The WPIAL Boys and Girls Soccer Championships will return to Highmark Stadium after a one-year hiatus — on the first weekend of November, but there’s a long way to go before we get to that point.
First, the WPIAL Boys and Girls Soccer playoff brackets will be released Wednesday. We’ll be posting the brackets as soon as they’re made available and getting reaction from various coaches.
We are looking forward to providing coverage throughout the postseason culminating with our wall-to-wall coverage of each Championship match at Highmark Stadium, which will include Ed Thompson’s photography along with John Krysinsky and Matt Popchock’s reporting, analysis and post-game live interviews on PSN’s YouTube Channel.
In the meantime, here’s a broader look at the WPIAL and PIAA playoff schedule dates.
WPIAL Boys & Girls Soccer Playoffs
- 1st Round: Saturday, October 23, Monday, October 25, Tuesday, October 26
- Quarterfinal Round Wednesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 28
- Semifinal Round Saturday October 30, Monday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 2
- Thursday, November 4
- 2A Boys 6 p.m.
- 4A Girls 8 p.m.
- Friday, November 5
- 1A Girls 6 p.m.
- 1A Boys 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 6
- 2A Girls 11 a.m.
- 3A Girls 1:15 p.m.
- 3A Boys 3:30 p.m.
- 4A Boys 5:45 p.m.
- Thursday, November 4
In the first two rounds, teams from schools with higher seeding will host unless they don’t meet WPIAL facility requirements.
PIAA Boys & Girls Soccer Playoffs
brackets announced on Sunday, November 7
- First Round: Tuesday, November 9 (Regional Sites)
- Quarterfinals: Saturday, November 13 (Regional Sites)
- Semi-Finals: Tuesday, November 16 (Regional Sites)
- Championships: Friday, November 19 & Saturday, November 20 (Hersheypark Stadium)
PSN’s PLAYOFF PROJECTIONS BY CLASSIFICATION
In case you missed it, here’s one last look at each classification and PSN’s playoff bracket projections.
Girls 4A: 13 teams with the top three-seeds receiving first-round byes
Girls 3A: 16 teams, no byes and no preliminary matches
Girls 2A: 17 teams, one preliminary match
Girls A: 16 teams, no byes and no preliminary matches
Boys 4A: 12 teams with the top four-seeds receiving first-round byes
Boys 3A: 16 teams, no byes and no preliminary matches
Boys 2A: 16 teams, no byes and no preliminary matches
Boys 1A: 16 teams, no byes and no preliminary matches