McKeesport, December 24, 2012 – Sixty-three straight wins and four consecutive PIAA Class A football championships won by the Clairton High School Bears will be honored by the state Senate early next year, state Sen. James Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today.

[frame align=”right”]Clairton[/frame]“The Clairton Bears football team’s 63 game winning streak and four consecutive state championships is an incredible achievement,” Brewster said. “It is my honor to host the team and recognize their achievements on the Senate floor and in front of my Senate colleagues.”

Clairton stretched its winning streak to 63 on December 14 with a 20-0 win over Dunmore in the state title game. The win capped a 16-win season for the Bears.

“We often hear of the problems experienced by economically struggling schools like Clairton, while academic and athletic achievements are passed over,” Brewster said. “The hard work the players and coaching staff put in to build this record is an accomplishment that deserves to be acknowledged.”

The Bears’ winning streak is the longest in the nation.

“The football team’s success has energized the community and brought it together,” Brewster said. “It is a success story featuring the overcoming of challenges and taking advantage of opportunities that deserves to be told and heard statewide.”

Brewster said he plans on sponsoring a resolution honoring the Bears and thanking them for their dedication, perseverance and resolve in building the record over the last four years.

“Clairton has had a long history of achievement on the football field and the classroom,” Brewster said. “It is fitting that the players, coaches, parents, supporters and the town itself be honored.”

“High school sports are a source of pride and I will be pleased to honor the Bears, their coaches, fans and supporters when they visit Harrisburg early next year,” Brewster said.


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