WPIAL picks RMU for 2A football final, 5A site undecided

Monday, May 14, 2018 | 7:24 PM

The WPIAL Class 2A football final will return to Robert Morris this fall, but a decision about Class 5A must wait.

The WPIAL board voted Monday to keep the 2A final at Walton Stadium in Moon, which has hosted the championship game the past two seasons. However, the WPIAL needs a separate site for the Class 5A final because that crowd likely wouldn't fit inside RMU's 3,000-seat stadium.

The WPIAL received bids from Geneva College, North Allegheny and Norwin to host the Class 5A final. Members of the WPIAL board will visit those three sites before making a decision, WPIAL executive director Tim O'Malley said.

The WPIAL requested bids from area colleges and the nine Class 6A schools, if interested. Pine-Richland was earlier discussed as a possible site, but the school did not submit a bid, O'Malley said.

RMU hosted both the Class 2A and A finals the past two seasons.

Updated state playoff brackets changed the WPIAL championship schedule for 2018 and 2019. The Class 6A, 4A, 3A and A finals will be played together Nov. 16 or 17 at Heinz Field. Class 5A and 2A are Nov. 23 or 24.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at charlan@tribweb.com or via Twitter @CHarlan_Trib.

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