Weather issues? Not as far as Christian Brumbaugh of South Fayette and Brendan Nosovitch of Allentown Central Catholic were concerned. They were too busy savaging the PIAA playoff record book to worry about chilled fingers.

I will post the entire updated PIAA football playoff records below (2010 records are in red once you access them), but some need to be pulled out.

First, Brumbaugh. Not satisfied with his five-TD, 380-yard effort against Brockway in semifinals, he lit up Forest Hills for six touchdowns passes, the first quarterback to throw for 6 TDs in a PIAA playoff game. Remember, we’re now talking 23 years and 575 games.

He threw for 362 yards against Forest Hills, raising his PIAA playoff series total to 742 yards in two games. Pretty good, I’d say. Yet in the process, he lost his PIAA single-game yardage mark to Nosovitch, who had that incredible 417-yard, 5-touchdown effort on Friday against Archbishop Wood. Nosovitch has been a machine: he had 601 yards of offense and accounted for 7 TDs against Wood alone, and has compiled 356 yards rushing, 760 yards passing (1,156 yards total) and accounted for 16 touchdowns in his three PIAA playoff games.

Crazy.

But for a single game, it might be impossible to beat La Salle College’s 38-35 win over North Penn in the Class AAAA East Championship game. The game did not set any offensive records, save for the most combined points in regulation in a AAAA semifinal game. But the game did have a PIAA playoff record 7 lead changes and everyone in attendance at Plymouth-Whitemarsh – and there was a huge crowd – gasping throughout the game.

Two of my former print colleagues – Dom Cosentino and Kevin Cooney of the Bucks County Courier-Times – both sent independent texts saying it was the best high school football game they’ve ever seen. I saw much of it on a live stream, and I’m in the ballpark with them. Both teams were relentless in a very well-played game that didn’t end until La Salle picked off a tipped screen pass with 1:14 left. It was a magnificent ball game.

Below are the updated PIAA records:

PIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS RECORDS – CHAMPIONS

PIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS RECORDS – GAME RESULTS

PIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS RECORDS – OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE RECORDS

PIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS RECORDS – SCORING

PIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS RECORDS – VENUES

 

The first round of the PIAA Boys Team Tennis Championships is complete.

Here are the brackets:

CLASS AAA

CLASS AA

Here are the related stories:

AAA
Council Rock North 5, Cedar Crest 0: Lebanon Daily News

Butler 5, DuBois 0

Cumberland Valley 3, Abington Heights 1: Carlisle SentinelScranton Times-Tribune

Radnor 5, Southern Lehigh 0: Allentown Morning CallDelaware County Times

Manheim Twp. 4, Wissahickon 1: Lancaster Newspapers

State College 5, Taylor Allderdice 0: Centre Daily Times

Conestoga 4, La Salle College High School 1: Philadelphia Inquirer

Shady Side Academy 3, Cathedral Prep 2: Erie Times-News

AA
Wyomissing 5, Loyalsock Twp. 0: Reading Eagle

Hampton 4, St. Marys 1

Donegal 5, Somerset 0: Lancaster NewspapersSomerset American

Moravian Academy 3, Wyoming Seminary 2: Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader

Sewickley Academy 4, Bedford 1: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

Harrisburg Academy 3, Lewisburg 2: Carlisle Sentinel

Fairview 5, Mount Pleasant 0: Erie Times-News

Harriton 4, Lansdale Catholic 1

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