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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 ...

Connor: Ferry excelling ahead of Friday’s game

WINTERSVILLE — Andrew Connor thinks the Martins Ferry team his Indian Creek Redskins will see on Friday night is peaking at the right time. What the Purple Riders have done the last two weeks backs that up. After a 1-3 start, Martins Ferry has handled Harrison Central and East Liverpool at ...

Big Red hits the road for important game with Dover

DOVER — Veteran coach Dan Ifft sees Friday’s game between his Dover Tornadoes and Big Red as vintage Ohio high school football. “Big Red is Big Red,” he said. “They are extremely well coached, physical and athletic. They are a big challenge for us. We enjoy the battles and the ...

CCHS must be able to beat a quality opponent on the road

LUCAS — Another road game and another rugged test, so it goes for Catholic Central’s football team. Coach Anthony Agresta and his 3-2 Crusaders will make the long trip (roughly a two-and-a-half-hour drive) to Richland County Friday for a date with the 4-1 Lucas Cubs, who are ranked fifth ...

Weir stands tall

WEIRTON — Weir High had a surprisingly easy win last week over Petersburg in a matchup of West Virginia Class AA schools, but a win could be more of a challenge for the Red Riders this week, as they travel to Plum Area High School in the south suburbs of Pittsburgh. Even though the Mustangs ...