OLSH Takes on Heinz Field 

Maggie Steich '22

On November 26, 2021, multiple teams gathered at Heinz Field to fight for the titles of  WPIAL Champions.

Per usual, OLSH had a phenomenal season with a record of 9-4, clinching a spot in the playoffs. This would be the second time in 4 years that OLSH advanced to the 1A championship at Heinz. 

With big wins of Rochester and Clairton under their belt, their opponent Bishop Canevin, who earlier forfeited their regular season game against OLSH due to the coronavirus, seemed clinchable. 

Led by Coach Dan Bradley and assistants Neely and Hulbert, the Chargers walked into the stadium pumped up despite the very cold temperature and heavy winds. OLSH faculty, students, and fans gathered to cheer on the Chargers. 

The OLSH cheerleading team also traveled to support the team through various cheers and chants. The student section roared for the chargers per usual, and was there until the final seconds ran out of the clock. 

The Chargers held the Bishop Canevin Crusaders to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. The Chargers kept up with the rising score as Bishop Canevin was heavily offensive. The Chargers held strong as they were then down by a score of 28-7 at halftime. 

As the game continued, the Chargers had some interceptions and fumbles that provided the Canevin Crusaders with a scoring lead and the Chargers lost with a final score of 42-7. 

Senior Roman Frankovich said, “I think that we had an amazing season with a little bit of ups and downs. It was great to play at Heinz Field again. It will be something I can remember for the rest of my life.”

Congratulations, Chargers! You make OLSH proud!