Has anyone seen Clairton yet this year?

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Re: Has anyone seen Clairton yet this year?

Post by Laloosh » October 3rd, 2014, 1:55 pm

Clairton 56-13

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Re: Has anyone seen Clairton yet this year?

Post by ridethepine » October 3rd, 2014, 11:14 pm

Speed Kills & they have plenty of it.... The front line is no slouch either... enough said....
I think Tom Nola might want to kick himself, for leaving ??? :-o

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Re: Has anyone seen Clairton yet this year?

Post by TAHS92Alum » October 4th, 2014, 7:46 am

I watched the game last night when I got home. Wade is electric. I was surprised by 2 things.
1 Clairton only dressing 25 players
2 How poor the tackling was. They may be electric and can put up points but man horrible tackling on both sides.
Would be good to see touchdowns after broken arms tackle stats.
CW North Catholic will tackle and play a more pro style game.
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Re: Has anyone seen Clairton yet this year?

Post by Crimson's Ghost » October 4th, 2014, 9:38 am

Clairton isn't so big and bad, they are just a class A football with small numbers but crazy good talent. People want them to move up to AA, but even that would take a toll on them.

How would they stack up locally? Would they beat Somerset? Or would their size neutralize their speed to a degree?

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Re: Has anyone seen Clairton yet this year?

Post by deepcreek » October 4th, 2014, 10:12 am

It is hard to say. In a full season Clairton could not play AAA and be successful because of injuries and depth. I do believe in a one game series they could play with most anyone in AAA. I think Somerset would blow up that jet sweep up, but Clairton would score 21 - 28 points in my opinion and win if Clairton was fully healthy. They have some serious athletes and the difference between this team and maybe the team that played McCort in state championship is they have a real offense now and a kid that can kind of throw. I really like Somerset as well, but when a team beats traditional powers GCC and Jeanette by 74-0 and 58-13 scores, you have to take notice. I'll have to look at North Catholic, but I'd have to see something serious from them to think they could weather the storm of athletes coming from all directions. But it will be an interesting matchup to see.

I think Clairton is different than the Aliquippa team Tyrone beat a couple of yeard ago as well. Aliquippa has a bland, vanilla offense.

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Re: Has anyone seen Clairton yet this year?

Post by HSD6FAN » October 4th, 2014, 10:23 am

Clairton would dominate any team in District 6. They are crushing everyone in the WPIAL. Jeannette was 5-0. Greensburg Central Catholic is no pushover either. In the playoffs their games will get closer, but not by much. The next meaningful game they will play will be in the WPIAL finals against North Catholic. My opinion would be that no team (regardless of class) in District 6 would be able to play with them. A few may be able to stay within 21 points.

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Post by PLDragons24 » October 4th, 2014, 10:29 am

If someone is going to hang with them it's going to be a big physical team that can control the clock and wear them down. No one is going to beat them in a shoot out.

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Post by deepcreek » October 4th, 2014, 10:51 am

Altoona, State College are D6 AAAA and would handle them. That would be a bridge too far for CLairton, but under AAA I'd have to agree.

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Re: Has anyone seen Clairton yet this year?

Post by billmurray » October 4th, 2014, 4:35 pm

PLDragon, you nailed it. I watched the game too and the way you beat a team like that is to play flawless football AND smash them in the mouth all night. Come playoffs they'll not be as daunting.

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Re: Has anyone seen Clairton yet this year?

Post by D6sports101 » October 4th, 2014, 8:12 pm

I think clairton could keep up with state college and altoona. It's not the number of kids, it's the amount of talent. Both teams put 11 on the field so it doesn't matter how many are standing on the sidelines

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