Westmoreland lookahead for Week of Nov. 5, 2018
Highlights of the week ahead in Westmoreland high school sports:
Three area teams open play in the PIAA playoffs.
WPIAL Class 3A champion Franklin Regional (18-0-1) will play District 6 champion Bellefonte (12-2-1) at 5 p.m. at Norwin.
Greensburg Central Catholic (17-2), the WPIAL Class A runner-up, plays District 10 champion Iroquios (16-3-1) at 5:30 p.m. at Dollinger Field in Erie.
Norwin (17-3-1), the WPIAL runner-up in Class 4A, opens the state bracket against District 6′s State College (12-5-2) at 6 p.m. at Bald Eagle Area High School in Wingate.
Three-time defending WPIAL champion Penn-Trafford opens the PIAA Class 2A playoffs against Twin Valley at 4 p.m. at Latrobe.
Six local playoff teams advanced last week and will look to continue championship runs. WPIAL sites will be announced Monday.
In the WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal round, Penn-Trafford (9-2) will take on Peters Township (9-2), and Franklin Regional (7-3) plays top-seeded Gateway (11-0).
In the Class 4A semifinals, Belle Vernon (9-1) plays South Fayette (10-1); Derry (10-1) takes on North Catholic (10-1) in the 3A semifinals; and Jeannette (11-0) plays Rochester (10-1) in the Class A semifinals.
Ligonier Valley (11-0) hosts Bellwood-Antis (10-1) in the District 6 quarterfinals.