WPIAL Championship Week is here! Last Friday night Central Catholic captured their 8th WPIAL title in school history by beating North Allegheny. This weekend, ten more teams will compete to claim WPIAL crowns in 1A-5A. The group of ten finalists features stalwarts like Aliquippa (13th straight title game), Thomas Jefferson (6th straight title game), and Pine-Richland (4th straight title game). On the other side, Elizabeth Forward is making their first appearance in a WPIAL final in school history. We had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth Forward Head Coach Mike Collodi on this week’s edition of the WPIAL Blitz Show, along with discussing the upcoming Championship Games and looking ahead to the State brackets.
The WPIAL Blitz Show features Ian and Bruce from Small Player Big Play. The WPIAL Blitz Show is available for FREE all season on YouTube and through the Small Player Big Play App, which provides schools and youth sports organizations the opportunity to fundraise by live-streaming their games and events. Check out their Twitter page and get the app for free on Apple or Andriod devices. Also a huge shout-out to Chris @END2008 for making all of the helmet graphics this season.
Topics on this week’s show include:
- Interview with Elizabeth Forward Head Coach Mike Collodi (follow him on Twitter @Coach_Collodi)
- A look back at Central Catholic winning the 6A title
- Breakdown of the 5 WPIAL Championship Games this weekend
- Looking ahead at the PIAA playoff brackets and potential matchups
This has been an historic season for Elizabeth Forward on a number of fronts.
- First time in school history they have reached the playoffs in 4 consecutive seasons
- First perfect regular season in school history. The only other undefeated season was in 1966 when EF went 8-0-1.
- First playoff victory since 2000 (beat Freeport in the Quarterfinals)
- First semifinal appearance since 1999
- First WPIAL Championship Game in school history
Congratulations to Coach Collodi and his team on all of their accomplishments this season!
— Mike Collodi (@Coach_Collodi) November 8, 2020