WPIAL releases football schedules for 2024, ’25 seasons

Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 10:02 AM

The WPIAL has released its football schedules for the next two seasons and Week 1 should be exciting.

Some of the notable nonconference games scheduled for Week 1 include Central Catholic at Pine-Richland, Gateway at North Allegheny and Thomas Jefferson at Central Valley. Woodland Hills and Penn Hills will renew their rivalry with a nonconference game in Week 1, while McKeesport faces Peters Township, the defending WPIAL 5A champion.

The WPIAL released schedules for the 2024 and ‘25 seasons Thursday.

The upcoming regular season starts Aug. 23 with Week Zero games that schools schedule themselves. The slate of nine games assigned by the WPIAL begins Aug. 30 and runs through Oct. 25.

Teams playing at home this season are on the road in 2025.

Aliquippa starts its time as a Class 5A team with a Week 1 nonconference matchup at Moon. The Quips also have nonconference games against 4A opponents New Castle and Mars, along with six games against teams from its new 5A conference.

McKeesport drew one of the more challenging nonconference schedules with games against Peters Township, Thomas Jefferson, Belle Vernon and Upper St. Clair.

Now a Class 3A team, Imani Christian drew a Week 1 matchup against reigning WPIAL 2A champion Beaver Falls.

Among the other nonconference matchups, Woodland Hills hosts Central Catholic in Week 2, and Avonworth visits Thomas Jefferson in Week 3.

Last season’s Class 6A finalists, North Allegheny and Central Catholic, meet in Week 5.

Chris Harlan is a TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at charlan@triblive.com.

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