Did you hear?
Tiny Nativity topped mighty Pottsville in a highly anticipated football game Friday night.
It’s one of those games at the beginning of the season that many believed would be a one-sided affair. No on saw this coming.
The final score from this rare clash was Green Wave 31, Crimson Tide 21.
The Green Wave scored 17 unanswered points after trailing in the third quarter to bring home the historic win. (Watch video highlights from WFMZ-TV here)
Nativity Beats Pottsville in Rare Football Clash
News of the big victory spread quickly.
They’re calling it the Saint Clair Stunner. OK, no one’s calling it that. But the final score got some attention on the internet in the hours following the game.
The general gist of the posts was “Nativity beat Pottsville … in FOOTBALL?”
Nativity fan and Twitter user @BeckyMi67864842 posted this photo of the victorious Green Wave after the upset:
Great job Nativity win over Pottsville pic.twitter.com/bUzbwCDZla
— Becky Miller (@BeckyMi67864842) September 12, 2020
A former player with the Green Wave, Kevin Matz, posted this to his Twitter account, noting just how big of an upset this really was:
I last suited up in 2008. Our roster of 35 was playing in the smallest football conference in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile Pottsville had just gone to back-to-back AAA state finals. Never dreamed this could happen. https://t.co/I8KZeW64Rr
— Kevin Matz (@KevinPMatz) September 12, 2020
Twitter user @cullcat1 seems to have some insider info that he shared in a tweet explaining how Nativity beating Pottsville was possible. And just a side note … we can’t say anything he’s saying here is true:
Nativity has been getting a few kids lately that normally would be at Pottsville AND, their coach was the Haven OC when Brish was a freshman…good at his job…PLUS..Pottsville was very close to cancelling their season for money reasons AND I hear their homefield is unusable
— Dave Cullather (@cullycat1) September 12, 2020
Speaking of out-of-whack posts, another user tried noting the magnitude of this upset but really missed the mark. @paul1wall0 wanted to emphasize how big an upset Nativity toppling Pottsville is but in doing so, disparaged the gamut of Nativity sports. He kinda left out that whole Golden Girls dominating girls basketball when he wrote:
Because nativity is a single A catholic school that typically sucks at all sports (especially football) and pottsville is like 4 or 5a and usually has a competent football program and they never play each other in football
— Paul Carey (@paul1wall0) September 12, 2020
Nativity Beating Pottsville is So 2020
@_Tidmore believes this upset is par for 2020’s course so far. He may be on to something:
Nativity beat Pottsville in football. If that isn’t 2020, I don’t know what is……
— Zack Tidmore (@_Tidmore) September 12, 2020
User @SpencePV12 echoed that sentiment:
Nativity really beat Pottsville in football 2020 crazy as hell
— Spencer Villarreal (@SpencePV12) September 12, 2020
As did @KennyCruzDixon who said:
In all of the crazy things to happen in 2020, Nativity beating Pottsville in football is easily the craziest. Congrats to Nativity!
— Vespucci Mariucci (@KennyCruzDixon) September 12, 2020
One of Nativity’s more famous alums couldn’t help but chime in after his school’s big win. ESPN NFL analyst Mike Clay said:
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) September 12, 2020
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