WPIAL coverage on Pittsburgh Sports Now is sponsored by Conquer the Clock Escape Rooms. Conquer the Clocks Escape Room just opened their new location today! For a limited time, book Cursed Cabin and Haunted Manor with promo code BOGO10 to receive $10 off per person. To receive the discount, games must be booked together but can be played separate days.
The opening night of the 2020 WPIAL football playoffs took place last night and for the most part things went as expected.
The only upsets according to seeding were #3 Central Catholic over #2 Mt. Lebanon, #5 Shenango over #4 California and #7 Serra Catholic over #2 McGuffey.
With that in mind, here are the semifinal matchups for next weekend along with the Class 6A Championship Game.
CLASS 1A Semifinals:
#5 Shenango at #1 Clairton
#3 Jeannette at #2 Rochester
CLASS 2A Semifinals:
#4 Apollo Ridge at #1 Beaver Falls
#7 Serra Catholic at #3 Sto-Rox
CLASS 3A Semifinals:
#4 Keystone Oaks at #1 Central Valley
#3 Elizabeth Forward at #2 North Catholic
CLASS 4A Semifinals:
#4 Belle Vernon at #1 Aliquippa
#3 Plum at #2 Thomas Jefferson
CLASS 5A Semifinals:
#4 Penn-Trafford at #1 Pine-Richland
#3 Peters Township at #2 Gateway
CLASS 6A Championship:
#1 North Allegheny vs. #3 Central Catholic
WPIAL Playoffs Opening Round Top Performers
Getting back to last night’s action, here some of the top performers along with some milestones.
Serra’s Max Rocco: 18 of 31 for 283 yards
Sto-Rox’s Austin Jones: 18 of 24 for 281 yards
Thomas Jefferson’s Jake Pugh: 14 of 15 for 218 yards
Clairton’s Dontae Sanders rushed for 428 yards.
Apollo Ridge’s Logan Harmon rushed for 248 yards.
Beaver Falls Josh Hough rushed for 210 yards and 5 TD’s.
Rochester’s Rashawn Reid rushed for 204 yards.
Keystone Oaks Mark Hutchin rushed for 202 yards.
Serra Catholic’s Terrell Booth 6 catches for 134 yards
Plum’s Reed Martin 10 catches for 126 yards
Thomas Jefferson’s Preston Zandier 6 catches for 113 yards
Serra Catholic’s Jayvon Holt 6 catches for 110 yards
Pine-Richland’s Eli Jochem 6 catches for 109 yards