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Second Round Games Set In WPIAL High School Football Playoffs

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The WPIAL high school football playoffs roll on with second round games set for Friday night.

All WPIAL playoff games are scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m.

In Class 6-A, Pine-Richland is undefeated (11-0) and the top-ranked team in Pennsylvania according to MaxPreps. The next team to challenge the Rams will be North Allegheny. Central Catholic will face Penn Hills in the other semifinal.

Class 6-A Second Round Games
North Allegheny (5, Ranked No. 8 in Pa. by MaxPreps) vs. Pine-Richland (1, Ranked No. 1 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Ambridge
Penn Hills (6) vs. Central Catholic (2, Ranked No. 7 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Fox Chapel

In Class 5-A, Penn Trafford survived an upset scare last Friday. The Warriors needed a fourth quarter comeback to erase a 21-14 deficit and get past Fox Chapel. Upper St. Clair is their next opponent. On the other side of the bracket, McKeesport will look to upset Gateway.

Class 5-A Second Round Games
Upper St. Clair (4) vs. Penn Trafford (1, Ranked No. 6 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at West Mifflin
McKeesport (6) vs. Gateway (2, Ranked No. 9 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Norwin

All of the top seeds advanced last Friday in Class 4-A. That sets up a pair of heavyweight match-ups. Undefeated South Fayette (11-0) will face Montour, who stormed back from a 21-point deficit in the second half to beat New Castle last Friday. Undefeated Belle Vernon (10-0) has a rematch against Thomas Jefferson. The Leopards handed the Jaguars their only loss of the season when the two teams met back on Oct. 13.

Class 4-A Second Round Games
Montour (4) vs. South Fayette (1, Ranked No. 3 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at West Allegheny
Thomas Jefferson (3, Ranked No. 6 in Pa. by MaxPreps) vs. Belle Vernon (2, Ranked No. 5 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Baldwin

Undefeated Aliquippa (11-0) is the top ranked Class 3-A team in Pennsylvania according to MaxPreps and back in the semifinals for the 11th consecutive season. The Quips will face Beaver. Quaker Valley is coming off its first playoff win since 1983. The Quakers will take on Seton LaSalle.

Class 3-A Second Round Games
Beaver (5, Ranked No. 4 in Pa. by MaxPreps) vs. Aliquippa (1, Ranked No. 1 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Central Valley
Seton LaSalle (3, Ranked No. 8 in Pa. by MaxPreps) vs. Quaker Valley (2, Ranked No. 2 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at North Hills

Class 2-A produced the biggest upset of the first round in the WPIAL. Avonworth knocked off Charleroi last Friday. Next up for the Antelopes is Riverside. Elsewhere, Steel Valley (9-0) and Washington (10-0) will look to stay unbeaten.

Class 2-A Second Round Games
Burgettstown (9) vs. Steel Valley (1, Ranked No. 3 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Keystone Oaks
Avonworth (12) vs. Riverside (4, Ranked No. 10 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Seneca Valley
East Allegheny (7) vs. Washington (2, Ranked No. 4 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Elizabeth Forward
Serra Catholic (6) vs. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (3, Ranked No. 9 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Hampton

Another Class 2-A team from western Pennsylvania is still alive in the District 6 playoffs. Undefeated Ligonier Valley (11-0) is the No. 8 ranked Class 2-A team in Pennsylvania, according to MaxPreps. The Rams will host Cambria Heights at 7 p.m.

In Class 1-A, California stayed undefeated (11-0) with a big first round win over Bishop Canevin last Friday. Next up for the Trojans is Union, which rallied in the 4th quarter to beat Fort Cherry in the first round.

Class 1-A Second Round Games
Union (9) vs. California (1, Ranked No. 2 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Canon McMillan
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (5, Ranked No. 9 in Pa. by MaxPreps) vs. Imani Christian (4) – at Chartiers Houston
Carmichaels (7) vs. Clairton (2, Ranked No. 7 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Charleroi
Rochester (6) vs. Jeannette (3, Ranked No. 5 in Pa. by MaxPreps) – at Peters Township

Another Class 1-A from western Pennsylvania is still alive in the District 6 playoffs. Homer-Center is ranked No. 6 among Class 1-A teams in Pennsylvania by MaxPreps.  The Wildcats will host Purchase Line at 7 p.m.

The WPIAL championship games for Class 6A, 5A, 4A and 3A will be played on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Heinz Field. The Class 2A and 1A championship games will be played Saturday, Nov. 25 at Robert Morris University’s Joe Walton Stadium.

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