Streak stays alive as Clairton's Bears head to PIAA championship

Written by Craig Meyer on .

"Clairton 44, Port Allegany 12" - by Craig Meyer.
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(Photo: Clairton's Terrish Webb pushes away Port Allegany's Matt Bodamer as he carries in the PIAA semifinal Friday night. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette.)

"After his team's 28-21 victory against Sharpsville last week, Port Allegany coach Mike Bodamer told reporters his team's game the following week against Clairton would be a David-and-Goliath type matchup, with his team "definitely" representing David.

It's a Biblical comparison that's common in sports, one meant to give hope to an opponent that's seemingly outmatched and overwhelmed. But more often than not, Goliath is Goliath for a reason -- be it pure strength, speed, talent or any other intangible of the game.

And on a wet Friday night with a blanket of fog looming over the field, Clairton again proved why, for the greater part of the past four years, there has been no other Goliath quite like it."