Ten things I predict will happen during the 2010 WPIAL football season ...
1. Clairton repeats as WPIAL Class A champions.
2. Peters Township qualifies for the Class AAAA playoffs.
3. Wash High, which plays Clairton in one dandy of a season opener, and Fort Cherry each top last year's win total.
4. So does Beth-Center, and head coach Ed Woods will wear a tie and sweater vest for every victory.
5. Despite rumors of 2010 being a "down year", Thomas Jefferson repeats as champion of the Class AAA Big Seven Conference.
6. Trinity's defense will be better than last year's even without a player headed to the University of Michigan.
7. South Fayette quarterback Christian Brumbaugh repeats as Observer-Reporter Player of the Year.
8. At least two teams – South Fayette and Beth-Center – reach the WPIAL semifinals in their respective classifications.
9. Avella loses its "Loveable Losers" tag.
10. Ringgold contends for the Keystone Conference championship and the much-maligned league wins another playoff games this year.
Now it's time for your predictions ...