By Emma Honcharski | Photograph from Central Catholic High School 

Western Pennsylvania is filled with football fans — and not just for the Pittsburgh Steelers! Local high school teams bring excitement to the field every Friday, enriching a cultural tradition that spans generations. After seeing the successes last year, we have high hopes for this season. Keep an eye on the WPIAL and PIAA Champions of 2016 as they fight to retain their titles, and for the future champs who are looking to steal their crowns. 

WPIAL Class 6A Champion — Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

WPIAL Class 5A Champion — West Allegheny (Imperial, Pa.)

WPIAL Class 4A Champion — Thomas Jefferson (Clairton, Pa.)

WPIAL Class 3A Champion — Beaver Falls (Beaver Falls, Pa.)

WPIAL Class 2A Champion — Steel Valley (Munhall, Pa.)

WPIAL Class 1A Champion — Clairton (Clairton, Pa.)

PIAA 2A Champion — Steel Valley (Munhall, Pa.)

PIAA 3A Champion — Beaver Falls  (Beaver Falls, Pa.)

PIAA 4A Champion — Cathedral Preparatory School (Erie, Pa.)

PIAA 5A Champion — Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.)

PIAA 6A Champion — St. Joseph’s Preparatory School (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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