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It's been 22 years, Farrell seeks their 3rd state title

Farrell looks to finish off the season with a 15-0 record

HERSHEY, Pennsylvania (WKBN) - It’s been 22 years since Farrell won the state championship (in 1996). This Thursday, the Steelers have the opportunity to add to their hardware with their 3rd state title in school history when they meet Lackawanna Trail at Hersheypark Stadium at 1 pm. Also, Farrell is trying for their first undefeated season since 1940 (9-0)

The Steelers’ offense features a 2,000-yard rusher (Christian Lewis, 2219), a 1,200-yard receiver (Jourdan Townsend, 1216), and a 1,500-yard passer (Kyi Wright, 1627) to go along with a dominating offensive line. Farrell was the top team in the state’s single A classification all year long. The defense has forced 31 turnovers and 20-plus quarterback takedowns. An extraordinary feat.

Lackawanna Trail - which was ranked #9 in the state poll at the conclusion of week 10 - attempts to become the first District 2 school to win a state championship since Berwick won the 3A title in 1997. There hasn’t been a District 2 team to advance to the 2A championship game since 2014 (Dunmore). The Lions are here behind a 3 touchdown performance in the Eastern Final from sophomore Ray Melnikoff as they were victorious over Juniata Valley – 24-14.

2018 PIAA Class 2A Football Championship – Thursday, Dec. 6

#1 Farrell vs. Lackawanna Trail (at Hersheypark Stadium at 1 pm)

 

Farrell Steelers (14-0)

Steelers 41 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 10

Steelers 48 Coudersport 6

Steelers 56 Shade 8

Steelers 50 West Middlesex 6

Steelers 62 Reynolds 6

Steelers 46 Greenville 0

Steelers 54 Reynolds 8

Steelers 76 Cochranton 12

Steelers 47 Mercer 0

Steelers 63 Cambridge Springs 0

Steelers 40 West Middlesex 0

Steelers 70 Union City 6

Steelers 31 Wilmington 19

Steelers 40 University Prep 16

 

Lackawanna Trail Lions (14-1)

Lions 24 Juniata Valley 14

Lions 28 Halifax 6

Lions 41 Tri-Valley 6

Lions 45 Bristol 7

Lions 29 Old Forge 12

Lions 48 Holy Cross 6

Lions 17 Lake-Lehman 7

Lions 35 Hanover 6

Old Forge 28 Lions 21

Lions 20 Mid Valley 6

Lions 46 Carbondale 8

Lions 21 Dunmore 15

Lions 42 Montrose 8

Lions 37 Susquehanna Community 15

Lions 34 Northwest 14

 

Team Stats

Scoring Offense: Farrell, 51.7; Lackawanna Trail, 32.5

Scoring Defense: Farrell, 6.9; Lackawanna Trail, 10.5

 

Playoff History

Farrell

State Playoff Appearances: 10

State Playoff Record: 17-7

State Finalists: 3 (1990, 2015, 2018)

State Championships: 2 (1995, 1996)

 

Lackawanna Trail

State Playoff Appearances: 9

State Playoff Record: 5-8

State Finalists: 1 (2018)

State Championships: None

 

Recent Class A Championship Game Results

2017 – Jeanette 42 Homer Center 14

2016 – Bishop Guilfoyle 17 Clairton 0

2015 – Bishop Guilfoyle 35 Farrell 0

2014 – Bishop Guilfoyle 19 Clairton 18

2013 – North Catholic 15 Old Forge 14 OT

2012 – Clairton 20 Dunmore 0

2011 – Clairton 35 Southern Columbia 19

2010 – Clairton 36 Riverside 30


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