All of the WPIAL football games from Friday night have gone final. Only one playoff spot remains up in the air – the 1A Wild Card between Imani Christian and Laurel. If Imani Christian beats Chartiers-Valley on Saturday afternoon, the Saints will go to the playoffs. Laurel needs a win over Northgate and an Imani loss to make the playoffs. Below are the final scores and game notes, including which teams clinched playoff spots and home playoff games, from Friday night’s action. Don’t forget to check out the WPIAL Standings Page as well.
Class 6A Quad County Conference
North Allegheny 27, Pine-Richland 7
North Allegheny wins the rivalry game to clinch the conference title.
Seneca Valley 21, Norwin 13
Seneca Valley wins but because they only won by 8 and Mt. Lebanon won by 10, the Raiders will not get a home playoff game.
Canon-McMillan 43, Butler 13
Canon-Mac clinches their first playoff spot since 2008 with a win over Butler.
Mt. Lebanon 17, Central Catholic 7
Mt. Lebanon upsets Central Catholic to earn a home playoff game.
1. North Allegheny (first round bye)
2. Pine-Richland (first round bye)
3. Mt. Lebanon (home playoff game)
4. Central Catholic (home playoff game)
5. Seneca Valley
6A vs 5A Non-Conference
Hempfield 49, Plum 20
Class 5A Allegheny Eight Conference
Peters Twp 42, Baldwin 7
Peters Township clinches their first conference title since 1975 with a blowout win over Baldwin.
Woodland Hills 28, Chartiers Valley 14
Woody High came back from a 14-7 halftime deficit to clinch a playoff spot for the 23rd straight season.
Bethel Park 20, Upper St Clair 14
Bethel Park jumps into third place and earns a home playoff game with a win over Upper St Clair.
West Allegheny 7, Moon 0
After Moon upset West A last year, the Indians got their revenge tonight and clinched a home playoff game.
1. Peters Twp (home playoff game)
2. West Allegheny (home playoff game)
3. Bethel Park (home playoff game)
4. Upper St Clair
5. Woodland Hills
Class 5A Big East Conference
Gateway 34, McKeesport 6
Gateway beats rival McKeesport for the third straight time and clinches the Conference Title.
Penn-Trafford 30, Franklin Regional 14
Penn-Trafford clinches a home playoff game.
Connellsville 17, Albert Gallatin 14
Connellsville kicked a field goal in overtime to beat Albert Gallatin in what is likely the Colonials last WPIAL game as their school board recently voted to play an independent schedule next year.
1. Gateway (home playoff game)
2. Penn-Trafford (home playoff game)
3. McKeesport (home playoff game)
4. Franklin Regional
Class 5A Northern Conference
Penn Hills 38, North Hills 0
Tank Smith went over 1000 yards for the season as Penn Hills clinches the conference title.
Armstrong 24, Kiski 21
Armstrong clinches a playoff spot and Kiski wins the Wild Card thanks to Baldwin and Hampton’s losses.
Shaler 62, Fox Chapel 0
Shaler enacted the Mercy Rule at half time to clinch their first playoff berth since 2011. Incredible story for a team that entered this season on a 24-game losing streak.
Mars 30, Hampton 6
Incredibly, all the other games that needed to fall into place for Hampton to make the playoffs happened, but the Talbots couldn’t beat Mars to earn their spot.
1. Penn Hills (home playoff game)
2. Mars (home playoff game)
3. North Hills
5A vs 4A Non-Conference
Latrobe 39, Highlands 13
Latrobe gets a non-conference win as they head into the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
Class 4A Big Eight Conference
Thomas Jefferson 37, West Mifflin 6
Thomas Jefferson clinches the conference title with a win over rival West Mifflin.
Greensburg Salem 17, Indiana 0
Greensburg Salem clinches their first playoff berth since 2011 with a Casket Match win over Indiana.
Belle Vernon 55, Ringgold 0
Belle Vernon locks up a home playoff game and Ringgold’s disastrous season comes to an end.
Trinity 42, Laurel Highlands 14
1. Thomas Jefferson (home playoff game)
2. Belle Vernon (home playoff game)
3. West Mifflin
4. Greensburg Salem
Class 4A Northwest Eight Conference
Blackhawk 14, Beaver 13
Blackhawk clinches a home playoff game by edging Beaver
South Fayette 31, Montour 0
South Fayette completed another perfect season of conference play with a win over Montour.
New Castle 41, Ambridge 0
New Castle clinches a playoff spot with a blowout win over Ambridge. The Red Hurricanes win a 3-way tie with Knoch and Montour.
1. South Fayette (home playoff game)
2. Blackhawk (home playoff game)
4. New Castle
4A vs 3A Non-Conference
Knoch 26, Freeport 7
Class 3A Big East Conference
Derry 35, Burrell 14
Derry wins the Conference Title and will get a home playoff game.
North Catholic 64, Deer Lakes 3
North Catholic put up 50 points in the first half to secure a home playoff game.
Elizabeth Forward 44, Yough 0
Elizabeth Forward will get a trophy as conference co-champions but will not get a home playoff game because of tiebreakers with North Catholic. Yough RB Dustin Shoaf ran for over 100 yards (surpassing 5000 for his career) and will finish the regular season as the WPIAL’s leading rusher for the second straight year.
Mount Pleasant 49, Uniontown 13
1. Derry (home playoff game)
2. North Catholic (home playoff game)
3. Elizabeth Forward
Class 3A Tri-County West Conference
Central Valley 14, Aliquippa 8
Quips coach Mike Warfield was an assistant for Central Valley last season and couldn’t find a way to break through against his old team.
Beaver Falls 54, Hopewell 6
With Aliquippa’s loss, Beaver Falls will get to claim a share of the Conference Title as both teams finish at 6-1.
Keystone Oaks 41, Waynesburg 6
Keystone Oaks finishes the season with a blowout win over Waynesburg.
Quaker Valley 34, South Park 14
The defending 3A state champions enter the playoffs on a high note.
1. Aliquippa (home playoff game)
2. Beaver Falls (home playoff game)
3. Quaker Valley
4. Central Valley
Class 2A Allegheny Conference
Shady Side Academy 28, Avonworth 10
The Indians clinch the Conference Title with a come-from-behind win over Avonworth
East Allegheny 35, Valley 20
East Allegheny wins the casket match to clinch a playoff spot.
1. Shady Side Academy (home playoff game)
2. Steel Valley (home playoff game)
4. East Allegheny
Class 2A Interstate Conference
Washington 42, McGuffey 36
The defending WPIAL 2A Champions clinch a home playoff game after a back-and-forth game with McGuffey.
Beth-Center 36, Frazier 0
Beth-Center QB Bailey Lincoski joined the 1000 pass/1000 rush club as he carried the Bulldogs to the playoffs.
Carmichaels 18, Brownsville 0
1. Charleroi (home playoff game)
2. Washington (home playoff game)
Class 2A Midwestern Conference
Freedom 33, Western Beaver 0
Freedom and Mohawk finished with identical records, which means Freedom will be co-champions of the Midwestern Conference, their first Conference title since 1977.
New Brighton 22, Riverside 16
New Brighton comes from behind to beat Riverside and secure third place in the conference.
Neshannock 48, Shenango 0
1. Mohawk (home playoff game)
2. Freedom (home playoff game)
3. New Brighton
Class 2A Three Rivers Conference
Burgettstown 39, South Allegheny 6
Burgettstown finishes 9-0 for the first time since 1974.
Seton LaSalle 20, Carlynton 13
Seton LaSalle needed overtime to beat Carlynton but got the win and clinched a playoff spot.
Serra Catholic 19, Fort Cherry 7
Serra Catholic clinches a playoff spot with a win and South Allegheny loss.
1. Burgettstown (home playoff game)
2. South Side Beaver (home playoff game)
3. Seton LaSalle
4. Serra Catholic
Charleroi 34, Apollo-Ridge 24
Ellwood City 34, Brentwood 26
It took 3 overtimes to settle this one.
Steel Valley 53, South Side Beaver 6
Mohawk at Summit Academy
12:30pm on Saturday
2A vs 1A Non-Conference
Greensburg Central Catholic at Southmoreland
Class 1A Big Seven Conference
OLSH 27, Cornell 0
OLSH wraps up an unbeaten season in conference play with a win over Cornell.
Rochester 56, Bishop Canevin 0
Laurel’s chances at the Wild Card got even more difficult as they did not gain any Gardner Points with Cornell and Canevin losing.
Laurel at Northgate
Noon on Saturday
1. OLSH (home playoff game)
3. Laurel (possible Wild Card, depending on Saturday’s results)
Class 1A Eastern Conference
Jeannette 21, Clairton 6
Jeannette beats Clairton for the second consecutive time and clinches the conference title. Clairton will also get a home playoff game.
Leechburg 44, Springdale 21
Leechburg finishes 5-5 for their first non-losing season since 1991.
1. Jeannette (home playoff game)
2. Clairton (home playoff game)
3. Imani Christian (possible Wild Card, depending on Saturday’s results)
WPIAL Class 1A Tri-County South Conference
California 35, Mapletown 0
The Trojans ran out to a big lead on Mapletown and secured their spot in a first place tie atop the Tri-County South.
Monessen 30, Avella 0
Both California and Monessen won by 10+, so the Tri-County South will come down to a coin flip.
Bentworth 29, Jefferson-Morgan 7
1t. West Greene
Home Playoff Games will be determined by a coin flip at the WPIAL offices at 10:00am on Monday.
Sto-Rox 70, Riverview 6
West Greene 20, Union 6
Chartiers-Houston at Imani Christian
1:30 on Saturday. Imani Christian earns the last playoff spot with a win.