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WPIAL 3A Championship Football Preview: Central Valley vs. North Catholic

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- With the WPIAL 3A Championship up for grabs on Saturday at Heinz Field, Central Valley will be looking for a three-peat.

The #1-seed Warriors are riding a 24-game win streak as the two-time defending WPIAL champions and current defending PIAA state champions.

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Central Valley RB Landon Alexander scores a touchdown during the 2020 WPIAL Championship at North Allegheny High School. (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

Their route to Heinz Field included a 51-0 shutout win over Elizabeth Forward and a 48-6 win over East Allegheny.

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Central Valley's Sean Fitzsimmons chases down Elizabeth Forward QB Zion White during the 2020 WPIAL Championship game at North Allegheny High School.

#2-seed North Catholic comes into the game with an undefeated 12-0 record of their own and will be looking to dethrone the champions.

The Trojans had a mixed bag of close wins in the playoffs so far, with a 48-41 win over Keystone Oaks, and a 7-0 win over Avonworth.

Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. at Heinz Field on Saturday.


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