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Playoff-bound Creek looks to keep Edison winless

RICHMOND — For the first time in Indian Creek program history, the Redskins enter their annual Week 10 meeting with Edison in the Route 43 Bowl knowing not only that they will be playing in Week 11, but that Week 11 will be a home game. “It’s special,” Indian Creek head coach Andrew ...

V.A.L.E.S. ultimate prize for Huskies, Panthers

ADENA — Week 10 of the prep football season signifies a lot of different things. For Harrison Central and Buckeye Local, it means V.A.L.E.S. week. The budding rivalry between neighboring school districts will rekindle Friday evening when the Huskies and Panthers clash at World War II ...

Oak Glen looking to cap 10-0 season

GRAFTON — Last season when Oak Glen defeated a ranked Grafton team at the Bears Den, it was the first signal to the rest of Class AA that the Golden Bears were building something special. This season, that something special has come to fruition, as Ted Arneault and company travel to ...

Big Red has plenty of history with St. Francis DeSales

COLUMBUS — A huge challenge — that’s how the head coaches view Friday’s Big Red at St. Francis DeSales football game. The traditional Ohio gridiron powers will square off for just the second time in the regular season (they have played five times in the playoffs, and Big Red leads the ...

Weir High matches speed with Potters

WEIRTON — With their backs to the wall and every down being so important, Weir High gets back to the friendly confines of Jimmy Carey Stadium Friday night for a homecoming confrontation with dangerous East Liverpool. Opening kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Both teams go into the fray with ...

Creek eyes home playoff game, while Huskies eye another major upset

CADIZ — A rivalry renewed. That’s exactly what will happen Friday evening at Wagner Field. For the first time since the 2015 season, the Harrison Central Huskies and Indian Creek Redskins will meet on the football field. “It was a highly competitive and contested series, especially ...

Oak Glen using long trip as preparation

HAMLIN — Oak Glen’s opponent this week may be winless, but that does not mean Ted Arneault and company are taking Lincoln County lightly. “They are kind of in a rebuilding year, but they have played competitive games throughout the year, so they are still a dangerous team,” he said. ...

Saturday afternoon battle

WEIRTON — Madonna is going against a couple of the toughest teams on the 2019 schedule, and they come at a time when it is hoping to make a run at the playoffs, so it will be going from the frying pan into the fire this week at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The game time for this key Week 9 match-up ...

Blue Dons, Red Knights have something to prove

TORONTO — The schedule makers couldn’t have scripted Friday night’s small-school marque game between visiting Madonna and Toronto at Clarke Hinkle Field. Both teams need to win this one to keep their playoff home-field advantage goals alive. The game starts at 7 p.m. The Blue Dons ...