Tyler Boyd had two long touchdown runs late in the game, Capri Thompson threw two TD passes to Terrish Webb and Clairton beat Southern Columbia 35-19 to win the single-A state championship in Hershey Friday afternoon. The Bears set a WPIAL record with their 47th consecutive victory.
Boyd rushed for 222 yards on 14 carries—including 146 yards on two late touchdown runs—and the Clairton defense harassed Southern Columbia q
It kind of has a Baltimore Colts/Art Modell feel to it. But instead of an entire team packing up and heading for greener pastures, it was just one man, former Pitt head coach Todd Graham that took off west for Tempe, Arizona, seemingly under the cover of night.
Todd Graham has quit as Pitt's head football coach after just one season to accept the head coaching job at Arizona State. Graham informed his players of his decision via text message sent by a third party. Defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will coach the team in the BBVA Compass Bowl Jan. 7.
"I have resigned my position at Pitt in the best interest of my family to pursue the head coaching position at Arizona State," read Graham's text.
Evgeni Malkin scored on a breakaway to end the first period with the Penguins up 1-0, but the Red Wings stormed back with three third period goals to top Pittsburgh 4-1 at Consol Energy Center Tuesday night.
Over the past few weeks, the Penguins have had trouble starting games well.
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After a great start to November that saw a second consecutive six-touchdown game for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and a 20-point win over rival Baltimore, the Steelers finished the month with losses in two of their final three games.
After a freshman season which saw him share carries with various upperclassmen, Pitt running back James Conner has emerged as one of the premiere players in the nation, carrying the Panthers’ offense in the process.