Go, Clairton Bears!

A buddy of mine played football for Clairton many, many moons ago. You can take the boy out of Clairton but you can't take Clairton out of the boy, so I've had weekly updates this Fall on the progress of the newly-crowned PIAA Class A high school football champions. He says that back at the start of the season, a rival coach was asked to pick the best defensive players in WPIAL Class A. The reply: The entire Clairton defense. Apocryphal (I'd be happy for a reference, and/or a correction, BTW)? Perhaps. But the results speak for themselves.

Pace Shakespeare:

Now is the winter of our Steelers discontent
Made glorious summer by these sons of Clairton;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our Pittsburgh house
In the deep bosom of the Mon buried.

All hail Clairton Bears!


1 Response to "Go, Clairton Bears!"

Rishona said... 12/28/2009 4:57 AM

Thank you for posting this!

It is really quite amazing the quality of the high school football programs out this way. Last year Thomas Jefferson HS won a state championship and so did another local school (I am forgetting who). McKeesport tends to win state championships pretty often as well.

High school football in Clairton really tends to rally people together. You go around Clairton on some days and you question if any one lives here. But then you go to a Friday night football game and you see the town en masse. It's really great to see. Clairton home football games are major social events.

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