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3 WPIAL Stars Make Tremendous Bowl LVII

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The Tremendous Bowl have been recognized to incorporate stars from WPIAL way back to Beaver Falls’ Joe Namath calling the New York Jets victory in Tremendous Bowl III to as current as Penn Hills’ Aaron Donald sacking quarterback Joe Burrow to win final 12 months’s iteration of the basic championship recreation.

It’s practically a practice within the area to see WPIAL gamers within the recreation, a lot in order that they’ve contributed considerably to the Huge 33’s streak – a highschool all-star recreation that includes gamers from Pennsylvania and Maryland – of getting a consultant in each Tremendous Bowl in historical past.

This 12 months the WPIAL will probably be represented by three gamers in Kansas Metropolis Chiefs broad receivers Skyy Moore (Shadyside Academy) and Justin Watson (South Fayette) going towards Philadelphia Eagles working again Miles Sanders (Woodland Hills).

Moore appeared in 16 video games this previous 12 months as a rookie second spherical pick of Western Michigan, though he solely began three of these 16 video games. He completed the season with 22 catches for 250 yards.

He caught three passes for 13 yards within the Chiefs win over the Cincinnati Bengals within the AFC Championship Recreation. He’s nonetheless in the hunt for his first profession landing, which might be fairly one other WPIAL second if he have been to get that within the Tremendous Bowl.

He was key within the return recreation this season for Kansas Metropolis together with within the AFC Championship when a 29-yard punt return set-up the Chiefs’ game-winning drive at their very own 47-yard line with 30 seconds left.

His teammate Watson isn’t new to the Tremendous Bowl after having received it alongside WPIAL alumni Rob Gronkowski (Woodland Hills) and Jordan Whitehead (Central Valley) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tremendous Bowl LV.

After 4 years with the Buccaneers, Watson signed with the Chiefs this previous offseason and tied career-highs in catches (15) and touchdowns (two). He’s been used on a couple of punt returns this 12 months in addition to setting a career-high in receiving yards (315).

Sanders in the meantime has been beginning for the Eagles since being drafted within the second spherical out of Penn State in 2019. He had a profession 12 months this previous season with career-highs in dashing touchdowns (11) and dashing yards (1,269) en path to his first Professional Bowl nod, though he clearly received’t seem within the occasion this 12 months.

He’s been a constant presence at working again since being drafted with getting a minimum of 1,000 all-purpose yards in three of his 4 seasons and averaging precisely 5 yards-per-carry in his profession.

Within the NFC Championship recreation he excelled, scoring his workforce’s first two touchdowns to take 7-0 and later 14-7 leads. That 14-7 lead proved to be the distinction maker because the 49ers failed to attain one other level.



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Pitt Head Coach Jeff Capel Wins ACC Coach of the Yr

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On Monday, the Atlantic Coast Convention introduced that Pitt head coach Jeff Capel received the 2022-23 ACC Coach of the Yr award.

After the Panthers failed to realize a profitable file in his first 4 seasons, Capel turned across the program with this 12 months’s 21-10 common season, which included a 14-6 convention file. Capel and his workers turned across the program by including transfers Jamarius Burton, Nelly Cummings, Greg Elliott, Blake Hinson, and Nike Sibande previously three years. This 12 months’s additions of Cummings, Hinson, and Elliott have taken the Panthers to the subsequent degree and have Pitt competing on this week’s ACC Event because the No. 5 seed.

Capel has spent 14 years as a head coach on the Division One degree, teaching at VCU (79-41 file), Oklahoma (96-69), and now Pitt (72-79).He has led his groups to a few NCAA Tournaments, taking VCU to the large dance in 2003-04, and Oklahoma in 2007-08 and 2008-09.

Pitt will open up ACC Event motion on Wednesday, March 8 towards the winner of Florida State Vs. Georgia Tech. The Panthers try to make the NCAA Event for the primary time since 2015-16, this system’s final season underneath head coach Jamie Dixon.



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WATCH: Pitt’s Capel, Burton, and Hinson Preview ACC Match

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PITTSBURGH — Previous to the Panthers’ upcoming journey to Greensboro for the ACC Match, Pitt’s Jeff Capel, Blake Hinson, and Jamarius Burton addressed the media. Hear from all three on the hyperlinks under.

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Gallery: Pittsburgh Central Catholic defeats New Citadel 61-52 within the Class-6A Boys’ Championship

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PITTSBURGH — The Vikings weathered the storm as Pittsburgh Central Catholic defeated the New Citadel Hurricanes, 61-52, to be named the 2023 WPIAL Class-6A Boys’ Champions Saturday night time on the Petersen Occasion Middle.

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