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York High, York Catholic hold steady in latest high school state football rankings

STAFF AND WIRE REPORT
  • The latest Trib HSSN high school state football rankings have come out.
  • York High (10-1) remained at No. 4 in the Class 5-A rankings.
  • York Catholic (11-0) is still at No. 5 in the Class 2-A rankings.

The York High and York Catholic football teams are holding steady in the latest Trib HSSN high school state rankings.

York High players celebrate a touchdown during Friday's 42-7 triumph over Northern York. Dawn J. Sagert photo

After earning easy victories in the first round of the District 3 playoffs this past weekend, the Bearcats and Fighting Irish maintained their positions from a week ago.

After a 42-7 triumph over Northern York in the Class 5-A district playoffs, York High (10-1) still sits at No. 4 in the PIAA 5-A rankings. The Bearcats travel to Shippensburg (10-1) at 7 Friday night in a district 5-A quarterfinal.

York Catholic, meanwhile, remained at No. 5 in the 2-A state rankings after a 21-0 beating of Steel-High on Friday. The Irish (11-0) take on Delone Catholic (10-1) in the District 3 2-A title game at 7 p.m. Friday at South Western.

York Catholic handed Delone its only loss of the season during the regular season, 35-7.

Following is the PIAA Top 5 in each of the six classifications. Their ranking from last week is the number in parenthesis after their record.

CLASS 6-A

1. St. Joseph’s Prep (8-0, 1): The Hawks beat Roman Catholic, 38-0. On Friday, they face LaSalle College in a District 12 semifinal.

2. Coatesville (11-0, 2): The Red Raiders beat Central Bucks East, 48-10. On Friday, they face Downingtown East in a District 1 quarterfinal.

3. North Allegheny (10-0, 3): The Tigers had a bye. On Friday, they host Seneca Valley in a WPIAL semifinal.

4. Harrisburg (10-1, 4): The Cougars beat (Landisville) Hempfield, 42-0. On Saturday, they host West Lawn Wilson in a District 3 semifinal.

5. Pine-Richland (8-2, 5): The Rams had a bye. On Friday, they host Mt. Lebanon in a WPIAL semifinal.

Out: Nobody

CLASS 5-A

1. Manheim Central (10-0, 1): The Barons had a bye. On Friday, they play Governor Mifflin in a District 3 quarterfinal.

2. Gateway (11-0, 2): The Gators beat Kiski Area, 63-7. On Friday, they play Franklin Regional in a WPIAL quarterfinal.

3. Penn Hills (11-0, 3): The Indians beat Latrobe, 55-7. On Friday, they play McKeesport in a WPIAL quarterfinal.

4. York High (10-1, 4): The Bearcats beat Northern York, 42-7. On Friday, they play at Shippensburg in a District 3 quarterfinal.

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5. Penn Wood (10-1, 5): The Patriots beat Kennett, 40-6. On Friday, they play Interboro in a District 1 quarterfinal.

Out: Nobody

CLASS 4-A

1. Thomas Jefferson (10-0, 11): The Jaguars beat New Castle, 49-16. On Friday, they play Blackhawk in a WPIAL semifinal.

2. Bishop McDevitt (9-1, 2): The Crusaders had a bye. On Friday, they play West Perry in a District 3 quarterfinal.

3. Valley View (11-0, 3): The Cougars beat Abington Heights, 45-7. On Friday, they play West Scranton in a District 2 semifinal.

4. Imhotep Charter (7-2, NR): The Panthers beat Boys Latin Charter, 32-0. On Friday, they play John Bartram in a District 12 semifinal.

5. Cathedral Prep (8-3, 5): The Ramblers beat Fort LeBouef, 42-12. On Friday, they play University Prep in a PIAA regional final.

Out: Boys Latin Charter

CLASS 3-A

1. Conwell-Egan Catholic (11-0, 1): The Eagles beat High School of the Future, 54-12. On Friday, they play New Hope-Solebury in a PIAA regional final.

2. Aliquippa (10-1, 2): The Quips beat Freeport, 40-17. On Friday, they play Beaver Falls in a WPIAL semifinal.

3. Middletown (9-1, 3): The Blue Raiders had a bye. On Friday, they play Wyomissing in a District 3 semifinal.

4. Grove City (10-0, 4): The Eagles beat Girard, 48-7. On Friday, they play Slippery Rock in a District 10 semifinal.

5. Lancaster Catholic (10-0, 5): The Crusaders had a bye. On Friday, they play Bermudian Springs in a District 3 semifinal.

Out: Nobody

CLASS 2-A

1. Southern Columbia (11-0, 1): The Tigers beat Line Mountain, 42-0. On Friday, they play Troy in a District 2 semifinal.

2. Ligonier Valley (11-0, 2): The Rams beat Marion Center, 42-0. On Friday, they play Bellwood-Antis in a District 6 semifinal.

3. Wilmington (9-1, 3): The Greyhounds beat Greenville, 44-13. On Friday, they play Sharpsville in a District 10 championship game.

4. Shady Side Academy (10-0, 4): The Indians beat Serra Catholic, 22-20. On Friday, they play South Side Beaver in a WPIAL quarterfinal.

5. York Catholic (11-0, 5): The Fighting Irish beat Steelton-Highspire, 21-0. Friday, they play Delone Catholic in a District 3 championship game.

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Out: Nobody

CLASS 1-A

1. Farrell (10-0, 1): The Steelers beat Reynolds, 62-6. On Friday, they play West Middlesex in a District 10 title game.

2. Jeannette (11-0, 2): The Jayhawks beat Monessen, 18-14. On Friday, they play Rochester in a WPIAL semifinal.

3. Clairton (9-1, 3): The Bears beat California, 27-17. On Friday, they play No. 4 OLSH in a WPIAL semifinal.

4. OLSH (10-1, 4): The Chargers beat Imani Christian, 60-6. On Friday, they play No. 3 Clairton in a WPIAL semifinal.

5. Williams Valley (9-2, 5): The Vikings beat Marion Catholic, 17-0. On Friday, they play Tri-Valley for the District 11 title.

Out: Nobody

The rankings were compiled by Don Rebel, who is a (Greensburg) Tribune-Review (TNS) staff writer. You can contact him at drebel@tribweb.com or via Twitter @TheDonRebel.