Uniontown football team will remain in WPIAL, school board decides

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Monday, December 3, 2018 | 8:54 PM


Uniontown is staying put.

The school board decided Monday night to keep its football team in the WPIAL next season, choosing not to follow the route taken by Fayette County neighbor Albert Gallatin.

The Uniontown board voted 6-2 to stay, according to TribLive HSSN affiliate WMBS-AM, adding that superintendent Charles Machesky had concerns about finding non-WPIAL teams to build a schedule.

Albert Gallatin decided in October that its football team will not compete in the WPIAL next season and instead play an independent schedule against out-of-state opponents.

Both Albert Gallatin and Uniontown have seen their football programs struggled in recent seasons.

Uniontown is mired in a 22-game losing streak and went 3-45 combined over the past five seasons. The team finished 0-10 last season and was outscored 433-99. The team also went winless in 2017.

Albert Gallatin also went 0-10 this past season, bringing its record to 9-82 over the past decade.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at charlan@tribweb.com or via Twitter @CHarlan_Trib.

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