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Posted: November 22nd, 2013

Two District 10 football championship games will be played tonight, so it’s time for the Our Call predictions. Here are beat reporter Tom Reisenweber’s predicted outcomes for tonight’s games:

Class A championship
Lakeview 24, Sharpsville 21

Class AAA championship
Cathedral Prep 38, General McLane 7

Also, get a look at previews for both games, including the Prep-McLane story.

The Our Call picks for Saturday’s Girard-Hickory and McDowell-Mifflin County games will be posted Saturday morning. Have you voted in our Varsity poll on the Varsity home page?  Here’s the question:

Will the Girard football team upset Hickory to end Erie County’s District 10 Class AA title drought at 19 years?

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Posted in: District 10, Football
Posted: July 31st, 2013

Sharpsville Blue Devils
Coach: Paul Piccirilli (18th season, 154-50)
2012 overall record: 11-2
2012 region record: 5-1 (second)
2012 playoff results: Defeated Cochranton 42-6, Lakeview 41-34 and West Middlesex 28-0 to win the District 10 Class A championship. Sharpsville then lost to Port Allegany 28-21 in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Tyler Luchey, Derrick Odem, Ross Llewellyn, Bryan Stafford, Joey Pagliaroli, Chris Przicina, Kaleb Robertson, Michael Ellison, Cody Hughes, Zach Stafford, Chris Williams, Alex Rogan
Top returning players: P.J. Campoli, Jacob Llewellyn, Derrek Smith, Adam Grimm, Tyler Wansack
Assistant coaches: Gary Baker, Len Grandy, Joe Joseph, Steve Summers, Rich Pavone, Pat Campoli, Brian Weber, Doug Levis, Brent Pavone, Bill Henwood
Outlook: Sharpsville will be an interesting team to watch this season. The Blue Devils have a strong program but were crushed by graduation in the spring. Sharpsville returns only two starters on offense and four on defense. Among the graduation losses are all-region first-team selections Chris Przicina (tight end), Tyler Luchey (wide receiver, defensive back), Bryan Stafford (quarterback), Kalen Robertson (offensive line), Cody Hughes (offensive line, defensive line), Joey Pagliaroli (kicker) and Derrick Odem (linebacker). Pagliaroli is also a second-team running back along with Ross Llewellyn. Zack Stafford was voted to the all-region second team on the offensive line, while Llewellyn was a second-team defensive lineman and Pagliaroli a second-team linebacker. Bryan Stafford was voted to the second team at defensive back and completes a big list of lost all-region players. Sharpsville returns guards P.J. Campoli and Jacob Llewellyn at guard on offense, but that’s it. Campoli was voted to the all-region second team. Longtime coach Paul Piccirilli will look for the other nine starters in camp this season. On defense, it isn’t much better. Campoli, a second-team linebacker, is back along with fellow linebackers Derrek Smith and Tyler Wansack. Jacob Llewellyn is back on the defensive line, but the other seven starters will come from camp. Sharpsville doesn’t return its quarterback or any rusher with more than 11 carries or with 100 yards. The Blue Devils also don’t have a player that caught more than one pass last year. Sharpsville has a strong enough program to fill in the holes with younger players but this will be a big test year for the Blue Devils. If Sharpsville can somehow find enough players in camp to fight through Region 1 this season, they could be a tough team to beat in the playoffs.

Schedule
August
30 at Moniteau 7
September
7 at Mercer* 7
13 at Conneaut* 7
20 Kennedy Catholic* 7
27 Farrell* 7
October
4 West Middlesex* 7
11 at Wilmington 7
18 at Lakeview* 7
25 Bye
November
1 Sharon 7
*Region 1 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 27th, 2013

Here is a look at the Sharpsville football schedule this fall. We will publish schedules as we receive them from schools.

All times p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Sharpsville Blue Devils
Date Scrimmages Time
Aug. 17 Reynolds 10 a.m.
Aug. 23 at Greenville 7
Date Regular season Time
Aug. 30 at Moniteau 7
Sept. 7 at Mercer* 7
Sept. 13 at Conneaut* 7
Sept. 20 Kennedy Catholic* 7
Sept. 27 Farrell* 7
Oct. 4 West Middlesex* 7
Oct. 11 at Wilmington 7
Oct. 18 at Lakeview* 7
Oct. 25 Bye
Nov. 1 Sharon 7

*Region 1 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Football
Posted: October 16th, 2012

Here’s a look at the state football rankings:

Harrisburg Patriot-News state rankings:

CLASS AAAA
School (District)    Record     Previous
1. North Allegheny (7)     7-0     2
2. St. Joseph’s Prep (12)     6-0     6
3. Gateway (7)     6-1     3
4. LaSalle College (12)     6-1     1
5. Central Dauphin* (3)     6-1     5
6. Easton (11)     7-0     7
7. Downingtown East (1)     7-0     9
8. Harrisburg (3)     5-2     8
9. Mount Lebanon (7)     6-1     10
10. Delaware Valley (2)     7-0     NR
Teams to watch: Bethel Park (7) 5-2, Cumberland Valley (3) 6-1, Ridley (1) 7-0, Seneca Valley (7) 6-1, Upper St. Clair (7) 6-1, Wilson (3) 6-1.

CLASS AAA
School (District)    Record     Previous
1. Cathedral Prep (10)     7-0     1
2. Bishop McDevitt (3)     7-0     2
3. Montour (7)     7-0     3
4. Archbishop Wood* (12)     5-2     4
5. Central Valley (7)     6-1    5
6. Pottsgrove (1)     7-0     6
7. West Allegheny (7)     6-1     7
8. Thomas Jefferson (7)     7-0     9
9. Berwick (2)     6-1     10
10. Franklin Regional (7)     6-1     NR
Teams to watch: Abington Heights (2) 6-1, Cardinal O’Hara (12) 4-3, Clearfield (9) 7-0, Mars (7) 6-1, West Chester Henderson (1) 6-1, West Mifflin (7) 7-0.

CLASS AA
School (District)    Record     Previous
1. Aliquippa (7)     7-0     1
2. Imhotep Charter (12)     7-0     2
3. Wyomissing (3)     7-0     3
4. South Fayette (7)     7-0     4
5. Washington (7)     7-0     5
6. Jeannette (7)     6-1     6
7. Hickory (10)     6-1     7
8. Grove City (10)     6-1     10
9. Trinity (3)     6-1     9
10. Catasauqua (11)     7-0     NR
Teams to watch: Beaver Area (7) 7-0, Bermudian Springs (3) 7-0, Mount Pleasant (7) 5-2, Richland (6) 7-0, Seton-LaSalle (7) 6-1, Wilmington (10) 5-2.

CLASS A
School (District)    Record     Previous
1. Clairton* (7)     7-0     1
2. Southern Columbia (4)     7-0     2
3. Rochester (7)     7-0     3
4. Old Forge (2)     7-0     4
5. Dunmore (2)     6-1     5
6. Monessen (7)     6-1     6
7. West Middlesex (10)     6-1     7
8. Sharpsville (10)     6-1     8
9. Bellwood-Antis (6)     7-0     9
10. Port Allegany (9)     7-0     10
Teams to watch: Bishop Canevin (7) 5-2, Line Mountain (4) 6-1, Neshannock (7) 6-1, Penns Manor (6) 6-1, Williams Valley (11) 7-0.
*2011 PIAA champion.**2011 Class AA champion.

 

Pennsylvania Football News state rankings:

CLASS AAAA

Rank – School – District – Record
1. North Allegheny (7) (7-0)
2. St. Joseph’s Prep (12) (6-0)
3. Easton Area (11) (7-0)
4. Downingtown East (1) (7-0)
5. Ridley (1) (7-0)
6. LaSalle College (12) (6-1)
7. Gateway (7) (6-1)
8. Central Dauphin (3) (6-1)
9. Wilson (West Lawn) (3) (6-1)
10. Penn Manor (3) (7-0)

Others to Watch:Central Bucks South (6-1)
Cumberland Valley (3) (6-1)
Delaware Valley (2) (7-0)
Downingtown West (1) (6-1)
Mount Lebanon (7) (6-1)
Pennridge (1) (6-1)
Penn Trafford (7) (6-1)
Plymouth-Whitemarsh (1) (6-1)
Scranton (2) (7-0)
Seneca Valley (7) (6-1)
Upper St. Clair (7) (6-1)


 

CLASS AAA

Rank – School – District
1. Bishop McDevitt (3) (7-0)
2. Cathedral Prep (10) (7-0)
3. Pottsgrove (1) (7-0)
4. Montour (7) (7-0)
5. Thomas Jefferson (7) (7-0)
6. Archbishop Wood (12) (5-2)
7. Berwick Area (2) (6-1)
8. Central Valley (7) (6-1)
9. West Mifflin (7) (7-0)
10. West York (3) (7-0)

Others to Watch:
Abington Heights (2) (6-1)
Academy Park (1) (6-1)
Bangor Area (11) (6-1)
Clearfield (9) (7-0)
Cocalico (3) (6-1)
Conrad Weiser (3) (6-1)
Franklin Regional (7) (6-1)
Garden Spot (3) (7-0)
Mars Area (7) (6-1)
Slippery Rock (10) (6-1)
Springfield (Delco) (1) (6-1)
Warren (10) (6-1)

West Allegheny (7) (6-1)
West Chester Henderson (1) (6-1)

CLASS AA

Rank – School – District
1. Aliquippa (7) (7-0)
2. Wyomissing (3) (7-0)
3. Imhotep Charter (12) (7-0)
4. South Fayette (7) (7-0)
5. Washington (7) (7-0)
6. Jeannette (7) (6-1)
7. Richland (6) (7-0)
8. Beaver Area (7) (7-0)
9. Bermudian Springs (3) (7-0)
10. Berks Catholic (3) (7-0)

Others to Watch:
Athens Area (4) (6-1)
Beaver Falls (7) (6-1)
Catasaqua (11) (7-0)
Central Columbia (4) (6-1)
Grove City (10) (6-1)
Hickory (10) (6-1)
Red Land (3) (6-1)
Schuylkill Valley (3) (6-1)
Seton-LaSalle (7) (6-1)
South Allegheny (7) (6-1)
Tamaqua (11) (7-0)
Trinity (3) (6-1)


CLASS A

Rank – School – District
1. Clairton (7) (6-0)
2. Southern Columbia (4) (7-0)
3. Rochester Area (7) (7-0)
4. Bellwood-Antis (6) (7-0)
5. Old Forge (2) (7-0)
6. Port Allegany (9) (7-0)
7. Williams Valley (11) (7-0)
8. Dunmore (2) (6-1)
9. West Middlesex (10) (6-1)
10. Tri-Valley (11) (6-1)

Others to Watch:
Berlin Brothersvalley (5) (7-0)
Bethlehem-Center (7) (6-1)
Bishop Guilfoyle (6) (6-1)
Brockway (9) (7-0)
Clarion Area (9) (7-0)
Line Mountain (4) (6-1)
Monessen (7) (6-1)
Neshannock (7) (6-1)
Northern Bedford (5) (7-0
Penns Manor (6) (6-1)
Sharpsville (10) (6-1)
Sto-Rox (7) (6-1)

 


 

Posted: October 3rd, 2012

Cathedral Prep remained No. 1 in Class AAA this week in the Harrisburg Patriot-News state football rankings.

The Ramblers will host archrival McDowell Friday at Veterans Stadium. McDowell, which is coming off a second consecutive loss to an Ohio power — a 34-23 setback to St. Edward on Friday — dropped into the “teams to watch” category in Class AAAA after being ranked No. 9 for the previous three weeks.

District 10′s Hickory, Wilmington  and Grove City are ranked in the Class AA top 10, while Sharpsville remained No. 4 in Class A. West Middlesex is listed as a Class A team to watch.

Complete state rankings:

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Posted: August 18th, 2012

Four District 10 football teams are ranked in the top 10 in their class in the Pennsylvania Football News preseason rankings, which were released today. Cathedral Prep (Class AAA), Grove City (AA) and Sharpsville (A) are ranked No. 5 in their respective classes. Hickory, meanwhile, is ranked No. 6 in Class AA.

McDowell (Class AAAA), Strong Vincent (AAA), Wilmington (AA), Mercyhurst Prep (A) and West Middlesex (A) are listed among Others to Watch.

CLASS AAAA

Rank – School – District
1. Central Dauphin (3)
2. North Allegheny (7)
3. Wilson (West Lawn) (3)
4. Easton Area (11)
5. North Penn (1)
6. LaSalle College (12)
7. Gateway (7)
8. Downingtown East (1)
9. Upper St. Clair (7)
10. Ridley (1)

Others to Watch: Abington (1), Bethlehem Freedom (11), Council Rock North (1), Cumberland Valley (3), Delaware Valley (2), Garnet Valley (1), McDowell (10), McKeesport (7), Parkland (11), Pennridge (1), Pennsbury (1), Pittsburgh Central Catholic (7), Roman Catholic (12), Scranton (2), Seneca Valley (7), St. Joseph’s Prep (12), State College (6), Whitehall (11), Woodland Hills (7)

CLASS AAA

Rank – School – District
1. Archbishop Wood (12)
2. Bishop McDevitt (3)
3. Franklin Regional (7)
4. Central Valley (7)
5. Cathedral Prep (10)
6. Manheim Central (3)
7. Cardinal O’Hara (12)
8. Pottsgrove (1)
9. Berwick Area (2)
10. West Allegheny (7)

Others to Watch: Blackhawk (7),  Clearfield (9),  Cocalico (3),  Knoch (7),  Lampeter-Strasburg (3),  Lancaster Catholic (3),  Mars Area (7),  Montour (7),  Pottsville (11),  Scranton Prep (2),  Shippensburg (3),  Strath Haven (1),  Strong Vincent (10),  Valley View (2),  West Chester Henderson (1),  West York (3)

CLASS AA

Rank – School – District
1. Aliquippa (7)
2. Wyomissing (3)
3. Mount Carmel (4)
4. Jeannette (7)
5. Grove City (10)
6.
Hickory (10)
7. Pen Argyl (11)
8. GAR Memorial (2)
9. South Fayette (7)
10. Washington (7)

Others to Watch: Beaver Falls (7),  Bermudian Springs (3),  Danville (4),  Delone Catholic (3),  Forest Hills (6),  Imhotep Charter (12),  Karns City (9),  Mifflinburg (4),  Montoursville (4),  Northern Lehigh (11),  Richland (6),  Seton-LaSalle (7),  Towanda (4),  Trinity (3),  Tyrone Area (6),  West Catholic (12),  Wilmington (10),  Wyoming Area (2),

CLASS A

Rank – School – District
1. Clairton (7)
2. Southern Columbia (4)
3. Dunmore (2)
4. Rochester Area (7)
5. Sharpsville (10)
6. Brentwood (7)
7. Penns Manor (6)
8. Bellwood-Antis (6)
9. Old Forge (2)
10. Port Allegany (9)

Others to Watch: Avonworth (7),  Bethlehem-Center (7),  Bishop Canevin (7),  Clarion Area (9),  Coudersport (9),  Elk County Catholic (9),  Line Mountain (4),  Mercyhurst Prep (10),  Minersville (11),  North Star (5),  Pius X (11),  Riverside (2),  Schuylkill Haven (11),  Shenandoah Valley (11),  Sto-Rox (7),  West Middlesex (11)

 

Posted in: District 10, Football
Posted: July 30th, 2012

Sharpsville Blue Devils
Coach (season, record): Paul Piccirilli (17th season, 143-48)
2011 overall record: 13-1
2011 region record (place): 7-0 (champion)
2011 playoff results: Defeated Cambridge Springs 48-0, Farrell 36-0 and West Middlesex 21-13 to win the District 10 Class A championship. Sharpsville then defeated Port Allegany 35-33 in the PIAA quarterfinals before losing to Clairton 30-8 in the semifinals.
Top players lost: Dylan Hogue, Jacob Henwood, Spencer Bland, Robby Moss, Dersean Alberty-Brown, Joey Flynn, Austin Rice
Top returning players: Tyler Luchey, Joey Pagliaroli, Cody Hughes, Joey Flynn, Kaleb Robertson, Zack Stafford, Derrick Odem
Assistant coaches: Gary Baker, Len Grandy, Fred Sablack, Joe Joseph, Steve Summers, Rich Pavone, Pat Campoli, Brian Weber, Doug Levis, Brent Pavone, Bill Henwood, Rick Grandy
Outlook: Sharpsville put together a terrific run in 2011 to win the District 10 Class A championship and make the final four in the PIAA playoffs. The Blue Devils’ program has raised to the level where the football team is competitive every year no matter how many players graduated. Sharpsville will need to reload six positions on offense and seven on defense this season to remain competitive on a high level. Dylan Hogue, Jacob Henwood, Spencer Bland, Robby Moss, Dersean Alberty-Brown, Joey Flynn and Austin Rice are all-region departures to graduation. Hogue was named to the all-district team at defensive line and was voted to the all-region first team at offensive and defensive line. Alberty-Brown was a first-team linebacker and Moss was a first-team offensive and defensive lineman. Bland was voted to the first team as a running back and a linebacker but the biggest loss could be Henwood, a first-team quarterback. The list of players lost also includes Rice, a second-team all-region tight end. Replacing all of the Blue Devils’ all-region players will be a tough task for longtime coach Paul Piccirilli in camp this fall.

Joey Flynn and Tyler Luchey bring back experience for Sharpsville. Flynn was a first-team defensive back last year, while Luchey was a first-team wide receiver and defensive back. Joey Pagliaroli is also back after being voted to the all-region first team at kicker. Sharpsville’s offense will be in search for a new quarterback and five other starters as well. Other than Flynn at running back and Luchey at wide receiver, the Blue Devils also have linemen Kaleb Robertson, Zack Stafford and Cody Hughes back. On defense, Pagliaroli, Luchey and Flynn are returning starters in the secondary, while Derrick Odem is back at defensive end. Greg Popatak, P.J. Campoli and Ross Llewellyn all started at linebacker last year at various times and could all compete for starting jobs in camp.

Sharpsville has been a mark of consistency in Class A football in recent history. The Blue Devils seem to always contend for a playoff spot and have reloaded their program every year. Sharpsville has an interesting schedule in the first four weeks of the season before a brutal second half. Sharpsville heads to Farrell in the final week of September before taking on contenders West Middlesex, Lakeview, Wilmington and Sharon. The Blue Devils have a few games early in the season to come together as a team and could be a dangerous team once again this season.

Schedule
August
31 Moniteau 7
September
7 Mercer* 7
14 Conneaut* 7
22 at Kennedy Catholic* noon
28 at Farrell* 7
October
5 at West Middlesex* 7
12 Wilmington 7
19 Lakeview* 7
26 Bye
November
2 at Sharon 7
*Region 1 games

Tuesday: Slippery Rock

– Tom Reisenweber

Posted: August 2nd, 2011

Sharpsville Blue Devils
Coach (season, record): Paul Piccirilli (16th season, 130-47)
2010 overall record: 10-2
2010 region record (place): 7-1 (co-champion)
2010 playoff results: Lost 56-33 to Mercyhurst Prep in the District 10 Class A semifinals.
Top players lost: Chad Piccirilli, Frank Joseph, Marcus Llewellyn, Brad Marstellar, Mike Riffe, Nate Titus, David Bain
Top returning players: Dylan Hogue, Spencer Bland, Ross Llewellyn, Joey Flynn, Dersean Alberty-Brown
Assistant coaches: Gary Baker, Leonard Grandy, Richard Pavone, Fred Sablack, Pat Campoli, Bryan Weber, Brett Pavone, Rick Grandy, Doug Levis, Steve Summers, Bill Henwood
Outlook: Sharpsville might be in complete rebuild mode this season. The Blue Devils were hit hard by graduation and it takes a lot to beat out Farrell, Mercer and others in Region 1. Chad Piccirilli, Frank Joseph, Marcus Llewellyn, Brad Marstellar, Mike Riffe, Nate Titus and David Bain all were named to the all-region team last year, while Piccirilli was also selected as an all-district defensive back. Joseph threw for 920 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Llewellyn (1,127 yards), Titus (882) and Joseph (636) leave huge holes in run production.

The Blue Devils return some experience in the backfield with Spencer Bland, Ross Llewellyn and Joey Flynn. The trio carried the ball at least 23 times each last fall and could see a big boost in reps. All-region lineman Dylan Hogue returns to anchor the line but Sharpsville will have almost a brand-new line after camp. The Blue Devils could get through the first three weeks of the season at 2-0 and develop some experience on the varsity level before diving into region play with up-and-coming West Middlesex. The Blue Devils end the season with a brutal stretch of games against Lakeview, Mercer, Farrell, Conneaut Valley and Linesville. Sharpsville will need to gain some momentum and experience heading into the second half of the season in order to return to the District 10 playoffs.

Schedule
September
2 at Eisenhower 7
9 at Seneca 7
16 Bye
24 West Middlesex* 7
October
1 at Kennedy Catholic* 12
7 Lakeview* 7
14 at Mercer* 7
21 Farrell* 7
28 at Conneaut Valley* 7
November
4 Linesville* 7

Look for the Kickoff magazine at a Country Fair near you beginning Aug. 15. The 112-page magazine previews the upcoming District 10 football season, including top returning players, schedules, stats and more.

Wednesday: Slippery Rock

– Tom Reisenweber

Posted: November 18th, 2009

Farrell remains the only District 10 team ranked No. 1 in the state polls as the second weekend of the postseason approaches.

The Steelers (11-0) are ranked No. 1 by the Pennsylvania Football News and No. 3 by the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

McDowell (No. 7, Class AAAA), Cathedral Prep (No. 8, AAA), Wilmington (No. 6, AA) and General McLane (No. 8, AA) also are ranked by the Patriot-News.

Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Football News ranks the following D-10 teams (in addition to Farrell): Cathedral Prep (No. 9, AAA), General McLane (No. 4, AA) and Wilmington (No. 5, AA).

For complete state rankings, click below:

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Posted: August 7th, 2009

Wilmington, the defending PIAA Class AA champion, highlights five teams ranked in the Pennsylvania Football News Preseason Rankings released this week.

The Greyhounds finished 2008 at 15-1, including a thrilling double overtime win in the state championship over West Catholic, 35-34. Greenville is the other D-10 team in the Class AA rankings as a team to watch.

Rivals Strong Vincent and Cathedral Prep are ranked in the top 10 in Class AAA. The Colonels won the District 10 Class AAA championship over the Ramblers in ’08. 28-0. Vincent lost several starters but has a solid offensive and defensive line coming back. The Colonels are ranked No. 6 in the state, while their playoff-rival Thomas Jefferson is No. 1.

Prep is ranked No. 9 despite having an average year in ’08. The Ramblers created a buzz around the state by hiring Mike Mischler to return as head coach coupled with the heavy recruiting by Division I schools of Shyquawn Pullium has Prep at a top 10 spot.

In Class A, Farrell and Linesville are ranked No. 6 and No. 9, respectively. The Steelers made a deep run into the PIAA playoffs in ’08 before losing to Clairton and Pitt recruit Kevin Weatherspoon. The Lions had an outstanding season last year but lose to Farrell in the District 10 championship.

Mercer and Sharpsville, two teams that could surprise some teams in Class A, are both listed as others to watch.

For the complete rankings, click below

– Tom Reisenweber

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Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: July 8th, 2009

Sharpsville Blue Devils

Coach: Paul Piccirilli
2008 overall record:
6-4sharpsville
2008 league record (place):
5-3 (fourth in Region 1)
Playoff results:
Lost in the quarterfinals of the class A District 10 playoffs 49-27 to Saegertown
Top players lost:
RB/CB Josh Taylor, C/LB Andrew Miller, C/DT Tom Weisen
Top returning players: HB/LB Nathan Titus, QB/LB Matt Totin, FB/LB Marcus Llewellyn, WR/S Chad Piccirilli, QB/DE Frank Joseph
Key games: Sept. 19 vs. West Middlesex, Oct. 9 at Mercer
Outlook: Sharpsville had a solid season in Region 1 last season. The Blue Devils finished fourth in the region only behind the three teams who were co-champions (Farrell, Mercer and Linesville). Their only losses in the region came against those three teams. The Devils return their leading rusher in Nathan Titus. He ran for 713 yards and six touchdowns last season and was a second-team all-region selection at linebacker. The team’s second-leading rusher, Josh Taylor, graduated and was a first-team all-region defensive back. Andrew Miller was also a first-team all-region defensive selection at linebacker, but he also graduated. Back at linebacker with Titus was fellow second-team, all-region defender Matt Totin. There still is a solid foundation for this season’s team. The Blue Devils didn’t throw the ball much, but their quarterback, Frank Joseph returns. Chad Piccirilli, the team’s leading receiver, also is back. Sharpsville faces a big hill to get over in the three defending region co-champions. The Blue Devils were knocked out in the quarterfinals on the District 10 Class A playoffs and could be a threat to make the playoffs again.

Schedule
September

5    Hickory    7
11    at Conneaut Lake*    7
19    West Middlesex*    7
26    at Kennedy Catholic*    noon
October
2    Lakeview*    7
9    at Mercer*    7
16     Farrell*    7
23    at Conneaut Valley*    7
31    Linesville*    7
November
6    Clarion    7

*Region 1 game

Thursday: Region 1: West Middlesex

Posted: July 5th, 2009

Last year Linesville, Mercer and Farrell all finished with one loss in the region to be crowned co-champions. The key game among those teams was in Week 2 when Mercer knocked off Farrell 20-0. The Steelers were missing some impact players and the Mustangs took advantage with a huge win. Region 1 is one of two Class A regions, and was clearly the most talented. Three of the final four teams in the District 10 Class A playoffs were from Region 1, including both teams in the D-10 title game. Here are the final Region 1 standings from last season.

Region 1
Region Overall

w-Mercer 7-1 10-2
w-Farrell 7-1 12-3
w-Linesville 7-1 10-3
z-Sharpsville 5-3 6-5
West Middlesex 4-4 6-4
Lakeview 3-5 4-6
Conneaut Lake 2-6 2-8
Kennedy Catholic 1-7 1-8
Conneaut Valley 0-8 0-10
w-co-region champions
z-qualified for playoff spot

Key 2009 games: Sept. 11 Mercer at Farrell, Oct. 2 Farrell at Linesville, Oct. 30 Mercer at Linesville
Predicted champion: Farrell

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