Football Xtra

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 ...

SSC Episode 6

Star Sports Cast 2017 Episode 6

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Star Sports Cast for 2017. It's Foam Football 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: ...

GROUP CELEBRATION — Steubenville’s Jacob Bernard (25) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against St. Joseph’s Catholic on Sept. 8 at Harding Stadium. (Photo by Michael D. McElwain)

No luck needed for No. 1 Big Red, just solid efforts

STEUBENVILLE — Reno Saccoccia and his veteran coaching staff are busy this week preparing unbeaten Big Red for 48 minutes of physical football. Steubenville, which still leads the Ohio AP Division IV poll, will entertain always-tough Youngstown Ursuline Friday at Harding Stadium. The kick ...

CARRYING THE LOAD — Madonna’s Donavan Kirby rushes against Mathews on Friday. (Photo by Michael D. McElwain)

Undefeated Blue Dons staying humble

WEIRTON — The 5-0 Madonna Blue Dons have made a remarkable turnaround after three straight 2-8 seasons, and second-year head coach Darrin Hicks now has to caution his kids about complacency and looking ahead. The Blue Dons host winless Parkersburg Catholic today at Jimmy Carey Stadium, and ...

RUNNING ROOM — Weir’s Garet Hostuttler rushes against Petersburg on Sept. 23. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Fair to say, Weir must play its best come Friday night

By RALPH COX Football Xtra Writer WEIRTON — The Weir High football team will be going from the frying pan to the fire this week. Reeling from a 13-7 loss last week to unbeaten Union Local, the Red Riders will celebrate homecoming with the invasion of fourth-ranked Fairmont Senior Friday ...

UNDER PRESSURE — Steubenville Catholic Central’s Levi Thompson pressures Barnesville’s Cade Hannahs on Saturday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

New opponent, different field, one goal in mind

WELLSBURG — Things didn’t go well for Catholic Central when it met a new opponent (South Harrison) earlier this season. Coach Steve Daley is hoping for different results when his Crusaders square off with a second first-time foe (St. Mary’s of Lancaster, N.Y.) at 7 p.m. Saturday inside ...

QUICK PASS — Toronto’s Nate Karaffa passes to teammate Kobe Herrick against Columbiana on Friday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Red Knights running out of time, options

TORONTO — The Toronto football team is going out of the frying pan and into the fire. Coming off of a loss last week, Toronto is set to face off against Lisbon at 7 p.m. Friday night at Clarke Hinkle Field in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference matchup. The Red Knights (4-2) enter the game ...

Edison-Harrison

Edison, Harrison seek second victory, hope

CADIZ — The Week 7 matchup between Harrison Central and Edison Friday is one between two teams that have not had the seasons they would have hoped for, with both teams entering with 1-5 records. Both, however, are taking a lot of pride in representing their schools. “They play hard; ...