HOMECOMING — Weir’s Sebastian Spencer rushes against Fairmont Senior on Friday. (Photo by Michael D. McElwain)

Red Riders must fix their mistakes as fast as possible

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WEIRTON — When one gets dominated like Weir High did Friday in the 49-20 loss to No. 4 Fairmont Senior, there isn’t much left but to pick up the pieces and begin looking ahead to next week. That’s exactly what veteran Red Rider coach Tony Filberto, whose club graduated 11 starters, did ...

FUMBLING — Toronto’s Luke Fogle looks to recover a fumble while Nick Sninchak (45) blocks Lisbon’s Cam Summers on Friday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Toronto is not achieving objectives

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TORONTO — Lisbon was more physical than Toronto. The Blue Devils controlled the line of scrimmage on offense and defense against the Red Knights as the Lisbon football team took down Toronto, 48-12, in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference match up Friday night at Clarke Hinkle Field. Going ...

Caldwell, Huskies did everything right against Wildcats

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CADIZ — A good start was the key to success for the Harrison Central in its 41-0 homecoming rout of Edison on Friday night. Senior quarterback DeJaun Caldwell ran for two early scores, and junior running back Tyler West added another before the opening quarter was over, giving the Huskies ...

Steubenville’s Jacob Bernard fights for yards against Youngstown Ursuline on Friday. (Photo by Michael D. McElwain)

No. 1 Big Red rolls past Irish for 7th victory

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red was dominate on both sides of the ball Friday, cruising to a 37-6 victory over Youngstown Ursuline inside Harding Stadium. Ohio’s top-ranked Division IV club rolled to 336 yards on offense, while holding the now 2-5 Irish to 69 (the visitors were in the negative ...

Weir’s Reed Reitter runs after hauling in a pass against Fairmont on Friday. (Photo by Michael D. McElwain)

Fairmont drills Red Riders

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WEIRTON — Fairmont Senior invaded Jimmy Carey Stadium last night and showed why they are the fourth-ranked 2A team in West Virginia with a now 6-1 record by soundly beating Weir High 49-20 putting a damper on the annual homecoming festivities. It is the third straight Polar Bear win over ...

Harrison Central’s DeJuan Caldwell looks for a receiver against Edison on Friday. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Huskies shut down Edison

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CADIZ — It has not been the season the Harrison Central Huskies and head coach Justin Kropka hoped for, but Friday night’s 41-0 shutout of the Edison Wildcats on homecoming night was the performance they’ve been waiting for. “We’ve won a few homecoming games in a row now,” he ...

Toronto’s Nate Karaffa looks to pass against Lisbon on Friday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Lisbon rocks Toronto in conference battle

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TORONTO — The Toronto football team lost the battle at the line of scrimmage to Lisbon. The Blue Devils totaled 368 yards of offense, while limiting the Red Knights to just 82 as Lisbon scored the first 48 points of the game en route to a 48-12 victory in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference ...

Brooke’s Ethan Secrist catches and runs against Parkersburg South on Friday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Parkersburg South runs away from Brooke

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WELLSBURG — After a talk with his team, Brooke coach Mac McLean looked at the ground, shook his head and sighed. “We were in the red zone three or four times,” McLean said. “We’ve got guys open and we drop balls, we short-arm passes. You can’t win games doing that, and we’ve ...

Late touchdown lifts Martins Ferry over Indian Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — Dave Bruney has been doing a lot of boasting lately about his team’s increased and steady maturity level. He showed why those words were warranted Friday night. Cory Bennett connected with Dalton Hoover for a 10-yard scoring strike with a little more than a minute left in ...