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Clairton runs past Leechburg for PIAA record

By Dave Whipkey 1:09 a.m.
Leechburg coach Mark George can take solace in the fact his Blue Devils held Clairton to its lowest point total this season. But 54 points were more than enough for the Bears as the No. 2 team in WPIAL Class A rolled Friday night to a 54-6 win over Leechburg …
Daily News Q&A: Lamont Wade, Clairton
By Dave Mackall
No Harrison Dreher? No problem. His good pal Lamont Wade has stepped in full time to carry the load for Clairton in a season of …
Clairton gets its revenge against Monessen
By Josh Yohe
The score looked like every other outcome in Clairton’s historical season. But this one was special. Playing Monessen for the first time since the Greyhounds …
Statewide HSFB notebook: After blackout, McDevitt downs Cedar Cliff in two-day game
By Staff Reports
Bishop McDevitt senior and Penn State recruit Andre Robinson returned to action after missing five games with a bone bruise near his right knee. Robinson, the reigning Class AAA Player of the Year, carried 23 times for 224 yards and two touchdowns during the Crusaders extended 49-33 win over Cedar …
Clairton looking for revenge against Eastern foe Monessen
By Dave Mackall
One by one, Clairton has been mowing ’em down. Apparently, the only question on anyone’s mind about the surging Bears these days is how many …
Wade gains 275 yards on 7 carries as No. 2 Clairton routs Serra
By Josh Yohe
Schools often attempt to schedule homecoming opponents that will result in a sure win. Serra Catholic opted for a different approach. No. 2 Clairton rolled …
Statewide HSFB notebook: Clairton’s high-scoring run continues
By Staff Reports
For yet another week, the state’s No. 2 ranked team in Class A, Clairton, was unchallenged in a blowout victory. Facing previously unbeaten Jeannette, the Bears rolled to a 58-14 win in front of a regional TV audience. Jeannette coach Roy Hall quipped afterward: “There’s only one way to stop …
No. 2 Clairton scores convincing victory against No. 5 Jeannette
By Josh Yohe
Clairton and Jeannette last met in a football game 99 years ago. The Jayhawks probably wouldn’t mind avoiding the Bears for another 10 decades. No. …
Jeannette, Clairton set to square off with conference lead on the line
By Dave Mackall
Here’s something that might be hard to believe: Though less than 25 miles apart, Clairton and Jeannette, schools with similar enrollments, have not played each …
Statewide HSFB notebook: Jersey Shore wins on controversial finish
By Staff Reports 11:15 p.m.
Jersey Shore beat Montoursville for the first time since 1985, winning 27-21 in overtime last week. It snapped a 28-game losing streak in the series but came in controversial fashion. Brody Smith intercepted a pass in overtime and returned it 94 yards for the game-winning touchdown. Per PIAA rules, however, …
Gorman: Running it up watered down
By Kevin Gorman
Wayne Wade wondered why his shoes sunk deep into the field of Springdale’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Clairton coach wanted to know why the grass …
Clairton allows 2 scores but still sprints past Springdale
By Thomas Zuck
Clairton’s perfect season came to an end Friday at Springdale’s Veterans Memorial Field, sort of. The second-ranked Bears gave up their first points of the season but still cruised to a 70-13 victory over Springdale (2-2, 2-2) in an WPIAL Class A Eastern Conference game. Clairton has outscored opponents 300-13 …
Statewide high school football notebook: Clairton’s scoring gaining attention across Pa.
By Staff Reports
Clairton’s scoring onslaught continued in Week 3. The Bears, ranked second in the state, scored a 74-0 victory over Greensburg Central Catholic. It was the …
Daily News Q&A: Clairton’s James Hines
By Dave Mackall
When James Hines was a youngster, he learned how to win while serving as a manager on the Clairton football team. It was, after all, …
Clairton posts shutout of Greensburg Central Catholic to move to 3-0
By Dave Mackall
Another game, another shutout. This time, Clairton disposed of host Greensburg Central Catholic much in the same way it manhandled its first two opponents: swiftly …
Statewide high school football notebook: GAR DB Winstead returns 3 interceptions for touchdowns in 1 quarter
By Staff Reports
Wilkes-Barre GAR senior defensive back Tydus Winstead played youth football, but never had much interest in playing at the high school level until this season. …
WPIAL high school football coaches address issue of lopsided wins
By Bill West
Clairton coach Wayne Wade shakes his head at the speculation that he’s comfortable with crushing players’ spirits by running up the score. Wade wants all …
Clairton steamrolls past Wilkinsburg
By Ed Phillips
It’s hard to imagine improving on a 70-0 Week 1 victory, but Clairton managed to outdo itself in Week 2. The second-ranked Bears (2-0, 1-0) rolled to an 86-0 Class A Eastern Conference win over Wilkinsburg on Friday night at Clairton’s Neil C. Brown Stadium. “That’s our goal each week, …
High school football notebook: Teams with Week 1 loss have won WPIAL titles
By Chris Harlan
Three WPIAL football teams ranked highly in the state lost their openers Friday. But history says there’s still hope for 0-1 teams, a fact Gateway coach Tom Nola knows quite well. “It’s not the end of the world,” said Nola, a first-year coach at Gateway, which lost Friday to Greensburg …
California victim of Clairton’s ‘statement’
By Bill Hughes
First-year Clairton coach Wayne Wade was looking for his team to make a statement in his first game. Consider it made. The Bears scored early …
Former defensive coordinator Wayne Wade a natural fit for Clairton job
By Josh Yohe
With Clairton trailing 24-0 in the 2010 PIAA championship game in Hershey, Bears fans angrily roared from the bleachers toward the team’s bench. Wayne “Rinky” …
Clairton offense shows new look
By Josh Yohe
When Clairton last entered a football season as something other than the defending WPIAL Class A champion, George W. Bush was still in the White …
Class A breakdown: WPIAL realignment shakes up conferences
By Paul Schofield
There will be a new look for the WPIAL’s smallest classification in 2014. Numerous changes had the WPIAL move teams around to new conferences in …
HSFB preview by position: Central Valley’s Whitehead among nation’s best defensive backs
By Chris Harlan
With very little debate, Central Valley’s Jordan Whitehead can be called the best playmaker in the WPIAL. The senior had 20 touchdowns last season, but …
HSFB preview by position: Touches tough to come by for elite receivers
By Chris Harlan
one of the best receivers in the WPIAL had just 11 catches last season. Clairton’s Aaron Mathews, a talented 6-foot-5 junior, was in the backfield …

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