For the fourth year in a row, the Ligonier Valley football team will be looking to reach the District 6 Class AA championship game when it plays in Saturday’s semifinals.
Seeded No. 2, the Rams are home to No. 3 Bellwood-Antis in a matchup of 11-0 teams paired up in Saturday’s semifinals.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Weller Field.
After winning their fourth straight Heritage Conference and Appalachian Bowl titles, Ligonier Valley will try to reach the District 6-AA championship game for the fourth consecutive season before leaving for the WPIAL (District 7) at the start of the 2020-21 school year.
LV cleared another obstacle in its move back to the WPIAL when the District 6 Board of Directors unanimously approved the measure on Wednesday.
The Heritage Conference unanimously approved LV’s decision earlier.
Now, the WPIAL must vote to take in Ligonier Valley with its next Board of Directors meeting scheduled for No. 18.
Then the PIAA must give final approval, which is likely to happen in early December.
LV left the WPIAL for District 6 back in 1969.
The Rams, meanwhile, won back-to-back district titles in 2016-17, beating Bishop McCort both times, before falling to Richland last year.
They’ve also won 37 conference games in a row.
If Ligonier Valley can defeat Bellwood-Antis, it will face either No. 1 seed Richland (11-0) or No. 4 Penns Valley (10-1) in the district championship game Nov. 15 or 16 at a site and time to be determined.
The Rams dropped last year’s District 6-AA championship game to Richland, 21-12.
Ligonier Valley is also making its fifth playoff appearance in a row. This season, they have outscored their opponents, 526-60.