It technically would be wrong to say that fans have been looking forward to tonight's game between Beaver Falls and New Castle at 7 p.m. at North Allegheny for a long time. The fact is that fans have looked forward to every game between the two traditional powers since they ended up in the same section last year. This one is no exception.
Most fans expected the rematch to come in the WPIAL final but New Castle was upset by Highlands in the semifinals.
This time, there is even more at stake – the winner stays alive in the hunt for a PIAA Class AAA title and will play the winner of the Bishop McDevitt-Archbishop Carroll game on Friday.
Meanwhile, the season is over for the loser.