All-Time State Champions List – 2021 Update

Now that the 2021 PIAA Championships have been decided, take a look at the updated list of all-time Pennsylvania high school football champions here. This list tracks each champion in the PIAA statewide playoff era (1988-present) in addition to annual champions as chosen by the Saylor Rating System (1887-1987).

This year’s champions:

  • Mt. Lebanon (6A)
    • Previous state championships (3): 1958, 1970 & 1981
  • Penn-Trafford (5A)
    • Previous state championships: None
  • Aliquippa (4A)
    • Previous state championships (5): 1952, 1955, 1991, 2003 & 2018
  • Central Valley (3A)
    • Previous state championships (1): 2020
  • Southern Columbia (2A)
    • Previous state championships (11): 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • Bishop Guilfoyle (1A)
    • Previous state championships (3): 2014, 2015 & 2016

It was an historic year in Hershey for the WPIAL, as it became the first district to win four state championships in the same year. Prior to the six-class system’s introduction in 2016, the WPIAL took three-out-of-four titles in 2001, 2005 and 2007.

All-Time PIAA Championship Game Statistics: 2021 Update

Last year, Shayne Schafer and I compiled team and individual statistics from every PIAA State Final ever played, dating back to the first games in 1988. This database has now been updated to include the 2020 title games.

In the link below, you’ll find a listing of every touchdown ever scored, every player who ever recorded a carry, pass attempt, reception or kicking point, and team stats for every game* in the state championship game era.

Anyone is free to use this database, but please remember to credit Shayne (who did the lion’s share of this) and PFH for the research.

* Full team statistics from the 1989 AA Final between Hickory and Montoursville have proven elusive. If you know of where a boxscore for this game can be found, please let me know.