PITTSBURGH - The WPIAL football championships took place at Heinz Field Friday.
(11 a.m.) WPIAL A Score: Clairton 58 Sto-Rox 21
The WPIAL A game started the championship day off at 11 a.m. Clairton beat Sto-Rox 58-21 and broke a state record with its 60th consecutive win. This marks the Bears' fifth consecutive WPIAL championship title. Congrats to coach Tom Nola and his great players, including the WPXI/Eat'n Park Player of the Year Tyler Boyd.
(2 p.m.) WPIAL AAAA Score: North Allegheny 21 Woodland Hills 14
North Allegheny beat Woodland Hills 21-14 and became the first AAAA team to win three straight WPIAL championships. Woodland Hills never gave up, but powerhouse NA proved to be too much. Congrats to coach Art Walker and his players, including poised and talented quarterback Mack Leftwich who threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns.
(5 p.m.) WPIAL AA Score: Aliquippa 34 Washington 7
Aliquippa defeated Washington 34-7, winning its 15th WPIAL championship. Terry Swanson was a standout player and rushed for 206 yards. Congrats to coach Mike Zmijanac and the team.
(8 p.m.) WPIAL AAA Score: West Allegheny 34 West Mifflin 8
West Allegheny earned a 34-8 victory over West Mifflin, winning its sixth WPIAL title. The team’s running game was outstanding. Congrats to coach Bob Palko and his players.
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