H.S. FOOTBALL: Clairton's winning streak ends at 66
September 21, 2013 10:00 AM

The longest active winning streak in American high school football was snapped at 66 games Friday night in Clairton’s 42-24 home loss to Monessen.

Clairton had not lost since Sept. 4, 2009. The Bears’ winning streak began the next week in a blowout victory against Monessen.

The Bears have won the PIAA Class A championship every year since 2009.

Clairton’s streak began with a 46-0 home win over Monessen on Sept. 11, 2009, and lasted 1,471 days before ending right where it started.

Monessen improved to 3-1. Clairton trailed 28-0 before scoring its first touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

Clairton hadn’t given up 42 points since the 2003 WPIAL semifinals, a 42-20 loss to Sto-Rox. Clairton’s last home loss was Oct. 21, 2005, against Apollo-Ridge.

 

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