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Big Red cruises to 8th consecutive victory

STEUBENVILLE — Jaziah Blackwell was a difference maker on both sides of the football Friday, as Big Red rolled to a 54-18 victory over Cardinal O’Hara inside Harding Stadium. The senior tailback/defensive end ran for four touchdowns and forced a fumble that resulted in six points, as ...

Redskins get key victory over Crestview

WINTERSVILLE — The game technically might not have been a playoff game, but it might as well have been one. The Indian Creek and Crestview football teams entered their Week 9 matchup fighting for spots in the playoffs. The Redskins got off to a fast start against the Rebels, and Indian ...

Weir High bounces back from 21-point deficit

EAST LIVERPOOL — Weir High dug itself a hole in the first half but used a strong defensive performance and big plays on specials teams to come back for a much-needed 29-28 win over East Liverpool on Friday at Patterson Field. “We went in at halftime and talked to the kids,” said Weir ...

Edison shuts down Buckeye Local

YORKVILLE — Buckeye Local had first-and-goal on its first two possessions Friday night against Edison, but the snake-bitten Panthers came away empty-handed on both occasions. The Wildcats, meanwhile, overcame a sluggish start before exploding for a trio of touchdowns in a three-minute span ...

Karaffa’s record-setting performance not enough for Toronto

HANOVERTON — Ethan Antram made the most of his senior night, scoring five of United’s eight touchdowns in the Eagles 54-19 victory over Toronto on Friday night, overshadowing Nate Karaffa’s record-breaking performance. He also snagged two interceptions, returning one 49 yards for a ...

Oak Glen wins fifth contest

FAIRMONT — Oak Glen was on the march as the Golden Bears struck down East Fairmont 43-0 on Friday night. The Golden Bears are 5-4, while East Fairmont fell to 0-8. Oak Glen used the game against the overmatched Bees to spread out the scoring, which included two interception returns for ...

Browns trade Hyde

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars traded for Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde on Friday, adding a proven starter while Leonard Fournette progresses slowly from a strained right hamstring. The Browns (2-3-1) will get a 2019 fifth-round draft pick from the Jaguars in exchange ...

No. 2 Buckeyes still seeking improvement

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jeff Brohm sees all sorts of challenges in No. 2 Ohio State. Purdue’s coach knows the Buckeyes are big and strong, capable of scoring dozens of points and of making life miserable for opponents. Urban Meyer views his team quite differently. No, he won’t ...

Struggling Buccaneers D braces for Mayfield-led Browns

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There was a time when teams with defensive woes similar to those of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could count on the Cleveland Browns for relief. Not anymore. A little over a month into the NFL season, the Browns (2-3-1) have already surpassed their win total for the past ...

Steady Steelers back in AFC North mix after bumpy start

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden knows from distractions and disappointment. Call it the byproduct of spending the first seven seasons of your career in Cleveland. So the Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback always kind of wondered about the level of concern and borderline panic — outside the locker ...