Who Will Breakout in This Year’s WPIAL Championships?
Posted November 11, 2013 1:24 pm
WPIAL Legends are born on Heinz Field. If you want your name remembered for years to come, you not only have to win on Heinz, but also make your performance memorable. In recent years, we had Robert Foster show out as a sophomore and won Central Valley a WPIAL Championship in their inaugural season in the WPIAL. You then go to WPIAL great Tyler Boyd and see he led Clairton to 4 straight WPIAL championships in his tenure as a Bear. The Deccico’s and Kugler’s made their marks at Thomas Jefferson and North Allegheny; respectively.
One image that stands out in my mind is Tyler Boyd doing “The Bernie” dance move in the endzone as he beat Sto-Rox for his fourth straight title. It got us thinking here at preps.com, who will be doing the lil Terio this year saying “ooooo kill em” in the end zone? Check out who looks to make their mark this year.
See Tavon Austin doing the Terio dance HERE after scoring yesterday.
Lenny Williams (Sto Rox): This Sto-Rox QB almost took down the mighty Bears last year as a junior and spoiled their 60th straight victory. Now that all the BoutDats are at Pitt, he has a legitimate shot at winning a long overdue WPIAL Title to compliment his stats as the WPIAL’s all-time leading passer.
Aaron Matthews (Clairton): Matthews is the next great Bear in line. Only a sophomore, I wouldn’t doubt seeing him raise that gold ball by time he is done at Clairton. Only one problem, he has Sto-Rox this week in the semi-finals. If Matthews can lead an upset, he can make his mark early in WPIAL history.
PJ Fulmore (North Catholic): PJ has North Catholic rolling. He’s a playmaking athlete that resembles Eugene Jarvis from Central Catholic. One problem with that assessment, Eugene got it done at Heinz as a junior and senior. Can PJ bring home two straight WPIAL titles?
Dravon Henry (Aliquippa): Henry already has two WPIAL Titles to his name. He can really cement his name this year by pulling off a 3 peat.
Jordan Whitehead (Central Valley): Whitehead has been in the shadow of Robert Foster the last two years. This year as a junior, people cant help but to compare the two stars now that Whitehead is leading CV without Foster. Don’t be surprised if Whitehead rises to the occasion.
Chayse Dillon (West Allegheny): This West A runningback played well last year in the final to be crowned champion. Can he have a repeat performance?
Miles Sanders (Woodland Hills): Sanders played great last year when Woodland Hills almost upset North Allegheny. The only downfall was he suffered an injury late in the 3rd quarter that halted the upset minded Wolverines game. This year as a sophomore, Sanders is back with a vengeance. He will be a problem for defensive coordinators for a few years.
JJ Cosentino (Central Catholic): Cosentino gets a lot of flack for not putting up gaudy numbers for an FSU commit. Truth be told, he hasn’t had to pass a lot for Central to win. This might change if the Vikings make it into the championship game. Cosentino can solidify himself as a great WPIAL QB if he can mirror Tino Suneri’s WPIAL Championship performance in 2007 (2 rushing and 1 passing TD).