Bishop Guilfoyle wins Pennsylvania Class A title

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by Jeff Fisher

Bishop Guilfoyle High School footballThey say defense wins championships and Bishop Guilfoyle proved that Friday with a heart-stopping 19-18 win over Clairton in Pennsylvania’s Class A championship game in Hershey.

Bishop Guilfoyle (16-0) shutdown the high-power Bears offense that entered the game averaging 62 points a contest. Clairton (15-1) needed 84 points to break the national scoring record of 1,023 points scored last year by Aledo High School in Texas.  The Marauders, who came into the game allowing only 5.9 points per contest, sealed the victory when they stopped Clairton on a 4th and goal from their own six yard line.

The Tri-City Herald reports that Clairton hurt itself by being flagged for 142 yards in penalties.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.