On must ask, how is it possible that this team isn't getting respect, but it seems like every week there is a perceived negative article on the Bears.
The Bears are 12-0 and has scored 554 points and only given up 45 points for an average of 46.2-3.8 a game.
The Bears counterpart, Sto Rox Vikings are also 12-0 and has scored 511 points and has given up 105 for an average of 42.6- 8.8 points a game.
Clairton and Sto Rox has 5 Common opponents in Carlynton, Rochester, Western Beaver, Cornell, and Brentwood.
Clairton has won on an average of 44.2-1.4, while Sto Rox has won on an average of 40.0-6.6.
Ultimately the game will come down to who can control the lines, and to the team that has more discipline as well as turnovers. Because as we all can see, both teams have similar numbers with Clairton averaging a little more on offense and giving up a little less on defense.
Both the Vikings and Bears have D1 Talent all over the place in Trenton Coles, Tyler Boyd, and Titus Howard from the Bears; and Deashawn Rippy, Marzette Geter, and Dontez Ford from the Vikings.
I must say both teams are mirror image's of each other at nearly every position.
Capri Thomspon(Clairton) and Lenny Williams(Sto Rox) are very athletic and capable QB's. Josh Beverly(Sto Rox), and Tyler Boyd(Clairton) are workhorse type of running backs. And both teams have a plethora of WR's to throw to in Trenton Coles, Byron Clifford, and Titus Howard from the Bears and Marzette Geter, Dontez Ford, and TE Deashawn Rippy from the Vikings.
At this point its just hard to pick against a team that has won 43 straight games, 2 State Titles, and 3 straight WPIAL titles.
Neither team has seen a team on the other side with as much talent, if not more, than them in some time.
Past history tells me that this should be an all out defensive slug fest. But I think this game is going to play out differently than past games. Ultimately I'm going to take the Bears in a 35-21 win; and hush up the critics until the next big time match up of course. HA
WPIAL Class A Title Game
Where: Heinz Field
When: Saturday, Sept 26
Time: 11:00 AM
Broadcasted Live on Root Sports and MSA internet radio.