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West Allegheny vs. Upper St. Clair is truly one of the best and longest-running rivalries in the state of Pennsylvania. This season’s matchup will have a tough time living up to the 2017 version, which saw Upper St. Clair defeat West Allegheny 21-20 in overtime.

The two teams come into the game with high-powered offenses, so the thousands of fans in attendance will expect this one to be high-scoring and exciting.


Kam Kruse
West Allegheny


Logan Malatak

Upper St. Clair

Logan is a 2-year letter winner in football and will be a 4-year letter winner in baseball. He was selected to all conference his Junior year. Logan plans on continuing his baseball career in college and will major in business.
Chris Pantellis

West Allegheny

Chris is a 3-year letterman in varsity basketball and a 2-year letterman in varsity football, he was also an honorable mention selection in the BIG 56 Conference. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Highest Honor Roll and an All-Scholar Athlete Awardee. Chris plans on pursuing his athletic career in college.


Jim Render

Upper St. Clair

Jim Render is in his 40th year at Upper St. Clair. Under Coach Render, the Panthers have won 23 Section Titles. His teams have played in the WPIAL title game 11 times, winning 5. His teams have also won 2 state football titles. This year Coach Render achieved a milestone by becoming one of only 29 coaches in high school football history to have achieved the 400-career win plateau. Coach Render is the winningest coach in WPIAL history.
Armond Dellovade

West Allegheny

In high school, Armand was a captain and a 4-year Letterman. He was 3X All-Conference, 2X All-State and was selected as the Defensive POY his senior year and was selected to play in the prestigious Big 33 Football Classic. Armand is in his senior year at Youngstown State University as a 4-year starter. His freshman year he was selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer All-Freshman Team as well as All Conference his sophomore and junior seasons as well as 2017 Academic All-American.


A weather delay couldn't stop West Allegheny from marching to a 29-12 victory over arch rival Upper St. Clair on Friday night. West Allegheny started off the game hot, and QB and Rivalry Series MVP Kam Kruse led the Indian offense with two touchdowns running and two touchdowns on the ground. The West Allegheny defense then did its job, holding Upper St. Clair to just 12 points all evening. The weather delay in the second half made for a stilted game from both teams, but in the end, West Allegheny outlasted Upper St. Clair for a 29-12 victory.