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 EasternPAFootball.com.

Year Champion Runner-up Score
20142013 Archbishop Wood (12)Archbishop Wood (12) Central Valley (7)Bishop McDevitt (3) 33-1422-10
2012 Cathedral Prep (10) Archbishop Wood (12) 24-14
2011 Archbishop Wood (12) Bishop McDevitt (3) 52-0
2010 Allentown Central Cahtolic (11) Bishop McDevitt (3) 28-27
2009 Selinsgrove (4) Manheim Central (3) 10-7
2008 Thomas Jefferson (7) Archbishop Wood (12) 34-7
2007 Thomas Jefferson (7) Garnet Valley (1) 28-3
2006 General McLane (10) Pottsville (11) 28-23
2005 Franklin Regional (7) Pottsville (11) 23-13
2004 Thomas Jefferson (7) Manheim Central (3) 56-20
2003 Manheim Central (3) Pine-Richland (7) 39-38 (OT)
2002 Hopewell (7) Strath Haven (1) 21-10
2001 West Alleghany (7) Strath Haven (1) 28-13
2000 Strath Haven (1) West Allegheny (7) 31-28
1999 Strath Haven (1) West Allegheny (7) 21-7
1998 Allentown Central Catholic (11) Moon Area (7) 10-0
1997 Berwick Area (2) Perry Tradional Academy (8) 17-14
1996 Berwick Area (2) Blackhawk (7) 34-13
1995 Berwick Area (2) Sharon Area (10) 43-6
1994 Berwick Area (2) Sharon Area (10) 27-7
1993 Allentown Central Catholic (11) Blackhawk (7) 40-0
1992 Berwick Area (2) Blackhawk (7) 33-6
1991 Erie Strong Vincent (10) Conestoga Valley (3) 29-20
1990 Bethlehem Catholic (11) Seton-LaSalle (7) 43-7
1989 Perry Tradional Academy (8) Berwick Area (2) 20-8
1988 Berwick 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.