The book about the history of Aliquippa high school football was written by Sports Illustrated writer S.L. Price, is titled “Playing Through The Whistle—Steel, Football and an American Town.” But Friday night, Clairton’s Lamont Wade added a chapter of his own as the Bears embarrassed the Quips, 52-16, at Neil C. Brown Stadium.
Wade ran for 255 yards on 12 carries, scored four times, threw a touchdown and intercepted a pass. His touchdown runs covered 73, 60, 70 and 46 yards, and he showed his extraordinary athleticism when he hurdled a tackler on this longest run.
Aliquippa took an early 6-0 lead when Avante Mckenzie raced 50 yards for a touchdown and after a safety Quips lead 8-0.
Wade threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Noah Hamlin and then Wade threw a 36-yard touchdown to Hamlin to give the Bears their first lead.
In the second quarter, Wade sprinted 73-yards for a touchdown to give the Bears an 18-6 advantage
Junior quarterback Kwantel Raines ran 19-yards for a touchdown and a successful two-point conversion cut the lead to 18-16.