WPIAL championships set for Heinz Field

The WPIAL finals are set and eight teams around the area will face-off Nov. 27, at Heinz Field. Listed below are the games and times.

Class AAAA—Gateway (12-0) vs. Woodland Hills (11-1)—8 p.m. Gateway’s last loss was to Bethel Park in this very game last year. They will look to redeem themselves this season against the Wolverines who are undefeated against WPIAL teams this season.

GATORS ADVANCE —Gateway’s Dayonne Nunley returns a kickoff for a touchdown against North Hills in the WPIAL AAAA semifinal game at Fox Chapel High School Nov. 20. Gateway defeated North Hills 42-20 to advance to the WPIAL championship game at Heinz Field.


Class AAA—Hopewell (12-0) vs. West Allegheny (10-2)—5 p.m. Hopewell will be led by running back Rushel Shell, who has rushed for more than 2,000 yards this season. He will go against West Allegheny’s junior tailback Mike Caputo who led the Indians to a 28-21 victory over the defending state champs Thomas Jefferson in a legendary 257-yard performance.

Class AA—Aliquippa (11-1) vs. Greensburg Central Catholic (10-2)—1:30 p.m. The Quips are coming off a 17-10 victory over their archrivals, Beaver Falls, to return to the title game for a second consecutive season. Greensburg Central Catholic looks to avenge its 32-14 loss to Aliquippa in last year’s quarterfinals.

Class A—Rochester (12-0) vs. Clairton (11-1)—10:30 a.m. This will be the first time that these two powerhouses will do battle this season. Rochester is seeking revenge since missing the title game by losing to Clairton in last year’s semifinal game. The Bears will return to Heinz, where they were crowned champs one year ago.


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