Sunday, August 29, 2010

Trinity gets bad news, Sweat a starter and more

Trinity senior Ty Billie will miss anywhere from two to six weeks with a leg injury suffered during the Hillers' opening scrimmage against Keystone Oaks.

Billie, a wide receiver and defensive back, hurt the leg when a teammate rolled on it on the final play of the scrimmage. Billie practiced last week and participated in Trinity's scrimmage against Uniontown.

Turns out Billie, who Dalton believes has Division I potential as a wide receiver, practiced and scrimmaged with a fractured bone in the leg. He will miss Trinity's season opening game at Canon-McMillan and, depending on the prognosis received Monday, could be out up to six weeks.

* I interviewed former Trinity standout Andrew Sweat Saturday evening for an upcoming story in the Observer-Reporter. A former O-R Athlete of the Year, Swear was named Ohio State's starting strong-side (SAM) linebacker for the Buckeyes' season opener against Marshall.

Ohio State is ranked No. 2 in the majority of preseason polls I've seen.

* The annual O-R Preseason Football Guide - all 72 glorious pages of it - will be published Tuesday. It includes previews on all high school football teams from the O-R coverage area in addition to the South Hills teams covered by the Almanac. Also, the guide features stories on the Steelers, Pitt, WVU, Penn State, Cal, W&J and Waynesburg.

This year's cover story includes South Fayette's Christian Brumbaugh and Peters Township's Austin Hancock and the rich tradition of quarterbacks from the region.

* I participated in my first fantasy football draft today. Anyone ever wonder if a high school fantasy football league would work? Anyone part of one?

If there was a league consisting of WPIAL players, the guess here is the No. 1 pick would be West Allegheny's Mike Caputo, maybe Hopewell's Rushel Shell.

If the league were confined to local teams, I'd take South Fayette's Jeff Davis or Charleroi's Quentin Briggs with the top pick.

* The following play defies description. It's high school football at its funniest.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The No. 1 pick would be Mike Hull. You heard me. He's so good he'd still be eligible for a high school draft.