ITEM FIRST: 2013 was the 100th year of Clairton Football. The mascot name has changed over the years, from The Orange, to the Cobras (my personal favorite) to the Bears. “Top 100” players in CHS football history. Included are the four All Americans, Andy Berchock (University of North Carolina), Jim Kelly (Notre Dame), and Tyler Boyd (Pitt), and the “Little General” who set nearly every record in the Canadian Football League, Ron Lancaster (Wittenberg College).
A few others who come to mind: Jay Huffman (Penn State), Judge Dickson (Minnesota), Ken Stilley (Notre Dame) and Joe Belland (Arizona State). Please email me others you think should be included in Jim’s list.
ITEM SECOND: The Bears continued their streak of 64 consecutive wins by spanking Chartiers-Houston 35-0, nearly half of which have been by shutouts. Let’s continue to support our high school team. Follow them on Facebook.
ITEM THIRD: The University of Pittsburgh Panthers looked more like the Kittanning Kittens against the Florida State team. Five of our Bears currently play for Pitt. None were used as much as they could have been, particularly Tyler Boyd who ended up with a few spectacular plays. A few more to him, or to #88, Kevin Witherspoon could have made the game much more competitive. The other Killer T’s played on defense but not enough to make a difference. Note to the Pitt Coaching Staff: Use your proven winners to create a winner.
ITEM LAST: Don’t forget to get a copy of my book, “50 Shades of Grades, My Journey Through Wacademia.” It is available in both electronic and print editions at Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobel.com and on my web site at 50shadesofgrades.com where you can order a signed copy. The book has gotten rave reviews. I hope you enjoy it.