Uniontown’s mighty 1965 WPIAL AA champions earned the highest numerical index ever in Dr. Roger B. Saylor’s Pennsylvania scholastic football ratings. The Red Raiders played and defeated many of the WPIAL’s strongest teams in the regular season, then came from behind to conquer what may have been Butler’s best ever team by 14-7 in a great AA title game at Pitt Stadium.
During the 1965 regular season, Uniontown had trailed tough Washington 7-0 at the half but came back to prevail over the Little Prexies, 13-7. At Mt. Lebanon, the Blue Devils drove to the Red Raider five to open the game. The home team lost the ball and the rest of the game was all Uniontown as the Raiders won, 20-0. Penultimate opponent Brownsville had eliminated Clairton from the AA race the previous week, but Phil Vassar scored three times as the Red Raiders rolled, 29-0. In 1965 the Raiders started to come back in the third and fourth quarter.
The 1965 Uniontown Football Team was inducted into the Hall Of Fame. This season was a year of blood sweat and tears that were all left on the field. They had a mindset to win the state title and they made it right where they wanted. So put your mind to the things you want and it will happen. GO RAIDERS!!!!!!