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Weir faces mirror image Saturday

WEIRTON — The Weir High football team will attempt to rebound from a 49-0 loss to Keyser in a game where the offense was stymied and the defense was porous. The Riders (2-2) will go into their next game Saturday against Petersburg at Jimmy Carey Stadium, with some adjustments on both sides ...

Madonna looks to tame the Dragons

WEIRTON — Next up for the 13th-ranked Madonna Blue Dons is Cameron. The Dragons, a playoff team the last three years, will invade Jimmy Carey Stadium Friday evening with a new coach and a young, but talented team. The opening kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The Blue Dons are fresh off a big ...

Crusaders building off home wins

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central will be looking to climb above .500 when Caldwell makes the trip from Noble County to Harding Stadium Saturday. The kick for the first meeting between the schools is set for 7 p.m. The Crusaders improved to 2-2 thanks to their 27-13 homecoming victory over ...

Buckeye 8 rivals collide with playoff implications on the line

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — As the high school football season approaches the midway point, the playoff races have begun to take shape. Indian Creek has a big opportunity to score some playoff points on Friday night when it travels to St. Clairsville. The Redskins are 3-1, coming off a 43-6 victory ...

Playoff implications on the line Friday

STEUBENVILLE — Plenty of playoff points will be on the line Friday when unbeaten New Philadelphia and Big Red get together inside Harding Stadium. The high-flying Quakers, ranked third in Joe Eitel’s Division III, Region 9 computer standings, have started the season by whipping Maysville ...

Struggling Crusaders, Wildcats hope to get back on track against one another

STEUBENVILLE — Something will have to give when Catholic Central and Edison get together Saturday inside Harding Stadium. After starting their season with a win over Columbus Africentric, the Crusaders went against two powerhouses on the road — falling to Wheeling Central 39-12 and ...

Weir High hits the long road to face Keyser

KEYSER — The Weir High football team survived a stiff test last week against Frankfort, but it faces an even stiffer one this week against undefeated Keyser. The Red Riders (2-1) and the Golden Tornado (3-0) are set to meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Alumni Stadium. Weir enters the game coming ...

Madonna continues to believe in the process

WEIRTON — A wounded animal can be one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet. The Madonna football team has so far spent this week licking its wounds as a result of a 52-6 loss to Strasburg Friday night on the road. The Blue Dons (2-1) will look to get back on track this week when ...

Toronto hopes to take another step forward

TORONTO — As the early portion of the season progresses, Toronto head coach Josh Franke has seen his team get better and better each week. The Red Knights (2-1) look to take another step in the right direction on Friday night when they return to Clarke Hinkle Stadium to host 1-2 ...

Creek staying focused for Buckeye Local

WINTERSVILLE — Two teams looking to bounce back from Week 3 losses will do battle Friday at the renovated Kettlewell Memorial Stadium, as Indian Creek hosts Buckeye 8 Conference rival Buckeye Local. The Redskins (2-1) dropped a 14-13 heartbreaker to Indian Valley in their first home game ...