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  • File photo by Mike Janes

    Zack Bacon, Hornell (N.Y.)

    The high-flying Clairton (Pa.) football team accounted for two big numbers during Friday night's 54-6 rout of California (Coal Center, Pa.).

    The biggest number was 600. The Bears are only the ninth team in Pennsylvania history to notch 600 victories, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. They also raised their nation-leading winning streak to an even 50 games - nine short of the state record.

    Coach Tom Nola told the newspaper, "It is more impressive that we won 50 games. That is unbelievable. Fifty? It's not like we aren't playing good teams. It is hard to say how difficult of a feat that is."

    * Hornell (N.Y.) stretched the second-longest active winning streak to 42 games with a 45-13 victory over Wayland-Cohocton (Wayland, N.Y.), refusing to allow rain to dampen its homecoming festivities.

    * Waunakee (Wis.) boosted its winning streak to an even 40 games by blanking Portage (Wis.) 41-0 as senior quarterback Will Decorah threw for 286 yards.

    * Truckee (Calif.) picked up its 39th straight win with a 35-0 victory over Elko (Nev.).

    * The Webb City (Mo.) streak reached 34 games with a 48-7 victory over Republic (Mo.). That also gave the Cardinals, who scored on their first four possessions, their 85th consecutive regular-season triumph.

    * Right on Webb City's heels, Maryville (Tenn.) posted its 33rd consecutive victory by blanking Heritage (Maryville, Tenn.) 51-0. The Rebels ran just six plays in the first quarter, scoring on four of them to insure a happy homecoming.

    * Four teams remain log-jammed in seventh place by recording their 32nd straight wins. They included: Boylan (Rockford, Ill.), which blanked Freeport (Ill.) 42-0 with the help of two blocked punts; Regina (Iowa City, Iowa), which rolled past Eddyville-Blakesburg (Eddyville, Iowa) 52-14; Ithaca (Mich.), a 49-6 victor over Merrill (Mich.) as Travis Smith passed for 271 yards and three touchdowns and ran for three touchdowns; and Martinsburg (W. Va.), which defeated Morgantown (W.Va.) in a state headliner 56-28.
  • Photo by Louis Lopez

    Su'a Cravens was an all-around star Friday, producing in every facet of the game against Anchorage South. He scored touchdowns three different ways.

    Su'a Cravens showed why he is the nation's premier safety on Friday night while sparking Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.) to a lopsided 49-8 victory over South (Anchorage, Alaska). The game was part of the 2012 California High School Football Classic that pitted California schools against out-of-state teams over a two-week period.

    Photo gallery from Friday's game

    Ranked as the No. 5 overall player in the country by CBS/MaxPreps recruiting analyst Tom Lemming, Cravens was a one-man gang on defense. In addition to recovering a fumble, he scored touchdowns on an 88-yard interception return, a 10-yard return of a blocked punt and a 10-yard pass.

    The 6-foot-1, 205-pound senior has committed to the University of Southern California.

    South had won its first four games by a margin of 199-9 and was ranked as the No. 2 large school in Alaska.

    Image for MaxPreps Video.