The previous time Riverside won a WPIAL championship, it made a run all the way to the PIAA semifinals. The Panthers are hoping for an even further run this season.
Fresh off the sixth WPIAL championship thanks to a 5-1 win over Deer Lakes, Riverside is preparing for a PIAA postseason run.
Last season Riverside never had a chance to compete in the PIAA tournament. It lost to Greensburg Central Catholic in the WPIAL semifinals and then lost to Neshannock in the third-place consolation game. Neshannock actually went on to win the PIAA championship.