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.