This week on the WPIAL Blitz Show we had the opportunity to interview Freeport Head Coach John Gaillot. Coach Gaillot graduated from Freeport back in the late 80s and was hired as the head coach in 2008. He has led the Yellow Jackets to the playoffs 8 times in the last 12 seasons, including a run to the semifinals in 2015. Freeport missed two games earlier this season due to a COVID exposure but came back last week to beat archrival Burrell 38-18. This was Freeport’s 11th victory over Burrell in Coach Gaillot’s 13 seasons. The Yellow Jackets take on undefeated North Catholic this week for the top spot in the Allegheny Seven Conference in the season finale this week.
The WPIAL Blitz Show features Ian and Bruce from Small Player Big Play. The WPIAL Blitz Show is available for FREE all season on YouTube and through the Small Player Big Play App, which provides schools and youth sports organizations the opportunity to fundraise by live-streaming their games and events. Check out their Twitter page and get the app for free on Apple or Andriod devices.
Topics covered on this week’s show include:
- Interview with Coach Gaillot
- Breakdown of Current Conference Standings
- Projecting the WPIAL Playoff Field, which I also published in an article breaking down yesterday
One slight correction – the WPIAL Steering Committee is set to announce the playoff field on Saturday night, not Monday night as they have traditionally done in the past. We will have another episode of the WPIAL Blitz Show next week breaking down the playoff field.