Clairton's winning streak snapped at 66 by Monessen

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The longest active winning streak in American high school football was snapped at 66 games Friday night in Clairton's 42-24 home loss to Monessen.

Clairton had not lost since Sept. 4, 2009. Its winning streak ended tied for the 10th-longest in American history.

The Clairton Bears have won the Pennsylvania Class A championship every year since 2009 but this year's team was hit hard by graduation.

Clairton's streak began with a 46-0 home win over Monessen on Sept. 11, 2009 and lasted 1,471 days before ending right where it started.

Monessen led 14-0 at halftime and improved to 3-1. Clairton trailed 28-0 before scoring its first touchdown with 10:43 to play.

Clairton hadn't given up 42 points since the 2003 WPIAL semifinals, in a 42-20 loss to Sto-Rox. Clairton's last home loss was Oct. 21, 2005 against Apollo-Ridge.

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Nick Veronica: nveronica@post-gazette.com and Twitter @NickVeronica.


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