Steel Valley returned to Acrisure Stadium on Friday, November 24, 2023 for a rematch against Beaver Falls in the WPIAL Class 2A championship. One year prior, Steel Valley defeated the Tigers to capture their sixth WPIAL championship.
Eying a repeat, Steel Valley took a 6-0 lead on Donald Barksdale's 13-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. That lead held through halftime until Beaver Falls tied it at 6 with 3:12 left in the third quarter.
Rashaun Hough gave the Ironmen a 12-6 lead with just over minutes left in the fourth quarter when he recovered a fumble and ran 78 yards for a touchdown. But Beaver Falls rallied to tie the game with 44 seconds left and ultimately won 14-12 thanks to the two-point conversion.
Congratulations to the Ironmen on a fantastic season on the football field. Special thanks to the Steel Valley Marching Band and Steel Valley Cheerleaders for providing support every step of the way.