PIAA announces sites, times for football state semifinals

Sunday, November 8, 2020 | 12:27 PM

Central Catholic’s first opponent in the state playoffs will have a home-field advantage.

Erie McDowell will host the WPIAL champion Vikings in a PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal at 1 p.m. Saturday. The PIAA traditionally has used neutral sites but changed its policy this year to adapt to coronavirus conditions.

Now, the team listed higher on the bracket has the option to host in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds. However, if the teams involved are on opposite sides of the state, the PIAA has said it will schedule the game at a neutral site.

McDowell won the District 10 title by forfeit.

The team was scheduled to play Erie High this weekend in the district championship but the game was canceled. Erie High had to forfeit after a player was exposed to coronavirus, according to Erie Times-News.

PIAA quarterfinals

Class 6A

District 1 championship: Souderton at Pennridge, Friday, 7 p.m.

District 12 championship: St. Joseph’s Prep — bye

7-1 Central Catholic at 10-1 McDowell, Saturday, 1 p.m.

3-1 Central York at 2-1 Delaware Valley, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Class 5A

District 1 championship: West Chester Rustin at Upper Dublin, Friday, 7 p.m.

10-1 Cathedral Prep vs. 2-1 Wyoming Valley West at Brockway, Friday, 7 p.m.

WPIAL championship: Pine-Richland vs. Peters Township at North Allegheny, Saturday, 7 p.m.

District 3 championship: Warwick at Governor Mifflin, Friday, 7 p.m.

Class 4A

District 3 championship: Elco at Lampeter-Strasburg, Friday, 7 p.m.

4-1 Jersey Shore at 2-1 Crestwood, Friday, 7 p.m.

WPIAL championship: Aliquippa vs. Thomas Jefferson at North Allegheny, Saturday, 1 p.m.

10-1 Oil City vs. 1-1 Upper Moreland at Hollidaysburg, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Class 3A

3-1 Wyomissing at 2-1 Lakeland, Friday, 7 p.m.

12-1 Archbishop Carroll at 4-1 Danville, Saturday, 1 p.m.

5-1 Bedford vs. 10-1 Hickory at Windber, Friday, 7 p.m.

WPIAL championship: Central Valley vs. Elizabeth Forward at North Allegheny, Friday, 7 p.m.

Class 2A

6-1 Richland vs. 4-1 Southern Columbia at Altoona, Saturday, 1 p.m.

12-1 Bishop McDevitt at 3-1 Camp Hill, Friday, 7 p.m.

WPIAL championship: Beaver Falls vs. Sto-Rox at North Hills, Saturday, 5 p.m.

5-1 Chestnut Ridge at 10-1 Wilmington, Friday, 7 p.m.

Class A

3-1 Steelton-Highspire at 2-1 Old Forge, Friday, 7 p.m.

District 6 championship: Bishop Guilfoyle vs. Homer Center at Altoona, Friday or Saturday, 7 p.m.

9-1 Redbank Valley vs. 10-1 Reynolds at Brockway, Saturday, 4 p.m.

WPIAL championship: Clairton vs. Jeannette at North Hills, Saturday, 11 a.m.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at charlan@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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