PIAA Class A State Semifinal: Farrell-Clairton

Farrell has won 7 in a row.

Farrell Steelers High School Football - Farrell, PA

2016 PIAA Class A Football State Semifinal
Friday, December 2 at 7 pm at Slippery Rock University
Farrell (10-3) vs. Clairton (13-0)

PIAA Class AA Semifinal Field
Farrell (10-3) vs. Clairton (13-0) at Slippery Rock University
…For the 4th time, Clairton meets Farrell for the opportunity to play for the state championship.
Steelton-Highspire (6-7) vs. Bishop Guilfoyle (13-0) at Chambersburg High School
…The Steamrollers of Steelton-Highspire ended the regular season with a 3-7 record…Bishop Guilfoyle is the defending back-to-back state champions (2014, 2015) in Class A.

Steelers 20 Ridgway/Johnsonburg 7*
Steelers 30 Conemaugh Twp 0 *
Steelers 22 West Middlesex 12*
Steelers 52 Cochranton 16*
Steelers 48 Cochranton 0
Steelers 32 Cambridge Springs 14
Steelers 2 Youngsville 0 (fft)
Meadville 47 Steelers 16
Steelers 36 Union City 6
West Middlesex 21 Steelers 14
Steelers 61 Carrick 6
Steelers 40 North East 14
Neshannock 42 Steelers 14

Bears 26 Jeannette 6*
Bears 38 Northgate 14*
Bears 48 Fort Cherry 6*
Bears 50 Avella 6*
Bears 32 Jeannette 13
Bears 60 Riverview 0
Bears 44 Leechburg 0
Bears 52 Aliquippa 16
Bears 48 Imani Christian 6
Bears 66 Monessen 11
Bears 84 Greensburg Central Catholic 0
Bears 32 Springdale 0
Bears 58 Bishop Canevin 8

Team Stats
Point Scored: Clairton, 48.9; Farrell, 32.1
Points Allowed: Clairton, 6.8; Farrell, 15.3

Game Notes
Clairton’s Lamont Wade has grabbed the headlines after undergoing knee surgery not even a month ago and rushing for 100-yards and intercepting a pass and returning it for six in their win this past Saturday over Jeannette, 26-6, in the WPIAL Championship game at Robert Morris University. The Bears will see their talented senior quarterback Noah Hamlin back on the field this Friday after missing the past two contests with an injury.

For the Steelers, sophomore Jourdan Townsend caught a TD pass from Kyi Wright and also returned a punt 57 yards to give Farrell a 20-7 win in the State Quarterfinals last weekend (Friday) over Ridgway-Johnsonburg at Slippery Rock. The defense stepped up by allowing only 32 yards of total offense.

Wright has completed less than 50% of his passes during a single game this season just once (vs. Meadville – 9-19). Farrell has won seven straight since beginning the year with a 3-3 mark.

State Semifinal History
1989: (A) Keystone 15 Clairton 14
1990: (A) Farrell 63 Smethport 14
1995: (A) Farrell 14 Smethport 0
1996: (A) Farrell 14 Moshannon Valley 10
2006: (A) West Middlesex 37 Clairton 30
2008: (A) Clairton 24 Farrell 21
2009: (A) Clairton 13 Farrell 7
2010: (A) Clairton 48 Farrell 8
2011: (A) Clairton 30 Sharpsville 8
2012: (A) Clairton 44 Port Allegany 12
2014: (A) Clairton 54 Sharpsville 18
2015: (A) Farrell 26 Berlin Brothersvalley 21

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