PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Clairton Bears have done it again. Impressively.
They won Friday’s game against Port Allegany 44-12.READ MORE: Child Psychology Experts Give Advice To Parents On How To Talk To Kids About COVID-19 Vaccines
This makes 62 consecutive wins for the Bears, the longest winning streak in America for high school football. They’ll now play for the state title.
The team is attracting national attention for a town that’s had a rough go.
Clairton, of course, was hit hard when steel mill jobs left. Storefronts were boarded up.READ MORE: State Senate Approves Bill Making It A Crime To Run Away From An Arresting Officer
The CBS Evening News featured the team and the town this week.
USA Today also profiled the Clairton Bears.
“We’re a depressed area right now,” said Davlin Mullen. “This is what we live for. We work all week… and wait on Friday nights.”
If Clairton wins the state championship, it will be the team’s fourth consecutive state title.MORE NEWS: Remember, Reflect At Tree Of Life: Commemorating The 11 Lives Lost 3 Years Ago In Synagogue Shooting