In this week's Inside the Program, Post-Gazette writer Craig Meyer profiles the Sto-Rox football team. Click here to read the story.
(Photo: Sto-Rox's Mallory Claybourne scores despite the defensive efforts of Neshannock's Rocco Fazio in a game Sept. 12. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"Clairton's famed and much-discussed 66-game winning streak derailed the dreams and aspirations of any Class A team it faced over the course of its four-year run. In each of the past two seasons, no team made it closer to its goal without reaching it than Sto-Rox, which lost to Clairton in the WPIAL championship game in 2011 and 2012. With the streak now over and the Bears retooling after the loss of several stars, this season presents as good a chance as any for the 4-0 Vikings to win their first WPIAL championship since 1987 (which came when they were in Class AA). With a standout quarterback and a glut of talented playmakers on offense, Sto-Rox hopes to make the most of its opportunity."