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Posted: August 4th, 2013

Wilmington Greyhounds
Coach: Terry Verrelli (35th season, 271-113-3)
2012 overall record: 9-3
2012 region record: 6-1 (tri-champion)
2012 playoff results: Defeated Fairview 47-0 in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals and Greenville 10-9 in double overtime in the semifinals before losing to Hickory 39-7 in the championship.
Top players lost: Donnie Watson, Tyler Donati, Jeremy Miller, John Yohman, Keith Fulkman, Slavi Pontius, Brandon Ryder, Chris Welch, Alex Patton, Zack McCluskey, Nick Pugh
Top returning players: Josiah Bloise, Cody Llewellyn
Outlook: Wilmington seems to be competitive each season no matter how many players are lost to graduation. The Greyhounds’ program will be tested once again this season. Wilmington was hit hard by graduation, losing all-region first-team selections Donnie Watson (tight end), Tyler Donati (running back, linebacker), Jeremy Miller (offensive line, defensive line), John Yohman (offensive line, defensive line) and Keith Fulkman (offensive line). The ‘Hounds also lost second-team kicker Slavi Pontius and second-team punter Brandon Ryder. Chris Welch (defensive line) and Alex Patton (defensive back) are second-team selections gone, while Watson was also a second-team linebacker. Donati ran for 1,665 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior, while Watson caught 11 passes for 270 yards. Alex Patton also graduated after rushing for 681 yards and eight touchdowns and catching nine passes for 110 yards and one touchdown. With everything Wilmington lost, the ‘Hounds could be near the top of the Region 3 standings at the end of the year. The ‘Hounds have an experienced quarterback is Cody Llewellyn, who threw for 594 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore, running back Josiah Bloise ran for 184 yards. Wilmington will have to rebuild its entire line in camp but the ‘Hounds seem to produce all-star linemen every season. Longtime coach Terry Verrelli a District 10 legend and has the program headed in the right direction. The ‘Hounds open the season at West Middlesex before jumping right into huge region games against Grove City and Hickory. Wilmington has been one of the most dangerous teams in the postseason in Verrelli’s tenure and the ‘Hounds could make another run at the D-10 title this fall.

Schedule
August
30 at West Middlesex 7
September
6 Grove City* 7
13 at Hickory* 7
20 Titusville* 7
27 at Saegertown* 7
October
4 Reynolds* 7
11 Sharpsville 7
18 at Sharon* 7
25 at Greenville* 7
November
1 Bye
*Region 3 games

Monday: Youngsville

–Tom Reisenweber

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: August 6th, 2012

Wilmington Greyhounds
Coach (season, record): Terry Verrelli (34th season, 262-110-3)
2011 overall record: 9-2
2011 region record (place): 5-0 (champion)
2011 playoff results: Lost to General McLane 21-18 in the District 10 Class AA semifinals.
Top players lost: Anthony Derrick, Bryn Kaufman, Ryan Crawford, Gunnar Donati, Nick Vasko, Josh Tekac, Kyle Jones, Mark Lehman, Zack Llewellyn, Colton Kendall, Nick Vasko, Cameron Rossi
Top returning players: John Yohman, Donnie Watson, Tyler Donati, Josiah Bloise, Jeremy Miller
Assistant coaches: David Welch, Robert Mitcheltree, Brian Cooper, Rob Shimrack, Brandon Phillian, Mike Neurhor, Mark Shenker, Brian Fulkman, Frank Berardi, Josh Phillian
Outlook: Wilmington has one of the strongest programs in District 10 and will need every bit of that strength this fall to stay competitive. The Greyhounds were brutalized by graduation with 16 starters gone. Anthony Derrick, Bryn Kaufman, Ryan Crawford, Gunnar Donati, Nick Vasko, Josh Tekac, Kyle Jones, Cameron Rossi, Nick Vasko, Colton Kendall, Mark Lehman and Zack Llewellyn are gone this fall. Kaufman was an all-district offensive lineman and a first-team all-region offensive and defensive lineman. Jones was a first-team offensive lineman and Kendall was a second-team offensive lineman. Llewellyn was a first-team linebacker and Lehman a second-defensive lineman. Along with most of the line being gone, the entire backfield has graduated as well. Tekac, a first-team punter and second-team quarterback, is gone along with running backs Crawford and Donati. Crawford was a first-team running back and linebacker, while Donati was a second-team running back and defensive back. The losses keep on coming with first-team defensive backs Derrick and Vasko along with Rossi, a second-team wide receiver.

The Greyhounds’ offense will be completely rebuilt at the skill positions. Wilmington has a few returning starters but the offense will need an overhaul. John Yohman, an all-region first-team selection on the offensive and defensive line is back along with Watson, a first-team tight end. Also back on defense is second-team linebacker Tyler Donati and second-team defensie lineman Jeremy Miller. Linebacker Josiah Bloise also provides depth on defense. Brandon Ryder, a first-team kicker, returns as well. With so many holes to fill, Wilmington will look to new players to fill them in. Seniors Chris Welch, Casey Hilton, Xavier Coulter, Keith Fulkman and Zack McCluskey could help rebuild the line, while running backs Nic Pugh, Steven Muscarella and Brady Lutz will compete for carries. Alex Patton will look to contribyte at wide receiver and Riley Kollar at linebacker. Sophomore Cody Llewellyn could get the nod at quarterback but will have some competition in camp for the starting job.

Wilmington doesn’t have much time to build chemistry with almost a completely new starting lineup. The Greyhounds jump right into its schedule against West Middlesex before their two biggest games of the year against Grove City and Hickory. Wilmington also has tough games with Sharon, Sharpsville and Farrell in the second half of the season but the ‘Hounds should know by then where they stand in Region 3. The ‘Hounds are almost a complete mystery heading into the season with little experience back. Wilmington and coach Terry Verrelli have reloaded for decades and will need another big effort this fall for the ‘Hounds to compete for the region and district titles.

Schedule
August
31 West Middlesex 7
September
7 at Grove City* 7
14 Hickory* 7
21 at Titusville* 7
28 Saegertown* 7
October
5 at Reynolds* 7
12 at Sharpsville 7
19 Sharon* 7
26 Greenville* 7
November
2 at Farrell 7
*Region 3 games

Tuesday: Youngsville

– Tom Reisenweber

Posted: September 28th, 2011

District 10 teams Cathedral Prep, Grove City, Hickory, Linesville and Mercyhurst Prep remain among the top 10 in the state, according to this week’s Pennsylvania Football News rankings. Click below to see the rankings:

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Posted: September 3rd, 2011

Each year, Erie Times-News staff members spend much of the summer gathering information on District 10 football teams for the Summer Huddle series, Kickoff magazine and print previews.

Despite all of the research, it’s inevitable that talented players on some teams will not catch our attention. Then, on opening night – bam! – a few players burst onto the scene with huge performances. It happened Friday. Here are a few players who slipped under our radar that we’ll be watching now:

DeShawn Coleman, Hickory: The 6-foot 1-inch, 175-pound junior ran for more than 150 yards in the first quarter alone against West Middlesex. He finished with 295 yards on 18 carries, including TD runs of 80 and 55 yards.

Corey Henry, Strong Vincent: In the preseason, we talked about Vincent quarterback Denzel Jones and running back Michael Neavins, but Henry’s emergence could make the Colonels a force. The hulking 6-foot 2-inch, 217-pound fullback gives Vincent an inside power game. He rushed 15 times for 115 yards Friday in a 42-28 victory over General McLane. Jones also looked sensational.

Nathan McLaurin, Cathedral Prep: With a top-notch quarterback like Damion Terry, all Prep needs to do is get the line to protect him and find some sure-handed receivers. The Ramblers found at least one premier receiver in McLaurin, a 5-foot 9-inch 153-pound senior. He had nine receptions for 122 yards, including TD catches of 36 and 7 yards, in a 25-20 loss to McDowell. McLaurin gives Prep three deep threats, along with Kimani Smith and Delton Williams.

Khyre Drayer, McDowell: Yes, Greg Garmon is an all-state running back who garnered much of our attention in the preseason. But Drayer is a nice change-of-pace runner who piled up 130 yards on 14 carries against Prep. The junior scored on runs of 6 and 71 yards. At 5 feet 10 inches and 225 pounds, Drayer is a nightmare to tackle if he has a head of steam.

Fred Epps, Meadville: Artrel Foster and Terence Goodrum entered the season as the Bulldogs’ two vaunted speed backs. Epps, however, gives the team an effective change-up inside. He rushed 22 times for 187 yards in the Bulldogs’ 33-14 win over Fairview.

Here are a few others who emerged Friday: Lakeview’s Blake Reddick (13 rushes, 120 yards, 53-yard TD run), Harbor Creek’s Austin Griffith (7-of-7 passing, 78 yards, TD and 6-yard TD run), Linesville’s Elijah Anderson (10 rushes, 157 yards, 59-yard TD run), Oil City’s Sam Owoc (10 rushes, 109 yards, 2 TDs) and Wilmington’s Ryan Crawford (5 rushes, 85 yards, 3 TDs).

We’re sure more players will break out in the weeks ahead.

Posted: August 25th, 2011

Two District 10 teams are ranked and seven others are listed among “others to watch” in the Pennsylvania Football News preseason state rankings, which were released Wednesday night.

Cathedral Prep leads all D-10 teams with a No. 4 ranking in Class AAA. The Ramblers are coming off a trip to the PIAA Class AAA semifinals and return record-breaking junior quarterback Damion Terry.

Defending District 10 AA champion Sharon is ranked 10th in AA.

Meanwhile, listed among “others to watch” are the following D-10 teams: Grove City in AAA, General McLane, Hickory and Wilmington in AA, and Farrell, Linesville and West Middlesex in A.

Click below for the complete rankings:

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Posted in: District 10, Football
Posted: August 9th, 2011

Wilmington Greyhounds
Coach (season, record): Terry Verrelli (33rd season, 253-108-3)
2010 overall record: 7-5
2010 region record (place): 3-2 (third)
2010 playoff results: Lost 14-7 to Sharon in the District 10 Class AA semifinals.
Top players lost: Sutton Whiting, Jason McFarland
Top returning players: Anthony Derrick, Ryan Crawford, Bryn Kaufman, John Yohman, Tyler Donati
Assistant coaches: David Welch, Bob Mitcheltree, Pat Anderson, Brandon Ghillian, Brian Cooper and Rob Shimrack
Outlook: It could be trap year in Region 3 if any teams are doubting perennial power Wilmington. Sharon and Hickory had impressive seasons in 2010 to play each other for the District 10 Class AA championship, but to overlook the Greyhounds would be a huge mistake. Wilmington lost one of the top running backs in District 10 in Sutton Whiting and a standout lineman Jason McFarland but almost everyone else is back. Sharon and Hickory were hit much harder by graduation than Wilmington. The ‘Hounds return Anthony Derrick, Ryan Crawford, Bryn Kaufman, Jon Yohman and Tyler Donati. Wilmington’s strength this year will be it offensive and defensive lines as well as experience. The ‘Hounds had numerous underclassmen starting last fall and that experience could pay off in a big way.

The offense is set with the exception of replacing Whiting. Josh Tekac and Nick Vasko split time at quarterback last season and both return along with a backfield of Derrick and Donati. Crawford, Cameron Rossi and Zack Llewellyn are back after solid receiving seasons in 2010.

It’s no surprise Wilmington loaded up its non-region schedule with Class AAA teams and out-of-District 10 powers. The ‘Hounds actually don’t play a region game at home until a showdown with Hickory on Sept. 30. Wilmington follows with another brutal home game against Grove City, but the most important game of the year could come Oct. 21 against Sharon if both teams survive Hickory until that point in the Region 3 standings.

Schedule
September
2 Slippery Rock 7
9 at Greenville* 7
16 at Karns City 7
23 at Reynolds* 7
30 Hickory* 7
October
7 Grove City 7
14 at Titusville* 7
21 Sharon* 7
28 at Warren JFK 7
November
4 Northwestern 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: Youngsville

– Tom Reisenweber

Posted: December 8th, 2009

Two District 10 football teams — Farrell in Class A and Wilmington in Class AA — still are in contention for PIAA titles. Here’s a look at the complete PIAA schedule:

CLASS A
Friday
Semifinals

Bishop McCort (13-0) vs. Tri-Valley (9-4) at State College, 7 p.m.
Farrell (14-0) vs. Clairton (13-1) at N. Kerr Thompson Stadium, Slippery Rock, 7 p.m.
Championship game
Dec. 18

At Hersheypark Stadium
Semifinal winners, 1 p.m.
———
CLASS AA
Saturday
Semifinals

Wilmington (13-1) vs. Greensburg Central Catholic (12-2) at N. Kerr Thompson Stadium, Slippery Rock, 1 p.m.
Lancaster Catholic (13-1) vs. West Philadelphia Catholic (12-2) at Coatsville HS, 1 p.m.
Championship game
Dec. 19

At Hersheypark Stadium
Semifinal winners, 1 p.m.
———
CLASS AAA
Friday
Semifinals

Archbishop Wood (11-2) vs. Selinsgrove (14-0), at Hersheypark Stadium, 7 p.m.
Manheim Central (14-0) vs. West Allegheny (12-2) at Mansion Park Stadium, Altoona, 7 p.m.
Championship game
Dec. 18
At Hersheypark Stadium
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.
———
CLASS AAAA
Saturday
Semifinals

LaSalle College (12-1) vs. Ridley (13-1) at Northeast HS, Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
State College (11-2) vs. Cumberland Valley (12-2) at Mansion Park Stadium, Altoona, 1 p.m.
Championship game
Dec. 19

At Hersheypark Stadium
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Posted: December 5th, 2009

District 10 is down to two teams. With the departure of Cathedral Prep, only Farrell and Wilmington remain.

This will be our final football Breakout Player of the Week vote of the season, but the basketball version of the award will begin soon.

Vote for your favorite in the poll at upper right. Voting will continue through Monday night.

Here are the three nominees:

Shyquawn Pullium, Cathedral Prep: In the final game of his high school career, Prep’s star quarterback rushed 16 times for 145 yards, including TD runs of 1, 10 and 64 yards.

Sutton Whiting, Wilmington: Rushed 15 times for 77 yards, including TD runs of 4, 1 and 2 yards, in Wilmington’s dramatic quarterfinal win.

Jamar Whitman, Farrell: Rushed 16 times for 152 yards, including TD runs of 39 and 8 yards. His 8-yard run in the fourth quarter was the game-winner.

Posted in: District 10, Football
Posted: December 3rd, 2009

When Cathedral Prep’s football team plays West Allegheny on Friday in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals, the Ramblers will also be going against history.

WPIAL teams have dominated District 10 teams during the past decade, going 16-4 against D-10. The only D-10 teams to beat WPIAL opponents since 2000 were:

• Cathedral Prep, 2000, in Class AAAA (Mount Lebanon)

• West Middlesex, 2006, in Class A (Clairton)

• General McLane, 2006, in Class AAA (Thomas Jefferson)

• Wilmington, 2008, in Class AA (Aliquippa)

Click below for the complete D-10 vs. WPIAL results from this decade:

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Posted in: District 10, Football

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