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Red Riders must win, Wildcats still seeking first victory

RICHMOND — On the surface, it appears that Weir High at Edison Friday night would not be what one would call an important game. After all, Edison is winless and the Red Rider loss last week dropped them to 3-4, which temporarily moved them out of playoff contention at 24th place in West ...

Red-hot Huskies look to snap Bears’ streak

CADIZ — Oak Glen is undefeated heading into its match-up with Harrison Central Friday night, coming off passing one of its biggest tests of the season with flying colors in Week 7, a 44-7 blowout of a Toronto team that had been on a five-game win streak. The Huskies, on the other hand, ...

Big Red takes unexpected break

STEUBENVILLE — When the 2019 schedule was announced, Reno Saccoccia figured to be busy this week preparing his Big Red for a home game against Canada Football North St. Joseph. Unfortunately, St. Joseph officials announced in mid-August their program had been shut down. Thus, Big Red finds ...

Crusaders hope to snap small losing streak

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central will look to snap a two-game losing streak Saturday when it welcomes Morgantown Trinity Christian to Harding Stadium. After taking down Caldwell, 35-2, the Crusaders went on the road and fell to powerful Lucas. Last week, Harrison Central turned two ...

Creek wants to make most of senior night

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek coach Andrew Connor has a lot of respect for Mike McKenzie and his Beaver Local program. The two Buckeye 8 North rivals meet Friday night at Kettlewell Stadium with the Redskins looking to keep working toward a playoff spot — and potential home game. ...

Classic in the making

NEW MANCHESTER — Something will simply have to give on Friday night when 5-1 Toronto travels to 6-0 Oak Glen. With the Red Knights’ lone blemish coming in Week 1, both teams have won at least five straight games. That will change for one the teams by about 9:30 p.m. on Friday. ...

Big Red back to celebrate homecoming Friday night

STEUBENVILLE — National Christian Academy will bring “the full package” to town Friday to help Big Red celebrate homecoming. The kick for the first meeting between the 5-1 Big Red and the 4-1 Eagles, who call Fort Washington, Md., home, is set for 7 p.m. inside Harding Stadium. “As ...

Red Riders have their hands full, look for revenge

WEIRTON — The last time Weir High played Fairmont Senior was almost a year ago in the state Class AA semifinal in Fairmont, and it wasn’t pretty for the Red Riders. The top-seeded Polar Bars blanked the Red Riders, 59-0, in a game that Weir High just couldn’t do anything right. The ...

Huskies come off road upset, travel to Catholic Central

STEUBENVILLE — Two teams still holding on to playoff dreams will square off Saturday inside Harding Stadium. Catholic Central’s Crusaders are 3-3 following their Week 6 setback at Lucas. Meanwhile, Harrison Central’s Huskies (2-4) are flying high after their huge road upset of St. ...

Anything is possible for Madonna, as long as it believes

WEIRTON — The Madonna Blue Dons are on a roll for the first time in several years, having won five of six games and the last three in a row. The goal, according to fourth-year head coach Darrin Hicks, is to keep it going Friday at Beallsville. The opening kick is scheduled for 7 ...