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District Playoff Matchups Set for Centre County Teams

by on October 29, 2018 9:13 AM

Four Centre County high school football teams will continue their seasons this weekend as district playoff action opens.

Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte, Penns Valley and State College will each play host as the postseason opens, with the Eagles and Little Lions in action on Friday and the Raiders and Rams playing on Saturday.

State College (9-1) will play Mifflin County (6-4) for the District 6 6A title at 7 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Field. Mifflin County is on a six game winning streak after beating West Perry, 28-27, on Friday night to capture the Huskies' first Mid-Penn Colonial title.

The Little Lions, who finished second in the Mid Penn Commonwealth behind Harrisburg, defeated Mifflin County, 35-12, in the season opener. State College downed Cumberland Valley, 16-13, on Friday night in Mechanicsburg to close out the regular season.

The winner will move on to the 6A subregionals, facing the winner of District 10 Erie McDowell vs. District 8 Taylor Allerdice.

Bald Eagle Area (8-2) is the No. 1 seed in District 6 3A and will host No. 4 seed Huntingdon (5-5) at 7 p.m. on Friday. The Eagles won at Huntingdon, 30-7, on Oct. 5.

Huntingdon comes into the game on a three-game win streak after defeating Tyrone in the regular season finale. Bald Eagle is coming off a a 10-9 loss in the Curtin Bowl at Bellefonte.

The winner will face Forest Hills or Westmont Hilltop for the district title next week.

Bellefonte (8-2) is the No. 2 seed in 4A and will face No. 3 seed Bradford (6-4) from District 9 in a district subregional semifinal at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be played at Bald Eagle Area.

After playing its season away from home, the Raiders returned to the renovated Rogers Stadium for a win Friday night over rival BEA. The stadium was cleared for occupancy a day earlier, but isn't ready to host a playoff game. Bradford is coming off a 40-0 loss to Oil City.

The winner will advance to face Clearfield or Dubois next week.

Penns Valley (7-3), the No. 4 seed in District 6 2A, will host No. 5 seed Southern Huntingdon (7-3) at 7 p.m. on Saturday. 

The Rams had their first winning season since 2007 and capped it off with a 56-7 win against Philipsburg-Osceola on Friday night. Southern Huntingdon fell to Bellwood-Antis, 42-20, in its regular season finale.

The winner will play Richland or West Branch in the 2A semifinal.

Geoff Rushton is managing editor for Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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