TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Road to 60: Clairton the bully of Black Hills

TribLIVE Sports Videos

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.

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

Top high school sports
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, 1:09 a.m.
 

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

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Football

  1. North Allegheny’s defense shuts down North Hills, 31-7
  2. Kittanning routs Ford City in rivalry’s final game
  3. Valley, Freeport provide special moment for Clarke in regular-season finale
  4. Penn-Trafford remains unbeaten, shuts out Norwin
  5. Franklin Regional downs Gateway, wraps up 2nd place in Greater Allegheny Conference
  6. Central Valley gains measure of revenge on No. 1 West Allegheny
  7. WPIAL football playoff clinchings
  8. High school roundup: Mars upsets No. 4 Hampton in GAC
  9. No. 4 Highlands wraps up perfect regular season
  10. Aliquippa blasts Beaver Falls to complete another perfect regular season
  11. Belle Vernon Area enters playoffs with 3 straight wins after downing Elizabeth Forward
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.