Trib 10: WPIAL seeks record PIAA championship haul

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 7:19 PM

The WPIAL never has sent more than four district teams to the state finals.

Until this season.

Five WPIAL champions are a win away from adding a state title to their 2021 collection.

Mt. Lebanon, Penn-Trafford, Aliquippa, Central Valley and Serra Catholic are headed to Hershey. Aliquippa is looking a fourth PIAA championship, Central Valley its second straight. Mt. Lebanon, Penn-Trafford and Serra Catholic want to be first-time winners.

The WPIAL never has won more than three PIAA football championships in a single postseason.

Last week’s rankings are after the team’s record and before this week’s opponent.

The rankings have no classification boundaries.

WPIAL Football Trib 10

1. Mt. Lebanon, 14-0, (1), the Blue Devils play St. Joseph’s Prep, Saturday on HSSN.

2. Central Valley, 14-0, (3), the Warriors play Wyomissing, Saturday on HSSN.

3. Aliquippa, 12-1, (5), the Quips play Bishop McDevitt, Thursday on HSSN.

4. Penn-Trafford, 12-2, (6), the Warriors play Imhotep Charter, Friday on HSSN.

5. Serra Catholic, 15-1, (8), the Eagles play Southern Columbia on Friday.

6. Bishop Canevin, 13-2, (10), season over.

7. Belle Vernon, 10-1, (2), season over.

8. Moon, 12-1, (4), season over.

9. Central Catholic, 9-3, (NR), season over.

10. North Catholic, 12-1, (7), season over.

Out – None

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