It seemed unlikely when Central Valley lost to Montour in the opening weekend of the season, but the defending WPIAL champion Warriors are the top-seed in this year's playoffs. Central Valley made the selection easier (second seeded Belle Vernon was undefeated, after all) by defeating West Allegheny Friday night.
Central Valley came from behind twice against West Allegheny, which only dropped to the third-seed with the loss, with the final go-ahead score coming on a 95-yard kickoff return by Kurt Reinstadtler. Reinstadtler has been a big play guy for the Warriors as he has averages almost 23 yards per reception as well.
Central Valley opens its title defense Friday night against Laurel Highlands with a potential rematch with Montour looming in the second round. Any chance of a rematch with West Allegheny will be limited to Heinz Field (where the teams met last year).