With us on the brink of yet another high school boys football season in western Pennsylvania, we’re excited to share our Preseason Players to Watch list for the 2021 season by classification.

These are preliminary lists based mostly on returning players who received All-WPIAL awards in the 2020 season.

As always, we look forward to many other players developing and coming to the fore in the course of the 2021 season.

We look forward to another season of Pittsburgh Soccer Now coverage that will culminate with the WPIAL playoffs, including the return of the finals for each of the eight boys and girls classifications at Highmark Stadium on November 5th and 6th and the PIAA (State ) Playoffs what will follow.

4A
Andrew Massucci Peters Twp Sr.
Landon mohney servant Sr.
Ashton Schutzman Fox Chapel Sr.
Fine lizuski Seneca valley Jr.
Jacob Ciganik Shaler Sr.
Kalala Iraqi Cheek Sr.
Caleb Yuricha Norwin Sr.
3A
Keegan Amos West Allegheny Sr.
Bordoy is different Kiski Jr.
Severin Dengel moon Sr.
Anthony DiFalco Franklin Regional Sr.
Johnny Dragisich West Allegheny Sr.
Lukas Kolankowski plum Sr.
Ryan Kopay moon Jr.
Daniel Sassak Beautiful Vernon Sr.
Gabe Viszlay Hampton Sr.
2A
Joe Anania Downside Sr.
Blaise Burns Quaker Valley Sr.
Sam Farner Downside Sr.
Dylan Greggs North Catholic Sr.
Will Gruca Ambridge Jr.
Rowan Kriebel Quaker Valley Sr.
Owen McDermott Burrell Jr.
Just McIntyre Charleroi Sr.
1A
Mark Accamondo Brentwood Sr.
John I think Academy of Aquinas So.
Bob Bootay Seton-LaSalle Sr.
Nick Cherry Seton-LaSalle Sr.
Carlo Denis Greensburg Central Catholic Jr.
Bricklayer Fabean Greensburg Central Catholic Jr.
Alex Hauskrecht Winchester Thurston Jr.
Oliver Daboo Winchester Thurston Jr.
Chris Mitchell Springdale Jr.
Landon Urcho Bentworth Sr.
Jared Wagget Chartiers-Houston Sr.

John Krysinsky has been reporting on football and other sports for various publications and media for many years. He is also the author of “Miracle on the Mon” – a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC that records the club, particularly the early years of the Highmark Stadium for the franchise. John has reported sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches in the United States. Krysinsky also served as Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the very first winning seasons and playoff couches (1996-98); Head Coach of the North Catholic Boys (2007-08), Deputy Head Coach of the Boys of the Shady Side Academy (2009-2014).