Live blog from today's PIAA championships. Clairton plays Bishop Guilfoyle at 1 p.m. and Central Valley meets Archbishop Wood at 7.
FINAL: BISHOP GUILFOYLE 19, CLAIRTON 18
James Hines caught what looked like a TD pass, but was out of end zone on fourth-down play. Bishop Guilfoyle wins!!!!!!
Ugly, horrible finish for Clairton. A small skirmish and Clairton's team rushes the field. Clairton did not look good. One Clairton player threw his helmet at Guilfoyle players.
3:35 Clairton's Lamont Wade has set a new WPIAL single-season rushing record, breaking Rushel Shell's mark of 2,740 yards, set in 2009.
3:30 Gigantic play. Jyleel Hall intercepts a pass at midfield. Clairton takes over at BG 46. Four minutes left.
3:25 Fourth and 13, Clairton goes for it. Pass to Mathews gains only 11. BG ball with 7:14 left.
3:20 Three and out for Guilfoyle. Clairton takes over with 9:20 left.
BISHOP GUILFOYLE 19, CLAIRTON 18
Finally, a big play by Clairton. Lamont Wade 64-yard run for a touchdown. But the run by Harrison Dreher for two-point conversion failed. 10 minutes left.
END OF THIRD QUARTER: BISHOP GUILFOYLE 19, CLAIRTON 12
3:07 Sam McCloskey scores on 23-yard run. PAT no good. Clairton trailing Bishop Guilfoyle with 40 seconds left in third.
3:04 Fourth and two, Bishop Guilfoyle gets first down on a 35-yard run.
3:01 Fourth-and-four for Clairton, and BG comes up with a sack. BG takes over ball at own 30 with 3:03 left in the third.
2:59 Clairton converts on fourth-and-2. Now inside BG 25 with 4:30 left in half.
2:51 Fourth down. Big stop for Clairton on fourth-and-two.
2:49 Bishop Guilfoyle now at Clairton 10-yard line. Fourth down.
HALFTIME: BISHOP GUILFOYLE 13, CLAIRTON 12
First-half stats: Lamont Wade 72 yards on 16 carries. Ryan Williams 10 of 15 passes for 103 yards. Brandon Chadbourn 10 carries for 52 yards for BG. He also is 5 of 5 for 85 yards.
Penalties have hurt Clairton. Penalized seven times for 76 yards.
This is a totally new feeling for Clairton. This is the first time all season that Clairton has trailed at halftime.
2:14 Clairton on move with passing and running of Ryan Williams. But Guilfoyle's Aaron Yasulitis intercepts a pass in end zone to kill the threat. 1:11 left in half.
BISHOP GUILFOYLE 13, CLAIRTON 12
Marauders take lead when Brandon Chadbourn goes 13 yards on QB keeper. PAT good.
2:05 Bishop Guilfoyle on the move again. Screen pass gains a lot of yards.
CLAIRTON 12, BISHOP GUILFOYLE 6
Aaron Mathews, former quarterback, takes end-around pass and throws downfield. Lamont Wade fights off two defenders, catches ball and completes 61-yard TD play.
1:57 Penalties really hurting Clairton.
BISHOP GUILFOYLE 6, CLAIRTON 6
Sam McCloskey sneaks out of the backfield and catches 23-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Chadbourn. PAT kick failed miserably. Short. Looked like 7th grader kicking it. Anyway, we're all tied.
1:50 Bishop Guilfoyle now moving. A personal foul and a pass interference penalty on Clairton has helped.
CLAIRTON 6, BISHOP GUILFOYLE 0
Terrific catch by 6-6 receiver Aaron Mathews. 20-yard TD pass from Ryan Williams. Mathews makes great catch between two defenders. Two-point conversion pass no good.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: CLAIRTON 0, BISHOP GUILFOYLE 0
Clairton driving. First down at BG 20. Only a matter of time before Clairton breaks big play. But to be scoreless after one quarter is a victory for BG.
1:26 Game not even five minutes old and Clairton already has used its three timeouts.
1:24 Clairton punts. Guilfoyle takes over at own 24.
1:21 Clairton got a first down inside the 20 on a fourth-down play, but a holding penalty brings it back.
1:18 Guilfoyle jumps offside on fourth down. Clairton drive continues.
1:16 - Clairton goes three and out on first possession. Guilfoyle returns punt inside the 10, but a penalty will bring it back and Clairton will kick again.
CLAIRTON VS. BISHOP GUILFOYLE
Clairton has to be the favorite for this game. I've heard a lot about Bishop Guilfoyle's defense, but the Marauders have allowed 21 points in each of the past two games. And I bet they have seen nothing close to Clairton's team speed.
Guilfoyle does have some nice-sized lineman. We'll see if playing power football will work.