Class A Championship Preview: Clairton (15-0) vs. Bishop Guilfoyle (15-0)

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by Jeff Fisher

For the sixth time in seven years, Clairton is playing for Pennsylvania’s smallest classification championship.  The Bears will play Bishop Guilfoyle in a battle of unbeatens in Hershey Friday.

Clairton has scored an incredible 940 points this season, which is 84 points shy of setting a new national scoring record that was set by Aledo High School (1,023 points) from Texas last year.  Clairton is led by quarterback Ryan Williams, who has tossed 39 TD passes with just two interceptions this year.  You can watch video of Williams in action against Wilkinsburg above in an 86-0 win on September 5th.

On the other side of the coin, Bishop Guilfoyle’s defense will be a great test for the high-scoring Bears as they allowed only 5.9 points per game while pitching seven shutouts in 15 games.

Clairton is seeking its fifth state title

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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.