Football Xtra

Buckeye Local, Edison are playing for all the marbles

RICHMOND — It is safe to say that it has not been the season that either the Buckeye Local Panthers or Edison Wildcats would have hoped for coming in. Come Friday night when they take the field, both coaches expect big efforts from their respective clubs. “I think that we are both kind ...

Bruins playing spoiler role for homecoming

WELLSBURG — The Brooke Bruins are looking to end their 2017 season on a high note in the final three weeks, starting this Friday with a matchup against Buckhannon-Upshur at Brooke Memorial Stadium on homecoming night. “It will be a bigger than normal atmosphere with people coming back ...

Hungry Bears look to raid Bees’ nest

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen football team is looking to salvage what’s left of its 2017 campaign, while East Fairmont is looking for its first win. The Golden Bears will take on the Bees at 7 p.m. Friday night at home on senior night. Oak Glen (2-5) enters the game coming off of a ...

Huskies continue to open eyes

CADIZ — The Harrison Central Huskies have won two in a row coming into Friday night’s contest with the River View Black Bears and are looking to finish strong after a disappointing start to the 2017 season. “If we are able to finish out with a couple more wins, it would be nothing but a ...

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: ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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,” ...