Bridgeport Edges Wayne in AA State Championship

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - Anthony Caldera rushed for two first-half touchdowns and Bridgeport beat Wayne 14-13 in the Class AA championship game Friday night at Wheeling Island Stadium.

Caldera finished with 107 yards rushing for second-seeded Bridgeport (13-1), which won its first championship since 2000 and its seventh overall.

Top-seeded Wayne (13-1) was denied its third straight title and saw its streak of 36 straight wins snapped, a state record it shares with Class A Ansted from 1970-73.

Caldera scored on runs of 22 and 39 yards and finished with 107 yards. Anthony Bonamico's 2-point conversion run after Caldera's second TD just before halftime were the game's final points. Neither team scored in the second half.

The game ended when a pass by Wayne's Grant Ferguson was batted down in the end zone.


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