Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Aug. 29, 2023

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023 | 6:59 PM


August football is in the books and September football kicks off for most teams, including all the scrimmaging teams that weren’t part of the Week Zero fun and frivolity.

Well, at least it was fun for those who won.

For six teams ranked in the inaugural 2023 Trib HSSN PIAA football rankings last week, the zero from Week Zero still represents the victory column for this season.

Three of those teams that came up on the short end of the stick drop from this week’s Top 5.

The top teams all remain the same even though St. Joe’s Prep in 6A lost to national powerhouse IMG Academy.

The Hawks are still joined at the top of each class by Imhotep Charter (5A), Bishop McDevitt (4A), Belle Vernon (3A), Southern Columbia (2A) and Steelton-Highspire (A).

Here are the initial Trib HSSN rankings in each of the six classifications. Teams are listed with overall record, last week’s ranking and district.

Class 6A

1. St. Joseph’s Prep (0-1) (1) (D-12): The defending PIAA champion Hawks lost to IMG Academy (FL) in Week Zero, 17-14. They host St. Peter’s Prep (NJ) on Saturday.

2. North Allegheny (1-0) (2) (D-7): The Tigers defeated Allderdice in Week Zero, 61-0. They host Canon-McMillan on Friday.

3. Central Catholic (1-0) (3) (D-7): The Vikings defeated Woodland Hills in Week Zero, 43-7. They visit St. Ignatius (OH) on Friday.

4. Harrisburg (1-0) (4) (D-3): The Cougars defeated William Penn in Week Zero, 50-20. They visit Delaware Valley on Friday.

5. Parkland (1-0) (NR) (D-11): The Trojans defeated Pocono Mountain West in Week Zero, 54-7. They visit Bethlehem Freedom on Friday.

Out: Garnet Valley (1)

Class 5A

1. Imhotep Charter (1-0) (1) (D-12): The Panthers defeated Life Christian Academy (VA) in Week Zero, 87-0. They play The Haverford School in Delaware on Friday.

2. Upper Dublin (1-0) (3) (D-1): The Cardinals defeated Kennett in Week Zero, 21-0. They visit Central Bucks West on Friday.

3. Roman Catholic (1-0) (5) (D-12): The Cahillites defeated West Lawn Wilson in Week Zero, 49-14. They host Abraham Lincoln on Friday.

4. Cathedral Prep (0-1) (2) (D-10): The Ramblers lost to Archbishop Hoban (OH) in Week Zero, 44-12. They visit Canisius (NY) on Saturday.

5. West Chester Rustin (0-0) (NR) (D-1): The Golden Knights did not play in Week Zero. They visit West Chester East on Thursday.

Out: Gateway (7)

Class 4A

1. Bishop McDevitt (1-0) (1) (D-3): The defending PIAA champion Crusaders defeated Mount St. Joseph (MD) in Week Zero, 20-14. They visit DePaul Catholic (NJ) on Friday.

2. Aliquippa (0-0) (2) (D-7): The Quips did not play in Week Zero. They host Armstrong on Friday on HSSN.

3. Manheim Central (1-0) (3) (D-3): The Barons defeated West Chester East in Week Zero, 56-0. They play Smyrna (DE) in Delaware on Saturday.

4. Allentown Central Catholic (1-0) (4) (D-11): The Vikings defeated Northampton in Week Zero, 17-16. They visit Easton on Friday.

5. Jersey Shore (1-0) (5) (D-4): The Bulldogs defeated Pottsville in Week Zero, 68-13. They host Lewisburg on Friday.

Out: None

Class 3A

1. Belle Vernon (0-0) (1) (D-7): The defending PIAA champion Leopards did not play in Week Zero. They visit Laurel Highlands on Friday.

2. Wyomissing (1-0) (3) (D-3): The Spartans defeated Kennard-Dale in Week Zero, 56-7. They visit Pottsville on Friday.

3. Neumann-Goretti (0-1) (2) (D-12): The Saints lost to Cincinnati Elder (OH) in Week Zero, 35-14. They visit William Penn Charter on Saturday.

4. Danville (1-0) (4) (D-4): The Ironmen defeated Bloomsburg in Week Zero, 53-6. They host Line Mountain on Friday.

5. Martinsburg Central (1-0) (5) (D-6): The Scarlet Dragons defeated Bellefonte in Week Zero, 49-0. They host Somerset on Friday.

Out: None

Class 2A

1. Southern Columbia (1-0) (1) (D-4): The defending PIAA champion Tigers defeated Berwick in Week Zero, 50-0. They host Shamokin on Friday.

2. Farrell (1-0) (2) (D-10): The Steelers defeated North East in Week Zero, 32-14. They visit Warren Harding (OH) on Friday.

3. Steel Valley (0-0) (3) (D-7): The Ironmen did not play in Week Zero. They host Sto-Rox on Friday.

4. Camp Hill Trinity (1-0) (4) (D-3): The Shamrocks defeated Delone Catholic in Week Zero, 49-12. They host Moore Catholic (NY) on Friday.

5. Westinghouse (1-0) (5) (D-8): The Bulldogs defeated Clairton in Week Zero, 28-0. They do not play this weekend.

Out: None

Class A

1. Steelton-Highspire (1-0) (1) (D-3): The defending PIAA champion Steamrollers defeated Imani Christian in Week Zero, 42-27. They host Eastern (DC) on Friday.

2. Bishop Canevin (0-0) (2) (D-7): The Crusaders did not play in Week Zero. They visit Greensburg Central Catholic on Friday.

3. Canton (1-0) (3) (D-4): The Warriors defeated Sayre in Week Zero, 42-0. They host North Penn-Mansfield on Friday.

4. Muncy (1-0) (5) (D-4): The Indians defeated Warrior Run in Week Zero, 33-26. They host Wellsboro on Friday.

5. Northern Bedford (1-0) (NR) (D-5): The Panthers defeated Southern Huntingdon in Week Zero, 50-7. They host Claysburg-Kimmel on Friday.

Out: Union (7)

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