football but he must sit out part of the basketball season.
As a freshman, Bongiorni passed for more than 1,000 yards but did not have as productive a sophomore year with the Blue Devils.
* The WPIAL ruled that Monessen brothers Terrance and Josh Stepoli are ineligible for part of the 2010-11 basketball season following their transfers from Monessen to Greensburg Central Catholic.
Both brothers are permitted to play football for the Centurions. Terrance Stepoli was Monessen's starting quarterback and Josh Stepoli started along the offensive and defensive lines.
Terrance Stepoli, a 6-4 junior, was kicked off Monessen's basketball team in January following an incident at Washington. Josh Stepoli, a 6-5 sophomore, left Monessen after he was suspended for two games following the fight that broke out between fans at the Washington at Monessen boys baketball game.
Jim Stepoli, the father, is an assistant for Joe Salvino at Monessen.
* The PIAA voted to allow blocking/tackling sleds to be used in offseason workouts.
* I'll be at the PIAA Track & Field Championships Saturday at Shippensburg University and plan to provide a live blog. So track fans can check back here periodically through the morning and afternoon for updates.