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Tigers tame Red Knights

August 30, 2014 WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville football team won its 13th-straight home football game on Friday night with a 24-7 win over Toronto. That streak doesn’t matter to Tigers coach Rich Wright. more »»

Purple Riders overcome mistakes to top Panthers

August 30, 2014 RAYLAND — Three lost fumbles, overthrown passes, a couple drops sounds like a nightmare season opener, but when you are a playoff team that returns a sleuth of returning veterans and your coach is... more »»

Have mercy:

August 29, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — There still are plenty of questions surrounding the 2014 Big Red football team, but in Thursday’s opener, Reno Saccoccia’s gridders had a bundle of right answers. more »»

Madonna quarterback Ross Comis captain of Class A all-state first-team

December 9, 2013 WHEELING — It wasn’t exactly a Lou Gehrig speech, but there is no doubt Madonna coach Doug Taylor considers himself a lucky man. more »»

Big Red honors players at banquet

December 9, 2013 STEUBENVILLE — Reno Saccoccia praised Big Red’s seniors and issued a challenge to his underclassmen during the school’s 73rd annual football banquet held Sunday in the Crimson Commons. more »»


December 8, 2013 WHEELING — Madonna scored two third-quarter touchdowns and the Blue Dons’ defense stymied the Greenbrier West running game to win the West Virginia Class A football championship, 24-14, Saturday... more »»

Passing plays spark Dons, down Cavaliers

December 8, 2013 WHEELING — The feelings of losing the 2012 state championship game ended up in the same place as a good chunk of the Madonna football team’s playbook. The trash ca. more »»

Comis, Nero match older brothers

December 8, 2013 WHEELING — Ross Comis and Eliott Nero joined their teammates in becoming the 2013 West Virginia Class A state football champions on the strength of a 24-14 win over Greenbrier West Saturday at the... more »»

Madonna seeks Class A title

December 7, 2013 WEIRTON — The unbeaten and top ranked Madonna Blue Don football team has been on a mission since this time last year. more »»

Helping hands

December 7, 2013 WEIRTON — Weirton has long been known as a town where neighbors help neighbors in need. more »»

Colabella named to 1st team all-Ohio

December 5, 2013 COLUMBUS — Six players from the Steubenville Catholic Central football team were named to the Associated Press Division VII All-Ohio high school football team, which is based on the recommendations... more »»

Big Red’s Pierro named to First-Team All-State

December 4, 2013 STEUBENVILLE — For four years, Bryan Pierro played larger than life for the Big Red football team. more »»

Madonna prepares for Class A title game

December 2, 2013 PARKERSBURG — Weirton Madonna faces one more challenge in full redemption from the 2012 football season. more »»

Dons get No. 7 seed Greenbrier West; Big Red closes year

December 2, 2013 When the high school football season began back in the heat of August, most people felt Madonna would again play for a West Virginia Class A championshi. more »»

Season ends

November 30, 2013 CANTON — Big Red’s thrilling run in the Division IV playoffs came to an end on Black Friday at Fawcett Stadiu. more »»

Strong defensive effort leads Mooney

November 30, 2013 CANTON — Two years removed from one of the most thrilling moments of his young life, Cardinal Mooney senior Mark Handel could breathe a little easier following a game against Big Re. more »»

Island paradise for Madonna

November 30, 2013 WEIRTON — Madonna capitalized on Williamstown mistakes and scored three third-quarter touchdowns in the span of 5:07 to again come from behind and win the Class A semi-final game 42-28 Friday night... more »»

Bowser’s return shifted Uncle Mo to Madonna sidelines in semifinal win

November 30, 2013 WEIRTON — With 7:37 left in the third quarter of the West Virginia Class A semifinal football game at Jimmy Carey Stadium, Williamstown tied Madonna at 21-all with a four-yard touchdown pass, and al... more »»

‘A great challenge’

November 28, 2013 STEUBENVILLE — Reno Saccoccia knows his Big Red is in for “a great challenge” when it goes toe-to-toe with Youngstown Cardinal Mooney Friday in the Division IV semifinals. more »»

Madonna hosts Williamstown

November 28, 2013 WEIRTON — Two football programs that have been among the dominant Class A teams in the state over the past decade will clash Friday in the semifinals of the state football tournament at Jimmy... more »»

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