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WPIAL Boys Class 3A Soccer Playoff Bracket: Experienced West Allegheny are a team on a mission

Click here to find the WPIAL Class 3A Boys Soccer bracket for the 2021 playoff tournament.

Heading into this season, after a three-year run with Franklin Regional dominating the regular season and winning two WPIAL titles, then Mars putting together a magical run in 2020, the West Allegheny boys soccer program were right there, step-for-step with those teams, only to come up just short each year.

This season, West A brought back a very talented and experienced team, and they’ve blitzed through all competition, posting an impressive 18-0 record (14-0 in section), without really being challenged all that much.  The question from this classification will be, which of the other contenders will step up and challenge West Allegheny?  Hampton’s had a very good season, knocking Mars off the mantle, to finish unbeaten in their competitive section.  Plum avenged an early season loss to Franklin Regional and has gotten better as the season has evolved.  There are other solid teams in the middle of the bracket that are also lurking including Thomas Jefferson, Moon and Belle Vernon.

First Round – All games to be played on Saturday, October 23  

  1. West Allegheny
  2. Hampton
  3. Plum
  4. Franklin Regional

Anticipated Playoff schedule:

  • 1st Round:                   Saturday, October 23
    • West Allegheny vs Indiana
    • Mars vs BVA
    • Montour vs Plum
    • TJ vs South Fayette
    • Hampton vs Penn Hills
    • Moon vs Laurel Highlands
    • Franklin Regional vs Trinity
    • Kiski vs Gateway
  • First Round                   Saturday, October 23
  • Quarterfinal Round       Wednesday, October 28
  • Semifinal Round            Monday, November 1
  • Final                             Saturday, November 6 – 3:45 p.m.

PIAA Playoffs — brackets announced on Sunday, November 7 — with first round to begin Tuesday, November 9

WPIAL Boys Soccer Class 3A Standings and Playoff Seeding Projections



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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