The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 4, 2012

Football playoffs kick off Friday

JOHNSTOWN — The final week of regular season football added a few twists and turns to the final district standings, but now teams can begin preparation for the playoffs or put away the equipment.

Richland, which emerged as the lone area team with an unbeaten record (10-0), earned the top seed and will host Penn Cambria on Friday night in the District 6 Class AA playoffs. The Rams downed the Panthers 30-12 in Week 8. The other Class AA game on Friday pits a pair of opponents which just played in Week 10. Ligonier Valley, the second seed, hosts Bald Eagle Area for the second straight week.

On Saturday, No. 6 Forest Hills, winners of five straight, will travel to third-seeded Central of Martinsburg and fourth-seeded Tyrone hosts Cambria Heights, which had its best season since 1997 when they also finished 7-3.

In District 6 Class A, Bellwood-Antis got the top seed and will host Glendale on Friday. The other Friday game has Coal Bowl winner, Northern Cambria, traveling to second-seeded Portage, which has won eight straight since losing to Berlin in Week 2.

On Saturday, No. 6 Bishop McCort plays at third-seeded Penns Manor, which is the defending Class A champ. The other game has Bishop Guilfoyle at Juniata Valley.

In Class AAA, Somerset will travel to Pittsburgh’s Cupples Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday to take on District 8’s University Prep. The winner receives a berth in the subregional against the Punxsutawney/Clearfield winner.

In District 5 Class A, Friday’s matchup features No. 6 Tussey Mountain at third-seeded Windber, which is a tri-champion of the WestPAC. Saturday’s game has a rematch of a Week 6 contest as Shade travels to North Star. The Cougars edged the Panthers 3-0, winning on a Brantley Rice field goal – the only points scored on an unusually muddy Boswell field.

Chestnut Ridge plays Everett on Friday night in a Class AA title game set to be played at Northern Bedford.

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