Great Pennsylvania Teams from The Past

It is with great pleasure that the Pennsylvania Football News welcomes back Hal Wilson, a favorite among the football fans who previously subscribed to the Pennsylvania Football News hard copy newspaper.


Wilson's popular articles featured some of the greatest football teams to play in the Keystone State and he has decided to continue to share his work on the World Wide Web.


In 2008, Wilson was inducted into the Delaware County Hall-of-Fame as a historian, an honor that is truly well deserved.


These articles by Hal Wilson for PA Football News have been written over a ten year period, and we are now including the older stories a few at a time. The eventual total will be at least 60. He has written articles relating to the following teams with more to come.


The teams featured are as follows:


1919 Pittsburgh Allegheny 1937 Altoona 1952 Aliquippa 1972 Pennsbury
1919 Harrisburg Tech 1938 Kulpmont 1957 Cass Township 1973 State College
1920 Greensburg 1938 Hazleton 1957 Wilkinsburg 1981 Mount Lebanon
1923 Lower Merion 1942 Windber 1958 Johnstown 1983 Berwick
1923 Washington 1943 Brownsville 1958 Easton 1986 Gateway
1924 Lock Haven 1943 Lansford 1959 Braddock 1987 North Hills
1925 Ellwood City 1944 Allentown 1959 Charleroi 1989 Upper St. Clair
1927 Hurst 1945 Donora 1960 Beaver Falls 1992 Cumberland Valley
1928 Harrisburg William Penn 1947 New Kensington 1961 Monessen 1994 McKeesport
1930 Williamsport 1948 Ridley Township 1965 Uniontown 1995 Penn Hills
1931 Clairton 1948 Steelton 1967 Harrisburg John Harris 1996 Dowingtown
1931 Harrisburg John Harris 1951 Pittsburgh Westinghouse 1969 Mount Carmel 1997 Central Bucks West
1932 New Castle 1951 Swoyersville 1970 New Castle 2003 North Penn
1934 North Braddock Scott 1955 Coal Township 1970 Springfield (Montco)  
1935 Ashland 1956 Jeannette 1971 Neshaminy  


Click on the team above and that will take you to the article and a look back into a part of Pennsylvania high school football history.

Enjoy a look at the past, football fans. It will be a pleasure!


Rich Vetock - PFN Webmaster