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Clairton Watch: Bears set to open season at Char-Houston

Kevin Gorman
| Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
Clairton wide receiver Titus Howard
Ronald Vezzani Jr./for the Tribune Review
Clairton wide receiver Titus Howard Ronald Vezzani Jr./for the Tribune Review

After breaking Braddock's 51-year-old WPIAL record for consecutive victories last December, Clairton has set its sights on the state mark.

The Bears own a nation's-best 47-game winning streak, and are aware that they can eclipse Central Bucks West's 59-game win streak from 1997-2000 by going undefeated and winning a fifth consecutive WPIAL title.

“They are aware of it because we say things about it all the time,” Clairton coach Tom Nola said.

“We've got to find something every year. Three years ago, we were 15-1, so the next motivating force was to go 16-0. Two years ago, it was to repeat. Last year, the motivating force was to get to 47. This year, it's to get to 60.”

— Compiled by Kevin Gorman

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