AHN Friday Night Rivals: Upper St. Clair hosting Pine-Richland in Class 5A showdown

Watch Pine-Richland at Upper St. Clair in this week's AHN Friday Night Rivals broadcast on 22 The Point.{ }

PITTSBURGH -- When the long-awaited 2020 WPIAL season was announced, count this as one of the marquee matchups high school football fans have been waiting for.

With perennial power Pine-Richland now competing in Class 5A, the Rams are gearing up for a road trip to face Upper St. Clair on Friday, Sept. 18 in the Week 2 edition of AHN Friday Night Rivals on 22 The Point and streaming live on

After going 7-5 last season under new head coach Mike Junko, the Panthers have high expectations this season, returning 17 starters including senior quarterback Ethan Dahlem and senior wide receiver David Pantellis.

This matchup should feature plenty of points as Pine-Richland head coach Eric Kasperowicz also returns senior quarterback Cole Spencer, now seasoned entering his third year under center.

Senior wide receiver Eli Jochem will once again be one of Spencer's top targets.

Both sides enjoyed convincing season-opening victories last week and will now be part of a highly-anticipated North Hills versus South Hills of Pittsburgh matchup in Week 2.

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