Friday, November 12, 2010

Mt. Lebanon vs. Woodland Hills in WPIAL football, tonight!

Mt. Lebanon will take on Woodland Hills in a WPIAL quarterfinal football game tonight, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Baldwin stadium.  Woodland Hills is an east end powerhouse but the Blue Devils have a good history against them, beating tonight's foe for the WPIAL championship in 2000 in the last game played in Three Rivers Stadium.  The Blue Devils also emerged victorious against the Wolverines in the opening game of both the 2006 and 2007 season.  Lebo coach Chris Haering sports a 3-2 lifetime record against the Wolverines.

Juniors Pat Goff and Luke Hagy are once again the keys to the game, according to Dave Reese, team statistician and media liaison.  "I expect a very close game," says Reese, "and we'll have to work hard to contain Lafayette Pitts," the Wolverines tailback who is headed to (where else?) Pitt on a football scholarship.  Woodland Hills also has one of the best defenses in the WPIAL, according to Reese, and the game could come down to a fourth-quarter field goal, which might favor the Wolverines' top-notch kicker, Sam Scifo (Lebo's starting kicker is currently injured).

Keys to the game for the Blue Devils?  "Run the ball, maintain possession and keep Pitts off the field!" says Reese.