Thanks to a new rule for football scheduling, Pennsylvania teams can opt to play an additional game against any opponent instead of a second scrimmage.
That has paved the way for a proposed kickoff classic style event at North Alleghany in the Pittsburgh area, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Plans have not been locked in, but at least two games, and possibly four, could take place Aug. 26-27 with a number of teams from outside Western Pa.
The current plan calls for North Allegheny to face Malvern Prep from suburban Philadelphia on Aug. 26 and Pittsburgh Central Catholic to face St. John’s (Washington, D.C.) on Aug. 27. Another game or two could be added for Aug. 27.
Central Catholic went 15-1 last season and is the defending state AAAA champion. St. John’s is led by highly recruited Big Ten target Kasim Hall and quarterback and defensive end Tyree Johnson.
North Alleghany is coming off a 9-2 season and was the team that handed Central Catholic its lone loss. Malvern Prep also went 9-2 last year and opened its season with a 37-0 victory against St. Rita (Chicago) at Solider Field.