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Huskies ready to rekindle Battle of Tappan Lake

CADIZ — For several years, Claymont was a staple on Harrison Central’s schedule. Thursday night, the Mustangs and Huskies rekindle the old Tappan Lake rivalry in a marquee opener. “They’re 25 minutes up the road and it’s an old rivalry,” Harrison Central head coach Anthony Hayes ...

Big Red returns home

STEUBENVILLE—Veteran Big Red coach Reno Saccoccia does not pull any punches when it comes to voicing his respect for the Dover football program. "I have the most respect for Dover than anyone we have played since I have been here," he said. "That respect comes for three reasons. "First, ...

Huskies, Red Knights clash tonight

CADIZ — Tonight's contest features a pair of teams that have started in polar opposite directions to begin 2020. Harrison Central, off to a 1-0 start for the first time under third-year head coach Anthony Hayes, utilized big plays and a strong defensive effort to down Catholic Central, ...

Crusaders hope to improve immediately

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central will look to rebound from an opening week loss when an experienced and talented bunch of River Pilots invade Harding Stadium Saturday. The opening kick for the seventh all-time meeting between the schools is set for 7 p.m. Central leads the series 6-0. The ...

Sisinni ready for first game as Weir High’s head coach Friday

WEIRTON — The Weir High football team, under new head coach Frank Sisinni, has been going at it for about 14 weeks off and on, and now are going full tilt this week. The Red Riders are getting ready to face John Marshall in their 2020 season opener Friday at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The opening ...

Madonna excited to face Wahama

WEIRTON — Back in the early days of the 2000s, the Wahama High School football team was in the West Virginia Class A playoffs almost annually. Wahama was synonymous with outstanding football, as was Madonna. The two teams had some dandy playoff games. They haven't played each other either ...