Taking a look at the first weekend of the WPIAL playoffs - and the City League championship. But first, a little on the perfect ones.
Eight WPIAL teams finished the regular season with undefeated records. For South Fayette, it was the fifth consecutive regular season. For Washington, it was the third consecutive. For Thomas Jefferson coach Bill Cherpak, it was the 10th undefeated regular season on his clock. Wow. Do you realize how impressive that is?
But have you ever wondered what teams might have the most undefeated regular seasons in WPIAL history? Well, even if you haven't wondered, here ya go (please keep in mind this is for regular season only):
UPPER ST. CLAIR 11
THOMAS JEFFERSON 11
GREENSBURG 9 (this includes years as Greensburg Salem and Greensburg)
MT. LEBANON 8
NEW CASTLE 8
STEEL VALLEY 8
SOUTH FAYETTE 8
OK, who will win all of the playoff games? Let's get to it. Should you pay attention? Well, I was 9-3 last week in top games, which brought season record to 83-35 (.703 pct.).
CITY LEAGUE - Brashear over University Prep.
WPIAL CLASS 6A QUARTERFINALS - Central Catholic over Norwin; Bethel Park over Pine-Richland; North Allegheny over Hempfield; Mt. Lebanon over Seneca Valley.
WPIAL 5A QUARTERFINALS - West Allegheny over North Hills; Franklin Regional over Woodland Hills; Armstrong over Gateway; Upper St. Clair over McKeesport.
WPIAL 4A QUARTERFINALS - Thomas Jefferson over Montour; West Mifflin over Belle Vernon; South Fayette over New Castle; Mars over Ringgold.
WPIAL 3A QUARTERFINALS - Aliquippa over South Park; Central Valley over Derry; Beaver Falls over Mount Pleasant; Keystone Oaks over Apollo-Ridge.
WPIAL 2A FIRST ROUND - Steel Valley over Beth-Center; Chartiers-Houston over Laurel; Riverside over Avonworth; East Allegheny over Freedom; Washington over South Side Beaver; Brentwood over Frazier; Neshannock over Serra; Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic over Burgettstown.
WPIAL 1A FIRST ROUND - Clairton over Avella; Sto-Rox over Fort Cherry; Northgate over Mapletown; Rochester over Riverview; Our Lady of the Sacred Heart over Imani Christian; Jeannette over Shenango; Springdale over Carmichaels; Bishop Canevin over California.