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Pennsylvania high school football playoffs 2023: Class 5A brackets, matchups, predictions for final four

Get all the information for the 2023 Pennsylvania Class 5A high school football playoffs on SBLive

The PIAA football playoffs are down to the last 24 teams standing, as four teams will take their shot this weekend in the state semifinals of each of the six classes for a chance to play in the state championship game.

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The Class 5A state semifinals will be played on Friday, Dec. 1 at a neutral site with the winners advancing to next week's state championship games.

The PIAA state championships will be once again held at Cumberland Valley High School from Dec. 7-9.

Thursday, Dec. 7th

Class 1A – 1:00 p.m
Class 4A – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8th
Class 2A – 1:00 p.m.
Class 5A – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9th
Class 3A – 1:00 p.m.
Class 6A – 7:00 p.m.

You can follow all of the PIAA football playoffs action on SBLive Pennsylvania.

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Here, we will take a look at the teams remaining in Class 5A, along with the matchups, and predictions for the state semifinals and a predicted state champion.

Stay with SBLive Pennsylvania for all of the matchups, game times and scores throughout the 2023 PIAA football playoffs.

Class 5A playoff bracket 

State semifinal matchups:

Imhotep Charter vs Strath Haven at Coatesville, 7:00 pm

Peters Township vs. Cocalico at Mansion Park, 7:00 pm

Results from state quarterfinals:

Imhotep Charter: Def. Delaware Valley 31-7

Strath Haven: Def. Chester 28-20

Peters Township: Def. Cathedral Prep 33-13

Cocalico: Def. Ephrata 23-9

Predicted state championship game: Imhotep Charter vs. Peters Township

Predicted state champion: Imhotep Charter

(Feature photo: Imhotep Charter quarterback Mikal Davis, Jr. delivers a pass during the  2022 PIAA Class 5A state championship game. Photo credit: Paul Burdick, SBLive Sports)

-- Ryan Isley | | @sblivepa