Football Xtra

All Toronto needed was one win in five games

TORONTO — Midway through the year, the Toronto football team was on its way to another successful season, but then it took a turn for the worse and ended up in heartbreaking fashion. After beginning the season 4-1, the Red Knights were in position to make the playoffs for a school ...

Norris, Eakles shined during Redskins’ ninth straight winning season

WINTERSVILLE — While the Indian Creek Redskins will not be participating in the Ohio football playoffs after a 6-4 campaign, their ninth straight winning season, there were still a lot of positives for coach Andrew Connor’s club. “The biggest bright spot was that at no point did our ...

Moses saved Edison’s year

RICHMOND — The Edison football team’s preparations for the 2017 season hit a speed bump in July when head coach Derrick Stickles resigned. Nate Moses, who is the head coach of the boys’ basketball team, was quickly named the new head coach of the football team. After the tumultous ...

Kropka proud of his Huskies

CADIZ — The Harrison Central Huskies got off to a very tough 1-5 start to the 2017 season but closed it out on a four-game winning streak that saw them win each game by 19 points or more to finish at 5-5 and keep from having a losing season. “It’s weird to say that you’re happy with ...

Brooke wants to send seniors out properly

WELLSBURG — It is safe to say it has not been the season that the Brooke Bruins and coach Mac McLean hoped for, but his squad has an opportunity to end it on a high note Friday night when the Princeton Tigers come to Brooke Memorial Stadium for senior night. Sending the seniors off with a ...

Oak Glen runs into hot Wheeling Central squad

WHEELING — Don’t look now, but after playing one of the toughest Class A football schedules in the state of West Virginia and struggling to stay at or near the .500 mark all year, Wheeling Central has punched its ticket to the playoffs again. Coach Mike Young’s 5-4 squad, which will be ...

Buckeye Local more upbeat

YORKVILLE — The Buckeye Local Panthers season came to an end with an all to0 familiar record, a third consecutive 0-10 campaign. This one was different than the previous two, though, according to first-year head coach Roger Herbert. “For us I’m pretty happy with how our season ...

History in the making

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red already has locked down a home game for the opening round of the Division IV, Region 13 playoffs. Reno Saccoccia’s club, however, still has plenty to play for in its regular season finale Friday against University School. With a victory against the 7-2 Preppers, who ...

Weir’s playoff chances, Brooke’s pride on the line in rivalry clash

WEIRTON — When the Weir High and Brooke football teams annually get together on the gridiron, fans know that this intense rivalry, which has been going on since 1969, produces thrilling games and upsets. For example, the last two years have seen Brooke snatch victories from Weir in the last ...

Crusaders face three possibilities

BEVERLY — Steve Daley and his Catholic Central Crusaders will have a playoff mentality once again Friday when they travel south for a critical Week 10 battle with once-beaten Fort Frye. “We’ve been telling our kids it’s been playoff season for us the last couple of weeks,” Daley ...