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The countdown to the start of the 2010 high school football season is underway. High School football training camps throughout Western Pennsylvania open up on Monday, August 16th as teams prepare for the dawn of a new season which will kickoff Friday, September 3rd. As has been the case in the eleven previous years here at MSA Sports, the ONLY place to turn DAILY to prepare fans for all the excitement of the 2010 high school football season in the WPIAL is 'Countdown to Kickoff' here at

Countdown to Kickoff 2010


* Football Schedules for Every WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League High School (UPDATED)

MSA Sports 'Countdown to Kickoff 2010' began with the releasing of this seasons football schedules for every team in the WPIAL and the Pittsburgh City League. Just click here and locate your favorite school and click on the football link on the left side. Every game, whether it be non-conference or conference for all 126 teams in the WPIAL and 9 City League teams is just a few clicks away.

* This Week in the WPIAL and the Kennywood Preseason All-Star Team Awards Show LIVE from Kennywood Park (UPDATED)

MSA Sports 'Countdown to Kickoff 2010' kicked off with a special edition of This Week in the WPIAL from Kennywood Park on Monday, August 2nd. Don Rebel, Mark Schaas and Mike Azadian took an early look at the 2010 campaign, plus the players from the 2010 Kennywood Park Preseason All-Star Team were honored during the presentation show by MSA Sports.
Click here to listen to This Week in the WPIAL...
Click here to listen to Kennywood All-Star Team Presentation Show...

* 7:00pm Kickoffs (UPDATED)

Has the 2009 fad of earlier kickoffs taken off? With the exception of a couple of schools, 7:30pm kickoffs has been the standard time for high school football in the WPIAL. However several schools made the move to a 7:00pm kickoff last year. Which schools will continue to get the ball rolling at 7:00pm? more...


* A Look Back at the 2009 WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League Football Season (UPDATED)

2009 A Football Flashback
The beat continued in Class A as powers Clairton and Rochester met again at Heinz Field. After a hectic finish decided on a missed two-point conversion, the Bears were celebrating back-to-back WPIAL crowns and their third title in the past four year. more...

2009 AA Football Flashback
After watching rival Jeannette bask in the golden glory with back-to-back WPIAL football championships in 2007 and 2008, Greensburg Central Catholic survived a tough Interstate Conference to win a title as a double-digit seed in a deep Class AA tournament. The district championship, captured with a rout of Aliquippa at Heinz Field, was the first in school history for the Centurions. more...

2009 AAA Football Flashback
The run of four straight WPIAL and two consecutive PIAA state championships came to an end for Thomas Jefferson, which saw their title hopes dashed in the Semifinals by eventual champion West Allegheny. The Indians gold run led to their first football crown since winning three straight in 1999, 2000 and 2001. more...

2009 AAAA Football Flashback
The school colors for Gateway are black and gold. However recent history on the gridiron indicates maybe they should be changed to black and silver. For the third straight season, the Gators took home the silver after losing in the WPIAL Class AAAA football championship, this time to Woodland Hills as the Wolverines claimed their fifth football title and first since 2002. more...

2009 Pittsburgh City League Flashback
When the Pittsburgh City League championship game was set, there was no sign of defending champion Brashear and powerhouse Perry. Instead it was Schenley and Oliver that played in a District 8 title game for the ages. When the dust had settled, it was the Spartans surviving the Bears 34-32 in double overtime giving Schenley their first City League crown since 1999.


* New Head Football Coaches (UPDATED)

New Faces - New Places - New Hopes - New Dreams. Some are rookie head coaches while a couple of big name veterans are starting over at new venues. Some schools have a new football coach for the first time in decades while others continue to play roulette with their head coaching position.more...



* Players to Watch in Each Classification (UPDATED)


* Complete WPIAL/City League Saturday High School Football Schedule (UPDATED)

Everybody knows about the passion that is Friday night high school football in Western Pennsylvania along with the popular Thursday night WPIAL Game of the Week. However let's not forget the local teams that still tee it up under the sun on Saturday afternoons or under the lights on Saturday night. more...


* 2010 MSA Sports Preseason Elite 11 (UPDATED)

The MSA Sports Elite Eleven are the individuals MSA Sports believes are the best of the best, the top players in the WPIAL. more...


* Complete Scrimmage Schedule - Week #1 (UPDATED)

Here is a rundown of all the local scrimmages to be played on Saturday, August 21st more...


* Complete Scrimmage Schedule - Week #2 (UPDATED)

Here is a rundown of all the local scrimmages to be played on Friday, August 27th and Saturday, August 28th more...


* MSA Sports Preseason Rankings (UPDATED)

Each and every Monday during the high school football season, Team MSA Sports will rank the top ten teams in each of the four WPIAL classifications. Here are the initial rankings for 2010.


* Previews of Every Conference in Each Classification (UPDATED)

Class AAAA


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