PIAA Football Final: Bishop Guilfoyle/Farrell

2015 PIAA Class A Football State Championship
Friday, December 18 at 1 pm at Hershey Park Stadium
Farrell (14-1) vs. Bishop Guilfoyle (15-0)

Getting to know the Marauders : Defending champ Bishop Guilfoyle has won 31 consecutive games. The Marauders are seeking to become the sixth team to win back-to-back Class A championships (Farrell, Rochester, Southern Columbia, Steelton-Highspire, Clairton).

Statistical Breakdown
Scoring Offense: Bishop Guilfoyle, 45.9; Farrell, 36.9
Scoring Defense: Bishop Guilfoyle, 4.7; Farrell, 11.7
Rushing Offense: Bishop Guilfoyle, 290.7; Farrell, 254.3
Passing Offense: Farrell, 138.5; Bishop Guilfoyle, 131.3
Total Offense: Bishop Guilfoyle, 422.0; Farrell, 392.8

Farrell Stat Leaders
Passing: Alex Myers – 2031 yards, 19 TDs
Rushing: Braxton Chapman – 1398 yards, 15 TDs
Receiving: Marcus McCoy – 580 yards, 7 TDs

Bishop Guilfoyle Stat Leaders
Passing: Josh Trybus – 1315 yards, 12 TDs
Rushing: Evan Chadbourn – 2145 yards, 38 TDs
Receiving: Evan Chadbourn – 597 yards, 9 TDs

Path to the State Championship
Farrell Steelers
Western Final: Farrell 26 Berlin Brothervalley 21
State Quarterfinal: Farrell 27 Kane 6
District 10 Championship: Farrell 26 Sharpsville 20 OT
District 10 Semifinal: Farrell 40 Cambridge Springs 21
District 10 Quarterfinal: Farrell 44 Eisenhower 0

Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders
Eastern Final: Bishop Guilfoyle 43 Old Forge 13
State Quarterfinal: Bishop Guilfoyle 38 Camp Hill 3
District 6 Championship: Bishop Guilfoyle 50 Moshannon Valley 0
District 6 Semifinal: Bishop Guilfoyle 43 Portage 7
District 6 Quarterfinal: Bishop Guilfoyle 49 Cambria Heights 9

Class A Championships
Southern Columbia – 6
Clairton – 4
Rochester – 3
Farrell – 2
Steelton-Highspire – 2

Most Championships Overall
1.Berwick – 6
1.Southern Columbia – 6
3.Mount Carmel – 5
4.Central Bucks West – 4
4.Clairton – 4
6.Archbishop Wood – 4
6.Allentown Central Catholic – 3
6.North Allegheny – 3
6.Pittsburgh Central Catholic – 3
6.Rochester – 3
6.Thomas Jefferson – 3
Farrell – 2

Past Championship Games
Farrell (2-1)
1996 (A): Farrell 14 Southern Columbia 12
1995 (A): Farrell 6 Southern Columbia 0
1990 (A): Marian Catholic 21 Farrell 13

Last Visit to the Big Game
Farrell beats Southern, again
In a rematch from the year prior (Farrell won, 6-0), the Steelers held the Tigers’ vaunted ground game – which averaged well over 350 yards throughout the season – to merely 117 yards. Chico Pinkins opened the scoring for Farrell with a 23-yard touchdown reception from Rennie Gash. Southern answered in the next frame on a 25-yard score of their own with Nick Slater finding Matt Yancoskie. Jason Kennedy found the end zone for Farrell from 9-yards out and the combination of Gash to Pinkins worked once again to give the Steelers a 14-6 lead. With 3:47 remaining, the Tigers’ Scott Bloom rushed 5-yards to bring Southern within two points. The Steelers defense stood tall as Mark Yurkiewicz’s two-point run failed and Farrell won their second straight state championship, 14-12.

Bishop Guilfoyle (1-0)
2014 (A): Bishop Guilfoyle 19 Clairton 18

Last Visit to the Big Game
2014: Bishop Guilfoyle edges Clairton, 19-18
Marauders’ senior running back Sam McCloskey scores the eventual game-winning touchdown from 23 yards out at the tail end of the third quarter to give Bishop Guilfoyle their first state championship, 19-18.Guilfoyle’s quarterback Brandon Chadbourn completed 75% (9-12) of his passes for 115 yards. Number 15 also ran for a score and gained 71 stripes on the ground.

Tickets on sale at Farrell
Adults – $8; Students – $4
Monday at 6:30-8:30 pm during the girls’ basketball game at home

Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30-11:30 am and 1:30-3:30 pm at the Central Office (door 8)

All tickets at the gate will be $8.

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