What to watch in high school sports on September 15, 2022: Thursday night football in the City League


Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 00:50

For the first time this high school football season, a weekend of district gridiron action kicks off Thursday.

It will be a busy two days of District 8 football at the City League’s home, George Cupples Stadium, in South Pittsburgh.

It kicks off Thursday with Westinghouse undefeated against University Prep at 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs are big favorites to win the City League crown this fall. They got off to a 3-0 start and beat their opponents, 138-32, including a 59-6 sticking from Perry last week in their City League opener.

Westinghouse is ranked No. 3 in the latest HSSN Trib State Rankings in Class 2A.

University Prep are 0-2 this season as they prepare for their City League opener. The Panthers lost to Steubenville last week, 40-14, in Ohio.

On Friday at Cupples Stadium, Perry takes on defending champion Allderdice at 3:30 p.m. while Brashear hosts Our Lady of Mount Carmel out of Maryland in a non-conference game at 7 p.m.

Top heavy

The top four teams from a pair of District Sections go head-to-head on a busy Thursday of WPIAL Men’s Football.

In Section 2-4A, one game separates the top five teams. Four of them faced off on Thursday when Peters Township (4-1) visits neighboring Upper St. Clair (4-1) while Canon-McMillan (4-1) hosts Allderdice (3-2).

Mt. Lebanon is also 3-2 in the section. The Blue Devils are home to Norwin.

In Section 3-2A, first place Mt. Pleasant (5-0) hosts Belle Vernon (4-1) while fourth place Brownsville (3-2) goes to McGuffey (4-1).

Other key matches with first-place implications include:

• Zone Kiski (4-0) to Mars (3-1) in section 1-3A

• Charleroi (4-0) at Greensburg Central Catholic (3-0) in Section 2-A

Championship rematch

A day after Fox Chapel and Penn-Trafford faced off in a rematch of the 2021 WPIAL 2A Field Hockey Championship, the two teams that went for gold last fall in Class A will face off on Thursday. .

Defending champion Shady Side Academy will travel to Aquinas Academy in a scheduled game at North Park Sports Complex.

Both teams were very defensive in the title game last October as the Bulldogs took a 1-0 victory over the Crusaders. It was the fourth consecutive district championship for the SSA.

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