The WPIAL regular season has concluded and the playoffs have arrived. This week did not feature a special guest on the WPIAL Blitz show, but Ian and Badge ran through all 44 Playoff teams and discussed the matchups for this weekend. Check out the show and Ian’s in-depth slides breaking down each team’s playoff portfolio. For more details on the storylines, recent history, and historical successes of the WPIAL playoff field, check out our Playoff Primer.
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.
Topics on this week’s show include:
- Historical WPIAL Playoff structure
- Breakdowns of each of the 6 classifications
- Predictions and a look back at Ian’s preseason picks
Thanks to all of our special guests this season! You can check out our past interviews:
- Avella Head Coach Ryan Cecchini – Avella beat Carmichaels this past week in a Casket Match to earn their 4th playoff berth in 8 years
- Plum Head Coach Matt Morgan – Plum won their first conference title since 1982
- Fort Cherry Head Coach Tanner Garry – Fort Cherry missed the playoffs but ended a 21-game losing streak this season and upset the #2 seed in 1A Rochester
- Freeport Head Coach John Gaillot – Freeport was awarded a playoff spot, finishing tied for 2nd in the Allegheny Seven Conference with East Allegheny.
- Also, a HUGE thanks to @END2008 for all of the awesome helmet graphics this season