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Posted 11/19/13

Rollers rally to rout Fairfield, 53-6, after halftime pep talk 

Boos rained down from Steelton-Highspire fans as their top-seeded Rollers took just a 7-6 lead over Fairfield into halftime of a PIAA Class A District 3 playoff game at Cottage …

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We want to win this game.

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Rollers rally to rout Fairfield, 53-6, after halftime pep talk 

team11 230 13Boos rained down from Steelton-Highspire fans as their top-seeded Rollers took just a 7-6 lead over Fairfield into halftime of a PIAA Class A District 3 playoff game at Cottage Hill on Friday, Nov. 15. The players felt the same frustration, and took it out on each other in the locker room during the intermission.

“At halftime, we came in and we were arguing among ourselves, but we just brought it together, saying, ‘We want to win this game,’ ” said quarterback James Warren.

Boy, did they ever bring it together.

Sparked by an early third quarter 79-yard touchdown run by Warren and four Fairfield fumbles, the Rollers outscored the Knights 46-0 in the second half to secure the 53-6 victory in the district semifinal.

Steelton-Highspire (10-1) faces York Catholic (8-3) in the district championship at noon on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Hersheypark Stadium. York Catholic eliminated Upper Dauphin, 35-14 to reach the finals.

 

Given the way his team had responded to challenges all season, Roller Coach Tom Hailey wasn’t surprised by the Rollers’ second-half eruption . . .

 

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