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Road to 60: Clairton the bully of Black Hills

| Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, 1:09 a.m.
Clairton football coach Tom Nola.
Ronald Vezzani Jr./ for the Daily News
Clairton football coach Tom Nola. Ronald Vezzani Jr./ for the Daily News

Up next: Fort Cherry (2-2), 7:30 p.m., Friday

Winning streaks: Clairton 51, Central Bucks West 59

Clairton is back to being the bully of the Black Hills Conference, averaging 52 points the past three games.

The 52-7 victory at previously undefeated Monessen last Thursday night marked the 19th time in its 51-game winning streak that Clairton scored 50 points or more in a game.

Overshadowed in the WPIAL record-setting streak is Clairton's defensive dominance. The Bears have held opponents to single digits 45 times, with 27 shutouts.

The defense has not only been oppressive but opportunistic. Devonte Harvey's fumble recovery at the Monessen 15 set up one touchdown, and Tyus Booker scored after recovering a bad snap at the 7-yard line.

Clairton is giving new meaning to Bad News Bears.

— Kevin Gorman

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