Final District 3 football seedings and pairings
As promised, here are the final seedings and pairings for the District 3 football playoffs. Twelve YAIAA teams (plus Northern York) made the field, and our projections before were for the most part pretty accurate.
We'll have all week to break down these matchups, but in the meantime I've added a sentence or two after a few of the more intriguing contests.
CLASS AAAA (Top 16 make field)
South Western (4) vs. Cedar Cliff (13)
Central York (7) vs. Dallastown (10)
The only first-round matchup between YAIAA teams. The Wildcats (6-4) haven't lost since a turnover-filled, 34-7 defeat at the hands of Central in Week 6.
Spring Grove (14) at Central Dauphin (3)
William Penn (15) at Wilson (2)
CLASS AAA (Top 16 make field)
West York (3) vs. Mechanicsburg (14)
After a surprising loss to Littlestown, the Bulldogs will face a red-hot Mechanicsburg team that has won six straight to recover from an 0-4 start.
Northern York (6) vs. Conestoga Valley (11)
Kennard-Dale (12) at Hershey (5)
New Oxford (15) at Susquehanna Township (2)
CLASS AA (Top 8 make field)
Delone Catholic (2) vs. Wyomissing (7)
Littlestown (3) vs. Milton Hershey (6)
York Suburban (8) at Lancaster Catholic (1)
Tough break for the Trojans, who despite a win Friday fell to eighth and now face a Lancaster Catholic side whose only loss this year was to triple-A unbeaten Manheim Central.
CLASS A (Top 8 make field)
York Catholic (5) at Reading Holy Name (4)