Class AAA Championship Preview: Archbishop Wood (13-1) vs. Central Valley (15-0)

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by Jeff Fisher

Archbishop Wood VikingsTrips to Hershey for Pennsylvania state football gold are becoming old hat for Archbishop Wood.  The Vikings will be playing in their fifth state title game in seven years Friday night when they square-off with unbeaten Central Valley (15-0) in the AAA championship game.

The Vikings are looking for their second straight state crown and third in four years under head coach Steve Devlin, who has build Wood into a state power and this year rose as high as #16 in High School Football America’s Top 25 before losing its only game of the year to La Salle.

Central Valley is a brand new school, only five years old, playing in its first-ever state championship Central Valley High School footballgame.  CV advanced to the championship game by beating Bishop McDevitt, the same school that Wood has beaten to win its last two titles.

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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.