- Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2020 16:48
Elizabeth Forward, Thomas Jefferson, Clairton and Peters Township Play for Football Titles
By Matthew Peaslee
Four teams from the south hills area competed for WPIAL football titles in November. The Thomas Jefferson Jaguars reigned supreme in Class 4A by knocking off Aliquippa in an overtime thriller, 35-28. For Thomas Jefferson, Jake Pugh ran in the game-winning touchdown and McClain Flinn sealed the deal with an interception. Thomas Jefferson defeated Oil City, 62-0, in the PIAA state semifinals and moved on to Hershey for the state championship against Jersey Shore. In the playoffs, the Jaguars also beat Mars and Plum.
|Members of the Thomas Jefferson football team celebrate the Jaguars' win against Aliquippa in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game.|
The three other teams who made it to the WPIAL finals were Clairton in Class 1A, Elizabeth Forward in 3A and Peters Township in 5A.
Clairton defeated Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Shenango in the playoffs before falling to Jeanette. Elizabeth Forward defeated Freeport and North Catholic in the playoffs before falling to Central Valley. Peters Township defeated Woodland Hills and Gateway before falling to Pine-Richland.