Farrell’s back; look to extend their season by another week

Steelers & Jayhawks have both averaged over 40 points per game.

Farrell Steelers vs. Jeannette Jayhawks

2017 PIAA Class A Football Western Final
Jeannette (13-1) vs. Farrell (11-2)
Friday, December 1 at Seneca Valley (7 pm)

Winner will play either Homer Center or Steelton-Highspire in the State Championship at Hershey

Road to the State Semifinal
Jeannette
Jayhawks 35 Imani Christian 34
Jayhawks 18 Clairton 7
Jayhawks 30 Rochester 26
Jayhawks 49 Monessen0
Clairton 40 Jayhawks 6
Jayhawks 47 Mapletown 0
Jayhawks 55 Greensburg CC 7
Jayhawks 42 Springdale 14
Jayhawks 51 Bishop Canevin 7
Jayhawks 54 Imani Christian 36
Jayhawks 43 Riverview 0
Jayhawks 49 Leechburg 6
Jayhawks 58 Chartiers-Houston 0
Jayhawks 28 East Allegheny 26

Farrell

Steelers 36 Ridgway/Johnsonburg 0
Steelers 34 Northern Bedford 19
Steelers 52 Cambridge Springs 27
Steelers 46 West Middlesex 12
Steelers 62 Cochranton 0
Steelers 20 Cambridge Springs 13
Steelers 41 Fort LeBoeuf 14
Meadville 36 Steelers 13
Steelers 48 Union City 36
Steelers 58 West Middlesex 0
Steelers 62 Carrick 0
Steelers 65 North East 0
Neshannock 28 Steelers 26

Team Statistics
Scoring Offense: Farrell, 43.3; Jeannette, 40.4
Scoring Defense: Farrell, 14.2; Jeannette, 14.5

Getting to know: Jeannette
…Jeannette defeated Clairton 18-7 after falling to the Bears 40-7 just three weeks prior. Last year, Clairton knocked off Jeannette in the title game 26-6. This year, the Jayhawks got by Imani Christian 35-34 in the WPIAL title tilt. Jeannette claimed their 9th such championship and first since 2007. Robert Kennedy ran for 134 yards and passed for a score in Jeannette’s win at Robert Morris.

Playoff History
Jeannette
State Playoff Record: 5-1
State Championships: 1 (2007)
State Finalists: 1 (2006)
Results from the Western Final
2007 (AA) – Jayhawks 41 Wilmington 21
2006 (AA) – Jayhawks 28 Wilmington 7

Farrell
State Playoff Record: 14-6
State Championships: 2 (1995, 1996)
State Finalists: 2 (1990, 2015)
Results from the Western Finals
2016 (A) – Clairton 24 Steelers 6
2015 (A) – Steelers 26 Berlin-Brothersvalley 21
2010 (A) – Clairton 48 Steelers 8
2009 (A) – Clairton 13 Steelers 7
2008 (A) – Clairton 24 Steelers 21
1996 (A) – Steelers 14 Moshannon Valley 10
1995 (A) – Steelers 14 Smethport 0
1990 (A) – Steelers 63 Smethport 14

Class A Championships by District
WPIAL – 12
…Last in 2013, North Catholic 15 Old Forge 14
District 4 – 6
…Last in 2006, Southern Columbia 56 West Middlesex 14
District 3 – 4
…Last in 2008, Steelton-Highspire 35 Clairton 16

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