Trib HSSN’s WPIAL football playoffs primer for Nov. 6, 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020 | 6:01 AM
Ten WPIAL football teams will punch their tickets to the championships tonight, while two others will battle for district gold.
The WPIAL Class 6A championship game will be contested tonight at North Hills’ Martorelli Stadium, while teams in Class 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A and A will take part in the WPIAL semifinals.
Before tuning in, be sure to check out all of HSSN’s preview content:
• Top-seeded North Allegheny and No. 3 Central Catholic will play for the WPIAL title, writes Chris Harlan.
• Vaunted Pine-Richland has been the favorite since the preseason, writes staff writer Bill Beckner.
• Don Rebel breaks down a battle of unbeatens in the Gators and Indians.
• There’s a much longer history of WPIAL playoff performances by Aliquippa, but Belle Vernon has made a name for itself, writes Ashley Chase.
• Thomas Jefferson is the defending WPIAL and PIAA Class 4A champion that owns eight WPIAL and four PIAA crowns since 2004, writes staff writer Michael Love.
• Don Rebel breaks down a pair of Class 3A semifinal matchups: No. 4 Keystone Oaks vs. No. 1 Central Valley and No. 3 Elizabeth Forward vs. No. 2 North Catholic.
• Serra Catholic has already pulled off one upset, writes Don Rebel. Can the Eagles do it again?
• The Tigers running back tandem of Josh Hough and Shileak Livingston has combined for 2,310 yards and 38 touchdowns, writes staff writer Greg Macafee.
• Two traditional Class A powers square off, writes staff writer Paul Schofield.
• The running backs will get lots of work in this Class A battle, writes Don Rebel.
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THE REBEL YELL
Broadcasters Don Rebel and James Dotson break down this week’s WPIAL football matchups in this HSSN podcast, The Rebel Yell.
Bill Hartlep is the sports editor of the Tribune-Review. You can contact Bill at email@example.com or via Twitter @BHartlep_Trib.
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