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WPIAL Boys Class 4A Soccer Playoff Bracket: Seneca Valley, Peters Twp each primed for another deep run

Click here to find the WPIAL Class 4A Boys Soccer bracket for the 2021 playoff tournament.

First Round – All games to be played on Monday, October 25 

Seneca Valley finally broke through to win the PIAA title last year.  This season they’ve been even more impressive, with a near flawless record in one of the most competitive and difficult sections, pound-for-pound, across the WPIAL soccer landscape.

The 4A tournament though is always unpredictable, as there are always very deep and talented teams lurking in the middle of the brackets that could make a deep run (look back at Canon-Mac in 2019, North Allegheny in 2017), however, Peters Township also will make a case as a high seed with an experienced roster that could get back to the WPIAL finals again.  Last year’s overtime thriller between Peters and Seneca was an instant classic and no one would be opposed to seeing a rematch, this time at Highmark Stadium.

Top Four

  1. Seneca Valley
  2. Peters Township
  3. Norwin
  4. Canon-McMillan

Playoff schedule:

  • 1st Round:                   Tuesday, October 25
    • Mt. Lebanon vs Allderdice
    • Fox Chapel vs Penn-Trafford
    • Central Catholic vs Butler
    • North Allegheny vs Upper St. Clair
  • Quarterfinal Round    Saturday, October 30
    • Seneca Valley vs Mt. Lebo/Allderdice
    • Canon-Mac vs Fox Chapel/Penn-Trafford winner
    • Peters Twp vs Central Catholic/Butler winner
    • Norwin vs North Allegheny/Upper St. Clair winner
  • Semifinal Round          Monday, November 1
  • Final                             Friday/Saturday, November 5-6 (TBA)

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

WPIAL Boys Soccer Class 4A Standings & 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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