ABOUT THE PROJECT
If you are an avid football fan and know your way around the Internet then you are probably familiar with the original Helmet Project by Charles Arey. If you are not acquainted with Arey's project, it is a site that catalogs football helmet designs for all professional and collegiate teams. As a follow-up to that project there are about twenty or so state high school helmet projects sites that spin-off Arey's idea and depict the helmets for thousands of high schools across the nation. Searching high and low for someone who maintained a site for Pennsylvania, there was not one to be found. As a result the PA High School Helmet Project was born.
To navigate this site, the top menu bar enables you to find teams by geographical region where they are grouped by PIAA district. On the right side menu there is a link for schools that compete as Independents. Since some conferences cross district boundaries there is a link that lists All Conferences and displays schools in each regardless of the district they belong to. In addition to that is a link to find teams by the first letter of their school name and a page listing the State Champions for each classification. Links to other state helmet projects can also be found from the side menu. If you notice errors, know of changes, or have other information to contribute please click on the How to Help link. And finally, information about the progress of helmets currently included on the site can be found on the upper left hand side.
This is a big project and there are a lot of helmets to create and maintain. Since high school teams do sometimes change classifications, conferences, and helmet designs every couple of years this project will always be a work in progress. The Project would like to mention Don Black's ePASports.com site which is a key source for obtaining team information and conference affiliation. Don's site is a great reference for PIAA football information and you are encouraged to inquire at his site about his team history books. We would also like to recognize and thank TMBK Sports for sponsoring the site and assuming the costs of keeping us up and running.