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Football: Clairton wins WPIAL Class A title

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

The Clairton High School Football team won its seventh WPIAL Class A title in nine years with a 46-14 win against Avonworth, yesterday at Heinz Field.

The victory marks the 11th WPIAL title for Clairton (13-0). Avonworth (11-2) was making its second title berth and first in 55 years.

Clairton was led by quarterback Ryan Williams and tailback Lamont Wade. Williams completed 16 of 24 passes for 301 yards and five touchdowns. Wade rushed for 128 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns. Wade also intercepted four passes on defense.

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Football: Clairton responds to challenge

Written by Jordan Greer on .

Jordan Greer profiles the Clairton football team.

"Clairton came into last Friday night's WPIAL Class A semifinal game undefeated, having won every game this season by at least 44 points. So Bears fans may have been more than a little bit surprised when Neshannock took control early with a 14-6 lead in the first quarter.

"Going into the game, Neshannock, we knew, was probably the best team we've seen all year," Clairton coach Wayne Wade said. "Very well coached, great offensive and defensive lines, and that's where the game starts. As far as their skill guys, they were very skilled as well. So we knew it would be a good matchup.""

 

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Football: South Feature Athlete - Lamont Wade, Clairton

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Name: Lamont Wade
High School: Clairton
Grade: 10
Sport: Football
Position: Running back

Background: Wade has posted some ridiculous numbers the past two games for Class A No. 2-ranked Clairton (7-0, 6-0). In consecutive wins against Jeannette and Serra, Wade has rushed for 570 yards and eight touchdowns on just 20 carries. Wade finished with 281 yards and three touchdowns against Jeannette and followed up that performance by going for 289 yards and five touchdowns against Serra Catholic. On the season, Wade has rushed for 991 yards on 50 carries, giving him a gaudy average of 19.8 yards per carry. Wade leads the Bears with 19 touchdowns.

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Football: Clairton continues to steamroll foes

Written by Jordan Greer on .

Jordan Greer profiles the Clairton football team.

2014 1009 Clairton Football(Photo: Jeanette's Jefferson Jones, left, can't stop Clairton's Lamont Wade from picking up a first down during last Friday's Eastern Conference game. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"Clairton has won the Class A WPIAL football championship in six of the past eight seasons.

After a blowout win against a previously undefeated Jeannette team last Friday night, it looks more and more like this season the Bears will make it seven of nine.

The No. 2-ranked Bears (6-0, 5-0) took down the No. 3 Jayhawks (5-1, 5-1) in an Eastern Conference battle, 58-14. While the game was not closely contested, it was the smallest margin of victory for Clairton this season.

"[Beating Jeannette] shows us that we are doing all the right things and that the goals we set before the season are very attainable," Clairton coach Wayne Wade said."