Keith Barnes profiles the Clairton football team.
(Photo: Clairton running back Lamont Wade celebrates after scoring the team's first touchdown against Avonsworth in the first quarter of the WPIAL Class A Championship game at Heinz Field last Friday. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
"For nearly a decade the Clairton football team has been on a record-setting pace in so many areas it's almost impossible to keep track.
There is the fact the Bears, with their 46-14 victory against Avonworth last week, became the first team in WPIAL history in any classification to win seven championships in nine years. From 2009-13 they won a state record 66 consecutive games that included four WPIAL and PIAA Class A titles.
Alumnus Tyler Boyd is the WPIAL's all-time leader with 117 career touchdowns. And, though no official records are available, it would be difficult to believe that someone else had more than the four interceptions in a WPIAL Class A title game that Lamont Wade came up with to help down the Antelopes.
There is one record, though, that Clairton (13-0) doesn't own. One number that the Bears have in their sights as they prepare to take on District 5 champion Berlin Brothersvalley at 7 p.m. Friday at Elizabeth Forward's Warrior Stadium."