A dozen predictions to go for Week 4

Written by Mike White on .

Program note: Tonight's live blog will come from Apollo-Ridge at Shady Side Academy. We'll see if the "Tre Tipton Show" has another terrific night. For score updates and notes, follow @PGVarsityXtra's Twitter account to the right of this blog. We appreciate any score updates if you could tweet them to @PGVarsityXtra and use #WPIAL. And tweet us any photos of student sections, cheerleading squads, etc.

Also, follow me @mwhiteburgh for updates on tonight's game. Follow @BREAL412 for updates from Seton-LaSalle at Steel Valley, and @CraigMeyerPG for updates from Mt. Lebanon at Penn Hills.

And just got back from Schorr's bakery in West View and got these dozen predictions to go. Last week: 8-4 for the third consecutive week. Season: 24-12.


Mt. Lebanon at Penn Hills - Mt. Lebanon's offense has been awfully impressive, but I get the feeling that Penn Hills might bounce back after last week's loss at Central Valley. If Penn Hills doesn't put the ball on the ground ... Winner: Penn Hills.

Seneca Valley at North Hills - I know Seneca Valley has been hit hard by some key injuries. But it's still hard to believe they are 0-3. Although North Hills hasn't defeated anyone of significance, Pat Carey has the Indians at 3-0. Key to the game is Seneca Valley's run defense, but North Hills QB Jake Bruder might be the "X" factor in this game. This one should be close. Winner: North Hills.


Ringgold at West Mifflin - Ringgold has two decent wins after the shellacking by Thomas Jefferson in the season opener. But can the Rams win a big one on the road? Winner: West Mifflin.

Knoch at Gateway - Until Gateway wins one, it's hard to pick the Gators. Knoch's offense will be the difference. Winner: Knoch.

Indiana at Franklin Regional - This could be a big game in determining positioning in the Greater Allegheny. Watch Franklin Regional the second half of the season. Winner: Franklin Regional.

Mars at Greensburg Salem - Mars certainly isn't the same team without injured running back Josh Schultheis. But still good enough to win on the road in this one. Winner: Mars.


Seton-LaSalle at Steel Valley - This is our P-G Game of the Week. A correction from earlier in the week. We looked at some incorrect stats on Steel Valley RB DeWayne Murray. He is not over 2,000 yards yet. But close. He is 9 yards short. How well Seton-LaSalle's run defense does will determine the outcome of this one. Winner: Seton-LaSalle.

Apollo-Ridge at Shady Side Academy - Tre Tipton is becoming one of the big storylines of the season. Don't forget his quarterback mate Duane Brown. The Vikings should go to 4-0 against a 3-0, but banged up Shady Side Academy team. Winner: Apollo-Ridge.

Highlands at Kittanning - Kittanning gave up 44 points last week to Apollo-Ridge, but Highlands doesn't have anyone like Tre Tipton. However, Highlands does have Elijah Jackson. Will Kittanning's defense rise to the occasion? Winner: Highlands.


Brentwood at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic - It's hard to find a Class A game this week with two top teams. CWNC is No. 1-ranked in Class A. Brentwood is 2-1, but about to become 2-2. Winner: North Catholic.


University Prep vs. Perry - Perry must slow down University Prep's offense to have a chance. Winner: University Prep.

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