Clairton Sets The Record; Wins Another WPIAL
Clairton's Titus Howard
Clairton's Titus Howard
Panther Digest Publisher
Posted Nov 23, 2012


Big second half for Clairton earns fifth consecutive WPIAL championship. The Bears also win their 60th game in a row, now the longest winning streak in state history.

Sto-Rox, behind a gutty performance from quarterback Lenny Williams and running back Brendan Blair made it a game. The Vikings led 7-6 early, and only trailed 22-13 at the break.

Then came the third quarter, which pretty much decided the game.

"We made some adjustments at halftime, on offense and defense," Clairton head coach Tom Nola said. "They seemed to work."

Tyler Boyd accounted for 139 of those rushing yards in the third quarter alone, on all of six carries. That included touchdown runs of 14 and 77 in that third quarter. In that 15-minute span, the Bears turned a 9-point halftime lead to a 29--point lead; en route to a 58-21 win over Sto-Rox.

Boyd, the four-star recruit who took his official to Pitt last weekend, finished with 144 yards on 16 carries for the game, completed 2-of-3 passes for 87 yards and also had 2 receptions for 21 yards. In the first half, he rushed for -9 yards on 7 carries.

"I definitely started to step up (in the second half), and made a couple plays," Boyd said. "I knew when we went out there (for the second half)," I had to start making plays."

In addition to Boyd, Pitt commit Titus Howard finished with 3 catches for 60 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown reception. Kent State commit Tarrish Webb finished with 4 catches for 99 yards and 2 touchdown receptions. Both players also finished with a pair of tackles on defense.

The win was also monumental for Clairton, as it was their 60th win in a row. It is now the longest winning streak in Pennsylvania state history.

"I'm just so excited we made history; its all we've been talking about all year," Howard said. "I can't explain how happy I am inside."



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