Central Valley went undefeated two years ago. Last year it finished third in the section and it saw firsthand how much more difficult the road to the WPIAL final is as a No. 7 seed. The Warriors were pared with No. 2 Mars in the WPIAL quarterfinals and lost. This year the Warriors are doing everything to ensure they receive a higher seed, if not the highest. Central Valley is 7-0-1 and 6-0-1 in Section 3-AA, opening a 1.5 game lead over Montour.
Central Valley has seven returning starters back this year, many of which are four-year starting seniors, the expectations are ratcheted up back to 2013 levels.
"We have a veteran team," coach Mark Perry said. "They have experienced everything they could experience. They were sophomores when we won everything, they all started in Highmark and at Hershey. We are doing okay, off to a good start. Our section is very even this year, no one is really dominating and nobody is really struggling. Every game is really close."
Central Valley was pushed to overtime against Quaker Valley and Montour. Both times the Warriors came away with victories.