We're at the midway point and there are several big games this week.
1. Bethel Park at Canon-McMillan – Bethel Park is the surprise team of Class AAAA. The Black Hawks are 3-1 and narrowly lost to North Allegheny. They also put up 62 points last week. Canon-Mac had a chance to put last week's game away at Shaler but failed to do so and lost. It's the conference opener for both and the winner could stake a claim as the favorite to win the title.
2. West Mifflin at Trinity – The scenario is simple. If Trinity loses, it's postseason chances decrease dramatically. A win makes a third-place finish in the Big Seven Conference possible.
3. Mapletown at West Greene – The winner establishes itself as a contender in the crowded Class A Tri-County South Conference playoff picture. The winner also improves to 4-1.
Other games throughout the WPIAL:
Class AAAA – Mt. Lebanon at McKeesport, Penn Hills at Kiski Area, Upper St. Clair at Baldwin
Class AAA – Thomas Jefferson at Keystone Oaks, Indiana at Pine-Richland
Class AA – Brentwood at Steel Valley, Beaver Falls at Sto-Rox, Southmoreland at East Allegheny
Class A – Clairton at Springdale, Jefferson-Morgan at California