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SSC Episode 7

Star Sports Cast 2017 Episode 7

Welcome to Episode 7 of the Star Sports Cast for 2017. It’s Plastic Helmet Day! Joe Catullo, sports editor with the Steubenville Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times, and sports writer Andrew Grimm take a look at the 2017 prep football season. Teams within our coverage area include: ...

ON THE RUN — Steubenville’s Javon Davis passes against Youngstown Ursuline on Friday (Photo by Michael D. McElwain).

Big Philly style

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville head coach Reno Saccoccia is looking forward to Friday and a “game that should be played all the time.” Saccoccia’s Big Red, Ohio’s top-ranked Division IV squad, will match 7-0 records with New Philadelphia Friday inside Harding Stadium. The kick for the ...

STILL BREAKING TACKLES — Madonna’s Donavan Kirby rushes against Parkersburg Catholic on Thursday (Photo by Andrew Grimm).

Blue Dons load up the Van

VAN — Unbeaten at 6-0 and ranked fourth in West Virginia, the high-flying Madonna Blue Dons head into what appears to be the most rugged part of the 2017 schedule with a long road trip to Van to face the 3-4 Bulldogs at 7 p.m. All of the players on the Blue Don team are in a new territory. ...

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Crusaders must win out for a shot at playoffs with Wildcats coming to town

STEUBENVILLE — Steve Daley and his Steubenville Catholic Central Crusaders have a one goal for the final three weeks of the season — take care of business. Thanks to three straight wins, Central stands at 5-2 and is currently ranked eighth in the Division VI, Region 23 computer standings. ...

SPREADING THE FIELD — Weir’s Chad Custer rushes against Fairmont Senior on Friday (Photo by Michael D. McElwain).

Weir putting everything on the line

VINCENT — Reeling from a stinging 49-7 loss to Fairmont Senior last week, the Weir High football team (4-3) travels to Warren Local Friday night to begin putting the pieces back together and start the drive to secure a spot in the 16-team state playoff field. The game is scheduled to begin at ...

MAKING THE CALL — Indian Creek head coach Andrew Connor reacts against East Liverpool on Sept. 1 (Photo by Joe Catullo).

Creek looks for more success following a loss

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek Redskins will be looking for another big bounce back performance on Friday night at Kettlewell Memorial Stadium to send the seniors out with a win in front of the home fans when Beaver Local comes to town. “It’s going to be a special night for us,” ...

OPENING UP — Toronto’s Nyzaire King-Thompson returns a kickoff against Lisbon on Friday (Photo by Joe Catullo).

Toronto taking underdog approach to East Palestine

EAST PALESTINE — The Toronto football team is looking to get back on track this week after two straight defeats to conference foes at home. The Red Knights have lost back to back games after a four-game winning streak, and Toronto hopes to stem the tide as it takes on fellow Eastern Ohio ...

Buckeye starting from the beginning

YORKVILLE — Getting a win on the board in 2017 is a priority for the Buckeye Local Panthers, and the team has three more chances that starts Friday night at World War II Memorial Stadium when the East Liverpool Potters come to town. “We told the kids we’ve got three weeks left to go out ...

PACING  — Brooke’s Max Camilletti rushes against Parkersburg South on Friday (Photo by Joe Catullo).

Brooke building for the future in matchup with John Marshall

MOUNDSVILLE — While John Marshall looks to keep its longest winning streak in 11 years going Friday night, West Virginia Class AAA rival Brooke will look to build for the future and play spoiler at Monarch Stadium. Head coach Rich Goodrich has watched his Monarchs roll off four victories in ...

Harrison Central, Oak Glen are heading in different directions

CADIZ — The Harrison Central football team is looking to continue its winning ways, while Oak Glen is looking to get back on track. The Huskies are scheduled to take on the Golden Bears at 7 p.m. Friday night at Wagner Field. Harrison Central enters the game coming off of a 41-0 victory ...