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WPIAL Class 3A Boys Soccer Playoff Bracket: Can Franklin Regional three-peat against a loaded field?

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Click here to find the WPIAL Class 3A Boys Soccer bracket for the 2020 playoff tournament.

First Round: All games Saturday, Oct 24 at Noon…

Mars, Franklin Regional, West Allegheny and Plum are the top seeds

  • all higher seeds will host each match unless noted
    • 1 Mars vs 16 Laurel Highlands – 1 p.m.
    • 8 Hampton vs 9 Kiski Area – Noon
    • 4 Plum vs 13 South Fayette – Noon
    • 5 Trinity vs 12 Montour – 1 p.m.
    • 2 Franklin Regional vs 15 Knoch – Noon
    • 7 Belle Vernon vs 10 Indiana – Noon
    • 3 West Allegheny vs 14 Gateway – Noon
    • 6 Moon vs 11 Thomas Jefferson – 1 p.m.

Anticipated Playoff schedule:

  • 1st Round:                   Saturday, October 24
  • Quarterfinal Round     Wednesday October 28
  • Semifinal Round          Saturday, October 31
  • Final                            Thursday, November 5  (8 pm)



The Franklin Regional Panthers won its second straight WPIAL title in 2019 in a rematch with West Allegheny in a match that came down to the wire.

It Takes Two: Franklin Regional keeps WPIAL 3A boys’ crown from West Allegheny

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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