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

 

North Allegheny!

According to information compiled from various sources by rodfrisco.com, no Pennsylvania high school has won more PIAA championships than North Allegheny.

And how many championships has North Allegheny won? Based on our research, a fat 130, including boys and girls champions

UPDATE: The complete 38-page database is here.

North Allegheny athletes have collected 87 titles in individual sports and a whopping 43 team championships. The No. 2 schools in team championships, Mount Lebanon and Emmaus, have slightly more than one-half as many as NA with 22 team titles each.

So when they built Carl A. Newman Stadium and the Baierl Center at NA, did they leave enough room for all of the trophies? Or were they built to house the hardware? Considering that North Allegheny formed in 1959 – 51 years ago – it means that North Allegheny athletic teams have won a state team title nearly once per year.

North Allegheny is one of four PIAA schools with 100 or more PIAA titles to its credit.

Coming in at No. 2 is Lansdale North Penn with 123 titles, including a PIAA-best 102 individual titles. No. 3 is Mount Lebanon at 118 and No. 4 is State College at 104. The No. 5 school on the list is Milton Hershey School with 90.

There is a caveat to this. Two, actually. First, all records are unofficial. As noted, they were pieced together from various sources (PIAA, the late Bob Craig who did original research on the early years, newspaper reports, web sites and my own original research); they are subject to change upon verification.

Second, the numbers I’ve compiled do not include gymnastics. That’s at least 300 individual titles (boys and girls) and a couple of dozen team titles that are not factored in because of the incomplete and scarce nature of PIAA gymnastics history. But based on a look at what gymnastics history I have, North Allegheny would still remain well on top.

North Allegheny is one of 729 schools, including several that no longer exist, with athletes who have won at least one PIAA title since the PIAA started statewide championships in boys basketball in 1920. The following is a list of the top championship schools; the entire database will be posted at a later date:

MOST TOTAL PIAA CHAMPIONS
1. North Allegheny, 130 (87 individual titles-43 team titles)
2. Lansdale North Penn, 123 (102-21)
3. Mount Lebanon, 118 (96-22)
4. State College, 104 (86-18)
5. Milton Hershey, 90 (71-19)
6. Emmaus, 85 (63-22)
7. Norristown, 78 (74-4)
8. Hershey, 76 (65-11)
9. York William Penn, 70 (70-0)
10. Parkland, 69 (59-10)
11. Williamsport, 66 (57-9)
12. Council Rock (pre-split), 64 (44-20)
13. Bethel Park, 62 (49-13)
14. Easton, 61 (51-10)
15. Harrisburg, 60 (50-10) and Upper Dublin, 60 (55-5)

MOST INDIVIDUAL PIAA CHAMPIONS
1. Lansdale North Penn, 102
2. Mount Lebanon, 96
3. North Allegheny, 87
4. State College, 86
5. Norristown, 74
6. Milton Hershey, 71
7. York William Penn, 70
8. Hershey, 65
9. Emmaus, 63
10. Parkland, 59
11. Williamsport, 57
12. Upper Dublin, 55
13. Abington, Easton, Lancaster J.P. McCaskey, 51

MOST TEAM PIAA CHAMPIONS
1. North Allegheny, 43
2. Emmaus and Mount Lebanon, 22
4. Lansdale North Penn, 21
5. Council Rock and Munhall, 20
7. Milton Hershey, 19
8. Farrell and State College, 18
10. Allentown Central Catholic, West Chester B.Reed Henderson, Norwin, Strath Haven, 15
14. Central Dauphin, 14
15. Altoona, Bethel Park, Landisville Hempfield, Oakland Catholic, Wyomissing, 13

MOST PIAA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS BY SPORT
Boys Cross-Country: Boyertown, Council Rock, Mount Lebanon, North Allegheny, State College, 4
Girls Cross-Country: Bethlehem Liberty, 5
Boys Golf: Reading, 4
Girls Golf: Fox Chapel, Greensburg Hempfield Area, Spring Grove, 3
Boys Swimming: York WIlliam Penn, 54
Girls Swimming: Parkland, 30
Boys Tennis: Lower Merion, 9
Girls Tennis: Mount Lebanon, 10
(Note: Tennis individual championships include both singles and doubles)
Boys Track: Norristown, 55
Girls Track: Milton Hershey, 48
Wrestling: Clearfield, 40

MOST PIAA TEAM CHAMPIONS BY SPORT
Boys Basketball: Farrell, 7
Girls Basketball: Pittsburgh North Catholic, 7
Boys Cross-Country: Mount Lebanon, 12
Girls Cross-Country: State College, 5
Field Hockey: Emmaus, 9
Football: Berwick and Southern Columbia, 6
Boys Golf: Cathedral Prep, Hollidaysburg, Greater Latrobe, Radnor, 1
Girls Golf: Mt. St. Joseph’s Academy, Shady Side Academy, 2
Boys Lacrosse: Conestoga, La Salle College High School, 1
Girls Lacrosse: Radnor 2
Rifle: Munhall, 19
Boys Soccer: Quaker Valley, 6
Girls Fall Soccer: Villa Joseph Marie, 8
Girls Spring Soccer: Central Bucks West, 7
Softball: Minersville, 7
Boys Swimming: Lansdale North Penn, 9
Girls Swimming: Oakland Catholic, 9
Boys Team Tennis: Harriton, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, North Allegheny, Strath Haven, Wyomissing, 2
Girls Team Tennis: Harriton, 6
Boys Track: Glen Mills, 7
Girls Track: Milton Hershey, 14
Boys Volleyball: Haverford Twp. and Landisville Hempfield, 9
Girls Volleyball: Norwin, 12
Wrestling: Easton, 10
(Note: Wrestling includes the dual meet championships and the team titles won during the individual tournament)

 

Here is the PIAA baseball and softball quarterfinal scoreboard for Thursday, June 10.

The rodfrisco.com brackets for baseball are here and softball are here; the PIAA brackets for baseball are here and softball are here.

BASEBALL

CLASS AAAA
QUARTERFINALS

3-3 Lower Dauphin (21-4) vs. 1-4 Great Valley (20-6) at George Field, Reading, 4 … LOWER DAUPHIN 11, GREAT VALLEY 2
1-3 Owen J. Roberts (23-4) vs. 3-2 South Western (18-6) at Hershey HS, 3 … OWEN J. ROBERTS 3, SOUTH WESTERN 2
1-5 Downingtown East (19-5) vs. 1-2 Henderson (22-4) at Glen Mills, Concordville, 4 … HENDERSON 9, DOWNINGTOWN EAST 7  (9 inn.)
7-1 Pine-Richland (19-3) vs. 7-2 North Allegheny (19-5) at Burkett Sports Complex, Robinson Twp. (Pittsburgh), 6 … PINE-RICHLAND 9, NORTH ALLEGHENY 5

CLASS AAA
QUARTERFINALS

3-1 Conrad Weiser (24-3) vs. 2-1 Tunkhannock (17-2) at Balliet Stadium, Coplay, 2 … CONRAD WEISER 4, TUNKHANNOCK 0
3-3 Twin Valley (20-7) vs. 12-1 Archbishop Wood (20-2) at Bears Stadium, Boyertown, 3 … TWIN VALLEY 2, ARCHBISHOP WOOD 0
3-4 Hershey (18-8) vs. 7-1 Hopewell (23-1) at Veterans Field, Altoona, 3 … HERSHEY 15, HOPEWELL 7
7-2 Moon (18-5) vs. 7-3 Elizabeth-Forward (20-5) at Burkett Sports Complex, Robinson Twp. (Pittsburgh), 3:30 … ELIZABETH-FORWARD 2, MOON 0

CLASS AA
QUARTERFINALS

3-1 Bermudian Springs (18-7) vs. 11-1 Catasauqua (14-10) at Walter Stump Stadium, Pine Grove, 4 … BERMUDIAN SPRINGS 6, CATASAUQUA 4
4-1 Loyalsock (19-5) vs. 12-1 Kennedy-Kenrick (9-9) at Northern HS, Dillsburg, 4 … LOYALSOCK 9, KENNEDY-KENRICK 1
6-2 Martinsburg Central (15-8) vs. 9-1 Redbank Valley (18-2) at White Park, Indiana, 2 … MARTINSBURG CENTRAL 14, REDBANK VALLEY 8
7-2 Burrell (14-5) vs. 6-1 Mount Union (22-1) at White Park, Indiana, 4:30 … MOUNT UNION 5, BURRELL 4 (9 inn.)

CLASS A
QUARTERFINALS

3-1 Berks Christian (15-2) vs. 1-1 Christopher Dock (17-3) at Montgomery Co. CC, Blue Bell, 1 … CHRISTOPHER DOCK 11, BERKS CHRISTIAN 1 (6 inn.)
11-1 Bangor Pius X (16-5) vs. 3-2 Camp Hill (9-14) at Walter Stump Stadium, Pine Grove, 6:30 … PIUS X 4, CAMP HILL 3
7-1 Serra Catholic (22-1) vs. 10-1 Mercyhurst Prep (20-2) at Neshannock HS, New Castle, 4 … SERRA CATHOLIC 2, MERCYHURST PREP 1
9-1 Elk County Catholic (14-8) vs. 6-1 Homer-Center (17-6) at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field, Punxsutawney, 4:30 … HOMER-CENTER 6, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 2

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SOFTBALL

CLASS AAAA
QUARTERFINALS

1-1 Central Bucks South (19-2) vs. 2-1 Hazleton (16-4) at Patriots Park, Allentown, 6 … CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 7, HAZLETON 1
1-3 Coatesville (16-10) vs. 3-2 Governor Mifflin (4-0) at Garrett Park, Lancaster, 1 … GOVERNOR MIFFLIN 3, COATESVILLE 2
1-4 Bishop Shanahan (17-8) vs. 1-2 Hatboro-Horsham (22-3) at Upper Merion HS, King of Prussia, 3:30 … HATBORO-HORSHAM 3, BISHOP SHANAHAN 0
7-1 Mount Lebanon (20-3) vs. 7-2 Shaler (18-4) at Fairhaven Park, Pittsburgh, 1 … MOUNT LEBANON 1, SHALER 0

CLASS AAA
QUARTERFINALS

3-3 Muhlenberg (23-5) vs. 11-1 Palisades (21-5) at Patriots Park, Allentown, 4 … PALISADES 2, MUHLENBERG 1 (10 inn.)
3-2 Donegal (21-5) vs. Jersey Shore (21-1) at Brightbill Park, Harrisburg, 4 … JERSEY SHORE 3, DONEGAL 2
1-2 West Chester East (22-3) vs. 7-1 Montour (18-6) at Heishman Field, Big Spring HS, Newville, 11 a.m. … MONTOUR 3, WC EAST 0
6-1 Bellefonte (21-3) vs. 7-3 Yough (21-2) at Brockway HS, 4:30 … BELLEFONTE 1, YOUGH 0

CLASS AA
QUARTERFINALS

4-2 Central Columbia (21-3) vs. 12-1 Kennedy-Kenrick (14-6) at Brightbill Park, Harrisburg, 2 … CENTRAL COLUMBIA 7, KENNEDY-KENRICK 1
2-1 Nanticoke (18-1) vs. 4-1 Troy (21-3) at Elm Park, Williamsport, 4 … NANTICOKE 3 TROY 2 (from Tom Robinson)
7-1 Valley (22-0) vs. 10-1 Wilmington (22-1) at North Allegheny HS, 1 …WILMINGTON 5, VALLEY 4 (9 inn.) … e-mailer Brandon says winning run scored on an illegal pitch … game was moved to North Allegheny when field at Slippery Rock was unplayable
7-2 Burrell (18-3) vs. 6-1 Philipsburg-Osceola (23-1) at Brockway HS, 2:30 … PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 5, BURRELL 1

CLASS A
QUARTERFINALS

4-2 Northeast Bradford (18-6) vs. 1-1 Christopher Dock (18-5-1) at Robert L. Betzler Fields, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, 4:30 … NORTHEAST BRADFORD 6, CHRISTOPHER DOCK 2
4-1 Montgomery (21-1) vs. 6-1 Ligonier Valley (21-0) at Penns Valley HS, Spring Mills, 5 … MONTGOMERY 1, LIGONIER VALLEY 0
7-1 Vincentian (18-2) vs. 6-2 Claysburg-Kimmel (21-2)  postponed to Friday at Shanksville-Stonycreek HS, Shanksville, 3
7-2 Chartiers-Houston (19-2) vs. 9-1 Elk County Christian (22-0) at North Allegheny, 3 … CHARTIERS-HOUSTON 4, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 3

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