Outside of Section 1-AAAA, the going has been tough for Penn-Trafford this season. The Warriors are only 1-4 outside of the section, winning their opening game against Plum before dropping four straight to non-section opposition.
But in the middle of that non-section skid, Penn-Trafford managed to win three-straight section contests and move to the top of Section 1-AAAA. The Warriors are currently tied with Norwin (5-4, 3-0) for the top spot.
Last year marked the end of Penn-Trafford's three-year reign of Section 1-AAAA dominance, a stretch in which the Warriors won the section title each year. Hempfield laid claim to that honor last year.
That's who Penn-Trafford will face in their next game on Jan. 4. With Hempfield already having lost a game this year, a win for Penn-Trafford would give it a big leg up going forward, and some momentum heading into its first meeting with Norwin five nights later.