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WPIAL Class 3A 2017 Preview

Class 3A


South Park- This was for sure the hardest pick of the standings. With an amazing run to end last year, South Park snuck into the playoffs before they met Aliquippa. With last years champion Derry depleted, South Park believes last years late momentum will carry into this season although replacing Jordan Kmonk won’t be an easy task. Only time will tell if last years run was legitimate or not.


  • South Park
  • Pleasant
  • Derry
  • Elizabeth Forward
  • McGuffey
  • Yough
  • Southmoreland
  • Waynesburg

Beaver Valley:

Aliquippa- When Beaver Falls stunned Aliquippa at Heinz Field last year, everyone knew to watch out for the Quips in 2017. When you lose in the Championship to your rival, you know that the Quips are out for blood this year. Having Kwantel Raines leading the way, the Aliquippa Quips look to reclaim their crown as WPIAL champions. The only question is, can someone else knock the Quips off?


  • Aliquippa
  • Central Valley
  • Quaker Valley
  • Beaver Falls
  • Beaver
  • Hopewell
  • Ellwood City


Valley- I might have lied when I said that the Interstate conference was the hardest pick. Valley does lose top talent in Chase Balla, but the Vikings do return lots of starters. I think with the built up anger from being knocked out of playoff contention due to a tie breaker, they will be out to rely on winning the conference this season. With a wide-open conference, look for the Valley Vikings to knock off the Seton-La Salle Rebels and sail into the post-season.


  • Valley
  • Seton-La Salle
  • Keystone Oaks
  • Freeport
  • Apollo-Ridge
  • Burrell
  • Deer Lakes
  • Shady Side Academy
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