Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Picking the winners

No reason to expect many top seeds to lose early in the playoffs this year, though it is possible in Class AAA and in Class AA as I don't believe that Steel Valley is as strong as the record suggests. Expect the heavyweights to get through to the championship and here's one guess at how the WPIAL football playoffs may go:

Class AAAA
First round
Central Catholic over Plum, Bethel Park over Seneca Valley, McKeesport over North Hills, Norwin over Woodland Hills, North Allegheny over Hempfield, Canon-McMillan over Penn Hills, Gateway over Penn-Trafford, Upper St. Clair over Shaler
Quarterfinals
Central Catholic over Bethel Park, Norwin over McKeesport, North Allegheny over Canon-McMillan, Gateway over Upper St. Clair
Semifinals
Central Catholic over Norwin, Gateway over North Allegheny
Championship
Gateway over Central Catholic

Class AAA
First round
Thomas Jefferson over Laurel Highlands, West Allegheny over Belle Vernon, Pine-Richland over Keystone Oaks, Chartiers Valley over Franklin Regional, Montour over Ringgold, Trinity over Mt. Pleasant, Knoch over New Castle, Blackhawk over Highlands
Quarterfinals
Thomas Jefferson over West Allegheny, Chartiers Valley over Pine-Richland, Trinity over Montour, Blackhawk over Knoch
Semifinals
Thomas Jefferson over Chartiers Valley, Blackhawk over Trinity
Championship
Thomas Jefferson over Blackhawk

Class AA
First round
Jeannette over Seton-La Salle, Shady Side Academy over South Fayette, Burgettstown over Aliquippa, Valley over Mars, Ford City over Laurel, Beaver over Riverside, East Allegheny over Steel Valley, Beaver Falls over Greensburg Central Catholic
Quarterfinals
Jeannette over Shady Side Academy, Valley over Burgettstown, Ford City over Beaver, Beaver Falls over East Allegheny
Semifinals
Jeannette over Valley, Ford City over Beaver Falls
Championship
Jeannette over Ford City

Class A
First round
Clairton over North Catholic, Rochester over Fort Cherry, California over Western Beaver, Springdale over Chartiers-Houston, Serra over Riverview, Jefferson-Morgan over Apollo-Ridge, Monessen over Beth-Center, Monaca over Carmichaels
Quarterfinals
Clairton over Rochester, Springdale over California, Serra over Jefferson-Morgan, Monessen over Monaca
Semifinals
Clairton over Springdale, Serra over Monessen
Championship
Clairton over Serra

2 comments:

Burg. Blue Devil said...

Let's hope that your prediction about the Burgettstown Blue Devils is correct.

I have not seen the Quips first hand, but I am sure that they are fast. They have a huge D-1 prospect in Baldwin.

n siniawski said...

As the mother of a Steel Valley football player, I am happy to see that you were wrong when you said Steel Valley was not as strong as their record. Even after losing three of our top players we prevailed to advance in the playoffs. This hard fought win came after EA showed the only thing they excelled at was cheap shots.