Games to watch – Week 5 |

Games to watch – Week 5

Class AAAA

  • Matchup: Kiski Area (1-1, 2-2) vs. Greater Latrobe (1-0, 3-1)

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

  • Where: Memorial Stadium, Latrobe

  • The skinny: A key Quad A South Conference game. The Wildcats had their three-game winning streak snapped last week with a nonconference loss at Canon-McMillan. The Cavaliers ended their two-game losing streak by beating Indiana. Adam Gunn, Scott McKillop and Anthony Cellitti are Kiski’s big play threats. Quarterback Ryan Flynn and running back Chris Sarnese are the Wildcats main threats. Sarnese’s father was on the 1968 Latrobe team that defeated Kiski 19-7 in the WPIAL Class AAA title game at Forbes Field. Kiski won 40-7 last year.

    Class AAA

  • Matchup: Greensburg Salem (1-0, 2-2) vs. Uniontown Area (2-0, 3-1)

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

  • Where: Bill Power Stadium, Uniontown

  • The skinny: This could be for the Keystone Conference title. Both teams are considered the top teams in the conference. The Golden Lions were flat in their 14-2 loss at Knoch last weekend, while the Red Raiders managed to defeat Valley despite four first-half turnovers. The Golden Lions will rely on their running game, led by Brandon Sticca, and tough defense. The Red Raiders have a powerful ground attack, led by Bill McLee and Greg Leonard. At times last week, the Red Raiders were unstoppable. Greensburg Salem won 9-7 last year.

    Class AA

  • Matchup: Greensburg Central Catholic (2-0, 4-0) vs. Washington (1-1, 1-2)

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

  • Where: Washington High Stadium, Washington

  • The skinny: The Centurions are on a roll. They’re averaging more than 34 points per game. They have a powerful running game and a good passing game. The Prexies are young and they’ve played their first four games without wide receiver Dale Calloway, a West Virginia recruit. If Calloway plays, he could spark the Prexies. Washington can’t afford too many losses in the Interstate Conference. Only the top three teams from the conference qualify for the WPIAL playoffs. Greensburg Central Catholic, which won last year’s game 7-6, was the odd team out last year.

    Class A

  • Matchup: Saltsburg (4-0) vs. Blairsville (3-1)

  • When: 7 p.m. Friday

  • Where: Memorial Stadium, Blairsville

  • The skinny: The Trojans are off to their best start in years. In fact, Saltsburg coach Glenn Richards said he’s never had a team that was 2-0 before. This will be the third consecutive big test of the season for the Trojans in the Heritage Conference. So far, they’ve passed their first two tests by defeating Homer-Center and Marion Center. A victory over the Bobcats could set up a first-place showdown against Northern Cambria. Blairsville, which won last year’s game 17-0, has won its past three games.

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