5 WPIAL teams, Westinghouse make March to Mechanicsburg for PIAA championships

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Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 10:00 PM


The March to Mechanicsburg is complete as five WPIAL and one City League team will be part of the six-pack heading to Cumberland Valley High School and the PIAA football finals this week.

This will be the second time District 7 sends as many as five teams to the football state championship games.

In 2021, Mt. Lebanon in 6A, Penn-Trafford in 5A, Aliquippa in 4A and Central Valley in 3A all won PIAA gold while Serra Catholic in 2A settled for state silver.

A year ago, four District 7 teams played at Cumberland Valley with Pine-Richland in 5A and Belle Vernon in 3A winning a PIAA title while Aliquippa in 4A and Union in A were state runners-up.

The district breakdown: WPIAL has five teams, District 12 has two teams, and one team each from Districts 11, 8, 4, 3 and 2.

Here is the schedule for all of the high school football games this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, along with the results from the PIAA opening round, quarterfinals and semifinals.

Class 6A

PIAA championship game

North Allegheny (13-1) vs. St. Joseph’s Prep (12-1) at Cumberland Valley HS in Mechanicsburg on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Semifinals

North Allegheny 24, Harrisburg 12

St. Joseph’s Prep 49, Central Bucks South 0

Quarterfinals

North Allegheny 41, McDowell 7

Harrisburg 34, Manheim Township 28 in overtime

St. Joseph’s Prep 59, Nazareth 21

Central Bucks South 27, Downingtown West 7

First round

North Allegheny 44, Central Catholic 41

McDowell 47, State College 20

Manheim Township 37, Cumberland Valley 27

Harrisburg 28, Central York 21

St. Joseph’s Prep 35, Abraham Lincoln 0

Nazareth 24, Parkland 17

Central Bucks South 42, Central Bucks West 14

Downingtown West 17, Downingtown East 14

Class 5A

PIAA championship game

Peters Township (15-0) vs. Imhotep Charter (14-0) at Cumberland Valley HS in Mechanicsburg on Friday at 7 p.m.

Semifinals

Peters Township 14, Cocalico 9

Imhotep Charter 42, Strath Haven 14

Quarterfinals

Peters Township 33, Cathedral Prep 14

Cocalico 23, Ephrata 9

Imhotep Charter 31, Delaware Valley 7

Strath Haven 28, Chester 20

First round

Peters Township 43, Pine-Richland 17

Cathedral Prep – Bye

Ephrata 47, Hershey 7

Cocalico 31, Cedar Cliff 13

Delaware Valley 56, Whitehall 27

Imhotep Charter 30, Roman Catholic 26

Chester 26, West Chester Bayard-Rustin 20

Strath Haven 14, Springfield-Delco 12

Class 4A

PIAA championship game

Aliquippa (13-0) vs. Dallas (15-0) at Cumberland Valley HS in Mechanicsburg on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Semifinals

Aliquippa 52, Selinsgrove 32

Dallas 26, Bishop McDevitt 23 in double overtime

Quarterfinals

Aliquippa 35, McKeesport 21

Selinsgrove 44, Juniata 14

Dallas 28, Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast 27 in overtime

Bishop McDevitt 23, Manheim Central 17

First round

Aliquippa 47, Mars 24

McKeesport 28, Montour 14

Selinsgrove 28, Bethlehem Catholic 13

Juniata 21, Meadville 7

Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast 21, Pope John Paul II 13

Dallas 21, Valley View 18

Bishop McDevitt 43, Lampeter-Strasburg 7

Manheim Central 65, Twin Valley 28

Class 3A

PIAA championship game

Belle Vernon (12-1) vs. Northwestern Lehigh (15-0) at Cumberland Valley HS in Mechanicsburg on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Semifinals

Belle Vernon 42, Hickory 16

Northwestern Lehigh 33, Wyomissing 24

Quarterfinals

Belle Vernon 26, Avonworth 0

Hickory 26, Martinsburg Central 13

Wyomissing 48, Danville 27

Northwestern Lehigh 27, Scranton Prep 6

First round

Belle Vernon 49, East Allegheny 8

Avonworth 21, Elizabeth Forward 10

Hickory 14, Sharon 6

Martinsburg Central 41, Clearfield 35 in double overtime

Wyomissing 42, West Perry 14

Danville 40, Loyalsock Township 7

Northwestern Lehigh 58, Palmerton 9

Scranton Prep 26, Neumann-Goretti 16

Class 2A

PIAA championship game

Westinghouse (13-0) vs. Southern Columbia (14-1) at Cumberland Valley HS in Mechanicsburg on Friday at 1 p.m.

Semifinals

Westinghouse 28, Beaver Falls 8

Southern Columbia 39, Dunmore 7

Quarterfinals

Beaver Falls 14, Steel Valley 12

Westinghouse 36, Farrell 20

Dunmore 41, Camp Hill 25

Southern Columbia 18, Bald Eagle 8

First round

Steel Valley 34, Mohawk 21

Beaver Falls 28, Washington 26

Westinghouse 46, Central Clarion 30

Farrell 16, Mercyhurst Prep 9

Dunmore 41, Williams Valley 21

Camp Hill 32, West Catholic 26

Southern Columbia 14, Troy 0

Bald Eagle 49, Richland 0

Class A

PIAA championship game

Fort Cherry (15-0) vs. Steelton-Highspire (15-0) at Cumberland Valley HS in Mechanicsburg on Thursday at 1 p.m.

Semifinals

Fort Cherry 33, Redbank Valley 24

Steelton-Highspire 48, South Williamsport 21

Quarterfinals

Fort Cherry 42, South Side 28

Redbank Valley 44, Cambridge Springs 0

South Williamsport 33, Cambria Heights 0

Steelton-Highspire 43, Lackawanna Trial 25

First round

South Side 28, Clairton 12

Fort Cherry 33, Bishop Canevin 21

Cambridge Springs 32, Lakeview 29

Redbank Valley 26, Port Allegany 7

South Williamsport 57, Muncy 20

Cambria Heights 27, Purchase Line 13

Lackawanna Trial 40, Minersville 0

Steelton-Highspire 21, Northern Bedford 7

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