Pennsylvania Football

Pa. High School Football Report podcast: The state of instant replay, from the shed interview with Shippensburg’s Anthony Smith and more

Frankly, we go where the athletes are. So, if that means tracking down Shippensburg’s mighty Anthony Smith in a maintenance shed near campus, well, so be it. On this edition of the Pa. High School Football podcast, we chat season-long goals from the 6-7, 265-pounder, his choice to play at the University of Minnesota and more.
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Montross setting records at Ship

Shippensburg University freshman Jaxson Montross was named the inaugural Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week on Sept. 6 by the league office after a record-setting debut.

Pa. High School Football Report Podcast: Talking Aaron Donald, Jaquan Brisker and the best, young players in Pa. with 2/10ths DeWayne Brown

You might not know DeWayne Brown’s name, but if you are a high school football fan in Pennsylvania you probably should. • Sign up for PennLive’s new high school sports newsletter here. And that’s because Brown, who operates 2/10ths Speed and Agility training in Pittsburgh, has had his hands on...

Pennsylvania high school football Week 3 rankings

6. Gateway (7)2-17 7. Academy Park (1)3-08 Teams to watch: Chester (1) 3-0, Exeter Township (3) 2-1, North Hills (7) 2-1, Strath Haven (1) 3-0. Teams to watch: Bonner-Prendergast (12) 2-1, Hampton (7) 3-0, Northwestern Lehigh (11) 3-0, Pope John Paul II (1) 2-1. CLASS 3ARECORDPREVIOUS RANK. 1. North Schuylkill...
Journal & Sunday Journal

Roundup: Shepherd's Bagent named player of week again

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — Shepherd quarterback Tyson Bagent has been named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East offensive player of the week for the second straight week. Bagent completed 29-of-37 passes for 363 yards and five touchdowns — all in the first half — in Shepherd’s 56-26 win over Gannon on Saturday. He added four carries for 23 rushing yards as the Rams improved to 2-0 on the season.

Pennsylvania High School Football Coach Dies of COVID

Another day, another school district devastated by the non-stop surge of coronavirus cases. Days after a 24-year-old basketball coach in Georgia died of the virus, Pennsylvania’s Northampton Area School District said that social studies teacher and high-school football coach Mike Gurdineer had died after battling COVID. “Our hearts break for Coach Gurdineer and his family today as we offer our condolences to all who have crossed paths with Mike,” Athletic Director Shaun Murray said in a statement. Before moving to Pennsylvania, Gurdineer had been line coach at New York’s Southern Lehigh School District when they won the district title.

Pennsylvania high school football scores for Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021

Abraham Lincoln 37, Philadelphia George Washington 0. Delaware Military Academy, Del. 42, Bonner-Prendergast 14. Episcopal Academy 34, Philadelphia Roman Catholic 26. John Dickinson, Del. 22, Renaissance Academy 20, OT. Juniata Valley 27, West Branch 12. Kane Area 32, Bradford 18. Karns City 37, Clarion Area 13. Kennard-Dale 70, Biglerville 7.

Saquon’s special night: Barkley returns to his Pa. high school for top honor

Saquon Barkley has created so many highlights and accomplished so much over the years at Whitehall, Penn State and the New York Giants. He scored 31 total touchdowns as a Zephyrs senior, became the first Nittany Lion to gain 3,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in a career, and was the first Giants player to rush for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons after being drafted No. 2 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Pa. High School Football Report podcast: Trailblazing referee Sonya Essis, additional milestones, top games, more

Sonya Essis is no ordinary rookie. Last week, Essis became the first female referee to work a varsity game inside the Mid-Penn Conference. This week on the Pa. High School Football Report, Essis spoke about her connection to the game and how the 48-year-old turned curiosity into opportunity as a member of the Capital Area Football Officials Association.