Wood, the powerhouse located in Warminster, Bucks County, and Cheltenham High School, the Montgomery County upstart, are just ten miles apart.
Not the usual #FridayNightLights tonight, as the Panthers face @WoodFootball for the PIAA Class 5A championship— Cheltenham SD (@CheltenhamSD) December 7, 2019
CHS has won 12 in a row and are in the school’s first PIAA football final.
Check back for updates.#GoPanthers #BeatWood #TeamTempoTitle #Good2Great pic.twitter.com/JYJnzVTt9u
The Archbishop Wood Vikings was the only team to get on the scoreboard in the first half.
Ryan Morgan hit a 40-yard field goal followed by a Robert Meyer 22-yarder.
In the third quarter, Archbishop Wood's Kaylen Costello scored a 29-yard touchdown to give the Vikings a 12-0 leading.
Cheltenham, however, mounted a comeback. Adonis Hunter threw to TJ Harris on 4th and 5 for a 20-yard touchdown.
In the fourth quarter, the Panthers' Sidiqq Williams made a touchdown catch to put Cheltenham in front.
They then converted a two-point conversion to take a 15-12 lead.
But with eight seconds to go, Wood's Maz Keller threw to Cardelle Pigford who scored the game-winning touchdown!
Archbishop Wood became the PIAA 5A Football Champions with a 19-15 victory.