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Football: Game of the Week - Allderdice vs. Brashear

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Craig Meyer previews the Post-Gazette's Game of the Week between Allderdice and Brashear.

"For the 18 seniors on Allderdice's football team, reaching the City League championship game has been a testament to the work they've put forth in their high school careers.

Saturday, they'll be appearing in the title game for the third time in four years with a Dragons program that finished 1-8 two seasons before they arrived. By most any measurement, it's been a remarkable run.

But for all that the City League championship represents as far as the seniors' accomplishments, it's where their dreams have ultimately gone to die. They have lost in their previous two appearances, including a 13-point loss to University Prep last season. The Dragons have not won a league title since 1967.

It's a trend that's made the Dragons hungrier for an even greater level of success in 2014. Against Brashear, they're hoping that will drive them over the elusive final hurdle."

 

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Football: Allderdice to meet Brashear for City League title

Written by Brad Everett on .

Allderdice made it to the City League final two of the past three seasons, but finished as the runner-up both times.

The Dragons hope the third time's a charm, thus ending a 47-year championship drought.

Allderdice (8-1) will shoot for its first City League title since 1967 when the Dragons take on Brashear (5-3) in the final Saturday at Cupples Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Allderdice lost in both the 2011 and 2013 championships games, but head into this one as the favorite. The Dragons won the City League regular-season title with a 5-0 record. They've won eight straight since a season-opening loss at Wheeling Park, W.Va. The Dragons hammered Carrick, 40-12, in last week's semifinals.

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City League Football Roundup (Oct. 25, 2014)

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Allderdice reaches championship

Jeremiah Hardrick scored two touchdowns and James Jackson threw for two more to lead Allderdice to a 40-12 victory Friday night against Carrick in the opening round of the City League playoffs at Cupples Stadium.

Hardrick scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter and a 42-yard interception return in the third.

Jackson completed 9 of 18 passes for 182 yards and threw touchdown passes to Joe Graham and Lamone Dixon.

The victory earns Allderdice (8-1) a berth in the City League title game next week against Brashear (5-3).

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Football: Brashear tops University Prep, reaches City League title game

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For the first time in its existence, University Prep will not play for the City League championship.

Brashear made sure of that by topping the defending champion Panthers, 27-8, in a semifinal Thursday at Cupples Stadium.

Brashear (5-3) advanced to the final next Saturday for the first time since 2010 and will face the winner of the game tonight between Allderdice and Carrick.

University Prep (4-3) began its program in 2011 and had made it to the title game three times, winning twice.