It seems as if this coming week is a big week in all the sections in the WPIAL and it is no different in Section 5-AAA where the top four teams are all tied for first place, with many on a collision course to meet this week. Mars (5-1, 3-1) has the fewest losses in the section while Knoch (6-3, 4-2), Highlands (4-2, 4-2) and Hampton (4-3, 4-2) all have identical section records.
Mars has somewhat of an advantage as the Planets have yet to play a home game and will close out their season playing almost entirely at home. This week Mars hosts Highlands on Tuesday in its first home game of the season. Two days later it will host Hampton. The Planets will likely need to win both if it wants to keep its dream alive of a third consecutive section title.
"A lot is going to happen this week," Mars coach Michelle Goodworth said. "We will know a lot more by the end of the week. Whoever shows up and is mentally prepared and doesn't make mental mistakes will be winners."