WPIAL realignment announced

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With Pennsylvania going to six classifications in high school football in the fall, the WPIAL has had to adjust its alignment.

Below you can see the teams in each section for all six classes.

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Class 6A: 14 teams

Section 1: North Allegheny, Seneca Valley, Butler, Pine-Richland, Shaler, Central Catholic, Penn Hills.

Section 2: Hempfield, Norwin, Altoona, Bethel Park, Peters Township, Mt. Lebanon, Canon McMillan.

Class 5A: 18 teams

Section 1: Upper St. Clair, Baldwin, Fox Chapel, Woodland Hills, North Hills, Moon, Chartiers Valley, Hampton, West Allegheny.

Section 2: Latrobe, Gateway, McKeesport, Franklin Regional, Kiski, Penn Trafford, Connellsville, Armstrong, Plum.

Class 4A: 18 teams

Section 1: New Castle, Blackhawk, Ambridge, Mars, Montour, South Fayette, Knoch, Highlands, Indiana.

Section 2: West Mifflin, Thomas Jefferson, Greensburg Salem, Ringgold, Trinity, Belle Vernon, Uniontown, Laurel Highlands, Albert Gallatin.

Class 3A: 23 teams

Section 1: Aliquippa, Ellwood City, Beaver, Beaver Falls, Central Valley, Hopewell, Quaker Valley.

Section 2: Apollo Ridge, Burrell, Shady Side Academy, Deer Lakes, Keystone Oaks, Seton-LaSalle, Freeport, Valley.

Section 3: Waynesburg, Elizabeth Forward, Yough, South Park, McGuffey, Mt. Pleasant, Derry, Southmoreland.

Class 2A: 24 teams

Section 1: Serra, East Allegheny, Vincentian, Steel Valley, South Allegheny, Avonworth, Carlynton, Brentwood.

Section 2: Riverside, New Brighton, South Side Beaver, Mohawk, Freedom, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, Laurel, Neshannock.

Section 3: Brownsville, Charleroi, Washington, Beth Center, Burgettstown, Bentworth, Frazier, Chartiers-Houston

Class 1A: 25 teams

Section 1: Bishop Canevin, Riverview, Jeannette, Greensburg Central Catholic, Clairton, Leechburg, Springdale, Imani Christian.

Section 2: Fort Cherry, Carmichaels, California, Monessen, Jefferson-Morgan, Mapletown, Avella, West Greene.

Section 3: Shenango, Summit, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Rochester, Western Beaver, Union, Cornell, Sto-Rox, Northgate.

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