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Now for the WPIAL quarterfinal predictions. All games are tonight at 7:30. Last week's record, including the City League championship, was 26-7 (.787 pct.). Season: 102-37 (.733 pct.).
Below the predictions is a complete playoff schedule for every district outside of the WPIAL. Now, the predictions:
WPIAL CLASS AAAA
Pine-Richland vs. Altoona - Ben DiNucci gets 6,000 yards passing and Pine-Richland gets win No. 11. I'm a week ahead of myself, but Pine-Richland also wins next week to get to Heinz Field. Winner: Pine-Richland.
Plum vs. McKeesport - Terrific job by Plum second-year coach Matt Morgan. I think the Mustangs will definitely be competitive in this one, but will need turnovers to have a chance to win. Winner: McKeesport.
Penn-Trafford vs. North Allegheny - Penn-Trafford is the No. 2 seed, but will have its hands full with a North Allegheny team that has won seven in a row. Running back Devin Austin (pictured) could be the difference. Winner: Penn-Trafford.
Central Catholic vs. Woodland Hills - Terrific matchup. Before the season, it seemed just about everybody had these two pegged as the WPIAL's best teams. Now they meet in the quarterfinals. The game will be won in the trenches and also by the team that makes a big pass play or two. Winner: Central Catholic.
WPIAL CLASS AAA
Central Valley vs. Indiana - Indiana has never made it to the WPIAL semifinals. Central Valley, meanwhile, has made at least the semifinals all four years of its existence. Indiana will need a terrific effort from its defense to have a chance. Winner: Central Valley.
Ringgold vs. Hampton - Ringgold hasn't lost since the first game of the season against Thomas Jefferson. Will RB Chacar Berry and QB Nico Law give Hampton some problems? I say yes. Winner: Ringgold.
Thomas Jefferson vs. Mars - Terrific job by Mars coach Scott Heinauer to get the Planets this far after losing his top player, Josh Schultheis, in the season opener. Thomas Jefferson's running game is just too strong. Winner: Thomas Jefferson.
West Allegheny vs. Franklin Regional - West Allegheny's defensive front and linebackers will be the difference. Winner: West Allegheny.
WPIAL CLASS AA
South Fayette vs. South Park - When these two met in the regular season, South Fayette won pretty easily. The Lions will roar again. Winner: South Fayette.
Highlands vs. Seton-LaSalle - I'm hearing Highlands is bruised and battered with injuries. That means ... Winner: Seton-LaSalle.
Aliquippa vs. Mount Pleasant - Thirty years ago, these two met for a WPIAL title for the second year in a row. Aliquippa won at Three Rivers Stadium. They'll celebrate the anniversary with another victory. Winner: Aliquippa.
Washington vs. Apollo-Ridge - Washington coach Mike Bosnic has quietly built Washington into one of the best programs in Class AA again. I have to pick an upset somewhere, don't I? But would it be that big of an upset if Apollo-Ridge won? The Vikings have never been to the semifinals since the school opened in 1969, but for some reason I think Tre Tipton and Duane Brown (pictured) find a way to get it done. Winner: Apollo-Ridge.
WPIAL CLASS A
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic vs. South Side Beaver - South Side Beaver's wing-T offense has gone far enough. Winner: North Catholic.
Riverside vs. Avonworth - Avonworth has lost three games the past two seasons - all to North Catholic. Avonworth will get another shot at the Trojans next week. Winner: Avonworth.
Clairton vs. Shenango - A win puts Clairton in the semifinals for the ninth consecutive season. Shenango hasn't been to the semifinals since 1987. Winner: Clairton.
Neshannock vs. Jeannette - This is a terrific matchup. I think Jeannette very easily could have been the No. 4 seed. This one is a tossup. Will Jeannette's speed be the difference? Winner: Neshannock.
DISTRICT 5 CLASS AA PLAYOFFS
Westinghouse vs. Chestnut Ridge - Westinghouse is the City League rep for Class AA and now plays in the District 5 playoffs in order to try and advance to the PIAA playoffs. I don't know anything about Chestnut Ridge except there is a pretty nice golf course on Route 22 called Chestnut Ridge. That's enough for me. Winner: Chestnut Ridge.
Thanks to Kenny "The Horse" at the Post-Gazette, here is the playoff schedule for all districts on the western side of the state, outside of the WPIAL.
DISTRICT 5 CLASS AA PLAYOFFS
Friday — Westinghouse (1-6) at Chestnut Ridge (8-2), 7 p.m.
Bye — Bedford (9-1).
DISTRICT 5 CLASS A PLAYOFFS
Friday — Conemaugh Township (4-6) at Berlin Brothersvalley (9-1), 7 p.m.; Everett (5-5) at Meyersdale (8-2), 7 p.m.
Saturday — Northern Bedford (5-5) at Shade (6-4), 7 p.m.; Windber (5-5) at Tussey Mountain (8-2), 7 p.m.
DISTRICTS 5-6-9 CLASS AAA PLAYOFFS
Friday — Punxsutawney (6-4) at Somerset (9-1), 7 p.m.; Johnstown (7-3) at Clerafield (8-2), 7 p.m.
DISTRICT 6 CLASS AA PLAYOFFS
Friday — Southern Huntingdon (5-5) at Mount Union (10-0), 7 p.m.; Forest Hills (5-5) at Tyrone (9-1), 7 p.m.
Saturday — Huntingdon (5-5) at Juniata (9-1), 7 p.m.; Penn Cambria (6-4) at Martinsburg Central (8-2), 7 p.m.
DISTRICT 6 CLASS A PLAYOFFS
Friday — Williamsburg (6-4) at BishopGuilfoyle (10-0), 7 p.m.; Moshannon Valley (6-3) at Blairsville (10-0), 7 p.m.
Saturday — Homer-Center (7-3) at Portage (9-1), 7 p.m.; Penns Manor (8-2) at Bellwood-Antis (8-2).
DISTRICT 9 CLASS AA PLAYOFFS
Friday — Moniteay (5-5) at St. Marys (7-3), 7 p.m.
Bye — Karns City (9-1).
DISTRICT 9 CLASS A PLAYOFFS
Friday — Union-Rimersburg (5-5) at Ridgway (9-1), 7 p.m.; Brockway (5-5) at Redbank Valley (7-2), 7 p.m.; Curwensville (6-4) at Clarion (9-1),7 p.m.
Saturday — Kane (6-3) at Elk County Catholic (8-2), 7 p.m.
DISTRICT 10 CLASS AAAA PLAYOFFS
Saturday — General McLane (5-5) vs. McDowell (6-4) at Veterans Stadium, Erie, 7 p.m.
DISTRICT 10 CLASS AAA PLAYOFFS
Friday — Meadville (6-4) vs. Erie Cathedral Prep (10-0) at Veterans Stadium, Erie, 7 p.m.; Erie Central (6-4) vs. Conneaut (9-1) at Edinboro University, 7 p.m.
DISTRICT 10 CLASS AA PLAYOFFS
Saturday — Sharon (5-4) vs. Fairview (6-3) at Edinboro University, 7 p.m.; Northwestern (5-5) vs. Greenville (9-1) at Wilmington, 1 p.m.; Seneca (7-3) vs. Slippery Rock (10-0) at Slippery Rock University, 7 p.m.; Hickory (7-2) vs. Girard (7-2) at Fairview, 1 p.m.
DISTRICT 10 CLASS A PLAYOFFS
Friday — Wilmington (5-4) vs. Cambridge Springs (8-2) at General McLane, 7 p.m.; Iroquois (6-4) vs. Sharpsville (7-3) at Hickory, 7 p.m.; Farrell (7-3) vs. Lakeview (7-2) at Slippery Rock University, 7 p.m.; West Middlesex (8-2) vs. Cochranton (6-3) at Franklin, 7 p.m.