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Berks Catholic, Wyomissing on collision course

Published On: Nov 13 2013 06:13:54 PM CST

Berks Catholic and Wyomissing are each a win away from renewing the Backyard Brawl in the District III title game.

BERKS COUNTY -

The Berks Catholic and Wyomissing football teams will play in the District III-AA semifinals on Friday night. Should the Saints and Spartans win, they would meet in the championship game next week.

The second-seeded Saints are coming off a convincing win over Newport in the first round. The Berks Catholic seniors have been very motivated at practice this week. For most of them, it's the farthest they've ever been in the postseason.

In order for the playoff run to continue, Berks Catholic will have to take care of Bermudian Springs at home on Friday. The Eagles faced Wyomissing for the District title last year.

Speaking of the Spartans, it's another road trip in their semifinal. Wyomissing visits top-seeded Littlestown on Friday, the same team they demolished in this tournament last year.

Wyo is coming off a thrilling victory at Schuylkill Valley in the first round. The key to their recent success has been the return of a couple play-makers on both sides of the ball, notably tailback Scott McAvoy and linebacker Brandon Workman.

The Spartans are a different team when fully healthy, and they look to prove that over the number one seed on Friday.