The Cathedral Prep football team will try to beat Bishop McDevitt on Friday in its continued pursuit of back-to-back PIAA Class AAA championships.
The 13-0 Ramblers and the 13-1 Crusaders will play at 7 p.m. at Clearfield, with the winner advancing to the Dec. 13 state final at Hershey. Once there, that team could meet a program that all but owned the Class AAA championship over the first decade of that state tournament.
Friday’s other semifinal will pit 11-2 Archbishop Wood and 14-0 Berwick at Allentown. Berwick seeks its first berth in that final since 1997, when the Bullodgs claimed the last of four consecutive PIAA Class AAA trophies.
Between won six of those championships between 1988, the first year of PIAA play, and 1997. One of the few seasons the Bulldogs didn’t win it all was 1991, when Strong Vincent defeated Conestoga Valley 29-20.
– Mike Copper