Lou Cerro: He builds those who receive

Written by Mike White on .

Montour's Devin Wilson has a good chance at breaking theWPIAL record for career receptions, held by former Seton-LaSalle standout Carmen Connolly.

There is a thread between Wilson and Connolly. It's Lou Cerro.

Cerro is Montour's coach, and he also coached Connolly at Seton-LaSalle.

Connolly caught 221 passes from 2002-05. Wilson, a senior, now has 206 catches in his career. With two regular-season games left and then the playoffs, Wilson has a good shot at breaking the record. (Wilson is pictured with Cerro).

Cerro's teams have always been strong in the passing game. When he was at Seton-LaSalle, Cerro also had Bill Stull, who is among the top 15 passers in WPIAL history (Cerro also had an excellent passing game coach in Greg Perry, who is now Seton-LaSalle's head coach). At Montour, Cerro coached Dillon Buechel, who finished his career last year as the second-leading passer in WPIAL history.

Montour plays host to West Allegheny tonight in a big WPIAL Class AAA Parkway Conference game.

Making their points

How impressive was Aliquippa last night in beating Beaver Falls 66-7? You need to know that Beaver Falls is a pretty decent Class AA team. But the Quips put a rout 66 on the Tigers. I am still researching this, but I know right now that it has been a long, long time since Beaver Falls gave up 66 points in a game. I'll know more by the end of the weekend on that one.

Look at it this way: The most points the Beaver Falls basketball team gave up last season was 63.

Tonight's coverage

I will have a live blog from tonight's West Allegheny at Montour game. I'll also have score updates and reports from other games in the WPIAL and City League. If you have a score, put it on "Twitter" with #wpial or tweet me notes and scores @mwhiteburgh. Or you can send me email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

And don't forget we have a great package of statistics on our web site. Not only stats for WPIAL leaders, but stats for every team in the WPIAL and City League for the season.


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