RUSSELL, Pa. – Eisenhower football will play for a District 10 title for the first time since 2002 Friday, and they’ll get to do it on the famed “Pasture of Pain.”
(Photo courtesy Steve Younger. Caleb Robinault and his Eisenhower teammates will play for the District 10 Class 1A Championship Friday against Reynolds. D-10’s playoff format this year means the Knights will host the Raiders at the “Pasture of Pain.”)
The Knights (8-0, Region 5 champions) will host the Reynolds Raiders (7-0, Region 1 champions) in the District 10 Class 1A championship game. Reynolds was a 40-0 winner over Cambridge Springs in its semifinal game, while the Knights won a thriller, 22-21, over West Middlesex in double overtime to advance.
District 10 revised its 2020 playoff format to allow for a true homefield advantage for higher seeds. Though both Eisenhower and Reynolds are undefeated region champions, the Knights earned the top seed in 1A due to power points.
Kickoff for Friday’s title game is set for 7 p.m.
In other District 10 playoff action:
Class 2A champion Wilmington will host District 9 champion Karns City Friday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the PIAA state playoffs.
The District 10 Class 3A championship is on the line when Grove City travels to Hickory Friday. Both teams are coming off shutout wins in the semifinals and kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Class 4A champion Oil City Oilers will take on Juniata in the first round of the PIAA state playoffs.
Erie Cathedral Prep will host Hollidaysburg (District 6) at Dollinger Field Friday at 7 p.m. in a PIAA Class 5A sub-regional game.