Team #7 Upper St. Clair (7)Written by: David Mika on Saturday, August 28th, 2010
Consecutive seasons of 6-4 and opening round exits from the WPIAL AAAA playoffs may not be quite what the Panthers are accustomed to. But, following Upper St. Clairâ€™s 5th WPIAL and 2nd PIAA championship in 2006, the best the Panthers have done is reached the WPIAL quarterfinals in 2007, falling to Gateway, 32-20. The Panthers aim to improve despite losing QB Alex Park (1,442 yards of offense, 14 total TD) and leading receiver Tom Kikta (24 rec., 419 yards, 4 TD). Junior Dakota Conwell, a possible Division-1 prospect at linebacker in the 2012 class who has interest from Michigan, Penn State, Pitt and West Virginia, will take over the QB position, OL Ian Park (a junior) is a potential Division-1 prospect, LB Matt Doman (120 tackles, 6 sacks), TE/LB Drew Newman (61 tackles), and ATH Connor Scott (678 all-purpose yards, 6 TD; 65 tackles, 2 INT) provides a nice nucleus for 335-game winner Jim Render to build around.
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