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Last week: 9-3 (.750 pct.). Season: 53-19 (.736 pct.)
University Prep vs. Allderdice - This is the best regular-season game in the City League. Allderdice is ranked No. 1 and University Prep No. 2. Allderdice must get some pressure on University Prep QB Ron Brown. A key also for Allderdice is not to let a short UPrep pass turn into a big play. But I think this could indeed be Allderdice's year. Winner: Allderdice.
Woodland Hills at West Allegheny - This game really doesn't mean much because it is non-conference. But don't think for a second that either team will hold anything back. West Allegheny is No. 1 in AAA and Woodland Hills No. 2 in AAAA. Both teams have tremendous running games, but the difference could be who makes a couple big pass plays. Winner: West Allegheny.
Mt. Lebanon at North Hills - Three tough games in a row for North Hills. The first two were losses to Pine-Richland and Central Catholic. Mt. Lebanon is good also, especially offensively. But North Hills might have enough defensively to pull out a win. Winner: North Hills.
WPIAL CLASS AAAA
Bethel Park at Penn Hills - Penn Hills' running attack has been excellent and will be the difference in this Southeastern Conference game. Winner: Penn Hills.
WPIAL CLASS AAA
Indiana at Gateway - This is a big game for both teams. If Gateway loses, it might not make the playoffs. Who would've thunk that at the beginning of the season? Winner: Gateway.
Mars at Knoch - Mars has hung tough without running back Josh Schultheis (injured knee). Knoch has lost four in a row after starting 2-0. Winner: Mars.
Montour at Blackhawk - Blackhawk has been competitive when not playing West Allegheny and Central Valley. Montour isn't as good as West Allegheny and Central Valley, but still the third-best team in the Parkway Conference. Winner: Montour.
WPIAL CLASS AA
Seton-LaSalle at Quaker Valley - Quarterback Dane Jackson (knee injury) played last week for the first time this season. But does that mean Quaker Valley is good enough to give Seton-LaSalle its first loss? Winner: Seton-LaSalle.
Waynesburg at Southmoreland - A win by Southmoreland would put the Scotties close to their first playoff berth since 1979. But I think Waynesburg is still the third-best team in the Interstate Conference. Winner: Waynesburg.
WPIAL CLASS A
Riverside at South Side Beaver - Does South Side Beaver bounce back from a loss to Shenango? This one is a tough call, but ... Winner: Riverside
Avonworth at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic - Avonworth played North Catholic close twice last year, but lost. This one figures to be close again, but the Trojans should run theiir winning streak to 23 games. Winner: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic.
Monessen at Jeannete - The Jayhawks have recovered from their shellacking at Clairton last week. Winner: Jeannette.