Pairings finalized for next round of high school football

Lycoming County experienced its best football night ever Friday as four teams captured District 4 championships and a fifth reached a district final.

Now those five teams are focused on trying to take the next step. The four champions (Williamsport, Jersey Shore, Montours­ville and Muncy) open their state tournaments next weekend while South Williamsport plays in the District 4 Class AA championship.

Muncy (6-6) is the only team who knows where and when it will be playing at this point. The Class A champions play Friday at Susquehanna Township High School against Dis­trict 3 champion Steel­ton-Highspire.

Williamsport (11-1) will play State College, a 35-14 winner over Erie McDow­ell, at a District 4 site in its 6A opener. Class AAAA champion Jersey Shore (9-3) also will play at a District 4 site, facing District 9 champion Johnstown.

Class AAA champion Montoursville (10-2) has tentatively been scheduled to play District 2 champion Scranton Prep Friday at Wyoming Valley West High School, but that has not officially been confirmed.

South Williamsport (11-1) travels to Southern Colum­bia, likely Friday, and will be playing in its fourth final in five years after handing previously undefeated Wellsboro its first loss.

STATEWIDE SCORES

Germantown Academy 17, Penn Charter 14

Haverford School 21, Episcopal Academy 19

Malvern Prep 48, Springside Chestnut Hill 28

Class AAAAAA Playoffs

District 7 Semifinal

Pittsburgh Central Catholic 63, Pine-Richland 34

Seneca Valley 28, North Allegheny 27

District 12 Semifinal

Philadelphia Northeast 31, Philadelphia Central 8

District 6/8/10 Final

State College 35, Erie McDowell 14

Class AAAAA Playoffs

District 12 Semifinal

Archbishop Wood 41, Archbishop Ryan 7

Gratz 18, Frankford 16

District 6/8/10 Semifinal

Meadville 67, Grove City 27

Class AAAA Playoffs

District 12 Semifinal

Imhotep Charter 42, Bartram 6

Class AAA Playoffs

District 1 Final

Conwell Egan 42, KIPP Dubois 18

District 6 Final

Juniata 45, Bedford 6

District 10 Final

Hickory 45, Sharon 13

District 11 Semifinal

Notre Dame-Green Pond 49, North Schuylkill 28

Pen Argyl 28, Palisades 7

Class AA Playoffs

District 3 Final

York Catholic 51, Newport 21

District 6 Semifinal

Bishop McCort 35, Bellwood-Antis 28

District 11 Final

Schuylkill Haven 42, Palmerton 7

District 1/12

Phila West Catholic 58, Valley Forge Military 7

Class A Playoffs

District 3 Final

Steelton-Highspire 20, Halifax 14

District 6 Quarterfinals

Northern Cambria 47, Ferndale 14

Portage Area 38, Penns Manor 20

District 9 Semifinal

Elk County Catholic 39, Clarion-Limestone 14

Ridgway/Johnsonburg 33, Curwensville 0

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