tied the Pennsylvania state record Friday night and continued the nation's longest current win streak by beating Neshannock (New Castle, Pa.) 37-7 for its 59th straight victory. The Bears will seek a new record and their fifth consecutive Class A WPIAL title next Friday against Sto-Rox (McKees Rocks, Pa.).
Standout running back Tyler Boyd
carried 17 times for 121 yards and his 12th post-season touchdown, but he played sparingly in the last half after a hard helmet hit in his back during the second quarter.
Clairton coach Tom Nola told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
, "Tyler Boyd is a great player. But we are more than just Tyler Boyd."
Up stepped senior quarterback Armani Ford
, who completed 10 of 14 passes for 154 yards and four touchdowns. Two of the scoring strikes were caught by Division I recruits.
Neshannock coach Fred Mozzocio said: "Their speed on defense is just too much to handle. We couldn't do anything with it all night."