Farrell preps for Western Final

Farrell's Malachi Newell rushed for 136 yards to lead the Steelers past Kane 27-6 in the Class A State Quarterfinals.

FARRELL, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – The Farrell football team is no stranger to the Western Finals.  The Steelers qualified for three straight years in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The result each of those seasons…was a loss to Clairton.  This year though, the Bears aren’t there.

The undefeated #1 team in the state lost last week.  That means Farrell’s road to Hershey will now run through Berlin Brothersvalley.

That’s the team that knocked off Clairton.  The Mountaineers are unbeaten at 13-0, and they have destroyed some teams along the way…winning by an average of 39 points per game.

“We gotta be more determined than them,” Head Coach Jarett Samuels said. “We gotta go against all odds. We gotta have a toughness like no other time this year. And, we gotta trust our scheme offensively and defensively. Our guys have got to come to play. We gotta make sure that no matter what we play our all. If we play our all, and give it our all for four quarters, live with the results. But, I know my guys. I trust in them. I believe in them. And for this minute, they’re built for it.”

Senior Quarterback Alex Myers knows that the Steelers will have their hands full.

“They hustle to the ball. Able to rally to the ball and make team tackles. So, ya know, we gotta make our abilities out in the open space. And, ya know, hopefully, ya know, make plays when we get our one-on-ones,” Myers said.

Fellow Senior Malachi Newell can’t wait to take the field Friday night.

“We’ve been working all summer to get to this point. W+e’ve been making sacrifices and just working hard together every week. It’s just extremely exciting. And we’ve just gotta go out and take advantage of the opportunity,” Newell added.

The Steelers and Mountaineers will kickoff this Friday night at Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh. The winner is headed to Hershey for the Class A State Championship.

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