PITTSBURGH -- The AHN Friday Night Rivals Powered by IGS Energy season continues Friday with a WPIAL Class 6A Quad County matchup featuring one of the league's top defenses, facing one of the top quarterbacks, live at 7 p.m. on 22 the Point and streaming on 22thepoint.com. The broadcast will also be seen nationally on Stadium.
Through six games, Central Catholic has emerged as a defensive force, having only given up 9.8 points per game. The Vikings sit at 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the conference following a 29-7 statement win over defending WPIAL champion Pine-Richland last week.
Central Catholic's stout defense is led by its highly-touted defensive line, with North Carolina commit A.J. Beatty, Elliot Donald - the nephew of NFL superstar Aaron Donald who holds several Power 5 Division I offers - and twin brothers A'meer and A'maar Allen who are also Division I recruits.
Staring down the Central defense will be Norwin senior quarterback Jack Salopek, a Western Michigan commit and one of the WPIAL's leading passers the last few seasons.
Salopek and the Knights are 2-4 overall, 1-3 in the conference and coming off of a feel-good 49-21 victory over Butler last week.
This week's matchup serves as a major opportunity for Norwin's run-pass option offense to test itself against one of the top defenses in the state, while Central Catholic will look to hold steady in the conference title race following a quality win over Pine-Richland.
Watch the AHN Friday Night Rivals Powered by IGS Energy Week 6 preview with 22 the Point's Jordan Conigliaro and analyst and former NFL quarterback Mike McMahon.
TIME: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.
ON-AIR: 22 the Point (WPNT) (Comcast 812, Dish/DirecTV 22, Verizon FiOS 510, Armstrong 105, Atlantic Broadband 708, Laurel Highlands 422, Citizens 812, Consolidated 710, Shentel 207, Time/Warner 1022)
ONLINE: The broadcast will stream on 22thepoint.com.
ANNOUNCERS: Geoff Arnold (play-by-play), Mike McMahon (color analyst), Jordan Conigliaro (sidelines).
SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter @22ThePoint, Facebook @22ThePoint, Instagram 22thepointpgh, #FridayNightRivalsPGH.
2019 AHN FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS POWERED BY IGS ENERGY SCHEDULE
***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M.***
WEEK 1---AUG. 30
Pine-Richland 42, Hempfield 14
WEEK 2---SEPT. 6
Upper St. Clair 35, Baldwin 21
WEEK 3---SEPT. 13
Mount Lebanon 26, Seneca Valley 20
WEEK 4---SEPT. 20
Peters Township 38, North Hills 14
WEEK 5---SEPT. 27
North Allegheny 40, Seneca Valley 7
WEEK 6---OCT. 4
Central Catholic at Norwin
WEEK 7---OCT. 11
New Castle at Knoch
WEEK 8---OCT. 18
Aliquippa at Keystone Oaks
WEEK 9---OCT. 25
North Allegheny at Pine-Richland