Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Joe Koch profiles the Sto-Rox football team. Click here to read his story.
(Photo: Clairton's Vance Allen, left, can't make the catch as Sto-Rox's Jaron Allen breaks up the pass in WPIAL Class A semifinal last Friday. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"When Sto-Rox High School's football team arrives at Heinz Field for their WPIAL Class A showdown with Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Saturday morning, it will be the third consecutive year the Vikings have competed for the District 7 championship.
Both teams enter the game as conference champions with identical 12-0 records. Game time is 11 a.m.
The first two appearances didn't turn out so well for Sto-Rox as the Vikings were the most recent victims in Clairton's five-year run as WPIAL Class A champions with a 42-6 setback in the 2011 game followed by last year's 58-21 loss.
This year, the Vikings got a 22-yard touchdown run from quarterback Lenny Williams with 1:52 left in the game to earn a 24-19 victory this past Friday night against the Bears in the WPIAL semifinals."