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1984 BFHS Football Team

1984 Fighting Tigers WPIAL Class AA Champions

1984 BFHS Football Team

The year of 1984 was a tremendous year for the varsity football team. The 1st game ended in a 19-14 victory over Ambridge in an exhibition game.

The Fighting Tigers opened section play with a 28-6 win over the Center Trojans. Coming back from a tough struggle in an exhibition game against Brownsville, a 10-10 tie, the Tiger Offense dominated the host Freedom Bulldogs, 41-6.

The Tiger Express remained on a winning track the following two weeks. The team defeated Quaker Valley, 27-13 and then beat the undefeated Riverside Panthers, 25-7.

The Fighting Tigers remained undefeated after scoring two consecutive road victories over Ellwood City, 28-6 and Mars, 35-14.

In Week 9 of the regular season, the Tigers defeated the New Brighton Lions, 26-0. With the victory, the Little Brown Jug remained in Beaver Falls and the Fighting Tigers were crowned MAC Champions.

As the regular season came to a close, the host Beaver Bobcats gave the Tigers a battle, but in the end the Mighty Tigers claimed a victory by a score of 18-14. The Fighting Tigers concluded the regular season with a 9-0-1 record.

As the WPIAL Playoffs started, the Fighting Tigers hosted the Washington Prexies and the number one rated back in the nation, Brian Davis. In this much anticipated matchup, the Tigers claimed a 13-6 victory in a downpour. With the victory, the Tigers advanced to the Semi-Finals.

In the Semi-Final round, the Fighting Tigers dominated the defending WPIAL Champs, the Jeanette Jayhawks, 20-6.

The Fighting Tigers advance to the championship game and the opponent was a rematch with section rival, the Riverside Panthers. During the encounter, the football team won a hard-fought battle by a score of 14-13. With the victory, the Fighting Tigers reigned as the 1984 WPIAL Champions.

The football team had six players selected to the MAC All Conference Team:

  • Allen Bozic, Guard and Defensive Tackle
  • Jeff Smith, Center and Punter
  • Jimmy Turconi, Linebacker
  • Reggie Williams, Wide Receiver and Defensive Back
  • Benny Carter, Running Back and Defensive Back
  • Eddie Reynolds, Defensive End

Reggie Williams was also selected to the Associated Press First Team All-State and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Fabulous 22” as a Wide Receiver.

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