Stratford football blanks Pittsville to clinch at least a share of conference title
Tigers win seventh game in a row
By Paul Lecker
PITTSVILLE — The Stratford football team clinched at least a tie for the Marawood Conference championship with a 43-0 shutout of Pittsville on Friday night at Pittsville High School.
The Tigers are now 7-1 overall and 7-0 in the Marawood Conference after winning their seventh game in a row. The victory assures Stratford of at least a share of the conference title for the first time since finishing in a three-way tie with Edgar and Marathon in 2013.
Stratford’s season finale is next Friday at home against winless Phillips. A victory would give the Tigers their first outright title since 2007.
Pittsville drops to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in the Marawood. The Panthers must win at Marathon (7-1, 6-1 Marawood) next Friday to qualify for the WIAA playoffs.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)