After the weekend's final regular-season games, the District 3 football playoff bracket has officially been released.

In the area, Chambersburg (6-4) ended up the No. 9 seed, meaning the Trojans will travel to Central York (7-3). The only common opponent for the teams this season was Cumberland Valley, which beat both. The Eagles beat Chambersburg, 41-27, and took a 35-17 decision over Central Dauphin.

Shippensburg is the only other area team to make it to the postseason. The Greyhounds (9-1) capped off an historic season with their first Mid Penn Colonial Division title ever and earned the No. 7 seed and a home game. Their opponent, Spring Grove (7-3), went on a five-game winning streak this season but lost its final contest. Ship has not lost since Week 3.

Probably the most intriguing matchup in Class AAAA is No. 11 Exeter Township vs. No. 6 Cumberland Valley. Both are coming into Friday's matchup at 7-3.

Class AAA has several potential challengers. Bishop McDevitt is a clear favorite; the Crusaders come in undefeated and will play No. 16 Lampeter-Strasburg (6-4). No. 2 west York and No. 6 Garden Spot also enter the opening round undefeated.

In Class AA, the best matchup may be No. 6 Biglerville (8-2) vs. No. 3 Trinity (9-1). Trinity has not lost since the second week of the season, but Biglerville may be more motivated coming off a loss in its final game of the season.

Finally, in the Class A semifinals, it may be anyone's game.


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Three of the four teams - Delone Catholic, Millersburg and Steelton-Highspire all have a 7-3 record through the regular season.

District 3 Tournament

(Seeds in parentheses)

CLASS AAAA

First Round

FRIDAY'S GAMES

(16) Dallastown (4-6) at (1) Wilson (9-1), 7

(9) Chambersburg (6-4) at (8) Central York (7-3), 7

(13) Cedar Cliff (5-5) at (4) Penn Manor (9-1), 7

(12) South Western (6-4) at (5) Governor Mifflin (8-2), 7

(15) J.P. McCaskey (4-6) at (2) Central Dauphin (8-2), 7

(14) Manheim Township (6-4) vs. (7) Lower Dauphin (8-2) at Hersheypark Stadium, 7

(11) Exeter Township (7-3) at (6) Cumberland Valley (7-3), 7

SATURDAY'S GAME

(14) Mechanicsburg (5-5) vs. (3) Harrisburg (8-2), 1

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CLASS AAA

First Round

FRIDAY'S GAMES

(16) Lampeter-Strasburg (6-4) vs. (1) Bishop McDevitt (10-0) at Soldiers & Sailors Park, Mechanicsburg, 7

(9) Donegal (9-1) at (8) Conrad Weiser (8-2), 7

(13) Hershey (6-4) at (4) Lancaster Catholic (7-3), 7

(12) West Perry (8-2) at (5) Cocalico (9-1), 7

(15) Northeastern (7-3) at (2) West York (10-0), 7

(10) Spring Grove (7-3) at (7) Shippensburg (9-1), 7

(14) Red Land (6-4) at (3) Susquehanna Township (8-2), 7

(11) Manheim Central (8-2) at (6) Garden Spot (10-0), 7

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CLASS AA

Quarterfinals

FRIDAY'S GAMES

(5) Schuykill Valley (7-3) at (4) Berks Catholic (9-1), 7

(7) Susquenita (7-3) at (2) Bermudian Springs (10-0), 7

(6) Biglerville (8-2) at (3) Trinity (9-1), 7

SATURDAY'S GAME

(1) Wyomissing (10-0) vs. (8) Littlestown (7-3) at Governor Mifflin, 1

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CLASS A

Semifinals

FRIDAY'S GAMES

(4) Columbia (4-6) at (1) Delone Catholic (7-3), 7

(3) Millersburg (7-3) vs (2) Steelton-Highspire (7-3), 7