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Old Forge ousts Rollers, 26-7

Posted 12/10/13

 

It was a battle to the bitter end, but Steelton-Highspire’s football season came to a close with a 26-7 loss to Old Forge in the PIAA Class A semifinals on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Hazleton.

In a game where Steel-High held on to hopes of …

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Old Forge ousts Rollers, 26-7

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photorunner12 11 13 webIt was a battle to the bitter end, but Steelton-Highspire’s football season came to a close with a 26-7 loss to Old Forge in the PIAA Class A semifinals on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Hazleton.


In a game where Steel-High held on to hopes of a comeback, things unraveled late in the fourth quarter.


Old Forge held the typically high-scoring Rollers to just eight first downs and 105 rushing yards on 30 carries. Quarterback James Warren scored the Rollers’ sole touchdown on a 55-yard run.


The win means Old Forge will move on to the state championship game against North Catholic at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at Hersheypark Stadium, its first attempt at the gold in school history. Meanwhile, for this particular batch of Rollers, the loss is especially hard. The last time Steel-High reached the state championships was 2008 – a year before the seniors put on a Roller uniform.


Regardless, the Rollers had an impressive run, ending the season 12-2, with the only other loss coming from a double forfeit resulting from an on-field brawl in a game against Susquenita.


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