Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Picking the winners

One year ago, nine teams from Washington and Greene counties entered the first round of the WPIAL football playoffs. None made it to the quarterfinals.

Eight teams (Beth-Center, Burgettstown, Carmichaels, Fort Cherry, Jefferson-Morgan, McGuffey, Trinity and Washington) qualified this year and three of them (Beth-Center, Fort Cherry and McGuffey) host first-round games.

Will one or more teams break the losing streak? Many outsiders say no. The Varsity Letters sees three teams advancing.

Class AAAA
Gateway over Plum, Upper St. Clair over Penn Hills, North Allegheny over Latrobe, McKeesport over North Hills, Woodland Hills over Baldwin, Central Catholic over Seneca Valley, Bethel Park over Penn-Trafford, Shaler over Mt. Lebanon
Class AAA
Thomas Jefferson over Laurel Highlands, Montour over Franklin Regional, West Allegheny over Knoch, New Castle over Greensburg-Salem, Hopewell over Derry Area, Trinity over Mars, Chartiers Valley over Hampton, Belle Vernon over Uniontown
Class AA
South Fayette
over Beaver, Aliquippa over McGuffey, Beaver Falls over Steel Valley, Shady Side Academy over Sto-Rox, Mt. Pleasant over Kittanning, Keystone Oaks over Burrell, Center over Washington, Greensburg Central Catholic over Freeport
Class A
Rochester over Carmichaels, Fort Cherry over Brentwood, North Catholic over Jefferson-Morgan, Springdale over Monessen, Laurel over Burgettstown, Beth-Center over Serra Catholic, Clairton over South Side Beaver, Avonworth over Monaca


Anonymous said...

You better take another look at your stats. 1.) Monessen won the Tri-county south so obviously are home this week, which was failed to mention.. and 2.) The Greyhounds DID advance to the quarterfinals last year playing Clariton at EF.

Anonymous said...

Mike I like your Trinity over Mars prediction.. But can you tell me what your prediction is for CM and Peters? Oh yeah thats right

mike_kovak said...

Uhhh, Monessen is not in Washington or Greene County. Those were the teams I was referring to in this post.

But I'll take another look at my stats.

HellCat said...

Serra Catholic will handle Beth Center without Hetherington. Choo Choo

Anonymous said...

class A looks pretty good with the exception of serra, they will own beth center