Clairton wins fourth consecutive PIAA football title
December 15, 2012 6:30 AM
Matt Freed /Post-Gazette
Clairton's Terrish Webb dives into the end zone for a touchdown against Dunmore's John Rinaldi in the PIAA class A championship at Hersheypark Stadium Friday.
By Mike White Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Clairton High School won another state championship this afternoon and stretched its state-record winning streak to 63 games with a 20-0 victory against Dunmore in the PIAA Class A championship at Hersheypark Stadium.
Clairton became only the third team in Pennsylvania history to win four PIAA titles in a row.
The Bears won this one with an exceptional defensive effort. It was the first shutout in a Class A title game since 2004 as Clairton finished the season with a 16-0 record.
Clairton 20, Dunmore 0
In their 63rd consecutive win and fourth straight state title, Clairton defeats Dunmore 20-0 in the PIAA Class A state championship game in Hershey. (Video by Andrew Rush; 12/14/2012)
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Clairton held a 14-0 lead at halftime.
The Bears scored on their first possession of the game when Tyler Boyd ran 5 yards for a touchdown.
With 40 seconds left in the first half, Terrish Webb caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Armani Ford. The two also hooked up on the two-point conversion.
Clairton's third touchdown of the game came with 4:06 left when quarterback Armani Ford ran 29 yards for a touchdown.