Pennsylvania All-Time Class AAA state champions

by Jeff Fisher

Archbishop Wood VikingsFor the third time in four years, Archbishop Wood sits atop the Pennsylvania Class AAA football world.  Wood’s 33-14 win over Central Valley on Friday moves them into a second-place tie with Allentown Central Catholic and Thomas Jefferson for the most AAA titles won.  Berwick leads the classification with six overall titles with four of them coming in a row between 1994 and 1997.

Wood, under head coach Steve Devlin, has become a power in AAA with five championship game appearances and three titles since 2008.

Below is a complete list of AAA champions in Pennsylvania since a statewide playoff system was started in 1998. The list is courtesy of

20142013Archbishop Wood (12)Archbishop Wood (12)Central Valley (7)Bishop McDevitt (3)33-1422-10
2012Cathedral Prep (10)Archbishop Wood (12)24-14
2011Archbishop Wood (12)Bishop McDevitt (3)52-0
2010Allentown Central Cahtolic (11)Bishop McDevitt (3)28-27
2009Selinsgrove (4)Manheim Central (3)10-7
2008Thomas Jefferson (7)Archbishop Wood (12)34-7
2007Thomas Jefferson (7)Garnet Valley (1)28-3
2006General McLane (10)Pottsville (11)28-23
2005Franklin Regional (7)Pottsville (11)23-13
2004Thomas Jefferson (7)Manheim Central (3)56-20
2003Manheim Central (3)Pine-Richland (7)39-38 (OT)
2002Hopewell (7)Strath Haven (1)21-10
2001West Alleghany (7)Strath Haven (1)28-13
2000Strath Haven (1)West Allegheny (7)31-28
1999Strath Haven (1)West Allegheny (7)21-7
1998Allentown Central Catholic (11)Moon Area (7)10-0
1997Berwick Area (2)Perry Tradional Academy (8)17-14
1996Berwick Area (2)Blackhawk (7)34-13
1995Berwick Area (2)Sharon Area (10)43-6
1994Berwick Area (2)Sharon Area (10)27-7
1993Allentown Central Catholic (11)Blackhawk (7)40-0
1992Berwick Area (2)Blackhawk (7)33-6
1991Erie Strong Vincent (10)Conestoga Valley (3)29-20
1990Bethlehem Catholic (11)Seton-LaSalle (7)43-7
1989Perry Tradional Academy (8)Berwick Area (2)20-8
1988Berwick Area (2)Aliquippa (7)13-0
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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America.Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet.Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.