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Clairton Still Basking In The Glow Of Winning

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A day after the Clairton High School football team shutout Dunmore in Hershey, Pa. to clinch its fourth-straight PIAA Class A championship title, the city continues to bask in the glow of the team’s amazing success story.

Yesterday’s win extended the Bears’ winning streak to 63 games in a row.

And, already in Clairton, they’re talking about winning the title again next year, even though the team will be losing the core of its senior starters.

When the team bus arrived back in Clairton late last night from Hershey, more than a thousand people jammed Miller Avenue, near Neil Brown Stadium, to welcome players and coaches back.

Among those lining the street was Renee Ford, the grandmother of Bears quarterback Armani Ford.

“I’m proud of them, I love them all — very good boys, all of them,” she said.

Also in town to welcome the team home was Greg Popko, he was the quarterback on the Clairton High School football team back in 1975.

Popko and his wife said they wanted to be in the city for the team’s homecoming, because it was special, and, it was a reason to celebrate.

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